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Whether you’re a Tuscaloosa local or a hungry traveler with a hankering for homestyle cooking, a good burger, or breakfast all day, don’t miss a visit to the award-winning Metro Diner!

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Alexandria Pitts

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Metro Diner Tuscaloosa 

Comfort Food Restaurant Serving Breakfast all day and Diner Classics

If you’re hungry for savory, home-style comfort food in the Tuscaloosa area, look no further than Metro Diner. Awarded “Best Burger” at the Rocket City Best Fest, our Tuscaloosa location stays true to our humble roots with must-try signature items like Fried Chicken & Waffles and our famous Iron City Meatloaf (as featured on Guy Fieri’s Diner, Drive-ins and Dives).

Located on McFarland Blvd E in Midtown Village shopping center, Metro Diner Tuscaloosa is across the street from University Mall and minutes from DCH Regional Medical Center and The University of Alabama. It’s also the perfect place to grab a bite to eat on your way to catch a flight at Tuscaloosa National Airport, before an IMAX movie at CMX Cinemas, or attending a Crimson Tide game at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

It’s not only our big, bold comfort food that’ll bring you to Metro Diner here in the heart of Tuscaloosa, it’s also the warm welcome you’ll receive. Whether you’re visiting for the first time or coming back for seconds, you are part of the Metro Diner family as soon as you join us for our award-winning food!

What Our Guests Are Saying

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Woow! Our First time dining in Metro Diner one of my best experiences with restaurants. I was very impressed by their food quality super delicious their meals taste like home cooked food. Great service! The staff were very sweet kind and helpful... The food quality is everything here! The restaurant was clean, comfy tables the atmosphere was just amazing. We enjoyed our time in this restaurant! Will be dining here more. Highly recommended!

Kan A.

Tuscaloosa, AL

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Get the chicken and waffles. You won’t regret it. The fish is awesome as well. The customer service is hard to beat. We sat outside and they never skipped a beat. Put to go order was ready with our check. Amazing.

Aliska M.

Tuscaloosa, AL

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It doesn’t get much better than this ladies and gents. Food was everything I was looking for in a breakfast. The place was jammed pack but this class A staff made it look easy. Thank you Metro Diner…we will be back!

Stephanie M.

Tuscaloosa, AL

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Came here with all my friends, the service was great and the food was amazing! I got the Pot Roast and it was very tender and super tasty.


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Tuscaloosa Highlights  

And a Breakfast of Champions at the Best Family Restaurant in Town

Historically known as “Oak City,” Tuscaloosa got its nickname from the towering oak trees that have lined many of the city’s streets since 1819. Downtown Tuscaloosa is easy to tour by foot or bike and offers all the quaint charm of a small-town main street, including historic storefronts, unique shopping opportunities and plenty of gorgeous backdrops for family photos or selfies.

For something a little more tranquil, The Tuscaloosa Riverwalk features 4.2 miles of paved, leisurely paths that meander through quiet woods along the southern bank of the Black Warrior River—so lovely and accessible!

A few more Tuscaloosa treasures:

  • Paul W. Bryant Museum
  • The Bama Theater
  • Alabama Museum of Natural History
  • Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
  • Mercedes-Benz US International Visitor Center/Museum
  • Capitol Park
  • The Tuscaloosa Farmers’ Market
  • Jemison-Van de Graaff Mansion

There’s much more to see and do in Tuscaloosa, so make sure to stop by Metro Diner to fuel your adventures. Guests love that we offer breakfast all day featuring Biscuits & Sausage Gravy, Eggs Benedict, Cinnamon Roll Pancakes, Mac & Cheese, award-winning Burgers and more. Don’t forget $3.39 mimosas and Bloody Mary’s or a tall glass of sweet tea to help you cool off!


Family-Friendly Tuscaloosa 

And a Menu Fit for the Whole Family 

There is a lot for the whole family to love in Tuscaloosa, but little ones will especially appreciate a visit to the Children’s Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa, where the “do-not-touch” exhibit rule does not apply. Kids and kids-at-heart are encouraged to explore, play and learn through highly interactive exhibits.

Then head over to Metro Diner for family dining that’ll please even your pickiest little eaters. Metro Diner’s Kids’ Menu offers miniature versions of our Fried Chicken & Waffles, Chicken Tenders, Grilled Cheese and plenty more. For bigger appetites, satisfy your cravings with a Classic Burger, Fish & Chips platter, Charleston Shrimp & Grits, Chicken Pot Pie or the double-decker Big Mike’s BLT. Enjoy your meal here or get it to go!

Yes, Metro Diner offers breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner to go via pick-up or delivery, and we offer catering, too! Metro Diner has business catering, graduation catering, corporate event catering and even wedding catering! Chicken & Waffles at your party? Always a good idea.


About Metro Diner 

Serving the Best Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch and Dinner since 1992

Officially opened in 1992, our original Metro Diner location in Jacksonville, Florida, quickly became the go-to local restaurant for comforting classics and reimagined favorites.

Over the years, we’ve continued to share our southern hospitality, big, bold flavors and passion for integrity, familiarity, comfort and community by bringing in new partners across the country.  Today, Metro Diner has over 50 locations in 12 states and has earned a number of awards for our mouthwatering, home-style comfort food cooking including: Best Breakfast, Best Diner and Best Burger.

We welcome you to visit us and try our award-winning food for yourself! Learn more about Metro Diner.


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