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Whether you’re visiting or a long-time local of Newark, DE, don’t miss some of the best Southern-style comfort food in Delaware at the award-winning Metro Diner! Serving breakfast all day, lunch and dinner.

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Joseph Stuhrmann

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Metro Diner Newark, DE

Restaurant serving delicious Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch and Dinner!

Voted Delaware’s “Best Diner” and “Best Breakfast” by the Dover Post, Metro Diner Newark is known for big portions, bold flavors, diner classics and breakfast all day. Locals say it’s best to come hungry and save room in the fridge for leftovers! Even Guy Fieri proclaimed, “Diners across the world have to take a lesson from this one” after trying our Iron City Meatloaf during his visit for an episode of “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.

Located near the Christiana Hospital and Christiana Mall, Metro Diner Newark is the perfect place for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Fuel up before catching a movie at Cinemark Christiana or cheering on the Blue Hens just five miles away at the University of Delaware campus.

So, whether you’re in the mood for our Cinnamon Roll Pancakes and great cup of unlimited coffee, a Double Decker Big Mike’s BLT and a mimosa, or southern classics like juicy Fried Chicken & Waffles or Charleston Shrimp & Grits with a tall glass of sweet tea, Metro Diner Newark offers hearty portions of delicious comfort food that you can enjoy here, pick up curbside, or have delivered!

Even if you’re not from around these parts, you’ll be welcomed like family just the same. At Metro Diner, you can always expect a friendly hello, relaxed ambiance and fresh, hearty meals that are sure to satisfy.

What our guests are saying...

star rating submitted by customer

Best place ever to eat for breakfast! I ordered a fried chicken&waffle. It was so good. The waffles were really soft. The fried chicken were really fresh and good. Best place to eat if in Delaware.

Taheem H.

Newark, DE

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If you want the best food go here. The chicken & waffles , they are the best.

Camille F.

Newark, DE

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I just had the family pack of Chicken & Waffles, it was the best fried chicken I've ever had that wasn't made by my Momma. You guys put your foot in it!!!!! Those waffle so soft and pillowy, the strawberry butter Amazing! Totally buying this again!!!❤❤

Rachel C.

Newark, DE

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Excellent diner food! All the food was fresh and hot. The staff is on the ball!!

Anita B.

Newark, DE

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Things to do in Newark

Fueled by the Best Southern Comfort Food in Town

This vibrant college town offers something for everyone! From UD campus museums like the Paul R. Jones Collection of African American Art and the Delaware Mineralogical Museum to Cooch’s Bridge, which commemorates the only Delaware battle during the Revolutionary War, Newark is rich in education and history.

Surrounded by parkland, Newark is a great place for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. Check out Rittenhouse Park with its trout-filled creek, and White Clay Creek State Park with miles of trails through the forest.

Newark truly has something for everyone:

  • University of Delaware Botanic Gardens
  • Newark History Museum
  • Delaware Park Racetrack
  • Patriot Ice Center and Fred Rust Ice Arena
  • Judge Morris Estate – White Clay Creek State Park
  • Middle Run Valley Natural Area
  • Hale-Byrnes House
  • REP Theatre University of Delaware

Before or after you’ve had your fill of exploring, get your fill of classic diner food at Metro Diner Newark. Try our signature Bissel Breakfast, Biscuits & Sausage Gravy, biscuit-topped Chicken Pot Pie, Pot Roast, Classic Burgers, White Meat Chicken Salad Croissant, French Dip and more. And don’t forget that tall, cool glass of sweet tea!


Newark Brings Outdoor Family Fun, too!

And Metro Diner Family Meals to Go

On a sunny day, grab a picnic lunch and take the kids on a wander through Carousel Park, Iron Hill Park or Rittenhouse Park. Or put on your suits and head to Newark Reservoir for swimming and paddle boarding.

And about that picnic… there’s nothing easier than Metro Diner’s curbside pick-up. Just order ahead and we’ll have it waiting for you! Kids love Metro Diner Kid’s Menu featuring pint-sized version of our Fried Chicken & Waffles with crispy chicken tenders, or kid-pleasing Grilled Cheese or Mac & Cheese. You can also order one of our Family Meals to Go!

Did you know we offer catering, too? Metro Diner has business catering, graduation catering, wedding catering, corporate event catering, and more! Surprise your group with Chicken & Waffles and make it the best get-together ever.

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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