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Metro Diner Mandarin is proud to offer a diverse menu that will please Jacksonville locals and visitors alike. Enjoy award-winning comfort food and diner classics, breakfast all day, and friendly service sure to make you feel right at home.

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Carrie Coleman

Managing Partner

Metro Diner Mandarin

Best Breakfast, Best Brunch and Best Comfort Food in Jacksonville!

If you’re hungry for a heaping helping of comfort food in the Jacksonville area, look no further than Metro Diner. VOID Magazine readers voted Metro Diner “Best Breakfast” and the “Best Diner in Jacksonville.” Jacksonville Magazine’s “Best in Jax” awards went to Metro Diner for “Best Comfort Food” and “Best Breakfast” for our signature Chicken & Waffles with strawberry butter. Even Guy Fieri is a fan, giving our griddle-seared Iron City Meatloaf high praise during his visit for Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.

And if that isn’t enough,  Florida Times Union’s “Bold City Best” readers’ poll voted Metro Diner “Best Breakfast,” “Best American Restaurant,” “Best Bang for Your Buck,” “Best Brunch,” “Best Diner,” “Best Family Restaurant,” and “Best Pancakes”! Thanks for all the love, Jax!

Located in the Mandarin neighborhood of Jacksonville at the corner of San Jose Blvd and Julington Creek Road, Metro Diner Mandarin is the perfect place to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner.  Visit us to fuel up before a Jacksonville Jaguars or Jumbo Shrimp sporting event, or after seeing a show at Daily’s Place Amphitheater or Regal Avenues movie theater.

It’s not only our big portions, bold flavors, diner classics and breakfast all day that’ll bring you to Metro Diner in Mandarin, it’s also the warm welcome you’ll receive. Whether you’re a “Bold City” regular or coming in for the first time, or a loyal regular, you’ll always be welcomed into the Metro Diner family with a friendly hello and fresh pot of coffee.

What Our Guests Are Saying

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You will not leave hungry. Crispy bacon is perfect. Good service great variety of specials

Mandy T.

Jacksonville, FL

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Very nice. Food was excellent. Staff was friendly. Order was correct. It was clean and comfortable. Not a long ordeal at all. Food was hot. I love biscuits and sausage gravy. It was yummy. And a big serving. Of food at a reasonable price.

Faye B.

Jacksonville, FL

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I had breakfast there today and it was wonderful! Sue our server never let our coffee get below half cup and was super informative . I ordered the San Francisco Benedict and it was perfect and a great version of Eggs Benedict. The prices were reasonable and the service was great!

Raymond T.

Jacksonville, FL

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We have made several trips here, did dinner and breakfast here now. Loved it every time. Great prices for the food. Delicious food and incredible service. Gluten free options are always beneficial for special diets. We will be back again.

John V.

Jacksonville, FL

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Discover Historic Mandarin, Jacksonville

And the Best Breakfast All Day in Duval County

A residential area filled with ancient oak trees draped with Spanish moss, Mandarin is a place of rich history and lush nature preserves. Named for the mandarin oranges that were once grown and shipped along the St. Johns River, Mandarin is now home to beautiful neighborhoods and gorgeous river views of Jacksonville.

A few more must-sees:

  • Mandarin Museum and Historical Society
  • Mandarin Park
  • Chuck Rogers Park
  • Mandarin Store & Post Office
  • Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
  • MOSH Museum of Science & history
  • Riverside Arts Market
  • Friendship Fountain
  • Julington Durbin Creek Nature Preserve
  • Walter Jones Park

Hungry yet? Come on by Metro Diner in Mandarin to get your day started or drop in after checking out the sights because breakfast all day is always on the menu. Start with a tall glass of sweet tea, a hot cup of coffee or mimosas and Bloody Marys. Then, we recommend the classic Biscuits & Sausage Gravy, fluffy Cinnamon Roll Pancakes, crisp Belgian Waffles, Eggs Benedict or signature Shrimp & Grits. No matter what you choose, you’ll leave with a satisfied smile – and you might have tasty leftovers to enjoy later!


Enjoy Family-Friendly Dining

With Metro Diner Kids’ Menu and Family Meals to Go 

If you’re in town with family or looking for a place that’ll make the kids happy, come on in! The Metro Diner Kids’ Menu offers kid-sized Fried Chicken & Waffles, Grilled Cheese, Mac & Cheese, Chicken Tenders and much more.

For the rest of the gang, make your sandwich dreams come true with Metro Diner’s Burgers, Philly Cheesesteak, Big Mike’s Double Decker BLT or the Metro Club Sandwich. (Pro-tip: our sandwiches can be prepared with a gluten-friendly bun!)

Want something that takes you back to grandma’s kitchen? For pure comfort food satisfaction, you can’t go wrong with Shepherd’s Pie, Turkey Dinner, Chicken Pot Pie or slow cooked Pot Roast that would make grandma proud. Oh, and you can get all this deliciousness to go, too!

Our breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and even Family Meals are available to-go via pick-up or delivery. Feeding a group? Metro Diner Mandarin offers catering, too! Metro Diner has business catering, graduation catering, corporate event catering and even wedding catering! Chicken & Waffles at your party?! Sounds like a great event!

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 60 locations in 12 states. Our diners have 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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