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In East Orlando searching “Best restaurant near me”? Head to Metro Diner near the University of Central Florida for award-winning southern comfort food with flair! Serving breakfast all day, lunch, and dinner.


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Selina Baxter

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Metro Diner Orlando-UCF

Restaurant Serving Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch and Dinner

If you’re seeking heaping helpings of diner classics like Biscuits & Sausage Gravy or a BLT piled high with crisp bacon, look no further than Metro Diner! Voted “Best Diner” in the Orlando Sentinel Foodie Awards, our Orlando-UCF 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 University Boulevard, less than a mile from the University of Central Florida campus and just minutes from Central Florida Research Park (CFRP), Metro Diner is the perfect spot for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Whether you’re a UCF student missing mom’s cooking or a working professional hoping to grab a great meal between meetings, we’ve got all your favorites covered. Choose from can’t-miss menu items like a classic, juicy Burger served with a pile of our perfectly seasoned french fries, Belgian Waffles, Chicken Pot Pie, Eggs Benedict, or Metro Club sandwich. Whatever you want, any time of day you want it!

Here at Metro Diner our goal is to make our guests feel like they’re part of the family as soon as they walk through the door. So, no matter when you decide to visit, know that you’ll be greeted with a warm welcome, a fresh pot of coffee and plenty of delicious, award-winning food.

What Our Guests Are Saying

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It was the best place for breakfast. They give you your money's worth and then some. Just happen to stumble upon them and I'm glad I did.

Santos D.

Orlando, FL

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Great diner food, affordable, and safe for Celiacs!! We are in town for a week, and have already eaten here twice and will probably go another time or 2 before we leave. 😊

Allyson K.

Orlando, FL

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Chicken waffles & the Breakfast Burger are "The go to" at Metro Diner & the Mimosas OMG delish!!! Our server was awesome & very knowledgeable of the menu.

Laura N.

Orlando, FL

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The food quality is quite good. People are quite nice and friendly (with a sense of humor), the setup is quite nice, where you can actually see the kitchen/cooks in the kitchen from the dining area. Indeed, where the locals eat. Very inviting place. Reminds me of the diner in pulb fiction. Very highly recommended.

David M.

Orlando, FL

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Things To Do In East Orlando

Family-Friendly Adventures Fueled By The Best Diner in Town 

Twenty minutes from downtown Orlando and 15 minutes from Orlando International Airport, Metro Diner Orlando-UCF is walking distance from a number of hotels and mere blocks from the University of Central Florida’s sprawling, beautiful campus. Be sure to book a tour or take a walk around the stunning UCF Arboretum to see plant specimens from all over the world!

Looking for family-friendly activities near East Orlando? Congo River Mini Golf is nearby and a total crowd pleaser. Or, head across town to visit all your favorite characters at the four Disney Parks or Universal Studios & Islands of Adventure (Pro Tip: Disney allows out-side food so pack a cooler and grab some food to-go).

If amusement parks aren’t your scene, we recommend a few other activities including:

  • Swan paddle boats on Lake Eola
  • The Orlando Science Center
  • Harry P Leu Gardens
  • Blanchard Park
  • Playalinda Beach
  • Kennedy Space Center

Wherever the day takes you and the fam, be sure to stop by Metro Diner for a menu that has everything you’ve got a hankering for, like a classic Bissell Breakfast – Two eggs cooked your way, toast, bacon, golden hash browns or creamy grits and a short stack of pancakes. And for the kiddos, our Kid’s Menu offers kid-sized portions of guest favorites like our Fried Chicken & Waffle, Chicken Tender Plate, and Grilled Cheese.


Food To-Go in East Orlando

Plus, Metro Diner Can Cater Your Party or Meeting

Our classic diner décor is part of the Metro Diner experience but busy days sometimes call for meals via pickup or delivery to your door. Good news! All our breakfast, lunch or dinner favorites are available to-go. Simply order online for easy pickup or choose contactless delivery.

Planning a special event or meeting? Have a graduation party on the horizon? Metro Diner Caters! We offer our popular menu items for large gatherings – we can even deliver your catering order! Guests will cheer. Bosses will be proud. Bellies will be happy. Such is the magic of Metro Diner’s Southern comfort food with flair.


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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