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Whether you’re lucky enough to live in historic San Marco or visiting this beautiful area of Jacksonville on business or a family vacation, be sure and stop by our original Metro Diner location here on Hendricks Avenue, for a big helping of award-winning comfort food!

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Curbside Pickup

Breakfast All Day

Outdoor Dining

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Jennifer Walker

Managing Partner

Metro Diner San Marco

Best Breakfast, Best Brunch and Best Bang for your Buck!

This is the real deal, the original home of big portions, bold flavors, diner classics and breakfast all day! It’s where Guy Fieri threw in his vote for our griddle-seared Iron City Meatloaf saying, Diners across the world have to take a lesson from this one!when he stopped by for an episode of “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.

It’s where Metro Diner’s craveable comfort food has been voted “Best Breakfast”, “Best American Restaurant”, “Best Bang for Your Buck”, “Best Brunch”, “Best Diner”, “Best Family Restaurant” and “Best Pancakes” by readers of the Florida Times Union. They’re not the only ones, either! VOID Magazine’s “1 in the 940” reader’s poll named Metro Diner as the “Best Breakfast” and the “Best Diner in Jacksonville.” Jacksonville Magazine’s “Best in Jax” voters singled out Metro Diner for “Best Comfort Food” and “Best Breakfast” for our Huevos Rancheros and Chicken & Waffles.

Located close to Jacksonville International Airport, Metro Diner in San Marco is the perfect place to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner and to fuel up before or after attending a Jacksonville Jaguars, Jumbo Shrimp, Jacksonville Icemen or Jacksonville University sporting event, seeing a performance at San Marco and Florida Theaters, shopping at San Marco Square or visiting the Museum of Science and History.

Just look for our green awning and know you’ll soon be digging into big plate of homestyle food that comes with an extra helping of southern hospitality. Here at Metro Diner, we value people and strive to treat everyone like special guests in our home. A warm smile and friendly conversation accompany every hot cup of coffee and award-winning dish!

What Our guests Are Sayinga

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Food was great quality and quantity great price overall it was one of the best restaurants I've been to.

Giovanni B.

Jacksonville, FL

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Best diner in the US! Sit at the bar for best atmosphere

Amy O.

Jacksonville, FL

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Always love it here!!! The food is always amazing. I can never eat it all. Reasonable prices and friendly staff.

Cricket R.

Jacksonville, FL

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Discover Historic San Marco

And the Best Breakfast in Jacksonville, served all day long

San Marco Square, with its Italian-influenced fountain of lions, is at the center of this historic Jacksonville neighborhood. The lively square is home to boutiques, art galleries bars and bistros as well as the art deco San Marco Theatre and Theatre Jacksonville, the oldest community theatre in the country.

Just a few minutes from downtown, San Marco is also known for its gorgeous old riverfront mansions and Riverfront Park is a great place to view the sparkling city, especially during sunset.

A few more must-sees:

  • Alexandria Oaks Park
  • Balis Park
  • MOSH (Museum of Science and History)
  • Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
  • Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
  • Fort Caroline
  • Riverside Arts Market
  • Jacksonville Arborteum
  • Friendship Fountain

Before or after your adventures, head over to Metro Diner where you can always find breakfast all day! You can’t go wrong with the classic comfort of our Breakfast Burger stacked high with hashbrowns and hollandaise or our signature Bissell Breakfast with eggs cooked how you like, freshly cooked bacon, crispy hashbrowns and a fluffy pancakes. Or choose Biscuits & Sausage Gravy, Cinnamon Roll Pancakes, Belgian Waffles, Eggs Benedict, Sirloin Steak & Scramble Bowl or even Avocado Toast. Big breakfast bliss happening right here, folks!

The Best Place for Family Dining

From Kids’ Menu to Family Meals to Go

Looking for family-friendly dining? Offer the little ones a peek at the Metro Diner Kids’ Menu with kid-sized Fried Chicken & Waffles topped with Sweet Strawberry Butter, Chicken Tenders, Silver Dollar Pancakes or Grilled Cheese.

Satisfy larger cravings with a triple decker Metro Club Sandwich and a great cup of hot coffee, a biscuit-topped Chicken Pot Pie or our Classic Burger with a tall glass of sweet tea or something on the lighter side like a classic white meat Chicken Salad Croissant. Our Fish Fry Friday brings in families for crispy golden wild caught North Atlantic cod with piles of our famous seasoned fries.

Or grab a Family Meal to-go and take Metro Diner along for the ride! Metro Diner offers breakfast, lunch or dinner to go via contactless pick-up or delivery, and we offer catering, too! Metro Diner provides business catering, graduation catering, corporate event catering and even wedding catering!

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 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!

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