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Whether you live in the Tampa Bay area or are just visiting Florida, don’t miss the best comfort food restaurant in South Tampa serving comfort food, diner classics, breakfast all day, and dinner favorites.

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Brian McNeff

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Metro Diner South Tampa

Serving Comfort Food Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Everything in Between

If you’re hungry for savory, home-style comfort food in the Tampa Bay area, look no further than Metro Diner. Named Tampa’s Best Diner by Tampa Magazine in 2021, 2022, and 2023, our South Tampa 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 Diners, Drive-ins and Dives).

Located on Kennedy Boulevard near Dale Mabry Highway and I-275, Metro Diner South Tampa is minutes from Tampa International Airport, International Plaza and Bay Street, Westshore Plaza, and Raymond James Stadium. It’s also the perfect place to grab a bite to eat on your way into beautiful downtown Tampa to attend a show at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts or a Tampa Bay Lightning game at Amalie Arena.

It’s not only our big, bold comfort food that’ll bring you to Metro Diner here in the heart of Tampa Bay, 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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Excellent food and service, home cooking at its best. Definitely recommended their biscuits and gravy

Richard C.

Tampa, FL

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Best breakfast I have had in a very long time. Great menu, hard to make selection. Service was perfect! Very busy on a Saturday, so had to wait 15 minutes, but no problem. Sign up online and get 50% off coupon on entree.

Carolyn A.

Tampa, FL

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Wow just wow. We arrived close to closing and the staff was very accommodating. The food was absolutely fabulous at a decent price. The best shrimp and grits ever. Even my grandson raved about his meal.

Jimmy S

Tampa, FL

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Nearby Locations

St. Petersburg

5250 4th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33703
+1 727-324-6088

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6056 Lockwood Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL 34243
+1 941-404-8815

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4726 Cortez Road West
Bradenton, FL 34209
+1 941-306-3102

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2053 S. Tamiami Trail
Venice, FL 34293
+1 941-451-2832

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Discover South Tampa

And the Best Brunch You’ve Ever Had!

Known for its small town feel and big city amenities, South Tampa has so much to discover – from picturesque historic neighborhoods to picnic-perfect green spaces, family-friendly event venues and beyond, including:

Searching for things to do in Tampa this weekend? Explore the shops just down the street at Westshore Plaza or International Mall, then head over to brunch at Metro Diner – featuring mimosas and Bloody Mary’s, killer Eggs Benedict, or make it a Biscuits & Gravy kind of day. If you’re lucky, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Super Bowl LV Champions, may have a home game at Raymond James Stadium, less than 3 miles from the diner – Go Bucs!

The Best Place for Family Dining

From Kids Meals to Senior Favorites

So, the family is in town for the weekend. Three words: Fish Fry Friday! Metro Diner’s family dinners could not be easier, or more fun! If your small fry doesn’t go for fish fry, we recommend something on our Kid’s Menu – like the kid-sized Fried Chicken & Waffles, topped with sweet strawberry butter and powdered sugar.

Depending on what weekend your group visits, you may be able to catch some famous family-friendly Tampa activities like the Gasparilla Parade and Pirate Fest, the Florida State Fair, Tampa Pride, Santa Fest, or the Winter Village. Plus, there’s always the beach. Wade into the warm water of Ben T Davis Beach or cross one of our bridges for a short drive to the beaches of St. Pete and Clearwater.

Whether your plans include a parade, a picnic, the beach, or a football game, be sure to bring your family in for Breakfast all day, our famous fried chicken, or a giant burger! Or grab a Family Meal to-go and take Metro with you! If your crew wants breakfast for dinner or dinner at breakfast, no worries! We’ve got something for everyone.

Make it a Meeting with Great Taste

Business Lunches, Catered Events

After a long morning of meetings, Metro Diner has the perfect mid-day reset. Once you dig into the golden crust of our Chicken Pot Pie or indulge in the creamy delight of the guest-favorite Charleston Shrimp & Grits, the day’s troubles will melt away.

No time for your group to leave the office? Hosting a holiday event or birthday party? Have no fear, Metro Diner caters! We also offer our diner classics to-go. Simply order online for easy pickup or choose contactless delivery. One-stop-shop for all the deliciousness. Guests will cheer. Bosses will be proud. Bellies will be happy. Such is the magic of Metro Diner’s Southern comfort food with flair.

Close-Knit South Tampa

Teacher Breakfasts, Donated Dinners and More

The South Tampa area is close-knit and community-focused; and Metro Diner is right there, too. We’re proud to host local & national groups in-need like the Pediatric Cancer Society, sponsoring Teacher Breakfasts to support our hardworking Hillsborough County educators, providing dinner for a local all-girls school, and donating food to the homeless. We believe the best way to succeed is to build a strong community that grows right along with us!

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! Learn more about Metro Diner



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