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Whether you’re lucky enough to call Jacksonville home or visiting “Jax” on business, make sure to stop by the award-winning Metro Diner on Baymeadows Road for the best comfort food in town!

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Chris Wade

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Metro Diner Southside

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

VOID Magazine awarded Metro Diner “Best Breakfast” and the “Best Diner in Jacksonville,” and Jacksonville Magazine says Metro Diner wins “Best Comfort Food” and “Best Breakfast” for our Huevos Rancheros and signature Chicken & Waffles with Strawberry Butter. Even Guy Fieri is a fan, giving our griddle-seared Iron City Meatloaf high praise during his Jacksonville visit for “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.

And if that isn’t enough, readers of the Florida Times Union voted Metro Diner “Best Breakfast”, “Best American Restaurant”, “Best Bang for Your Buck”, “Best Brunch”, “Best Diner”, “Best Family Restaurant” and “Best Pancakes”!

Located in Baymeadows Village at the corner of Baymeadows Road and Southside Boulevard, Metro Diner Southside is the perfect place to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner. It’s the ideal spot to fuel up before a Jacksonville Jaguars or Jumbo Shrimp sporting event, or after a ay of shopping at nearby St. Johns Town Center.

It’s not only our big portions, bold flavors, diner classics, and breakfast all day that’ll bring you to Metro Diner Southside, it’s also the warm welcome you’ll receive. And if you’re not from around the Jacksonville area, you’ll be welcomed into the Metro Diner family just the same. Know that you can always expect a warm welcome, relaxed ambiance and hearty meals sure to satisfy.

What our guests are saying

star rating submitted by customer

Best biscuits and homemade gravy around! Better than Cracker Barrel! Fun family feel , with caring southern charm friendly employees. Hostess was super nice and our server Jackie checked on us very well and always with a smile. Can’t wait to go back. It’s worth the wait.

Erin E.

Jacksonville, FL

star rating submitted by customer

Great food, big portions, family friendly and amazing service. Luna was our server and we loved her. Had shrimp and grits, chicken and waffles, fish and chips and spicy honey boneless wings. Everything was delicious. My sons said the chicken tenders and grilled cheese were some of the best they have had.

Shanni R.

Jacksonville, FL

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This location never disappoints! If I could give them 100 stars I would. They’re always amazing... If you are thinking about going GO it’s worth it!!!!!!!!!

L. B.

Jacksonville, FL

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Discover Pup-Friendly Baymeadows

And the Best Southern Comfort Food in Jacksonville

Friendly neighbors, lovely homes and a charming urban/suburban feel makes the Baymeadows neighborhood welcoming and fun. And it you’re a dog lover, a visit to Dog Wood Park is a must!

A Saturday spent at the Riverside Arts Market is also not to be missed. The family-friendly, community market is held every weekend, rain or shine, and features local artists, produce from area farms, food vendors and live entertainment under the I-95 Bridge right on the St. Johns River and connecting to the Riverwalk.

A few more must-sees:

  • Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
  • MOSH Museum of Science & History
  • Fort Caroline
  • TPC Sawgrass
  • MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Jacksonville Arboretum
  • Riverside Arts Market
  • Adventure Landing Jacksonville Beach

All that exploring requires sustenance, so whether you come by Metro Diner Southside to get your day started, or drop in after checking out the sights, know that breakfast all day is always on the menu. From mimosas and Bloody Mary’s to classic Biscuits & Sausage Gravy, fluffy Cinnamon Roll Pancakes, crisp Belgian Waffles, Eggs Benedict and signature Charleston Shrimp & Grits, we’ll make your breakfast dreams come true, all day long.

Enjoy Family-Friendly Jacksonville

And Metro Diner Kids’ Menu and Family Meals to Go

At Jacksonville Flight trampoline park, Jacksonville families can bounce on 17,000 square feet of wall-to-wall trampoline zones! Then it’s time to check out the Metro Diner Kids’ Menu offering kid-sized takes on our Fried Chicken & Waffles, Grilled Cheese, Mac & Cheese and much more. For the kids at heart, try Metro Diner’s Cinnamon Roll Pancakes, Biscuits & Sausage Gravy, Classic Burgers, White Meat Chicken Caesar Salad, Big Mike’s Double Decker BLT, the Metro Club Sandwich and more. You can get all this deliciousness to go, too!

Metro Diner offers breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and Family Meals to go via contactless pick-up or delivery, and we offer catering, too! Metro Diner has business catering, graduation catering, corporate event catering and even wedding catering! Chicken & Waffles To Go? Why on earth not?

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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