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Whether you’re lucky enough to call sunny St. Pete home or are visiting the Tampa Bay area, make sure to stop by the award-winning Metro Diner for the best comfort food in town!

(727) 324-6088

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Holiday Hours:
Thanksgiving Day: Closing at 2:30pm
Christmas Eve: Closing at 2:30pm
Christmas Day: Closed
New Years Eve & Day: Regular Hours

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Lorie Tester

Managing Partner

Metro Diner St. Petersburg 

Restaurant Serving Breakfast All Day, Dinners to go, and Everything in Between!

Located near the St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport and minutes from the Mall at Sundial, Metro Diner in St. Pete is the perfect place for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Fuel up before or after a visit to the nearby Salvador Dali Museum in downtown St. Pete or cheering on the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field.

When you’re surrounded on all sides by ocean, a helping of Fish & Chips is in order, don’t you think? Picture this: tender filets of beer-battered, wild-caught North Atlantic cod fried to a golden crisp and served with piping hot french fries, coleslaw, a wedge of lemon and tartar sauce. Wash it all down with an ice-cold beer or sweet tea.

We’re all about community here at Metro Diner, so bring your favorite brunch crew – there’s something for everyone! Biscuits and Sausage Gravy, Chicken Tenders, Charleston Shrimp & Grits, Belgian Waffles, or a double decker Metro Club — all the diner classics you know and crave, available any time of day.

Our regulars are obsessed with the Fried Chicken & Waffles with sweet strawberry butter, and our Iron City Meat Loaf was a showstopper on Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. With hundreds of 5-star Google reviews and a spot on Tampa Magazine’s 2022 Best Restaurants List, we’re proud to say that everything on our menu is worthy of the accolades… and a request for seconds.

What our guests are saying

star rating submitted by customer

They have good home cooked food and serve a great breakfast

Todd M.

St. Petersburg, FL

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All we have to say is chicken 'n waffles, chicken & waffles and more chicken and waffles!!! Biscuts and gravy are the bomb too! Great food everytime! The staff is super duper 👍

Gina K.

St. Petersburg, FL

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oh my freaking goodness their fried chicken is the best I've ever had! I wanted to stop eating because it was a big portion and I was full but I couldn't it was sooo good! The staff were nice and friendly as well! Thank you guys!

Mary E.

St. Petersburg, FL

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Nearby Locations

South Tampa

4011 West Kennedy Blvd
Tampa, FL 33609
(813) 364-0076

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4726 Cortez Road West
Bradenton, FL 34209
(941) 306-3102

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6056 North Lockwood Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL 34243
(941) 404-8815

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Things to do in St. Pete, the Sunshine City

And Darn Good Southern Comfort Food to Fuel Your Day

Nestled between Tampa Bay to the East and the Gulf of Mexico to the West, St. Petersburg is a charming slice of tropical paradise with endless sunny days and gorgeous beaches. So, whatever you do, take the Clear Kayak Tour of Shell Key Preserve and Tampa Bay Area, where you’ll snap photos of local wildlife as you gently glide over and through crystal clear waters and mangrove canopies. Time your tour to catch a sunset you’ll never forget!

Downtown St. Petersburg is magical in its own right, with ample green spaces and some of the best art and history museums in Florida. Plus, most everything is within walking distance, so you can stroll around town by foot, bike or rollerblade at your own pace.

Stop by Metro Diner before or after all that walking for a well-deserved mimosa and meal. Make it a Classic Burger, a golden-crusted Pot Pie, or a stack of Cinnamon Roll Pancakes— dinner for breakfast, breakfast for lunch, breakfast for dinner, no problem! Our friendly crew is ready and waiting with a warm welcome and fresh, unlimited coffee.

Here are more local gems to check out once you’re good and satiated:

  • Sunken Gardens
  • Chihuly Collection
  • Downtown St. Petersburg
  • Duncan McClellan Gallery
  • Imagine Museum
  • James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art
  • Sawgrass Lake Park
  • Boyd Hill Nature Preserve
  • Vinoy Park
  • Weedon Island Preserve
  • Saint Petersburg Preserve Bike Tour

St. Pete Adventures for the Whole Family

And a Family Restaurant Sure to Please

St. Pete is super family friendly and has so much to offer kids of all ages. Little ones will feel right at home at the Great Explorations Children’s Museum, where they can explore, play, create, and work off some energy. Speaking of exploration, a family trip to the Cypress Breeze Farm is a dream come true for adults and kids who want to explore beaches and tropical trails by horseback. No experience needed!

Don’t feel like packing a lunch? Grab Metro Diner to go and make it a picnic on the beach! There’s not a bad beach in the St. Pete-Clearwater area to be found, so pick a spot, throw down a blanket and spend a day splashing around and snorkeling in the white sand and pristine, warm waters.

Our Kids’ Menu has kid-sized portions of our Fried Chicken & Waffles, Chicken Tenders, Belgian Waffles, and plenty more staples to please even the pickiest eaters.

We also offer all of our breakfast, lunch or dinner favorites to go via contactless pick-up or delivery. Simply order online, grab your grub, and be on your way!

Have something bigger in mind? Metro Diner also provides business catering, graduation catering, corporate event catering and even wedding catering! 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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