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Whether you’re lucky enough to call Venice home, or are visiting Florida’s Gulf Coast, make sure to stop by the award-winning Metro Diner for the best comfort food restaurant in town!

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Eric Derrico

Managing Partner

Metro Diner Venice

Award-Winning Comfort Food with Flair

Craving a big plate of classic diner food like Biscuits & Sausage Gravy, Charleston Shrimp & Grits or an All-American Burger?  Look no further than Metro Diner Venice! The Herald Tribune named us the “Best New Restaurant” in Venice, and Guy Fieri himself gave us major props for our griddle-seared, Iron City Meat Loaf recipe during his Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives visit.

Located in Galleria Plaza, just off South Tamiami Trail by the Frank Theatres Galleria Stadium 12, Metro Diner Venice is the perfect place for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Located just 10 minutes from Historic Downtown Venice, fuel up before a show at the Venice Performing Arts Center or after visiting the Historic Venice Train Depot Museum.

Wherever your day in Venice takes you, know that our friendly crew is waiting with a warm welcome, a fresh pot of coffee and heaping helpings of award-winning diner fare.

What our guests are saying...

star rating submitted by customer

Rich, wholesome cooking, made with passion & a desire to please the eyes and the palette. The "artists" cooks in this place far exceed the requirements of food preparation with their savory, delectable culinary dishes. From pot roast to meatloaf, shepherds pie and eggs Benedict, if this place doesn't capture your palette, you've come to the wrong place. This place is well worth stopping in and gnoshing or snacking. Warning! You may become a "regular" with your first full fork!

William G.

Venice, FL

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Fast friendly service. Delicious food. I ordered the Metro club it was huge and delicious. French fries the best I've ever had. Will definitely go again next time here.

Frank C.

Venice, FL

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Best meal we have had since we have been in Florida. Western omelet...just the best, the cook knows how to make the best. Chicken and waffles with strawberry spread. 😱 Out of this world. Wish I could have eat it all. Generous generous portions. Make Metro Diner on your stop to place. Great service too. Very clean. Cool decorated bathroom.

Josephine K.

Venice, FL

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A Day in Sunny Venice

And the Best Diner in Town

With its turquoise gulf-coast waters, pristine sandy beaches and towering palm trees, Venice is a feast for the eyes. Fun Fact: it’s also the shark tooth capital of the world! Should you find yourself here in spring, make sure to stop by the Shark’s Tooth Festival, where you can see all sorts of shark teeth on display, even massive megalodons!

Here are a few more local gems to add to your itinerary:

• Venice Museum & Archives
• Venice Beach
Venice Fishing Pier
• Brohard Paw Park
• Detwiler’s Farm Market
• Ideal Classic Cars Museum & Showroom
• Venice MainStreet
• Venice Theatre

With so much to see and do, you’re sure to work up an appetite. Stop by Metro Diner for crowd-pleasing staples like Belgian Waffles, a double decker Big Mike’s BLT or Club Sandwich piled high with all the good stuff, Fish & Chips, or maybe a crisp white-meat chicken salad croissant! Plus, you can order breakfast any time of day! Eggs Benedict for dinner? You bet! Throw in some cheesy grits or home fries, why dontcha?

Family Fun in Venice

And a Menu offering Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner Favorites

Venice is family-friendly, so why not make it a Metro Diner Picnic while you’re at it? Our Metro Diner Kids’ Menu offers miniature versions of our Fried Chicken & Waffles, Chicken Tenders, Belgian Waffles, and plenty more staples to please even your pickiest little eaters! We also offer Family Meals as well as our breakfast, lunch or dinner favorites to go via pick-up or delivery. Simply order online and leave the rest to us.

Metro Diner offers catering, too! Business catering, graduation catering, corporate event catering and even wedding catering! Chicken & Waffles at the office? Heck yes!

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. Our diners have 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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