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Whether you’re visiting Matthews or are lucky enough to enjoy the Charlotte area full time, don’t miss the best comfort food restaurant in North Carolina at the award-winning Metro Diner!

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Becki Haack

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Metro Diner in Matthews, NC

Stop in for Delicious Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch or Dinner!

Metro Diner in Matthews is known for big portions, bold flavors, diner classics and breakfast all day. Locals know it’s best to come hungry and save room in the fridge for leftovers! Even Guy Fieri proclaimed, Diners across the world have to take a lesson from this one” after trying our Iron City Meatloaf during his visit for an episode of “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.

Located on Independence Boulevard near the Matthews Township Parkway, Metro Diner in Matthews sits between Charlotte and Union County and is just north of I-485. Whether you’re catching a show or concert at Bojangles Coliseum or a Carolina Panthers game at Bank of America stadium, Metro Diner is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat while exploring historic Matthews.

Whether you’re in the mood for Cinnamon Roll Pancakes and great cup of coffee, a Double Decker Big Mike’s BLT and a mimosa, or southern classics like our ever-popular Fried Chicken & Waffles or Charleston Shrimp & Grits with a tall glass of sweet tea, Metro Diner in Matthews offers hearty portions of delicious comfort food that you can enjoy here, pick up your meals to-go, or have it delivered!

What Our Guests Are Saying

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Literally THE BEST restaurant in Charlotte!! Great service and food! Thank you Metro diner employees and management!!!

Todd W.

Matthews, NC

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Good food and lots of it. We have been for breakfast and dinner. You will not go home hungry. Everything we have tried has been very good. Highlights are the Meatloaf, Chicken and waffles

Bill A.

Matthews, NC

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Always great, and good staff, charelston shrimp n grits is a must!

Sergey G.

Matthews, NC

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Extremely great Americana food. From breakfast to dinner all super great!

T. F.

Matthews, NC

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Discover Historic Matthews

And the Best Southern Comfort Food in Town

A flourishing historic community, Matthews’ convenient location and small-town feel make it a great place to live. In fact, Matthews is consistently ranked as one of the safest places to live and one of the best places to raise a family.

Another bonus? Seasonal events like the Cool Vibes Winter Concert Series; spring and summer’s Beats n’ Bites; BeachFest Matthews in May; July’s Fun Family 4th; and December’s Hometown Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration.Historic Downtown Matthews is home to Renfrow’s Hardware, a 120-year-old store located along Trade Street, and every Saturday, a not-to-miss stop is the Matthews Farmers Market, the largest producer-only farmers market in the Charlotte area.

For history buffs, the Train Depot and Visitor’s Center tells the rich history of the railroads that contributed to Matthews’ growth and for another look at “times gone by” visit the Matthews Heritage Museum and the Historic Reid House.

Matthews truly has something for everyone:

  • Bojangles Coliseum
  • Matthews Station (Matthews Chamber Office & History Museum)
  • Matthews Heritage Trail
  • Matthews Playhouse
  • Four Mile Creek Greenway
  • American Legion Memorial Stadium

Located inside Matthews Festival Shopping Center and just over a mile from Historic Downtown Matthews, Metro Diner in Matthews is the perfect place for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner to fuel up before and after a day at the Sportsplex at Matthews and Stumptown Park.

Come on by Independence Boulevard for our signature Bissel Breakfast, Biscuits & Sausage Gravy, homemade biscuit-topped Chicken Pot Pie, Pot Roast, Classic Burgers, Chicken Tender Salad, Club Sandwich and more. Don’t forget $3.39 mimosas and Bloody Mary’s or that tall, cool glass of sweet tea!


Matthews Brings the Family Fun, too!

And Metro Diner Family Meals to Go

On a sunny day, grab a picnic lunch and take the kids on a wander through Squirrel Lake Park or Colonel Francis Beatty Park. Or hop on bikes and take a spin through Four Mile Creek Greenway.

And about that picnic… there’s nothing easier than ordering Metro Diner for pick-up. Just order ahead and we’ll have it waiting for you! Kids love Metro Diner Kid’s Menu featuring a kid-sized version of our Fried Chicken & Waffles with crispy chicken tenders, or kid-pleasing Grilled Cheese or Mac & Cheese. You can also order one of our Family Meals to go that feed 4-6. Chicken & Waffles, Boneless Wing Packs or Fried Chicken Dinner with mashed potatoes and green beans are just a few of the mouthwatering options.

Did you know Metro Diner offers catering, too? Metro Diner can provide business catering, graduation catering, wedding catering and corporate event catering. Surprise your team with Chicken & Waffles to go and make it the best meeting ever!


What’s Best About Metro Diner in Matthews?

Great Food, Great Service, Great Team Members and Great Customers!

There’s nothing better than a warm welcome and seriously tasty Southern-style food. Just ask Mr. & Mrs. Alexander, who’ve been dining at Metro Diner in Matthews twice a day, almost every day, for years! Or check in with our community partners who work for Matthews Alive Labor Day Festival. We also sponsor lunches for the USO (United Service Organizations) Golf Tournament that supports military service men and women in the state of North Carolina. They’ve all become part of our Metro Diner family and it’s a special one. Along with our amazing customers, we have a great team who work hard and have fun along the way.

If you’re not from around these parts, you’ll be welcomed like family just the same. At Metro Diner, you can always expect a friendly hello, relaxed ambiance and fresh, hearty meals that are sure to satisfy.


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. 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!

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