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Charleston is famous for its hospitality and incredible Southern dining. Join us here at Metro Diner in West Ashley, for a warm welcome, the best breakfast, and award-winning Southern comfort food sure to please.

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Doug Zink

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Metro Diner West Ashley-Charleston

Breakfast All Day, Lunch to Go, Family Friendly Dinners & More!

What to order at Metro Diner? When in Charleston, go with the Charleston Shrimp & Grits, of course! First, we make our grits good and cheesy then infuse ‘em with roasted red peppers and andouille sausage. Next, we fry them to a golden crisp, top with tender shrimp simmered in a peppery sauce, and finish with crisp bacon crumbles. Mmmm.

Located at the corner of Sam Rittenberg Blvd and Ashely River Road in the Westwood Plaza Shopping Center, Metro Diner West Ashley- Charleston is just a mile from the Cultural Arts Center of Charleston and near the College of Charleston and The Citadel. It’s also the perfect place for delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner before or after shopping at the Tanger Outlets, catching a Charleston RiverDogs or Battery’s game, or after visiting the Fort Sumter National Monument.

Our regulars also go crazy for the Fried Chicken & Waffles with strawberry butter, made even more amazing with a drizzle of our house-made Spicy Syrup. There’s also Guy Fieri’s favorite from his Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives visit: the griddle-seared, Iron City Meatloaf.

What Our Guests Are Saying

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Best restaurant in West Ashley!

Mitch S.

Charleston, SC

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Great food and lots of options! Chicken salad sandwich was huge and so delicious. Kids got chicken and waffles and those portions were impressive! Of course had to try it myself and was one of the best chicken breading I’ve ever had!

Gisela G.

Charleston, SC

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The best biscuits and gravy. Great portions. Love the Metro Diner. Everyone is so nice and helpful and prices are great.


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Things to do in Charleston, SC

Holy City Highlights with a Helping of Metro Diner’s Award-Winning Food

Whether you’re in Charleston for business or pleasure, or you’re a native Charlestonian, showing visitors around, there’s much to see in a city that’s been voted “Best in the World” by Travel + Leisure.

Charleston receives high marks for historic preservation and hospitality, so start by heading to historic downtown, or “Downtown Chuck,” where you can take it all in at your own pace. There’s no wrong way to see Charleston, but the Old South Historic Horse & Carriage Tour is a great option to see the city and snap some incredible photos.

If you’re around in the spring, head to the stunning Middleton Place Gardens to catch the magnolias in bloom. Bring your family, or maybe a sweetheart, after all, Travel + Leisure and CNN call Charleston the most romantic city in the U.S.

A few more essential Charleston highlights:

  • Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge
  • Fort Sumter National Monument
  • McLeod Plantation Historic Site
  • Battery & White Point Gardens
  • Nathaniel Russell House
  • Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon
  • Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
  • Charleston City Market
  • Charleston Harbor History Daytime
  • Sunset Boat Cruise

To keep your energy up and see all that Charleston has to offer, stop by Metro Diner in West Ashley to fill up on guest favorites like Fish & Chips, Biscuits & Sausage Gravy, Belgian Waffles, a Classic Burger, or Bissel Breakfast – any time of day!


Excursions for Kids and Kids-at-Heart

And Family Meals to Go

Family-friendly Charleston is also home to the South Carolina Aquarium and interactive Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry, great outlets for curious kids. Folly Beach County Park is gorgeous year ‘round and the perfect spot to collect seashells and dip your toes in the Atlantic.

Why not enjoy all this with a Metro Diner picnic? Our Metro Diner Kids’ Menu has kid-sized portions of our Fried Chicken & Waffles, as well as Chicken Tenders, Belgian Waffles, and plenty more to please even your pickiest l’il eaters. You can also order Metro Diner Family Meals to go including Iron City Meat Loaf or Fried Chicken for Four, Boneless Wing Packs and more!

In fact, we offer all our breakfast, lunch or dinner classics to go via pick-up or delivery, so order or pick up your grub at Metro Diner then head to the Joe Riley Waterfront Park for a picnic under a shady oak tree and a family photo by the famous Pineapple Fountain. So easy!

If a party is more your style, Metro Diner offers catering for all kinds of events: business meetings, baby showers, graduation, corporate events, holiday parties, and even weddings! Here comes the bride… and the Chicken & Waffles!


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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