Our Story

SERVING SATISFIED DINERS
FOR NEARLY 25 YEARS

We cook for
the love of food.

 

Metro Diner may not be the type of place where you’d expect contemporary culinary techniques, a commitment to creating dishes from scratch, an award-winning presentation, unique recipes and imaginative twists on old classics, but it is. It’s that type of place because we cook with heart. We cook for the love of food.

The original Metro Diner

The Original  Jacksonville Diner

Since the building’s humble beginnings in 1938 and its revival as Metro Diner in 1992, Jacksonville’s favorite place for breakfast has been serving satisfied guests for nearly 25 years. In 2000, master chef Mark Davoli and family took over and elevated the menu to include innovative new dishes created from local ingredients. Along with culinary creativity, the Davoli family brought more than 80 years of combined restaurant experience to Metro Diner.

Known for warm, welcoming service, familiar faces and award-winning food, Metro Diner is a go-to eatery for locals, visitors and those just passing through town. Stop in for breakfast, lunch or dinner in select locations, we’d love to have you.

Master Chef Mark Davoli and Father John Davoli.

Chef Mark Davoli, Metro Diner family restaurant jacksonville

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#1 BEST BREAKFAST IN JAX”
2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010,
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015

Folio Weekly

“#1 BEST OF JACKSONVILLE POLL FOR BEST FAMILY DINING”
LocalEats

“#1 BREAKFAST” & “#1 DINER FOR 2013 & 2014”
Void Magazine

“#1 BEST FAMILY STYLE RESTAURANT 2014”
“#1 BEST KEY LIME PIE”
Jacksonville Daily Record

“2015 CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE”
TripAdvisor

“BEST BREAKFAST 2014 & 2015”
Jacksonville Magazine

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