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The Metro Diner

1534 3rd Street North, Jacksonville Beach, FL
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Orlando, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

We had some time between appointments at Mayo and drove here based on the good reviews. It was well worth the drive! The decor was reminiscent of an old drugstore, the staff was attentive and the place had a fun vibe. Very interesting menu - all the meals we saw looked fabulous. We ordered somewhat traditional items - the black... More

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Daniel D, Manager at The Metro Diner, responded to this review

VickiAnn33, we are so appreciative that you decided to stop in between your appointments. If you thought our lunch was tasty, try out some of our breakfast items next time. They're very delicious and comforting. We look forward to your next visit and if you choose lunch again, we'll be sure to get your burger right! :) Best, Kaley Jack... More

Jacksonville, Florida
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Worth searching for a parking space and waiting 25 minutes...definitely. They quoted us a 25 minute wait time for first available...they were pretty spot on with that estimate. It's a busy place and we knew that going in so definitely don't arrive starving. I had the huevos rancheros and it was delicious (a little too cheesy for me, but I'll... More

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Daniel D, Manager at The Metro Diner, responded to this review

sz_ski, kudos to your server who let you in on some interesting facts about our diner! The half portions are like the size of a normal meal and the champagne is a perk if you're celebrating anything or just looking for a relaxing brunch with mimosas! I, too, love the huevos rancheros! Who doesn't enjoy some breakfast nachos?! Try out... More

Toronto, Canada
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105 reviews 105 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Can't say enough about this place. Amazing menu, great food, big portions, good prices, superb staff!! We ate here for both lunch and breakfast, both were excellent. Certainly the best place for breakfast in JAX Beach, hands down. We will be back!!!

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Daniel D, Manager at The Metro Diner, responded to this review

GarethParry, thank you for your kind words about our location here in Jax Beach! I have to agree with you on every aspect! The food never gets old to me and we definitely have the best crew in Jacksonville! I'm looking forward to your return! Best, Kaley Jack FOH Manager More

Tallahassee, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Let me say it up front: We never ate here. I can't review the food, because we didn't eat any of the food. When we arrived, and gave our names to the hostess, we were told there was an hour wait time. We had read the reviews that the Diner frequently had really long wait times, but that it was... More

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Daniel D, Manager at The Metro Diner, responded to this review

dhknits, I want to sincerely apologize for the confusion this past weekend. There should have never been guests walking in without putting their name on the list and patiently waiting like everyone else. Each hostess is fully aware that this is not acceptable and that wait times should also be quoted as accurately as possible. I truly hope you give... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Can't get enough of their chicken and waffles. If you are there for brunch and want mimosa's, you must bring your own champagne.

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Daniel D, Manager at The Metro Diner, responded to this review

reddawnbb, I too cannot get enough of our chicken and waffles! Who would've thought that fried chicken and a belgian waffle topped with homemade strawberry butter would be so enticing and delicious!?! Mimosas are the way to go if you're celebrating something or just want a relaxing brunch! Bring friends and let's celebrate next time! Best, Kaley Jack FOH Manager More

Alachua, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Nice looking diner with sharp staff. I was not happy with my breakfast burrito. The chorizo was cut into large chunks and it was cooked in a way that turned the eggs grey. the flavor was OK but I only ate about 1/2 of the filling. Nothing to write home about. Service was OK but I would have expected the... More

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Daniel D, Manager at The Metro Diner, responded to this review

220michaelc220, I am very sorry to hear that your experience wasn't up to Metro Diner standards. Our breakfast burrito is filled with some delicious ingredients that it should've been quite tasty, but I understand where the chorizo chunks could've made it look off and not as finely cut. Perhaps try out our Huevos Rancheros next time. It's one of my... More

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Recommended by Mike from the Gift Shop, reviewed on Diners, Dives and Drive-Ins we had the Chicken and Waffles. Best, best, best pan fried chicken around. With the syrup and hot sauce dipping sauce, OMG delicious.

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Daniel D, Manager at The Metro Diner, responded to this review

berna w, I am elated to hear what a wonderful experience you had here at our Jacksonville Beach location! The chicken and waffles is one of my absolute favorites here and I am so glad that you agree! Please come visit us again and try another one of our favorites off of our menus! You won't be disappointed! :) Best,... More

Miami
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61 reviews 61 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Can I write pound cake French toast 200 times? This place is awesome. Quite a wait and a real pain in the neck to park but definitely worth it. Great breakfast and huge menu. This place is awesome.

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Daniel D, Manager at The Metro Diner, responded to this review

Mixedbyfabian, you must have read my mind because the pound cake french toast is one of my favorites! I have such a sweet tooth and this menu item always hits the spot for me! Have you tried the croissant french toast? It is much lighter than the pound cake, but absolutely scrumptious! Come see us again and try it out!... More

Jacksonville, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

You just can't go home hungry after eating at Metro Diner. The portions are large and prices are reasonable. We expected to have to wait for a table, but we were seated right away. We had a good server who was very attentive the entire time. I had the ham and cheese omelet with shredded home fries.....excellent. It wasn't too... More

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Daniel D, Manager at The Metro Diner, responded to this review

DS422, you are definitely right about not being hungry once you leave our diner! Our portions are very generous and, of course, very delicious! Thank you so much for coming to our Jacksonville Beach location. You can't beat the service, the awesome menu items and the view with the beach just across the street! I'll see you next time you're... More

Madison, Wisconsin
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83 reviews 83 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Can't go wrong. Great menu. Easy walk from hotels in JAX beach. Have tried 10 menu items and all are good to super good. Will be back on every visit.

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Daniel D, Manager at The Metro Diner, responded to this review

nunuthedog, thank you so much for visiting us during your trips to Jacksonville Beach! We are in such prime location of the hotels and very thankful for that I might add! I'm hoping you've tried our Metro Diner Favorites; they're definitely in the "super good" category that you mentioned. I look forward to your next visit and please ask for... More

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