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Highway Diner

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910 N Winstead Ave, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-8760
252-451-5270
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6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Takeout

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  • 78
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Flash From the Past

It is just what it says it is a Highway Diner. It is a diner just off of the highway with good food. If you have never been to a highway diner you need to stop in just to take in the atmosphere, and service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
Al J
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Columbus, Georgia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Staten Island, New York
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We stay in the Rocky Mount area a couple of times per year on route to Myrtle Beach. Passed the Highway diner many times and even though we read mixed reviews on Trip Advisor decided to stop for breakfast. Had a waitress who seemed a bit off-kilter and with several passes by the table she seemed to be intoxicated. Got... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

My husband and I arrived for lunch last Sunday around 11:40...just before they were about to get REAL busy with folks leaving church. We were seated and brought our drinks. Well...after that, it was at least 15 minutes before anyone came to take our orders! After we finally ordered, it took another 25 minutes before we got our food. My... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We were passing through driving from SC to go home to Rhode Island. We were very tired and hungry and it was close to closing time. From the moment we sat down until they were wishing a safe journey home, the staff were friendly and accommodating and not once tried to rush us out the door. In fact they actually... More 

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Florida
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80 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

First visit at the glowing recommendation of others. Let's just say I was not pleased. We waited quite a bit to be acknowledged at the front. Yes, they were busy but how long does it take to say "I'll be right with you"? Anyway, got a table and waited some more for a server to have time to be bothered.... More 

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Columbus, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

It is just what it says it is a Highway Diner. It is a diner just off of the highway with good food. If you have never been to a highway diner you need to stop in just to take in the atmosphere, and service.

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Verner, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Very clean, very busy, Very good. We didn't eat anything memorable but it was good. Nice decor and atmosphere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

If you're a fan of diners, this place is for you. Classic motif, great food, quick service. I had a patty melt (hadn't had one in years)and it was all I remembered them to be, served with house made potato chips and ice cold coke. DH had the Highway BLT served on Texas toast with house made pimento cheese, fried... More 

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Willow Spring, North Carolina
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is just across the parking lot from Candlewood Suites near US 64.Food was very good - had chicken salad sandwiches and home fried chips. Staff was very good, restaurant was clean. Will definitely eat here again.

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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We love diners because they bring back memories of our past years and the Silver Diner is in that vein. Tasty, generous helpings served by staff and on busy mornings, a visitor can see one sweet gal with 6-8 plates stretched out on her arm while she serves a large table. Be ready on Sunday mornings because travelers may have... More 

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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My family and I often go to the Diner for breakfast on Sunday morning after church. The service is great, food is good and the atmosphere is friendly.

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Additional Information about Highway Diner

Address: 910 N Winstead Ave, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-8760
Phone Number: 252-451-5270
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Rocky Mount
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 910 N Winstead Ave, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-8760
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Rocky Mount
  • Phone Number: 252-451-5270

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?