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910 N Winstead Ave, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-8760
252-451-5270
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Ranked #6 of 112 Restaurants in Rocky Mount
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Whiting, New Jersey
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71 reviews 71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We saw the excellent reviews on trip advisor and decided to try some local flavor. We were glad we did. I had a veggie omelet that was smothered in cheese and loaded with veggies. Yum. My wife had chicken noodle soup, a BLT and grits. The grits were creamy good. Waitress was efficient and friendly. It is a place the... More 

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Pennsylvania
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182 reviews 182 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

We got off the highway to grab a quick bite and as we were grumbling about only seeing a Cracker Barrel, this diner caught our eye. We're so glad it did!! The staff is super friendly and the food is great! We had delicious omelets with crispy hash browns and the kids had burgers and grilled cheese with homemade potato... More 

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Oriental, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Great local diner! Just moved to Rocky Mount and was looking for a family friendly restaurant for lunch that wasn't a big chain. The staff was so friendly and attentive. The sandwiches were great, loved the cherry coke (with cherries even!), and the homemade chips were perfect! Will definitely be visiting this one more often!

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

What an experience the Highway diner was. We came across the highway diner during our travels down the east coast of America and boy am I happy we stayed for a meal! Everything about the place screamed true American diner to me (An Englishman). My wife and I had been driving most of the day and had a stop off... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I always stop in this diner when visit family on a road trip. I must be the only person who get their hotdogs for breakfast because they are so good! I give them a heads up each time I go in so they can start warming up my hot dogs with the works slaw and all! So good I tell... More 

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Stopped off I95 at. 12:15. They were busy but very fast. Tables cleaned as people cleared and reset. The staff all take turns replenishing drinks as they moved thru the dining room--not just assigned tables . Despite a busy lunch crowd we were seated and served promptly. Our Rueben and BLT sandwiches were nice. We ate, paid quickly and were... More 

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Nags Head, NC
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Had dinner and breakfast here, and enjoyed both meals - food was delicious! And nicest staff I have encountered in a long time and I eat in restaurants frequently. Good southern cooking, fried green tomatoes, biscuits, pig-picking cake, and all tasty made from quality ingredients. I love this place!!!

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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80 reviews 80 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We needed a quick stop for dinner in the ROcky Mount, NC area, on our way down south on Rt 95. We did a Trip Advisor search and found this diner. Sorry, but we are from NY area originally ( spoiled on the normal diners in NYC area). This diner is a small town eatery offering a very limited menu.... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We visited Rocky Mount recently to attend a wedding. Saturday morning we had breakfast/lunch at the Highway Diner. Our waitress was very helpful and recommended several dishes and when the food arrived all 3 of us loved our choices. The King of the Road (huge chef salad) was delicious!

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Go there frequently. Prices are reasonable, food is as close to a NJ diner as I have found in Eastern NC. Staff treats patrons like family. Gets very busy on Sundays, we go almost every Sunday for breakfast. Often grab lunch there. Fried green tomatoes are excellent. If only there were true Kaiser rolls and Taylor ham on the menu.... More 

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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)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  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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