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Metro Diner

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Contemporary, Bistro, Eclectic
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3302 Hendricks Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32207
+1 904-398-3701
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6:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 496
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  • 186
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Corned Beef Hash ~ Hangover a month on

My husband saw this diner on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. From our experience, we don't always agree with their reviews. However, this small diner more than delivered to our expectations!! The diner is small and busy but it was many on their wait staff and they do move things along. My husband... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Judi000
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Alexandria, Virginia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Savannah, Georgia
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I went for brunch and ordered off the breakfast menu. The choices were both copious and creative. In addition to the many choices the plates were tremendous, e.g. Chicken and waffles with a half chicken? There was a deal breaker for us. Due to all the fried food their was a heavy smell of oil that hit... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

After reading reviews about this place we decided to make the trek off the highway to have lunch. Driving thru Jacksonville back roads in our truck pulling our travel trailer we arrived only to discover there was absolutely no parking for our rig within a mile. We were hugely disappointed as we drove awAy. So RVers beware do not waste... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

My husband saw this diner on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. From our experience, we don't always agree with their reviews. However, this small diner more than delivered to our expectations!! The diner is small and busy but it was many on their wait staff and they do move things along. My husband had corned beef hash....he said it was to... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Metro Diner is not just any old restaurant. It is a dining EXPERIENCE. It is also not for the faint of heart lol The only downside is the wait to get a table can be daunting, however I attribute that to 1. The enormous portions 2. The tiny (in comparison) prices and 3. The unrivaled taste of good, quality homestyle... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I love so many things on this menu, but really EVERYTHING is good. The Chicken and Waffles are HUGE. Sandwiches are often multi deckers. Portions are LARGE, but everything is always fresh and delicious.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

best waffles on the planet, and I'm a world traveler! The valet recommended this place to me and he was right! Crisp bacon, filling but fluffy waffles, fresh fruit and near-perfect unsweetened iced tea! Beware if you order the fried chicken and waffles because you will get half a chicken! I spoke with several of the patrons and the locals... More 

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

My father-in-law lives in Jacksonville and said that we had to try this place because it is so fantastic. No lie....huge, excellent breakfast. I had the Yo Hala (stuffed French toast) and it was out of this world. My hubby had the pound cake French toast and home fries. Both were also wonderful - I think the home fries were... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The good is good, actually quite delicious. The desert is awesome. I think it's the wait and service that bummed me and I've been here twice. The first time I waited in line 35 minutes, the second almost 45! The first the server forgot one of our orders, the second time incorrectly placed both of our orders and waited another... More 

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I had the two egg breakfast with toast, hash browns, and bacon. I had a side of grits. Everything tasted so good! My plate was huge!!! Very large portions. This place is very small and packed. But it is well worth waiting for a table. The coffee was not that great but the food made up for that!

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8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

Wow. We looked on line for a place that does all day breakfasts close to our hotel and found this local institution. The highlights of our experience were the great service and creative dishes. The pastrami was house smoked, everything was fresh and nothing was disappointing except my ability to eat all of my Charleston Shrimp and Grits. A tip... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3302 Hendricks Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32207
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville
  • Phone Number: +1 904-398-3701

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: Contemporary, Bistro, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?