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Smith Street Diner

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438 Battleground Ave, Greensboro, NC 27401-2104
336-379-8666
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6:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch

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  • 80
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A Local Gem

Our Greensboro friends took us here. WOW! Small place, always packed and the food is phenomenal. Among the best breakfasts I've ever eaten. Biscuits are a meal all by themselves. Huge and fabulous. Had eggs with turkey sausage and spinach. Dee-lish. Pancakes are to die for. Only down side is the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
ronk1000
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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142 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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107 reviews 107 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Our Greensboro friends took us here. WOW! Small place, always packed and the food is phenomenal. Among the best breakfasts I've ever eaten. Biscuits are a meal all by themselves. Huge and fabulous. Had eggs with turkey sausage and spinach. Dee-lish. Pancakes are to die for. Only down side is the wait. We waited almost an hour on a Saturday... More 

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52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Stopped in on a Sunday had to wait 30 minutes to get a table but well worth the wait great spot for breakfast great price and plenty of food a must stop if in the area the place stays busy because everyone knows this is the place to go you will not be disappointed

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Williamsport
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64 reviews 64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I usually get to the downtown Greensboro, NC area once a year. The Smith Street Diner is my favor breakfast spot. When you walk in you are transported back in time to what a diner use to be in the 50's and 60's. The diner is clean and the staff is always friendly. The menu is not real big but... More 

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McKinney, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

We had a wonderful breakfast at Smith Street Diner. Thankfully, we called ahead to learn we could anticipate a wait. That's the only negative--because the Diner is small, all waiting is done outside. If there is cold or wet weather, this could be a problem. Biscuits were wonderful--but the size of 3 normal biscuits. Potato pancakes good appetizer. Omelettes were... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The food is very good, its the closest thing you can get to home cooking with out cooking. The biscuits are huge and very good. Based my visit off trip advisor, I had never been till today and will definitely return. We got there about 9am on a weekday and they only had one table available. So I'm guessing business... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

First off, we're counter denizens. Whether you're from the Upper Midwest, NE or the South there is plenty of well made food served quickly. The portions are on the generous side. Diner fare at it's best with a nice touch of local atmosphere. It's first come first serve in the morning so there may be a line out the door.... More 

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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198 reviews 198 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
269 helpful votes 269 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

It was our second experience at Smith Street. Both were very good. Small restaurant that probably seats 30 to 40 (max). They have a bar where can sit and read the paper. They do serve lunch and dinner but feature breakfast all day. Very down home diner like atmosphere. Good service with varied menu. Today I enjoyed Mexican eggs after... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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58 reviews 58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

We stopped here for breakfast that morning after Christmas and thus place was packed! We decided to sit at the diner bar and got great, personal service. Some of the menu items included the classic standbys like French toast and eggs...but a couple of unique items were the S.O.S and the lobster scrambled eggs. It took us about 10 minutes... More 

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Reidsville, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Waiting line when we arrived for breakfast. This is a small place and popular. They send a text when ready - we waited in our car since it was cold and we had an infant with us. Totally worth the wait! Great wait staff and really great breakfast with huge servings. Love their biscuits. My son had prime rib hash-... More 

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GAITHERSBURG
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The breakfast was the good old fashioned diner type that you simply can't find any more. The biscuits were huge!!! Everything was very tasty and two ate for just over $20.00

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 438 Battleground Ave, Greensboro, NC 27401-2104
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Greensboro
  • Phone Number: 336-379-8666

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm

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