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Smith Street Diner

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438 Battleground Ave, Greensboro, NC 27401-2104
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6:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Sun - Mon 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Best Biscuits

There is a reason Smith Street Diner is still in business! It is great tasting comfort food at great prices. The biscuits are amazing.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Michelle H
Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
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Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a reason Smith Street Diner is still in business! It is great tasting comfort food at great prices. The biscuits are amazing.

Thank Michelle H
Greensboro, North Carolina
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268 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

I'm not sure why this place gets high reviews - it obvious they have a strong following. On the weekends you'll see people lined up for breakfast. On my behalf, I didn't find it a good option. They give you large servings of greasy fried food.

Thank Flyby0161
North Carolina
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

This was the first surprise place my sister brought me too for my birthday and oh my god it's amazing! It gets busy fast but it's sooo worth it. I had the omelette and she had the biscuits and gravy and both where amazing! But a tip: the biscuits are HUGE so you might not want to order on with... More 

Thank Chelsea F
St. George, Utah
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

I was hung up in the area on a Sunday waiting on business to resume Monday and found this little place with trip advisor. Worked out great, I walked in and sat down immediately at about 12:30. I expected from other reviews there might be a wait and a crowd and had alternate plans in place in case there was... More 

Thank HaulingBikes
Space Coast, Florida
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154 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Visited for a late breakfast one day, and it was all it's hyped up to be! Extensive menu, good prices, and hot, delicious, home-style cooking. No wonder the locals line up on the weekends, to get in. The service was fast (and it was packed) and the people friendly. As I always say, "Go where the locals go...and this is... More 

Thank travelnmax
Kathleen, Georgia
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Everything was perfect - the biscuits are huge and tasty, the fig marmalade was out of this world, the kids loved the french toast and sausage (links were the winner). We will be back again and again!

Thank Cari K
Greensboro, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

Everything on the menu is delicious and nothing is too expensive. I always leave satisfied. Also, the coffee they serve is awesome.

Thank Michelle M
High Point, North Carolina
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Have been twice, ready to return. Ordered sausage biscuit and bowl of grits on first visit, more than enough. Had fish and chips on second visit, very good, recommend to anyone

Thank David L
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178 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Good coffee and pancakes but a little on the expensive side. $!2 for breakfast would be half that at other places in town. Biscuits are huge but cakey.

Thank Wallypm
New York City, New York
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

I'll start by saying that the home fries were just about the best I've ever had at a restaurant. Exactly the way I like them. But just about everything else was, well, OK, but that's about it. Perfectly adequate eggs, but nothing more. OK sausage links. Good OJ. As for the biscuits, I'm perfectly willing to believe that these are... More 

Thank MitchPNY

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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
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?