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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 - 9:00 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, Lunch, Brunch

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Visitor rating
  • 83
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 8
    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
Good Downhome Food

Smith Street is a great place for breakfast on a budget. The food was good and the price great. Breakfast was less than $20 for four of us and we were stuffed. Leave a generous tip. Be prepare to wait outside as the lines can be long...

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
Travelseeker777
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Yuba City, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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148 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Greensboro NC
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

As faithful patrons for many years, I did not review this before(last summer) because I waited for it to be good again. After a year, it's still terrible: the whole experience. At one time they had the best weekend breakfast: pancakes and biscuits. Now it's funky tasting pancakes and dry cat-head biscuits served cold by wait staff that have the... More 

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Yuba City, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Smith Street is a great place for breakfast on a budget. The food was good and the price great. Breakfast was less than $20 for four of us and we were stuffed. Leave a generous tip. Be prepare to wait outside as the lines can be long...

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

I have eaten here plenty of times before. On a Sunday, I know the drill. Put your name in and stand outside and wait. But today is the last time. After waiting in the cold rain for 50 minutes, we observed two parties of three be seated before us (me and my husband). We were there so long we know... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here on our way to Chapel Hill from Winston Salem after reading the reviews, and it did not disappoint. It is a small, local, noisy, fun diner with the most amazing biscuits I have ever eaten. They are huge, not just in size, but in quality. They were light, fluffy and buttery... everything you want a biscuit to... More 

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North Carolina
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62 reviews 62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We ate a Friday night dinner here. Being a diner, we thought without seating signs inside we could sit anywhere. We were asked if we had reservations by the waitress! Reservations in a diner? Apparently they were having an Italian night and you had to sign up ahead of time. We were able to sit at the counter and snagged... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

if you like down home southern cooking, especially breakfast, you cannot miss this little place that Guy Fieri would love. The biscuits were amazing.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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129 reviews 129 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?