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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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  • 88
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  • 50
    Very good
  • 9
    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
Great place for any meal

I really enjoyed coming here to eat the service was always so very friendly the food was good and it come out fast if you want breakfast for dinner come here great place!!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
Michael W
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Salt Lake City, Utah
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I really enjoyed coming here to eat the service was always so very friendly the food was good and it come out fast if you want breakfast for dinner come here great place!!!!

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Ypsilanti, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Okay, so first off come ready to eat. They food here is off the hook, good ole southern cooking. But keep in mind, that this is a small diner, so don't be surprised if there is line out the door. The wait is worth it. From the fresh squeeze OJ, my wife had the biscuits and gravy. Word of caution... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I ordered their gumbo and it was so delicious. The gumbo included shrimp, chicken, andouille sausage, corn, okra, and rice. The food there is amazing and it's all for a good price!!

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We go to Smith Street Diner for breakfast fairly frequently. Only tried lunch once and it was nothing beyond what you'd make at home, in our opinion (but a shout out for the cookies and cakes, which are very good). Back to breakfast...the pancakes are excellent...a bit crispy at the edges and perfectly soft (but properly cooked) on the inside.... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

People from the north might call this a diner, but it isn't. It's a 60's style restaurant that is as down home as it gets. Have you ever had a pancake that covers up a 12" long platter? That's just the beginning, the good news only gets better. From the time you sit down, order, take your first sip of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

An average restaurant of comfort food that seems to very in quality. It does not have many of the dishes that made the restaurant a favorite of locals in the past.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My husband and I went with our daughter and my sister in law. It is a tiny little restaurant in the center of town. I got the BLT which okra/tomatoes and collards-- it wasn't tomatoes though but sweet tomato sauce. It looks like this place is the cheapest place to eat breakfast.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Smith St diner truly is hidden if you don't know where to look but it is well worth the search. My family loves going here on the weekends for breakfast. You must try the Mexican eggs. It comes in a huge bowl with grits, eggs, salsa, sour cream, and cheese and the biggest biscuit you've ever seen. The wait staff... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

everyone that i talked to and asked for a breakfast place recommended this one. Being a breakfast "nut" off I went to the diner. The o.j. is fresh squeezed for which you pay a premium, the biscuits are huge but overall, I have to say that nothing else stood out. Ok, it was a good breakfast but nowhere near my... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I stopped here at 1:00 in the afternoon not having eaten all day and was glad to get biscuits and gravy with a side of bacon! The biscuits are HUGE, so I advise only getting one. It was great service, a place where the locals go, and excellent.

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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: Dining on a budget, Families with children
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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