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Smith Street Diner

438 Battleground Ave, Greensboro, NC 27401-2104
336-379-8666
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Ranked #26 of 772 restaurants in Greensboro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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English first
Greensboro, North Carolina
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223 reviews 223 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

There are times when I am guilty of not appreciating the Greensboro restaurant environment, or at the very least, not giving the proper respect to the gems of that scene - gems like this busy, funky little diner with pictures of Lexington barbecue pigs on the walls, which serves (with pleasant efficiency) excellent comfort food morning, noon, and night, and... More

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Greensboro
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41 reviews 41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Typical diner menu, food is above average, excellent breakfast but.... WAY OVER PRICED.... Breakfast for 4 was $52.....

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

If you feel a need for the biggest, best biscuit this is the place. My wife usually gets the biscuit & gravy, while I have their huge huge omelette with a biscuit. Both are fantastic and if you don't like big breakfasts, don't go.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

If you are a fan, as am I, of plain old fashioned, family run diners, this is your spot. My corned beef hash was as good as it gets, and the fresh coffee from fresh ground beans was perfect. Be prepared for biscuits the size of a small cake!

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Morehead City, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Small, retro diner with fabulous food and equally fabulous service....Reminds me of the eateries of my youth that textile mill workers flocked to for great food at a value price....Biscuits to die for, gravy like mamma used to make, and eggs that smile back at you on the plate....You can't go wrong with Smith Street Diner.......

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Amazing family atmosphere. Food was good I have never had a biscuit that large in my life. Very lively and there was a line on Saturday morning. It was worth the wait. Will definitely come back during my next trip to Greensboro. Oh yeah there were no flies of any kind.

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Middletown, Delaware
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52 reviews 52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Great, friendly service. The grits and gravy are hot and buttery. The coffee is fresh and strong. The biscuits are huge, fluffy, warm, and buttery. This is where the locals eat. A must try!

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glenwood, nj
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54 reviews 54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Love the quaintness, the history and the friendliness of the staff. Loved our breakfast. Our second time going. Jennifer our waitress was wonderful and they served our party of seven in no time at all. Just have to wait to get in, but once in, fabulous! The biscuits and pancakes are huge and thanks to Jennifer I had the Virginia... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Awesome breakfast. Tons of wonderful homemade specialties. There's always a wait but it's totally worth it. Huge buttery homemade biscuits. It does get a little noisy because it's a small place that's always crowded, but the service is excellent. Highly recommend.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I was so disappointed in this diner after hearing good things about it. The bacon and eggs were terrible. And the huge biscuit was hard and had no flavor. The owner Beth was there and when I mentioned how hard the biscuits were she all but called me a liar saying there was not anything wrong with the biscuits. She... More

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