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“Food Looked Gorgeous But, for the Most Part, Was Merely Edible and Was Nothing to Write Home About” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Highway Diner

Highway Diner
910 N Winstead Ave, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-8760
252-451-5270
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Ranked #5 of 113 Restaurants in Rocky Mount
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Late Night, Takeout
Richmond, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Food Looked Gorgeous But, for the Most Part, Was Merely Edible and Was Nothing to Write Home About”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012

We got carryout because we were passing through Rocky Mount and wanted to keep moving. I ordered the grilled chicken sandwich with onion rings while my mother ordered a plain Highway burger with fries as well as an additional side of fried okra. Her burger was juicy and tasty, but her fries were tepid and not crunchy. The fried okra were piping hot but bland and the small portion size was disappointing considering the $2 price. My grilled chix sammie looked fabulous with beautiful grill marks on both sides of a substantial piece of chix under a piece of the most beautiful green leaf lettuce and the thickest tomato slice, but when I actually tasted the sammie, the chix was dry, tough, and bland. The onion rings were piping hot and good. The customer service was not good on a carryout order, which is really bad. If we ever stop in Rocky Mount again, it is unlikely we will be stopping at the Highway Diner again.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Terrible experience”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

I've rarely been so disappointed. The food was mediocre at best and the service was like something out of a comedy. I'll never waste my money in there again.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Good (albeit greasy!) diner grub.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

Highway Diner is super convenient if you're staying at one of the hotels just off I-95. The menu is classic fried-and-buttered Southern food...the chicken fingers were thickly battered and fried, the applesauce was syrupy-sweet, even the veggies were fried! I'm not a big fan of fried food, but it was clearly good for what it is. And the milkshake I ordered was DELICIOUS!

  • Visited October 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Brooklyn, NY
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Convenient and dependable.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

We have enjoyed eating here. Menu is predictable but fine. Very friendly.

Visited January 2012
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Fun diner atmosphere & excellent customer service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

We ate here after we missed the breakfast included with our hotel stay. The staff were friendly, the food was good, and the prices were reasonable. Good place for a family breakfast.

Visited December 2011
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