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“One of the best in Jacksonville” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Metro Diner

Metro Diner
3302 Hendricks Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32207
+1 904-398-3701
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Contemporary, Bistro, Eclectic
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Jacksonville, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“One of the best in Jacksonville”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

If you're looking for a great place to eat for breakfast or lunch, you must try this place! The portions are big...enough to split (at least with the things I've gotten) and the prices aren't too bad. Yo hala on the square is delish! Get there early if you go for breakfast as parking is basically non- existent and it gets very crowded quickly, especially on the weekend. It's worth the wait though!

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  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Can't wait to go back”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

Busy place but so worth the wait. We had a large party and got there bright and early. Only had to wait a half an hour. The complimentary coffee outside was nice. Place was packed by the time we left. Our server was incredibly helpful. I wanted the
Yo Hala on the Square
A thick slice of challah bread stuffed with a mixture of bananas, brown sugar, cream cheese, and hazelnut syrup, then prepared like French toast. Topped with a delicious blueberry strawberry compote!!
But they also had one topped with peaches. I love peaches. I could not decide. The server said I can split your plate and give you both. Brilliant!! I also wanted the Charleston Shrimp and Grits
Two fried grit cakes infused with cheddar cheese, roasted red peppers, and Andouille sausage. Topped with shrimp, sausage, onions, and peppers in a shrimp volute. Garnished with bacon and green onions. and guess what the other special was. A New Orleans style shrimp and grits. Oh crap. Can I split that too? Of course you can. No. I did not eat all this myself. My husband and I split it and we shared with everyone else. I need a Metro diner in Pgh. Can't wait to go back.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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86 reviews 86 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Superb”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

So delicious and fresh! Can not wait to go back. Very busy place so be prepared for hustle and bustle. Wait staff are hard workers, attentive, and pleasant through it all. I had the eggs Benedict California Style and it was amazing! I was full and yet could have eaten another! Priced right! My husband had the Biscuits and gravy one of his favorites and it sure was! Thank you Metro for growing beyond the profile of Diners' Drive Ins' and Dives :)

Visited May 2014
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10 restaurant reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Sure Thing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014 via mobile

I live in Miami however I spend over 30 % of my time in Jax.
Which is a lovely city however restaurants are mostly franchises of major chains.
Metro Diner is one of the exception ,when in town I go there for lunch or breakfast at least twice a week.
The food is always excellent ie chicken and Waffles,meatloaf,hash and eggs to name a few "out of this world."
The staff is friendly with a smile and good manners
I wish we had a diner like this in Miami.

Visited May 2014
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Charleston, South Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“One of the best breakfasts I've ever had.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We stopped by this place for breakfast because we had seen it on Diners Driver ins and Dives and were hoping it would live up to the hype and it totally did. Everything on the breakfast menu was awesome. My favorite was the french toast it was the best french toast I have ever had.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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