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“Chicken and Waffles!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Metro Diner

Metro Diner
3302 Hendricks Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32207-5302
904-398-3710
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Ranked #4 of 1,775 Restaurants in Jacksonville
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Eclectic, Café, Bistro
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Baldwin, Florida
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73 reviews 73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Chicken and Waffles!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We've tried nearly everything on the menu - but we keep going back to the Chicken and Waffles! Everything here is delicious. This is a breakfast/lunch place ONLY - they close by 1400. And be prepared to wait for a table during peak hours. We've never had a bad meal in this place!

  • Visited May 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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  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Jacksonville, Florida
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Good Diner Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I have been there a few times for breakfast and lunch and was not disappointed. If you can time your visit right or don't mind waiting then you will be rewarded.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Surrey
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Seating policy does not apply to friends and family...”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I have been to this location before, and the queuing system (there is always a queue as this is the only place of it's kind in this part of Jax) has caused me concerns before.
So what happened is that I went with a friend and was told 55mins, sat down in the very small seating area, others wait outside and they call the name on the tannoy.
I kept a close on eye on others pairs, as I said I got the impression that certain people queue jump as they are staff relatives or friends.
So whilst sitting I notice an older couple come in, to be greeted very welcoming by the staff at the desk, they are told the wait time and sit down directly opposite.
Literally 2 mins later they tannoy for Marie party of 2, no movement towards the desk, then 'last call for Marie party of 2', suddenly a female wearing a white shirt (manager maybe as only she and another male wore white shirts and they did not serve, just wandered round. Anyway this female approaches the couple who have just come in and sat down and says' Marie you did not answer, the woman looked bemused, but the girl took her by the arm and led her to a table at the back, the old male followed. The female then spent quite a long time with them chatting as did the male in the white shirt and it was clear they were related, I believe their parents.
The female was laughing as she allowed these people to queue jump. It was only my friend that prevented me from challenging them.
If you run a place, where it's first come first served, then play fair and don't try to be clever, you came across as conceited and disrespectful.
Oh, the food... Overrated

  • Visited May 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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JAX BEACH FL
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Best breakfast and lunch in JAX!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I usually eat here every Tuesday. The hot pastrami and cheese on grilled gourmet bread with FF Awesome food and fast service! Fried chicken and waffle! The grilled stuffed callah bread with warm berry sauce! I dream about this place! Guy Fiero did a review here and I have been going there since!

  • Visited May 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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Jacksonville, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful place to take the family!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The shrimp & grits are awesome...the chicken & waffles will fill you up & have some to take home.
Very friendly staff...atmosphere is great. The servers are very knowledgeable and encourage you to try something different (I didn't as I wanted my shrimp & grits...I was tempted though...LOL)
Be prepared to wait as they are very busy, but it is well worth it.
We enjoy ourselves every time...keep up the great work!!!

  • 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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