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Highway Diner

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American, Diner
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910 N Winstead Ave, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-8760
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Bluffton, South Carolina
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The diner had an average menu. We selected this location because we had dog with us and we could sit outside. The only problem was the flies that joined us for dinner. The evening was very warm and that contributed to the discomfort. The server was friendly and accommodating. Convenient to many hotels

Thank E D
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very nice diner feel with a simple and classic menu. The food a service are very good and the diner is very conveniently located.

Thank Colemans78
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We found this diner and now always make it a point to stop. We sit at the counter and watch as loads of meals get produced. Our food is always good and so is the price. Love the coffee and pie, too. This joint is always jumping and usually mobbed!

Thank Pam M
Bristol, United Kingdom
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183 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There are a lot of negative reviews of this place, but we enjoyed our meal here. It's not fine cuisine, and doesn't pretend to be, but for plain cooking, it was pretty good. It has a good, inexpensive menu and we were served promptly by a friendly server who was fun to talk to. I would recommend trying it if... More 

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Simsbury, Connecticut
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99 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Waitress very nice. Quick service. Reasonable price. Very small options menu. Has biscuits and gravy. No corned beef hash. Free newspaper. Tv. No seltzer/club soda but has diet Dr Pepper.

Thank slce123
Rochester, New York
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51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It might look like a 50's diner, but that is the only positive. It is very dirty and for a simple order they brought it out piece meal to each of us. They had enough servers to handle the crowd.

Thank mjmetzler
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love the "Shiny Diner." We eat here often but have noticed recently that it's time for a complete wash down from top to bottom. The staff is great! The food is above average diner food. The location is great and the wait isn't too bad even at the busiest times.

Thank rmtwd1
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don't go here a waste of good money. The pork chops were horrible, no seasoning, I would rather drive to Raleigh any day.

Thank Keith M
Edenton, North Carolina
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105 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tasty diner food, something for everyone and all day breakfast. Nice servers, quick service. will return if in the area for a meal.

Thank TeamJOKE
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here after seven hours of driving. We were exhausted and starving - what a mistake! There were flies all over the place and it felt pretty warm too. The silverware was not clean and the food was not good. I had a salad that was all iceberg lettuce with dried cranberries, apples and 2 or 3 pecans. My... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 910 N Winstead Ave, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-8760
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Rocky Mount
  • Phone Number: 252-451-5270

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The Villages, Florida
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New Bern, North Carolina

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?