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Smith Street Diner

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner
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438 Battleground Ave, Greensboro, NC 27401-2104
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Johnson City, TN
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My large family (7 in total) decided to visit Greensboro and grab breakfast downtown at Smith's. On a Saturday morning at 8:00 the place was packed and we had to wait for seat. The diner is small, with no waiting area, so we had to wait outside But it was worth it. The food was great diner breakfast: eggs, bacon,... More 

Thank Luke2John
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there for a second try and was disappointed again, poor service sat there For 10 min and no one came to wait on me. 1st time food was room temp and way crowded and noisy. Place used to be great , must have changed management. Theres Alot beter places togo ,like danny,s.

Thank Mike D
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The biscuits are the biggest I have ever seen. Food was great. Staff were nice and friendly. Great atmosphere.

Thank flyingkangaroo777
High Point, North Carolina
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194 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The biscuit is the size of a softball! But tender & flaky & warm. Pancakes are light, Corned beef hash nicely grilled & eggs done to perfection. New Orleans strength coffee rounded out a perfect breakfast!!

Thank Mike D
Birmingham, Alabama
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great breakfast but they wouldn't let me inside out of the heat until my entire party arrived - and it was a very hot day.

Thank SallyS57
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Needed a quick bite to eat so we checked to see what was local and this dine came up. We were just about the only people in there and it was so peaceful. The food was incredible! One of the best burgers I have had in a while, also very affordable.

Thank Christian J
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cool diner in downtown Greensboro. Giant biscuits and pancakes. The service was great and the food was nice and cheap whole family ate for less than $25 and that included bottomless coffee.

Thank rham23
McLeansville, North Carolina
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

I took visiting family there for breakfast. It came highly recommended and we knew about the wait on a Saturday morning . Food was pretty good, but nothing spectacular. Don't go there if you want to have a conversation. You have to shout above the other patrons and the very loud wait staff.

Thank sylviasoules59
Lake Mary, Florida
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

I came here with my friends for a late breakfast. I was already impressed upon SEEING the food. Their pancakes are enormous. If you are a pancake person, you need to give this place a try. Just remember that the place can get pretty busy (but I believe other people have mentioned this already).

Thank Elliott Y
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Ate here twice while in Greensboro. Very generous, southern breakfast. Went on a Saturday and Sunday. Both days there was a wait but they do a good job of getting people seated pretty quickly. Great service

Thank julie2531

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 438 Battleground Ave, Greensboro, NC 27401-2104
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Greensboro
  • Phone Number: 336-379-8666

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