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Smith Street Diner

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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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Greensboro, North Carolina
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for breakfast, for the first time. The food was amazing!! Probably the best home fries I've ever eaten. The biscuits are 2 inches thick, light, yummy! I can't wait to go back and try lunch and dinner....

Thank LAL1974
Holly Springs, North Carolina
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had an absolutely amazing breakfast. Don't go unless you are really hungry. The biscuits are the size of a toddler's head and the pancakes are platter-sized. Food is very good, very reasonably priced, and while the place is a little loud, it's a diner. It wouldn't seem authentic otherwise. Tip: sit at the counter and chat with the other customers... More 

Thank BexTravels2014
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definite diner feel. Tons of food for the money. The grits didn't even salt or butter. They were perfect. The biscuits are bigger than the palm of my hand. It's loud though, so be prepared. We had about a 10 minute wait outside because there's absolutely no room to wait outside, do don't come during bad weather. Definitely coming back!

Thank Aimee T
Johnson City, TN
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago 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
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016 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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199 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

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 August 12, 2016

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 August 11, 2016 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 July 29, 2016 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

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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
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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?