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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This little diner was fabulous. A homey feel with great food and outstanding service. Must try their homemade corned beef hash, gumbo and "cat head" biscuits.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

There was a long line but was able to slip into available counter stools this morning. Great eggs and homefries and a biscuit the size of a small baby!

Thank Karen M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So a couple of my friends and I went out to this place for the first time after reading about it on Trip Advisor. So glad we did! I love little locally owned diners, and this one is just about ideal. The decor is straight up small town country diner; very simple, but clean and roomy. The menu is about... More 

Thank Michael R
Asheville, North Carolina
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We actuaaly stumbled upong the Smith Street Diner while looking for some other restaurant and decided to give it a try. We were not disappointed!! Although there was a wait we were offered seating at the counter and got seated immediately. To begin wit, the service was excellent. The girl waiting on the counter customers was a delight. She clearly... More 

Thank robina470
Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks 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 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

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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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 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 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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?