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“Finally got in! ”
Review of The Metro Diner

The Metro Diner
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Diner
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
“Finally got in! ”
Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

Made it in finally! Morning after July 4th made it in for breakfast and was so happy! It was so awesome!!!!! Food was great and so was the service!

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Thank Krobersonbussey
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Daniel D, Manager at The Metro Diner, responded to this review, July 25, 2014
Krobersonbussey, I'm so glad you finally made it! It's so refreshing to hear that your first experience was so positive and pleasant! Next time, try our lunch during the week if you have a chance with your schedule! It's not as hectic as the weekend and we have some enormous and delicious sandwiches that we offer. Hope to see you again soon!
Best,
Kaley Jack
FOH Manager
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Florida
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533 reviews
333 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 277 helpful votes
“Breakfast ... and so much more”
Reviewed July 15, 2014

First time visit to the Metro, and was not disappointed. The Diner offers something for everyone. All their items on the menu are reasonably priced and the service is quick and friendly. We needed time to read the menu, as each item is deliciously described, which made for a difficult decision. I had the Creamed Chipped Beef (SOS) @ $8.49, and received a hardy portion. The rest of our friends made different selections, and all said their's was very tasty. Order accordingly, because the portions are large. We arrived on a Saturday morning (8:30 am), and found a parking space in the large parking lot. Although the Diner has a large seating area, it's a popular place, so If you arrive after 9 am, expect to wait a bit for a table to open up. The Metro serves lunch as well, and the menu provides a large selection. Hope this helps you, for your first visit.

  • Visited July 2014
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Daniel D, Manager at The Metro Diner, responded to this review, July 18, 2014
FLWorldwanderer, we appreciate your visit to our Jacksonville Beach location! Nice choice on the creamed chipped beef! It's homemade and definitely a popular item sold daily. You are most certainly right about our portions! They are quite generous indeed, which makes for even better leftovers! Come join us again and try out our lunch menu. I'm sure you'll be just as pleased as you were with breakfast!

Best,
Kaley Jack
FOH Manager
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Panama City, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Loved It!”
Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

Based on the TA reviews, we visited the Metro Diner around 11:00. We were promptly seated and offered breakfast and lunch menus. I was checking out all the diners' plates as we walked to our table, and everything looked delicious! The server mentioned that most plates could be served as a half portion which was really helpful. I ordered the 1/2 size shrimp and grits and a small pancake. The 1/2 size shrimp and grits filled a salad bowl and was plenty! It was delicious and filled with fresh-tasting shrimp, mushrooms, bacon, andouille sausage, cheese grits, and a yummy cream sauce. It was terrific! The small pancake was the size of a dinner plate and was also very good. My husband ordered the hamburger steak breakfast and loved it. He finished off my shrimp and grits and the pancake. The sweet tea was also really good. We loved the retro environment and the service was friendly and attentive. I will have to go back since there are so many other menu items I want to try! Our ticket was about $25, so a great meal at a great price. They have a large menu with very reasonable pricing. Looking forward to our next visit!

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Daniel D, Manager at The Metro Diner, responded to this review, July 11, 2014
SoccerTeamMom, I am so pleased to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your first experience here at our Jacksonville Beach location. Excellent choice on the shrimp and grits! It is most certainly one of our most popular dishes on both of our breakfast and lunch menus! Next time you're in town, do try one of our lunch favorites! You won't be disappointed with that visit either! I'm looking forward to your return!

Best,
Kaley Jack
FOH Manager
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Brick NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Love the Metro Diner”
Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I love going to the Metro Diner when we visit our daughter in Jacksonville. A couple of favorites are the steak salad and the shrimp and grits. It is a good value and a lot of food (usually enough to take home for another meal.) However, you do not sacrifice quality for quantity....food is always good, and staff are very accommodating. A fun place! Try it when you are in Jacksonville Beach...you won't be disappointed!

Visited March 2014
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Thank ssg216
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Daniel D, Manager at The Metro Diner, responded to this review, June 27, 2014
ssg216, you are spot on with the choices you have made here at Metro Diner! Not only are they some of your favorites, but they are definitely the most popular and some of my favorites, too! We have some unique and tasty specials during the weekend, so next time you're in, try one of those creations! You won't be disappointed! We look forward to you guys joining us again at our Jacksonville Beach location next time you're here visiting your daughter!

Best,
Kaley Jack
FOH Manager
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Pensacola, Florida
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Round two”
Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

We came back to The Metro in April. Went during the week for breakfast so there was no wait to be seated.

We went simple this time with an egg breakfast, breakfast sandwich and biscuit and gravy. everything was amazing again. Even the coffee is great. Sttrrrooonnngg coffee.

This place is a must visit each time we come into town.

Thank you Metro Diner for making great food and creating a unique experience.

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Daniel D, Manager at The Metro Diner, responded to this review, June 27, 2014
1foodie19890, thank you so much for joining us again at our Jacksonville Beach location! We appreciate your visit each time you're in town. Have you tried any of our Metro favorites? Next time you're in the area, come for a weekend visit and try sitting at the counter! We have incredible specials throughout the weekend and dining at the counter is like watching a show! You'll be amazed at what the guys can do and the speed at which they do it! I look forward to seeing you again!!

Best,
Kaley Jack
FOH Manager
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