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“Excellent Value”
Review of Highway Diner

Highway Diner
Ranked #3 of 140 Restaurants in Rocky Mount
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Takeout
Tamarac, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Excellent Value”
Reviewed April 6, 2013

It's a diner and not a 5-star restaurant, so don't confuse it with tablecloths and candlelight, but for a local homespun "diner-style" restaurant, it is excellent. I call it diner-style, because there are ways it is like a diner and ways it isn't. From the outside, it has that stainless steel look of a diner. On the inside, it looks more like a 1950's period malt shop, with a lot of red and white in the tables, chairs, and decor. The menu is unlike a diner because the choices are somewhat limited, compared to most diners that have 8-page menus with 100 choices. On the other hand, it is like a diner because you can get breakfast anytime. The bottom line is the food is good, reasonably priced and the place looks clean. To add icing to the cake, the wait staff has a great, friendly attitude that really made us feel right at home. Go there.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Greg R
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English first
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“breakfast on weekends”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

Good food, friendly staff special Erica and Chris! Sometimes a little noisy! service is always good and rather quick!
Opening hours could be to 10:00 PM! For late arriving tourists!

Visited July 2012
Thank DieterWhv
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Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great place for breakfast”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

Genuine diner experience with hard-working staff and very good food and service. Crowded but efficient.

Visited March 2013
Thank wdemelle
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Charlottesville, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Nothing special for a diner”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

Passing through Rocky Mount 1/2 way to our destination, we had researched the restaurants in the area. Highway Diner had decent reviews so we gave it a try. The milkshakes were very good made with actual scooped ice cream. The chicken fingers were excellent as well. The burgers were recommended by our friendly server but, were disappointing. They were obviously frozen and were suspect for fillers. The texture was odd. The salad was not anything special either. Our server was not attentive although all the servers were quite friendly when asked for assistance. The cost was quite reasonable, as was the wait for our food. As far as diners go, this place is nothing special.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Travelrer
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Lynn Have, FL
Level 6 Contributor
143 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Banana Split Paradise (and they have good food too)”
Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

Our family with three elementary school aged kids visited the diner for dinner while on the road. It was an easy drop off I95.

The kids ordered breakfast, which was very reasonably priced and arrived quickly. We ordered the meatloaf and the country fried steak. The meatloaf was moist and tasty. The country fried steak was tender, perfectly seasoned, and obviously made from quality meat. Our sides-- green beans, fried okra, and fried green tomatoes, were also tasty.

Two things stand out from the visit-- the service was terrific-- she anticipated needs, was friendly to a travel weary family, and makes a beautiful and tasty banana split.

And that's the other thing that stood out. The banana split was a thing if beauty, and very good. The strawberry ice cream in particular was much better than the typical box ice cream. Our family descended on the dish like ravenous wolves.

Definitely recommend.

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Thank PCFamily
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