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“Not as advertised”
Review of Highway Diner

Highway Diner
Ranked #3 of 144 Restaurants in Rocky Mount
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Takeout
Reviewed May 7, 2013

We chose to eat breakfast at the Highway Diner based on glowing Trip Advisor reviews. The diner is attractive, and very 50s retro. Positives end there. Service was polite and gracious, but the food was consistently prepared with the cheapest possible ingredients. Grits were watery and tasteless, biscuits and pancakes were doughy and served with a mysterious "spread" rather than butter. Sausage tasted like pepper, not sausage.
Overall very disappointing.

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Thank 88lobster
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Reviewed May 3, 2013

The Highway Diner in Rocky Mount is located right off Highway 95. The diner is open for breakfast thru dinner, closing at 9:00pm. They provide the normal diner fare you would expect at these types of establishments. Depending on how busy it is, you either sit yourself or someone will show you to a table. There are also bar seats available.

Depending on which waitress you get will depend on how good your experience is. I sat at the bar and fortunately had a waitress who obviously took pride in her job, which was not the case with most of the others. She was quick, friendly and helpful. It was crowded so it understandably took awhile. Once the food came, the portion was just right.

The restaurant's decor was old-fashioned with several funny and interesting signs, license plates, and other items on the walls including a sign "Stressed spelled backward is Desserts." The main restaurant was nice and clean, unfortunately that couldn't be said for the men's bathroom. It was dirtier than it should have been.

Overall the Highway Diner is a good choice for a meal and would recommend it.

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Reviewed April 27, 2013

service is slow and when you get your order, they seem to always forget something. food good, but service isn't so great!

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Reviewed April 24, 2013

We are talking whipped cream frosting , light moist cake and all flavored with coconut, pineapple and mandarin oranges. My husband doesn't like oranges but after a taste grabbed one of the three layers for himself. We also enjoyed the chicken fried steak and meatloaf with a flavorful broccoli casserole. They even make fresh lemonade or orangeade, sweetened with splenda or sugar , and free refills. We will be stopping here again.

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Thank Jane T
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

We do a lot of driving up to VA and finding something that is close but not a chain can be a challenge. I looked this up and off we went. Very clean, very friendly staff and customers, right next to Harley-Davidson if you ride one...and rest rooms clean!

Hey, it's diner food, close to a NJ diner which is hard to find in the south....good service, good parking ....what more can you want?

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Thank jrvoice
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