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“Metro Diner "why have oatmeal?"”
Review of Metro Diner

Metro Diner
Ranked #6 of 2,049 Restaurants in Jacksonville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Cafe
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Reviewed July 17, 2014

Spent the evening at the Omni hotel after seeing The Dave Matthews Band in Jacksonville, FL. Upon departure we were starving and the sweet lady at the front desk at the Omni mentioned Metro Diner. We entered the restaurant around 11am on a Tuesday and it was slammed. But they had one table left and we took it. I sat next to one lady who was ordering an eggs whites and oatmeal. I looked at her with crossed eyes in confusion because this restaurant has a two sided huge menu with the most wonderful breakfast combinations of deliciousness. Directly to other side of me was a couple who had ordered Fried Chicken and Waffles. It looked absolutely delicious. So I ordered it! Why Not…we were on vacation! The meal delivered a culinary experience and has left me thinking, this may have been the best breakfast I ever had. The chicken was lightly breaded with a delicious taste and texture. The Belgium waffle came with a strawberry whipped mousse like butter that was divine! The staff and manager were more than gracious. The manager shook both our hands and personally thanked both of us when we left! A wonderful culinary experience!!! No wonder it was featured on Diner Drive - Ins and Dives. Good call GUY!!

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MetroDinerJax, Manager at Metro Diner, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2014

ImaDinnerpro, Thank you for the five star review, it means a lot. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed the chicken and waffles, they are one of our favorites! We appreciate all your wonderful words and we hope you stop by the next time you are in town. Thanks again!

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Reviewed July 17, 2014

We initially went to Metro Diner for lunch because we'd found it on "Triple D". Very good, the meatloaf featured on the show was yummy; and my husband had the multi-layered Pittsburgh sandwich. Very filling, so much that we didn't need much dinner that night...and also so good that we decided to return for breakfast the next morning. Breakfast was also good...the Yo Halla stuffed French toast from the show ("activate da bananas"!), very sweet but still yummy; and the huevos rancheros, also very good. The only slight disappointment was no fresh squeezed orange juice (which we found strange; we'd just returned from a trip to Oregon, where every breakfast restaurant had fresh OJ; but here we are back in Florida, the citrus capital of the world, and no fresh!). Service was excellent, and we enjoyed the atmosphere a lot too (a bit noisy, but that's just because of the popularity of the place). Bring your appetites; everything we had was a generous portion, which made it a good value.

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MetroDinerJax, Manager at Metro Diner, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2014

Karen K, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experiences at our diner. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your lunch and returned the next day for breakfast! We will review your suggestions about the fresh squeezed orange juice. We hope you and your husband return again soon!

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Reviewed July 9, 2014

If you have a chance to visit this local diner it is a must. Even though it has a very casual atmosphere the food is anything but usual. The menu is totally different and the food is excellent. The portions are huge that will force you to take a doggie bag home. A reservation is a must even for lunch. Give it a try and you will not be disappointed. Don' let the decor discourage you or you will miss great food.

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Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

The is a great place to eat and it is something different from the chain restaurants. There's always something different on the special menu.

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MetroDinerJax, Guest Relations Manager at Metro Diner, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2014

We're so glad you like our diners! Visit our website and sign up for the the daily specials emails. Then you'll know when we're making your favorites!

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Reviewed July 2, 2014

We heard a lot about this diner and decided to try it for lunch. We visited the location on Roosevelt Blvd. and had a very short wait, maybe 10 minutes. I had a Philly Steak sandwich that was made with ribeye - excellent. My husband had crab cakes and it was loaded with crab meat. He was very pleased. Service was excellent and we can't wait to go back. The diner is open 6:30 a.m to 2:30 p.m. and there are a lot of choices on the menu.

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MetroDinerJax, Guest Relations Manager at Metro Diner, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2014

Thank you for coming in! We appreciate the compliments and look forward to seeing you again. Visit our website and check us on out Facebook too. We post the daily specials there!

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