Can I Talk About How Delicious Metro Diner’s Breakfast Is?

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Grab breakfast at Metro Diner for a tasty strawberry whipped butter or a spicy chicken biscuit.

If you haven’t made it out to Metro Diner yet, you are missing out. Big time. It doesn’t look like much from the outside, pretty generic actually, but once you take your first bite, you will be so glad you gave it a try because it might literally be one of the best breakfast places in Charlotte!

So, Metro Diner is a small chain that started in Jacksonville, Florida in 1938. It has since spread its wings and dropped stores in eleven states, and it even got a feature on the Food Network show Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives.

The Charlotte food scene was lucky enough to have two locations pop up (well, technically one is in Matthews, but that’s close enough, right?)

Now, I’m sure the lunch and dinner menus can hold their own, but breakfast is where it’s at when it comes to eating at Metro. It is stacked with so many delicious options it can be hard to narrow it down to just one dish. My personal favorites are the Spicy Honey Chicken Biscuit and the Croissant French Toast. Oh, and you have to get an order of the whipped strawberry butter, it takes your french toast to the next level. Did I mention it was the best breakfast in Charlotte?



There are daily specials on the board that are sometimes seasonal. Thanksgiving week they had a special that consisted of a waffle made out of stuffing that was topped with turkey and gravy. Plus, the waitstaff is super friendly and very knowledgeable about the menu.

You need to go hungry though because the portion sizes are on the larger side. It is a good weekend brunch option if you are on the Pineville side of town. And what would the weekend brunch action be without a little alcohol? Yep, Metro is serving bloody mary’s and mimosas to complete your meal.


I have been to the location on Pineville-Matthews road six different times now, and each time the food has been fantastic. It is one of my favorite places to grab a relatively quick bite to eat. Try it out for yourself and see if you agree with my labeling Metro Diner the best place for breakfast in Charlotte!


The delicious breakfast at Metro Diner in Charlotte may be one of the best in the city!


  • Reply mydangblog January 10, 2019 at 11:50 am

    Looks delightfully decadent!

    • Reply March 4, 2019 at 5:28 pm

      I am a huge fan!

  • Reply Charlotte Jessop January 3, 2020 at 5:16 am

    You had me at large portion sizes! More than happy to go hungry!

    • Reply January 11, 2020 at 11:04 am

      Yep. Portions are more than ample which simply means leftovers to take home. 🙂

  • Reply Viano Dee January 3, 2020 at 6:21 am

    This looks so delicious. I think it’s awesome that they chose out breakfast and have several options. I don’t think there are many breakfast eateries around. Great review.

    • Reply January 3, 2020 at 11:18 am

      Thanks! It makes it easier to review when it is good 😉

  • Reply Nadalie Bardo January 3, 2020 at 9:52 am

    Oh my, this truly looks mouth-watering! Those waffles, those pancakes, oh my!

    • Reply January 3, 2020 at 11:20 am

      The strawberry butter is really where it is at though.

  • Reply Victoria January 3, 2020 at 10:57 am

    The corned beef hash looks amazing. That is one of my favorites!!!

    • Reply January 3, 2020 at 11:20 am

      That was the one thing I didn’t try 😀

  • Reply Jen @ JENRON DESIGNS January 3, 2020 at 1:07 pm

    Wow this does look tasty I drive through Charlotte a lot I must check it out next time.

    • Reply January 4, 2020 at 4:44 pm

      They have a few others in the south too!

  • Reply Adventure Aficionado January 3, 2020 at 8:21 pm

    I love reading about interesting restaurants and diners around the world, and this one looks quite delicious!

    • Reply January 4, 2020 at 4:45 pm

      It’s a good one. I’m not usually a fan of chain restaurants, but for breakfast, Metro is good stuff.

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