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.
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.
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 breakfast.