Metro Diner will open its first Jacksonville location on Monday, March 13. The diner will serve its award-winning menu from a new 118-seat, 3,553-square-foot space located at 3010 Western Blvd.
“Our goal is to be the go-to spot for locals, turning new guests turn into regulars who become part of our diner family,” says Mark Moses, Jacksonville Managing Partner “Positioned in the heart of the city, we are excited to engage with our neighbors, especially the military community. We look forward to giving back to those who enable us to have the freedoms we have, and to serve them for years to come.”
As a North Carolina native and a graduate from East Duplin High School, just 30 minutes away, Moses plans to bring the warm southern hospitality and delicious dishes the diner is famous for to this area and Camp Lejeune. He will also bring 14+ years of restaurant management experience and a strong respect for the US Military. On two separate occasions, Moses has participated in FEEDING FREEDOM, an event feeding over 70 thousand troops. He is thrilled to further his support to the military in Jacksonville alongside his new diner team.
Metro Diner’s menu includes the kind of authentic appetite-pleasers that got the restaurant noticed by casual food guru Guy Fieri and his Food Network show Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Popular menu items include Metro Diner’s Scramble Bowls, Charleston Shrimp & Grits, Iron City Meatloaf and its best-known entrée, the famous Fried Chicken & Waffles: half a fried chicken resting on a Belgian waffle, topped with powdered sugar and strawberry butter and served with signature sweet-and-spicy sauce.
For a limited time, guests will also enjoy the crispy Chicken and Shrimp Po’ Boys and a seasonal selection of Carrot Cake Griddles, featuring homemade bread pudding, Belgian waffle or pancakes infused with carrot cakes, drizzled with cream cheese icing, candied pecans and powdered sugar.
The restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch daily, offering in-diner service, curbside pickup and delivery. The diner will offer a 10% discount to all uniformed first responders and active or retired members of the military.