August 18, 2019
metro diner
The real thing: Metro Diner sticks to diners’ working-class roots.
metro diner
Chicken and waffles includes half a chicken on a waffle with strawberry butter.
Outbackers
Former Outbackers have taken different paths in restauranting. From left: Founders and longtime Outbackers Chris Sullivan, Trudy Cooper, Jeff Smith, Bob Basham and Tim Gannon

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Dining

Diners Club: Metro Diner offers a new take on comfort food

Metro Diner skips the cute and stays true to working-class roots.

Chris Sherman | 5/29/2018

Metro Diner skips the cute and stays true to working-class roots.

The diner is back. This time it’s Metro Diner, born and bred in Jacksonville and now spread to 50 lucky neighborhoods. It’s the real thing: Chicken pot pie, meatloaf, biscuits ’n’ sausage gravy and Western omelets. And prices that crack $10 by only a couple of bucks. OK, half a fried chicken is $15 for a mountain on a single plate, but few complain about the deal.

ALSO IN THIS ARTICLE: Hugh Connerty; Chris Sullivan; Mark Davoli; Bob Basham; Tim Gannon; Paul Avery; John Cooper; Trudy Cooper; Chris Arreola; Chris Ponte

 

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