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5 & Diner - E. Southern Ave.

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6353 E Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ 85206-3713
+1 480-641-1958
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun 06:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 23:00
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looks like it used to be one of the Denny's restaurants they built in the 90s as "Denny's Diners" clean enough, good food. Our server was named Val as I recall, fiery little woman from Chicago who gave great advice on what to choose...she steered us away from the soup "it's kinda late in the day for that soup" and... More 

Thank CincyDavid
Mesa, Arizona
Level Contributor
265 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is our first time here. We may come back. We may not. This diner is cleaner than most and the service was good. The food was mixed. The burger was good. The chili was pretty good. The omelet was so-so. The biscuits were bad; all cake, no flake. If you want a burger and a shake you're good to... More 

Thank DreamSeeker94
Calgary, AB Canada
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109 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

A very nostalgic experience, jukebox, Jimmy dean and Marilyn Monrie posters, red twirling bar stools...a real fun atmosphere and the best REAL milkshakes ever! You must be patient they only use ice cream and the flavour of your choice...Peanut butter chocolate, or Orange creamsicle are my favourites. If you are eating, I recommend the blue cheese burger or the rueben!

Thank MarilynandGary
Onalaska, Wisconsin
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80 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Nice Diner with a great selection of 50's type menu items. They also have a limited senior menu. Not as clean as I would like to see, a little elbow grease would get things back in shape real well.

Sherwood Park, Canada
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

My family and I had dinner here recently and were very disappointed. Burgers were not good and my daughters burger looked way to pink inside when ordered well done. Mine was cooked but not very good. Milk shakes, chicken wings and deep fried pickles were good but the waitress got our order wrong and service was slow. She said someone... More 

Thank david k
Minier, IL
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

A diner style dinner. I've always used meatloaf as the test of any diner. They did it right; nicely seasoned, but not too many onions. It was good. The staff changed their menu from a dinner to a meatloaf sandwich with fresh, steaming hot vegetables. Perfect for an evening meal. My waiter, Thea, was delightful and accommodating. She made certain... More 

Thank BubblesMinier_IL
Niverville, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

we're Canadian and go to Arizona once a year. one of the restaurants on our bucket list. we've been to 5&diner many times over the years. one thing that makes 5&diner stand out from the rest is there milkshakes. they have at least 30 different kinds of milkshakes. they are fairly large and made with all natural Breyer ice cream.... More 

Thank tatianachoptuik
Sooke, Canada
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

I have been here before and wanted my husband to experience it. I even bought him a t-shirt with route 66 and an old car on the back and 5 & Dine on the front. Service is also like the good old days. Friendly staff, able to recite off a dozen choices of bread, literally sold our friends a T-shirt... More 

Thank Chainani
Chino Valley, Arizona
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211 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

The building, the decor, the wait staff, the menu and pretty much everything evokes a 1950's/1960's diner. The food was delicious - I had the half pond BBQ burger (actually cooked medium rare as requested!) with great house made chips and my wife had the chicken fried steak (came with corn on the cob and mashed potatoes). We would have... More 

Thank Rich B
Phoenix, Arizona
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96 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Is this really what America has come to? What a grease pit. Burger was wet, bun soggy, mushrooms hard. Fries burnt. Omelet terrible. Pot pie was obviously frozen. Milkshake was the bright spot. Plenty of other places to spend my money. Sorry, they can do better..

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6353 E Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ 85206-3713
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 480-641-1958

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?