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Smith Street Diner

438 Battleground Ave, Greensboro, NC 27401-2104
+1 336-379-8666
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“biscuits” (144 reviews)
“pancakes” (36 reviews)
“home fries” (18 reviews)
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438 Battleground Ave, Greensboro, NC 27401-2104
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a Sunday morning for a quiet breakfast. Fast service, excellent specials, fair prices with small charges for premium upgrades (homemade preserves, real maple syrup, etc) and biscuits the size of your head! Looks like a hole in the wall from the outside,...More

Thank Trishcrna
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was my first time to visit this "Diner" and I will not go back! I told the staff that it was my first time there....imagine my surprise when I reviewed the check and saw $5.25 for a small Orange Juice. I checked with the...More

1  Thank Mike P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the last 2 months, We have eaten 3 times at this so-called Diner. 1st time the hostess just passed over us. Food was ok. 2nd time was just blah! prompt service but basic breakfast fare just lukewarm and totally lacked flavor. 3rd-time same deal....More

1  Thank Luix E
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Small diner. Everything inside is worn and old. I suppose they consider it character. The food was average. Fried eggs, grits, toast was like everyone else's. The coffee was good. They're specialty is huge biscuits. They're too big and dry. Average place, nothing great.

Thank James S
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

This is a little hole in the wall, Mom and Pop, diner. The food is wonderful! The service was great! There was a line to get into this little diner, but it was worth the wait. The food arrived lightning quick. The biscuits are the...More

Thank Lynne H
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

This was our (myself, wife, two grandsons, and their mother) first visit to the Smith St. Diner. It was moderately busy and noisy. The service was good; we were promptly seated, drink orders were taken and delivered quickly. We had an egg omelette with home...More

Thank richard c
Reviewed 8 December 2017

This is a very old diner and looks that way. I got a hamburger and fries. I'd say that the place is average and nothing spectacular. Parking is a bit tough due to location, but the service was good and waitress and everyone in there...More

Thank Marshall M
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

The former reviewer is correct that the biscuits are dry, hard, and crumbly. I will add they they are also stale! This is a shame because the biscuits looks so tasty. I appreciate the authentic decor, but “authentic” doesn’t have to mean dirty. Please wipe...More

Thank Dana S
Reviewed 8 November 2017

I have eaten at this location since it was Robinson's Restaurant in the 80's. They went "up scale" after new owners and new name; Smith Street Diner. I've tried it several times and for the life of me can't see what warrants the price increase...More

1  Thank Dave S
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Biscuits dry, hard and crumbled three visits in a row. Sent back asking for better. No improvement. Do disappointing because we liked this place for years. What happened to the recipe? Bummer

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Monday
6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Tuesday
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 438 Battleground Ave, Greensboro, NC 27401-2104
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Greensboro
  • Phone Number: +1 336-379-8666
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