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Metro Diner, Where the Locals Eat

October 10th, 2017 | Posted In: Front Page Feature, Newsletter Articles

The DONNA Team is proud to partner with Metro Diner, a sponsor of DONNA Marathon Weekend and a most delicious option for all of your runner appetites race weekend.

Bissell Breakfast

The original neighborhood restaurant on Hendricks Avenue in San Marco opened in 1938. In 1992, the building became home to Metro Diner. The Davoli family acquired it in 2000. Since then, Metro Diner has enjoyed steady growth with a loyal local fan base as well as being a “bucket list” item for travelers. Metro Diner now has over 40 locations including many throughout North Florida.

Yo Holla in the Square

Featured on the Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” the Metro Diner is a favorite for locals and visitors from around the country. They serve breakfast and lunch all day, and dinner in some locations. Known for traditional diner fare as well as unique menu items such as the Holy Davoli Burger, Yo Hala on the Square, signature Shrimp & Grits, and daily blackboard specials. Check them out at


Plan to dine at one of these Metro Diner locations during your DONNA Marathon Weekend Run-Cation:

PONTE VEDRA – Near the DONNA Start!

340 Front Street, Suite 700
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082


1534 3rd Street North
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

SAN MARCO – Near DONNA Saturday Events!

3302 Hendricks Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32207

With more than 40 locations, dine at a Metro Diner near you »  


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Void – #1 in the 904

#1 Breakfast
#1 Brunch
#1 Diner
#1 Waitstaff (restaurant or bar)
#1 Waiter – Mike Troilo (Jax Beach)

Times Union – Bold City Best

American Restaurant
Bang for your Buck
Family Restaurant

Jax Magazine

Best Breakfast

Jax Magazine – Fabulist

Best Never Fail Food Splurge

Chicken and Waffles

Trip Advisor – 2017 Certificate of Excellence

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