They’ve been keeping the address a mystery, but Florida’s Metro Diner now has a confirmed home in Las Vegas. The family-run company that’s promotes itself with the slogan "where the locals eat," will be dishing out generous portions of "traditional diner fare with flair" in Spring Valley early next year.
A favorite of celebrity chef Guy Fieri, who featured their original Jacksonville, Florida, location on his Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives cable TV show, the Las Vegas locale will take over a 3,402-square-foot former Carl's Jr. outpost at the corner of Tee Pee Lane and Tropicana Avenue.
The remodel began with an estimated construction budget of $850,000 and the diner is telling potential employees to expect a February debut. Featuring a scratch kitchen, Metro Diner's 12 Florida restaurants all open daily at 6.30 a.m and most stay open until 8 p.m.
On the menu, fried chicken and waffles, a sourdough Monte Cristo and Charleston shrimp and grits for breakfast, plus egg favorites including six different Benedicts. For lunch and dinner, burgers, a very popular meatloaf plate, chicken pot pie, soups, salads and sandwiches in hearty portions.
They will also bringing along their hit creation, "Yo Hala on the Square," built with "two thick slices of challah bread stuffed with a mixture of bananas, brown sugar, cream cheese and hazelnut syrup, prepared like French toast. Topped with a blueberry strawberry compote!"