A favorite of celebrity chef Guy Fieri on his Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives cable TV show, Florida’s Metro Diner has already been revealed to begin serving in Spring Valley next month, but now comes word the family-owned chain has even more expansion plans for Las Vegas.
A company spokesman has announced the diner will be headed to the southwest, taking a spot at the Rainbow Warm Springs Retail Plaza, a new development that attracted Kung Fu Tea and Bonsai Japanese Steak & Sushi last year. Metro Diner will take over an existing space and aims to be completed within the next six months.
Six miles away, sits their first Las Vegas home, a former 3,402-square-foot Carl's Jr. outpost at the corner of Tee Pee Lane and Tropicana Avenue.
Identifying themselves as "where the locals eat," the casual restaurant serves generous portions of self-described "traditional diner fare with flair." On the menu, fried chicken and waffles, a sourdough Monte Cristo, a very popular meatloaf plate, chicken pot pie, soups, salads and sandwiches.
A famed indulgence is their "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!"
An exact opening date and operating hours have yet to be confirmed.