Smith Street Diner – Greensboro, NC


Building2MovingTheChi were introduced to a “must visit” Greensboro downtown diner recently.  Their menu includes items like salads, hot & cold sandwiches, burgers, New Orleans style gumbo, etc, but we were told to try the breakfast items (served all day).  We ordered their fresh squeezed orange juice (the oranges are squeezed in a machine behind the front counter), plate sized buttermilk pancakes, corned beef hash, two eggs and home fried potatoes with caramelized onions.  It was so good, we had to go back again.

Portion sizes for their meals are large.  Pancakes are the size of a dinner plate, biscuits are as big as a grown man’s fist, and I saw a hamburger brought to a table nearby that from the top of the bun to the bottom of the bun must have been 6 inches thick.  We finished our meals feeling we received good value for the price paid.

As diners go, this is a no frills, come-as-you-are, restaurant with good food and great service located in downtown Greensboro, NC.  The decor includes a white and red checkerboard tile floor, an up-front coffee counter complete with TV and a white board listing the day’s specials, and table seating in the side room with numerous wall photos of painted fiberglass pigs, which it turns out, are part of an annual pig decorating contest held in Lexington, NC.  Not sure of the connection.

So there you have it straight from 2MovingTheChi.  If your favorite dine out meal is breakfast, treat yourself, family and friends to a great experience at the Smith Street Diner.  Be sure to come real hungry.  Oh, I almost forgot, you’ll be happy to know they are open 8 days a week, or so the tag line on the menu claims.