Nothing says hometown service and classic American meals like a diner. And from Tampa to West Palm Beach, Florida is home to a variety of diners that will evoke all kinds of nostalgia. For a great no-frills meal, check out the 10 best diners in Florida.
This five-location Florida chain is a throwback to the classic 50s diner, neon lights and all. From burgers and fries to barbecue ribs to a full suite of breakfast items and more, there's something to suit every appetite and every craving. But the real crowning jewel are their homemade floats and hand-spun milkshakes, each made with real ice cream and blended to perfection.
This neighborhood favorite offers three locations to fill your stomach. They combined classic American food like burgers, salads, pasta, and meatloaf, with hometown service that's becoming harder to come by. People have been known to drive from an hour or more away just to grab a meal here.
Lester's is the picture-perfect diner that all other diners strive to become. The food looks as good as it tastes, the service is impeccable, and the prices are friendly on your wallet. They're known for their giant-sized cups of coffee that won't leave you running on empty.
Having earned attention from the Food Network, this diner is a must try if you're in the Tampa Bay area. They've got a lot going for them, everything from delivery to catering and a killer milkshake menu made with locally crafted ice cream. Their burger recipe is a tried-and-true favorite, dating all the way back to the 1850s when the owners great-great-grandfather created it. His dream is the same recipe they use in store today, and you'll be glad it has stood the test of time.
They're all-day breakfast menu is reason enough to stop at this exquisite diner. Guests love the large portions they get for the price, knowing that they can fill up without having to spend a fortune. It’s true American dining, from burgers and paninis to pancakes topped with fruit or candy. They've also got a killer dessert menu, so make sure you save room.
This little 1950s diner will take you back to simpler times, when good music and good food were always sure to be in supply. The burgers here are fresh, never frozen, and everything is homemade from scratch to give you the best flavor and quality. It's also a well-known hot spot for classic car cruise-ins.
Best diner is also Lakeland's oldest restaurant, having served hungry patrons since 1934.They're scrumptious pies have remain unchanged for 50 years, and their head chef’s 40-year tenure isn't ending anytime soon. You won't find home-cooked classics like this anywhere else in town.
This family-friendly diner is serving up three meals a day, every day of the week. You can find simple staples like burgers and fries, or more hearty meals like New York strip, and a little bit o’ everything in between. They also offer a few elevated favorites that aren't typical diner food, but will surely be welcomed by your taste buds.
This classic chrome-plated diner has superior flavor and quality. Fans love this fresh-focused menu and can always find something to suit any appetite or craving. They also have some of the fastest service in town, so you can spend more time enjoying your meal than waiting for it.
You don't find good country cooking like this and many places in Florida, but this three-location Diner knows how to do homemade meals the right way. From chicken and dumplings to breakfast favorites and more, their menu hits the spot. The hours can vary by location, so make sure you check before you go.