Diners are an American tradition. We love their tasty classics and bottomless mugs of coffee served up at reasonable prices, often in delightfully retro digs. What could be better? We’ve rounded up some great ones from around the state, in hopes that you can find a new favorite near you.
1. Starlite Diner, Daytona Beach
The Starlite is the real deal. They started as a soda shop in a dime store in 1945 and moved into their current location in 1948.
2. Lester's Diner, South Florida
Home to awesome lunch, breakfast, dinner, desserts, and their famous 14oz coffee cup, Lester's has been a family-owned success in South Florida for nearly 50 years.
3. Joe's Diner, Naples
Locals agree this diner is probably the best place for breakfast in town.
4. Nicko's Fine Foods, Tampa
Hey, if it's good enough for the King, it's good enough for you. Classic American diner food, a few Greek specialties, and a lot of personality have made this place a local landmark.
5. Moonlite Diner, Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, Kendall
This '50s style diner has amazing sundaes and shakes.
6. The Fox Restaurant, Jacksonville
This funky restaurant may not be in a dining car, but there's a good reason it's a local favorite. The food here is classic diner grub done right.
7. Jack's Hollywood Diner
Jack's is the perfect place for retro style and comfort food at great prices.
8. Three Coins Diner, Tampa
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. And with these portions, you'll never leave hungry.
9. Angel's Diner, Palatka
Angel's Dining Car is the oldest restaurant in Florida, having been parked in Palatka since 1932. This is a classic roadside diner where you can still get curbside service.
10. Metro Diner, several locations in North Florida
Whether you're in the mood for fried chicken and waffles, huevos rancheros, or shrimp and grits, you'll not be disappointed.
11. Jeannie's One Stop Diner, Panama City Beach
Jeannie's is well known for great food and excellent service.
12. Trip's Diner, St. Petersburg and Seminole
Everything's delicious, but you have to try the Strata -- layers of baked egg, bread, sausage, tomato, and fresh basil pesto with a lemon hollandaise. Drooling yet?
13. 11th Street Diner, Miami Beach
This classic diner has a bar and is open 24/7. For a special treat, try a spiked shake.
Did we miss any of your favorite diners? What’s your favorite diner food? Do you have any interesting diner stories to share? Please let us know your comments below.