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Diamond Restaurant

#116 of 1,890 Restaurants in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner, Bar, Pub
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1901 Commonwealth Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205-5019
+1 704-375-8959
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 04:00
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Miami Beach, Florida
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131 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I can remember going to the Diamond as a kid and always loved the great, basic food. Fast forward about 50 years and I'm still loving the Diamond! With new owners and a bit of funkiness, this place just keeps getting better. Visited recently with my brother and niece. We started with an oyster basket ($8.95) and they were sweet... More 

Thank JRD33141
Charlotte NC
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80 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been going to the Diamond for over 30 years - and was glad that after being closed for a couple of years, the folks from the REAL Penguin restaurant came and took it over. It has the same great Penguin artery clogging food - hot dogs, hamburgers, the BEST fried pickles anywhere - as will as the old... More 

Thank lucindalou1
Charlotte, North Carolina
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162 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The Diamond is an institution. I went there the first time decades ago. I don't go often but I like it. There are items on the menu you just don't find other places - good, home cooking type items. I had a grilled cheese sandwich on my latest visit (you can get them a lot of places - but this... More 

Thank Alex D
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

I have grown up in Charlotte, and I will always swear by this place having the best banana pudding and fried pickles in town if your grandmother isn't available to whip them up. Hipster friendly, but not exclusive, I have seen elderly couples eating Sunday afternoon lunch here--and everyone knows its their routine. Great stop and delicious food--great and really... More 

Thank MacKenzie M
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We enjoyed this fun, quintessential old fashioned diner with its upbeat ambiance. Everyone seemed so happy to be there, the workers and patrons. My grilled cheese/bacon/tomato was good and my husband enjoyed his burger. Lively trio playing fun music on the patio.

Thank Holly D
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I had lunch at Diamond during a trip to Charlotte. The decor is fantastic and felt like a nice small town diner. We ordered cheap draft beers and the BLT with fries and everything was fantastic from the moment we sat down to the moment we walked out the door. Exceptional service.

Thank JennyYYC
Charlotte, North Carolina
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Great home cooking in the relaxed environment of a refurbished Craftsman Style Home. Not only is the food great, but well priced and generous. Patrons are fun and from all walks of life ... Making for good "people watching." Servers are gracious and offer a "hip" appearance, dressed casually, some ink and maybe a piercing or two. I LOVE IT... More 

Thank douglas o
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Hidden gem with quick service. Casual and comfortable retro seating. Great homemade onion rings. Will stop again during my visit in Charlotte. Try the Po boy Greek burger.

Thank yeamanj777
Charlotte, North Carolina
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55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

This diner/eatery has been around for many years. The service is always prompt, friendly and the meals are a great value. You can get salads, soups, sandwiches, entrees, vegetables and desserts, so something for everyone. The restaurant has stood the test of time, as others in Charlotte have come and gone.

Thank borntotravel863
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Traveling with family my food was enjoyable got a burger and fries. My family however said their food was par leveled and there were issues with service. Came on a Friday night, short wait. Loved the atmosphere and was a good local joint. Can't advise against if but wanted to share point of view of everyone I was with

Thank FPM14405

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1901 Commonwealth Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205-5019
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte
  • Phone Number: +1 704-375-8959

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?