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Diamond Restaurant

#154 of 1,937 Restaurants in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner, Bar
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1901 Commonwealth Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205-5019
+1 704-375-8959
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 04:00
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We love this place - have brought friends and family here frequently. Great fried pickles, always friendly service and I love their hot dogs - husband loves their burgers! Great value.

Thank L M
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located near Legion Brewing and other Plaza-Midwood watering holes, Diamond gives some great choices for grub. Hotdogs, hamburgers, salads, chicken dishes to name a few. I hadn't had a dog in a while and got sweet potato fries with it. Great treat. Food came out fast and the service was fast and very nice. Wife had a burger and said... More 

1 Thank Terry B
Rochester, United States
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent burgers! Fries were plentiful, but nothing amazing, pick another side. The okra was outstanding! Only one larger table for groups larger than 5.

Thank Tammy S
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I always like going to the Diamond because of the great food and the awesome, be who you are atmosphere! You have to try the Salmon BLT, one of my many favorites! The service is always wonderful with down to earth staff. I took my aunt for lunch when she was visiting from out of town and she loved it!!!... More 

Thank Nettiern01
Melbourne, Florida
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

They're greasy, but in a GREAT way. They have really good chocolate cake and have a perfect amount of menu items. I hate when diners pile up menu items. Diamond keeps it simple, just like their food. I've had charred burgers there before, but they have improved over the years. I love them! Eat local!

Thank susiealimi
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68 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

I finally got back to one of my favorite lunch restaurants. I would have given it a 10 but my memory tells me it was oh so slightly better. The fried chicken is still great.

Thank SCTexan
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Fish was over fried and the bread was Soggy from the greasy fish placed on a cold hamburger bun. Wings was not throughly cooked . Great service staff food underpar

Thank Crystal F
Rock Hill, South Carolina
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119 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Wife and I are here off a whim. She had the sloppy Joe. Which she said was wonderful!! I had the chicken liver dinner. It was off the chain. Will defiantly return for another meal here. Food was fantastic!!

Thank Jhoneycutt
Miami Beach, Florida
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154 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

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 10 November 2016

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner, Bar
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?