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Punchy's Diner

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American, Diner
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550 Concord Pkwy N, Concord, NC 28027-6739
+1 704-786-2222
06:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 07:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 21:00
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66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for breakfast. I'd say it's a good ol American diner. 50's memorabilia and locals hanging out. The place was packed. Highly recommend for a bite to eat

Thank Chelsea S
Princeton W.Va., United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We are there just about every Saturday if we don't have to be somewhere else, We usually have to wait a little. Not very long but it is worth it. If you don't want breakfast they have good burgers and fish and home style meals and naturally desert ( locally made Ice Cream) among other things.

Thank Kenneth R
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Nostalgia, terrific food and super friendly staff & service! Showed up 15 minutes before closing and they didn't even bat an eye and only offered great southern hospitality! And they didn't even mind us taking pictures clearly after their closing time (if they did, they didn't show it).

Thank Paul W
Concord, North Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

One of my favorite lunch places. I happen to love the flounder sandwich - it's better than one you'd get at a seafood place. It's fun to see the '50's decor and see which two perfectly restored antique cars they are displaying inside the restaurant this time. Popular with locals and there's usually a lot of friendly conversation between tables... More 

Thank Michelle Z
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

My wife stopped here for lunch. The atmosphere was fun and the staff were very nice. They somehow lost our order so it took us about an hour to get our food. I had the Cuban and my wife had the Philly cheesesteak. The food was just average. We enjoyed our visit but I would definitely like to stop by... More 

Thank Michael B
Durham, North Carolina
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1,277 reviews
443 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 896 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

I loved the way the place looked inside and out so I was hoping the food would be great. I tasted my husbands fried clams and they were good and tender. However, my meal left a lot to be desired. My chicken fried chicken was so dry I could not eat all of it. The pinto beans were very good,... More 

Thank cheryl h
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Nice little diner! I had Hamburger steak as the lunch special. Was good, service was great. No wait. The diner looked really busy by the parking lot. It is adjacent to Punchy's Tire Service and I think a lot of vehicles must have been from the tire shop.

Thank Ron B
Charlotte, North Carolina
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53 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

This is a great place to grab a quick lunch! I've eaten here a few times, and they've never disappointed. I've gotten the BLT each time I've gone there, and even in its simplicity it's delicious! The fried pickles are great, as well as the frips (their homemade potato chips). If you're craving a dessert, I had their cherry cobbler,... More 

Thank Chas H
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

My bf and I loved all the old time decor and old cars! They had all your traditional breakfast items. I ordered the corn beef hash with eggs, it was the best corned beef hash I've had in a long time. My bf got the pancakes and eggs, his response to his meal "now these are pancakes my dad would... More 

1 Thank Heather H
Charlotte, North Carolina
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20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Food excellent as well as service, food was hot and quick. Menu diverse with many options. Watched different entrees passing by the table all looked great for a future visit. Would recommend.

Thank Tim M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 550 Concord Pkwy N, Concord, NC 28027-6739
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Concord
  • Phone Number: +1 704-786-2222

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