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Highway Diner

910 N Winstead Ave, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-8760
+1 252-451-5270
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good35%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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06:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
910 N Winstead Ave, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-8760
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Went here for dinner. Nice, clean place; 50's styling. Friendly staff. Had the meatloaf; it was okay, came with 2 sides; had the green beans and mashed potatoes which were good. Reasonably priced. Other items on the menu include burgers, chicken sandwiches, and breakfast all...More

Thank theokitty916
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Whether you are going north or South or live in the area the Highway Diner is a GREAT stop for a meal. The staff is nice and attentive plus the food is really good. Our party ranged from a hamburger to country fried steak to...More

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were passing through Rocky Mount, N.C. and remembered that three years ago on our way north we had stopped at the Highway Diner. I seemed to recall we had enjoyed our meal and decided to give it another try. I had a salad with...More

Thank RJR411
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had breakfast after our stay. Food and service were very good. Lots of locals and people from the hotels eat at this place.

Thank Melville_NYDuffers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My bacon egg and cheese sandwich on a biscuit was delicious and my husband's two egg breakfast with endless coffee was solid. Staff was really welcoming and friendly.

Thank Anne S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my favorite brunch spot, though Thursday nights are a must for the marinated (Carlton House) pork chops. If you want breakfast/brunch, try the Belgian waffle. I also love how this diner caters to folks from all different walks of life: I've seen the...More

Thank amykinnc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First impression was bad and I should have followed my instincts. The place smelled of dirty dishwater to me when we sat down. Rather than leave I figured maybe I was just being overly sensitive. After dinner my wife agreed we should have bolted. The...More

Thank Briarlee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had coupons from Candlewood Suites so had breakfast before we got back on I-95. We were warmly welcomed and had a lovely waitress who sat and served us promptly. Breakfast was served quickly and hot with plenty of hot coffee refills. And the coffee was...More

Thank pjwenzel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Aside from looking like a NJ diner, it also has all the hustle and bustle, rattling of silverware, lots of good options, a daily special and operates 6 am to 9 pm. If you're staying at the Candlewood Suites it's right next to their parking...More

Thank carolina_nat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Highway Diner staff were very personable. The food was out of this world good. They know how to pile on the feedbag. I had a Western Omelet heaped with hash browns on half the pate and a huge omelet on the other side loaded...More

Thank Dennis D
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Questions & Answers
2 June 2016|
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Response from tlstanley99 | Reviewed this property |
No, they do not serve alcohol at the Highway Diner. They have sweet tea, sodas, coffee, and water.
5 June 2015|
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Response from Sherrie W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have outdoor seating, covered and uncovered, but I agree with another writer that you would want to call about your pets. I have seen small dogs there before but that was a few years ago.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 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: 910 N Winstead Ave, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-8760
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Rocky Mount
  • Phone Number: +1 252-451-5270
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