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3116 S I 10 Service Rd E, Metairie, LA 70001-2014
+1 504-831-1030
00:00 - 23:59
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The Woodlands, Texas, United States
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying at LaQuinta on a Sunday night, so decided to follow Trip Advisor reviews and eat at City Diner steps away. Very disappointed at service. "Help Wanted" sign perhaps an indicator. Two waitresses, two cooks for a full restaurant. We accidentally spilled a glass of iced tea on the table and floor, and it took a bit to... More 

Thank Lornbert
Manchester, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here as i was staying at the holiday inn close by and felt hungry one night. The place is older and not chain so it feels like it has some character and the staff reflect that. I ordered a ommlette which was huge and chatted to a charming young guy who was clearing the tables and was a real... More 

Thank DlrowTraveler
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1,146 reviews
598 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 668 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

City Diner was two blocks from our hotel in Metairie, so we opted for breakfast here after our noon check-out. We were pleased to learn that they serve breakfast 24/7. Options include egg and meat combos, omelets, pancakes, etc. Their stuffed pancakes were named the most outrageous dish in New Orleans, according to the menu. We were very happy to... More 

Thank FancyFree55
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This place has the best breakfast food, and if you love pancakes, this is your place. They are literally the size of pizzas, come with fruit toppings, I myself had the original which was excellent; along with my creole omelet stuffed with shrimp, crawfish, and a new Orleans creole sauce!!!!! Delicious!!!!

Thank Brandi1998
Covington, Tennessee
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

My husband and I spent the night in Metairie on the way to a cruise and the morning of the cruise we ate at City Diner for breakfast. We ordered omlets which were delicious. While waiting for our food to come we saw a HUGE stack of pancakes served on a pizza pan due to the size. When we inquired... More 

Thank Lisa J
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54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

We walked from our hotel to have dinner here. It was our first "New Orleans" meal experience. The diner is nothing fancy.. It is exactly what you picture when someone says diner! It had a menu with a lot of foods we were not familiar with but the server was not only helpful but very friendly and funny! The food... More 

Thank Puppycake
St. Augustine, Florida
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122 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

The food and service is just OK-nothing special. Had dinner there during a rain storm because it was next to our hotel. We would not recommend it - it's just not up to par for a diner.

Thank XNY
Willow Creek, California
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72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

The night we arrived in New Orleans we checked into the Marriott Courtyard near the City Diner. We were late in arrival so we decided to eat nearby and get to bed. We had seen the sign from the overpass but drove right by at street level on the service road. It seems to be a conversion of an old... More 

Thank waterguy2014
Apple Valley, California
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

we are staying here in metairie for medical reasons and the city cafe is close to our motel. for a diner the menu is not very large, mostly breakfast items. the portion are big and the price is average for gong out to eat nowadays. the staff has been pleasant. we have not had their pancakes but they use pizza... More 

1 Thank jmrcg
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Cheap food but pretty darn decent. Servers all seemed to be friendly and ours was good. Had the chicken buffalo sandwich and although I wasn't impressed with the sauce I ate it all and would return. Had a great omelette first time I went, and I will return since it's always open and down to earth.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Diner, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3116 S I 10 Service Rd E, Metairie, LA 70001-2014
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Metairie
  • Phone Number: +1 504-831-1030

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