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Highway Diner

910 N Winstead Ave, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-8760
+1 252-451-5270
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“pimento cheese” (13 reviews)
“home fries” (12 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
910 N Winstead Ave, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-8760
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Reviewed yesterday

We enjoyed it a lot. Looked like an old time diner. Good verity, great service. We would go back again.

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Thank jadapa2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When traveling, I enjoy stopping at local restaurants, avoiding the cookie cutter chains. This diner is a real find. Old finer decor, friendly staff, good food and reasonable prices. We came in for lunch and had to wait for a table.

Thank SuperGrandma15
Reviewed 1 week ago

OK, I occasionally bail out and go for comfort food, -especially on the road away from home. No better oasis than a real diner which I define as no sushi or happy chicken eggs on the menu. Try the meatloaf, cheese grits and fried green...More

1  Thank JCfromDC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a great place to eat any meal of the day. Old fashion service and home cooked food served with a smile. A favorite of so many people.

Thank Henry H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always eat breakfast when I stay in Rocky Mt. Great service and food. Nice selection. The home fries are excellent.

Thank Curt C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit this place about once a week and it’s our family “spot”! 90% of the servers have been there for years, so they’re super friendly and knowledgeable. The food and the pricing is right on point. Homemade cakes in the window for dessert!

Thank Kayla W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unbelievable home cooked meal with so much you can feed yourself a second day. Make it a stop if you are ever in Rocky Mount, NC.

Thank 143Jasper
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for weekday late breakfast. What we liked: 1. Quick service 2. Good, predictable diner menu 3. Flexibility: They agreed to add pecans to a breakfast pancake for a small charge 4. Richard, our waiter, is a very special guy. Attentive and made us feel...More

Thank Ginny000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highway Diner is my go-to for a good old fashioned cheeseburger. They also have tasty homemade chips that one can get in place of fries. I also love their milkshakes. If you are visiting for breakfast, Highway Diner has good old fashioned diner fare and...More

Thank Benita K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived in Rocky Mount at 8:00 at night. Our hotel was near the Highway Diner. My wife wanted quick food. So, we went there. Great choice. Busy place with very friendly people. My wife had an omelette, and I had a superb Rueben sandwich....More

Thank rbronsink
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2 September 2017|
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Response from Gail S | Property representative |
No, but we have credit card access for Master Card, Visa, & American Express
3 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.
6 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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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
A unique 1950's diner experience with the best breakfast on the road servers all day. Also come check out our desserts.
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