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Midnight Diner

Diner and Breakfast Spot$$$$
South End, Charlotte
  • The Southern food at Midnight Diner is a can't miss
  • Mac C.
    "Steak and eggs, chicken and waffles, San Bernadino Omlettes, GTFO!"(15 Tips)
    Gwen B.
    "Biscuits and Gravy, Fish and Grits dinner....I recommend both."(42 Tips)
    Tennille B.
    "Shrimp and grits, French toast, waffles and chicken."(17 Tips)
    Kelly P.
    "Fried chicken, mac & cheese and amazing this place."(11 Tips)
185 Tips and reviews
  • grits
  • chicken & waffles
  • breakfast food
  • French toast
  • good for a late night
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  • Samantha B.
    I LOVE the shrimp & grits. that's the only thing i ever get here. only con is how long the line can be late nights. other than that, this is my favorite after party dining spot!
  • Irene C.
    Irene CoreyFebruary 17
    Get hashbrowns other than grits. My grits were too thick and mush.Thr bacon could have been better looking the rest, ok. They're not as good as they use to be, but they are always packed.
  • Ricky S.
    Ricky SherrillJanuary 15
    A good diner that does all the classics very well. Fast professional service will get you in and out quickly.
  • Winnie G.
    Winnie GordonJanuary 2
    Too crowed and dirty
  • J S.
    J SambetsNovember 12, 2016
    Steak and Eggs, Firecracker Shrimpnand the best biscuits in town
  • J S.
    J SambetsNovember 12, 2016
    Dave is the BEST😉 All of the food is just AWESOME. Great place for comfort food and good company. Always crowded and exciting but the staff goes out of thier way to get you what you need.
  • JR T.
    JR TynerNovember 10, 2016
    Burgers and desserts!
  • Tennille B.
    Tennille ByrdAugust 21, 2016
    Shrimp and grits, French toast, waffles and chicken. Very very good.
  • Choyli G.
    Choyli GJuly 31, 2016
    I didn't have everything on the menu but all the items I chose were excellent!
  • S F.
    S FJuly 17, 2016
    Hash browns
  • Victor W.
    Victor WaltersJuly 15, 2016
    The best grits I've ever had.
  • Mark C.
    Mark CollardMay 31, 2016
    Chicken and waffles
  • Gabriela P.
    Gabriela PhillipsApril 11, 2016
    The cheese omelet was so tasty
  • Erica H.
    Erica HugheyApril 1, 2016
    French toast
  • Erica H.
    Erica HugheyApril 1, 2016
    French toast is the best I've ever had
  • Greg C.
    Greg ColemanMarch 17, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The chicken & french toast was delicious.
  • Jeremy C.
    Jeremy CroftFebruary 29, 2016
    Coconut French Toast!!!
  • Bradford M.
    Bradford MckenzieDecember 2, 2015
    If you get the wings they charge $2.00 extra for all flats which the waiter didn't tell me about before placing my order. Let me decide if I want to give you $2.00 bucks for all FLATS!! 😤 Food 👍
  • Brandon T.
    Brandon TruesdaleOctober 26, 2015
    Great waffle and chicken!!!
  • Iuigene B.
    Iuigene BalbinOctober 24, 2015
    Great diner. French Toast is really good!
  • Tamisha P.
    Tamisha PumphreyOctober 14, 2015
    The food is good, but the service is soooo ghetto! Our food barely hit the table and the server was asking if we could cash out because she was ready to go.
  • Kelly P.
    Kelly PSeptember 8, 2015
    Fried chicken, mac & cheese and amazing this place.
  • Amanda O.
    Amanda OgdenSeptember 5, 2015
    fabulous late night menu... THEY SERVE ALCOHOL!!
  • Alecia P.
    Alecia PowellAugust 22, 2015
    The GRITS are AMAZING!!
  • Erik R.
    Erik RowleyMay 18, 2015
    I must admit I was very inebriated while dining here after bar close, but One thing I remember clearly is how awesome the Bubba was!
  • Jill H.
    Jill H.May 8, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Chicken and waffles but with chicken tenders. .OOH and a side of over medium eggs...mmm😋
  • Colin L.
    Colin LordMay 4, 2015
    There's two parking lots. If one is full, be sure to try the other one around the corner.
  • Sheena F.
    Sheena FavorsMay 3, 2015
    Food was great.....unfortunately the hostess wasn't.
  • Mac C.
    Mac CramerApril 14, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    I haven't had a bad thing at this place. Steak and eggs, chicken and waffles, San Bernadino Omlettes, GTFO! You gotta eat here.
  • Ericu D.
    Ericu DesuApril 5, 2015
    I can't stop thinking about their shrimp and grits. It's very spicy!
  • Dennis M.
    Dennis MurrayMarch 20, 2015
    Good spot for breakfast any time. No American Express.
  • Capricious C.
    Best veggie burger I've ever had!
  • Travis C.
    Travis CastleFebruary 22, 2015
    If you're staying at the Westin, skip the Ember Grille, and come here for breakfast.
  • Pamela M.
    Pamela MillerFebruary 20, 2015
    Awesome food! The most AMAZING fries I ever had. Can't wait to go back!!
  • Thom G.
    Thom GroganFebruary 16, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Banana pudding is da bomb!
  • Creative Loafing Charlotte
    We recommend the chicken and waffles. They are crispy, well-seasoned, and will help sober you up after a long night. Read more
  • Ashley O.
    Ashley OwenJanuary 21, 2015
    Chicken and waffles, all the way! Ask for the buffalo sauce they use for the hot wings on the side to kick things up a notch.
  • Sandra R.
    Sandra ReavesJanuary 15, 2015
    The midnight diner is a good place. But just don't get the steak.
  • Yanira F.
    Yanira FigueroaDecember 28, 2014
    Everything was delicious! We ended up trying everybody's food! Loved the onion rings and the waffles!
  • Sandra K.
    Sandra KindellDecember 21, 2014
    Chicken and waffles. Must get the grits too!
  • Bobby B.
    Bobby BridgetNovember 17, 2014
    French toast was great
  • Se'Quan N.
    Se'Quan NormanNovember 2, 2014
    I love stopping in at Midnight Diner whenever I'm in the QC. Everything I have eaten here is really good. My favorites are the grits and the French toast.
  • Joshua M.
    Joshua MilburnSeptember 29, 2014
    !!!!!WoNdErFuL!!!!! Amazing staff! Lots of food at a good price! Cori was a great server as well!!!!!
  • Doc P.
    Doc PerfectionistSeptember 15, 2014
    Best shrimp&grits in Charlotte. Easy parking.
  • Travis B.
    Travis BagleySeptember 1, 2014
    Good for some late night drunk food. Beware the grease smell will stick to your clothes.
  • Joe R.
    Joe RecomendesAugust 11, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Check out the Chicken and Waffles, but be warned: The chicken is fried chicken WINGS, not a breast or a cutlet. A bit harder to knife+fork the meat on a wing.
  • Sheri S.
    Sheri SAugust 10, 2014
    Everything is good. Staff sis courteous. Food was hot quick and good
  • Sara S.
    Sara StevensAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Best grits
  • Teresa C.
    Teresa ClaraAugust 7, 2014
    Awesome sloppy burgers!
  • Creative Loafing Charlotte
    Open 24/7. The menu is predictable with eggs, waffles, burgers and hot dogs. The onion rings, battered and flaky, are standouts. Also serves a pleasing roster of milkshakes, as well as alcohol. Read more
  • Creative Loafing Charlotte
    On some nights, the special is a uniquely prepared burger, on others a regular item with a better price. Read more
  • Mimi C.
    Mimi CooperJune 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Shrimp and Grits are a MUST!!!!!
  • Monty V.
    Monty VenableJune 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The shrimp n grits are the best I've had. So good!
  • Edwina F.
    Edwina FinchMay 25, 2014
    Always crowded, but those grits are on point!!!
  • Chuck H.
    Chuck HartMay 18, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great food, great music. Everything is good. Fried chicken is to die for.
  • Vanessa L.
    Vanessa L.May 15, 2014
    Shrimp n grits are the bomb!!!
  • Matilda G.
    Matilda Geter ReidApril 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Always get Grits and French toast...Always!
  • Whitney B.
    Whitney BloomMarch 16, 2014
    Wow, delicious!!! Milkshakes are made with Blue Bell ice cream. Pecan Belgian Waffles are solid!
  • Mimi C.
    Mimi CooperFebruary 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    I love the Grits ....absolute taste of heaven #yummy
  • DJ LP ✌.
    DJ LP ✌February 6, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't even bother going on Friday or Saturday night after the club... 2 hour wait times.
  • Gwen B.
    Gwen BalfourJanuary 26, 2014
    Biscuits and Gravy, Fish and Grits dinner....I recommend both. Very delicious
  • Joshua D.
    Joshua DrownJanuary 23, 2014
    This is the ultimate 2am spot after a late night Uptown. I like to go with the chicken and waffles, it will set things right after a night of abuse or just help you get your day started.
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WilzJanuary 15, 2014
    Good burgers for late-night desperation. They won't give u rare, but their Medium is good enuff
  • Velice W.
    Velice WellsNovember 24, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Best breakfast!!! I hated grits before I had theirs. I get them every time
  • JustKdot
    JustKdotNovember 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The staff is awesome & the grits are delicious!
  • Patrick O.
    Patrick O'BrienNovember 7, 2013
    Great fried chicken and the shrimp and grits are awesome!
  • Kathryn W.
    Kathryn WilliamsOctober 31, 2013
    Amazing grits! Also try the smothered and scattered hashbrowns
  • Ali G.
    Ali GharibiSeptember 27, 2013
    The best chicken and waffles in Charlotte....
  • Khalia B.
    Khalia B.September 23, 2013
    The shrimp and grits are bomb!
  • Tanaura
    TanauraSeptember 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I didn't think they could do grits any better. And then I tried their spicy shrimp grits. OMG where have these been all my life!
  • Sara S.
    Sara StevensSeptember 7, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    I love the grits!!
  • Val J.
    Val JSeptember 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Shrimp & Grits-always delicious
  • Christopher E.
    Christopher EarlyAugust 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The food is delicious and very filling. The dinner gives you your money's worth. I definitely recommend the grits. Favorite meals are "The Uptown" and the "Midnight Special".
  • Val J.
    Val JAugust 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Shrimp and Grits-delicious!
  • Chris C.
    Chris CavazosAugust 2, 2013
    Best grits EVER!
  • Mo C.
    Mo ChiavJuly 30, 2013
    Very friendly. Good ambiance.
  • Joe D.
    Joe DwyerJuly 21, 2013
    Meh. Ok. Expected better food. Server was fantastic.
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CurtisJuly 7, 2013
    Don't miss the biscuits and gravy
  • Tameka M.
    Tameka MarshJune 30, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The grits. The coconut french toast. The wings. Heaven!!!
  • Joe
    JoeJune 28, 2013
    This guy eats here. You know that chicken must be dank as a mutha fuck!!!
  • Veronica T.
    Veronica ThomasJune 16, 2013
    Foos is delish!
  • Shammara H.
    Shammara HastyJune 8, 2013
    Best Shrimp & Grits and Chocolate Cake! Yummy!
  • Keven K.
    Keven KosslerMay 11, 2013
  • Manny C.
    Manny CooperApril 16, 2013
    Best French Toast I ever had, no exaggeration. I got that w/ eggs and fried chicken. Service was on point as well. Excellent diner, especially to cap off a good night.
  • Tawana
    TawanaApril 11, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Awesome food and service!
  • tinesha m.
    tinesha matthewsApril 6, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    They have bugs here. :/ Sad because the food is good but I can't bring myself to eat here anymore.
  • David T.
    David TrushMarch 25, 2013
    Excellent chicken and waffles.
  • Kevin J.
    Kevin JamesMarch 20, 2013
    Get The Bubba! Amazing! Or french toast. Ya can't go wrong.
  • Matthew D.
    Matthew DildineMarch 15, 2013
    Staff is a++++ food is great as well wil be back
  • Erik M.
    Erik MinmanMarch 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Getting the Bubba.
  • Mrs W.
    Mrs WellsMarch 6, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The best grits ever! I won't even cook them anymore!
  • Lucas W.
    Lucas WeberMarch 5, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The French toast is the best I've ever had!
  • Vivian F.
    Vivian FlandersMarch 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Chicken and waffles are delish. They serve alcohol also ♡♥♡
  • Hopefawn L.
    Hopefawn LevensonFebruary 22, 2013
    Most authentic diner in Charlotte, and soooo goood!
  • Mark A.
    Mark AnthonyFebruary 15, 2013
    Then they serve me raw chicken wtf I know where I'm not eating anymore
  • Mark A.
    Mark AnthonyFebruary 15, 2013
    Came in to get my call in order and waited 10 min if people walking past me now even asking me if I had been help yet good food shitty service smh
  • Kirsten A.
    Kirsten AlwerdtFebruary 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get ready for the challah French toast to change your world forever.
  • Jennifer A.
    Jennifer AndrushkoFebruary 3, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Coconut Crunch French Toast FTW!!!
  • Paul C.
    Paul CJanuary 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The fried chicken is all im gonna say and the shrimp and grits!!!!!!!
  • Jāi J.
    Jāi JonesJanuary 24, 2013
    The best & biggest French toast EVER!!!!!
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