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Diamond Restaurant

#152 of 1,939 Restaurants in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner, Bar
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1901 Commonwealth Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205-5019
+1 704-375-8959
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 04:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I always like going to the Diamond because of the great food and the awesome, be who you are atmosphere! You have to try the Salmon BLT, one of my many favorites! The service is always wonderful with down to earth staff. I took my aunt for lunch when she was visiting from out of town and she loved it!!!... More 

Thank Nettiern01
Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They're greasy, but in a GREAT way. They have really good chocolate cake and have a perfect amount of menu items. I hate when diners pile up menu items. Diamond keeps it simple, just like their food. I've had charred burgers there before, but they have improved over the years. I love them! Eat local!

Thank susiealimi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I finally got back to one of my favorite lunch restaurants. I would have given it a 10 but my memory tells me it was oh so slightly better. The fried chicken is still great.

Thank SCTexan
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Fish was over fried and the bread was Soggy from the greasy fish placed on a cold hamburger bun. Wings was not throughly cooked . Great service staff food underpar

Thank Crystal F
Rock Hill, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Wife and I are here off a whim. She had the sloppy Joe. Which she said was wonderful!! I had the chicken liver dinner. It was off the chain. Will defiantly return for another meal here. Food was fantastic!!

Thank Jhoneycutt
Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

I can remember going to the Diamond as a kid and always loved the great, basic food. Fast forward about 50 years and I'm still loving the Diamond! With new owners and a bit of funkiness, this place just keeps getting better. Visited recently with my brother and niece. We started with an oyster basket ($8.95) and they were sweet... More 

Thank JRD33141
Charlotte NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

I have been going to the Diamond for over 30 years - and was glad that after being closed for a couple of years, the folks from the REAL Penguin restaurant came and took it over. It has the same great Penguin artery clogging food - hot dogs, hamburgers, the BEST fried pickles anywhere - as will as the old... More 

Thank lucindalou1
Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The Diamond is an institution. I went there the first time decades ago. I don't go often but I like it. There are items on the menu you just don't find other places - good, home cooking type items. I had a grilled cheese sandwich on my latest visit (you can get them a lot of places - but this... More 

Thank Alex D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

I have grown up in Charlotte, and I will always swear by this place having the best banana pudding and fried pickles in town if your grandmother isn't available to whip them up. Hipster friendly, but not exclusive, I have seen elderly couples eating Sunday afternoon lunch here--and everyone knows its their routine. Great stop and delicious food--great and really... More 

Thank MacKenzie M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We enjoyed this fun, quintessential old fashioned diner with its upbeat ambiance. Everyone seemed so happy to be there, the workers and patrons. My grilled cheese/bacon/tomato was good and my husband enjoyed his burger. Lively trio playing fun music on the patio.

Thank Holly D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1901 Commonwealth Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205-5019
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte
  • Phone Number: +1 704-375-8959

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