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Leon's Burger Express

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner
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407 North Main Street, Mount Airy, NC 27030-3813
+1 336-789-0849
Tue - Fri 06:00 - 15:00
Sat 06:00 - 14:00
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Orange Park, Florida
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travel through Mt. Airy, NC nearly every year - sometimes twice in a year. There are plenty of places to eat in that wonderful little town. Leon's is a burger place at one end of the "main strip" in town. We'd eaten there a few times before. When we approached the entrance the last time we were in town,... More 

Thank Kelly J. S
Raleigh, North Carolina
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614 reviews
296 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 351 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Leon's Burger Express is a Diner. If a local hadn't told me they served breakfast I would have never known to go there from the name. But they serve breakfast and lunch all day long. The diner has booths and bar seating and offers eggs, biscuits, bacon, sausage and some other options. The food is typical diner food. The service... More 

Thank NCTraveler2015
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

I measure all my burgers by Leons California Cheeseburger. Can't be beat, it's juicy and so flavorful, love the sauteed onions. It's been over twenty years since I've had one. I have found one place in S.C. that is almost there.

Thank Sandra L
Columbia, South Carolina
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Recommended by a local, great choice, burger was hot fresh and the service was great. This place was slammed for lunch but worth the wait.

Thank C W
Columbus, Ohio
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We look this place up when were in town first place to eat. Love there hamburgers. So good. Friendly place Food is Great.

Thank thetachi1965
Mount Airy, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

You HAVE TO try the California Cheese Burger. So good - the restaurant is 27 years old, and the grill has a certain flavor that you can't get anywhere else. Great service. Love this family-owned restaurant in Mayberry!

1 Thank LMorrison86
Winston Salem
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

From the moment we walked thru the door till the food was brought to us at the old fashioned counter we felt like REGULARS. Great selection of hot sandwiches and a few full meal choices were good. Grew up with counter type diner's and so nice to be able to experience that again. No room for great looking deserts but... More 

Thank Gerald N
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Their California Cheeseburger has lettuce, tomato (2 generous slices) and mayo. They also grill onion when cooking the burger. My husband didn't care for the seasoning on the home fries. They serve breakfast all day but close at 3. The service could not have been better or more friendly. Like going back in time.

Thank Brenda M
Raleigh, NC
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

My family very much enjoyed our lunch at Leon's. It's fun to sit in an old diner and the burgers were very good. Fresh, not frozen patties cooked right in front of you at the counter. The fries and onion rings were good too. My only suggestion for improvement is to serve the patty melt on rye instead of white,... More 

Thank LiveYourWay
Charleston, South Carolina
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

A step back in time to the way diners used to be. The staff adds to the pleasant experience and the food is good quality for good prices. Don't miss the breakfast.

1 Thank Debbie M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 407 North Main Street, Mount Airy, NC 27030-3813
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Mount Airy
  • Phone Number: +1 336-789-0849
"Excellent burgers. Also serve breakfast. Great variety on menu".

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?