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USA, Louisiana, Metairie – City Diner

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When my wife and I were in new Orleans a few weeks ago we asked as we were checking out where we might go for breakfast. The suggestion was City Diner. The City Diner is located at 3116 S I-10 Service Road E, Metairie, LA, next to a La Quinta. It isn’t much to look at but it was packed the entire time we were there on an early Sunday morning.

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Not only was it constantly busy, there was a steady stream of take out orders. The most popular seemed to be their “short stack” ($8.99). I have had a lot of pancakes, but these looked exceptional. After seeing several “to-go” boxes of pancakes being taken out in pizza boxes, I asked one of the staff if I could take a picture. As you can see from the image above, these are enormous pancakes!

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We opted for palettes, and they were equally impressive. Needless to say, neither of us finished our order.

This is not a fancy place, but the food was excellent. The City Diner opened in December of 2008 and they are open 24 hours a day. They are conveniently located just off of I-10. You can check out their full menu on-line. Yelp only rates it at 3.5 out of 5 with meals priced in the $11-30 range. TripAdvisor rates it at 4 out of 5. I would not hesitate to go back the next time I am in the New Orleans area.


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