1901 Commonwealth Ave
Charlotte, NC 28205
Designed to resemble a classic, old-school diner, this Charlotte favorite is lined with vinyl-backed booths, formica tabletops, and a jukebox. Originally opened in 1945, the historic red-brick space is a Commonwealth mainstay, with a dedicated local following. Breakfast is served all day, the creative house burger and hot dog selections are impressive, and the restaurant is open until 4am on the weekends -- there is no time of day ill-suited to the famous Diamond "Pig Wings" (deep-fried pork shanks covered in cinnamon-chipotle sauce). The daily specials are reliably satisfying, the home made deserts are remarkable, and if you make enough appearances, the affable wait staff will surely start to greet you by name.