Family Restaurant, Denver, NC

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Visit our restaurant for delicious food and good times.

Are you hungry and craving something delicious? Do you want to bring your family out with you for a great meal? Would you rather not deal with the prep, mess, and cleanup of making lunch this afternoon? The solution to all these dilemmas is to come and visit us at Citrus the Diner. People in the Denver, North Carolina area can’t get enough of our food, and our family-friendly atmosphere makes our diner the perfect place to share a meal with the people you love most.

Family Restaurant in Denver, North Carolina

The main thing that sets our family restaurant apart is that we take pride in our food. Every item on our menu is carefully curated to feature the best flavor profile and level of freshness possible. Fresh, flavorful, unprocessed, and delicious is how most people describe our food, and we know you’ll agree with this description, too.

Another great thing about our family restaurant is that we’re open for breakfast, brunch, and lunch. Stop by to fuel up before a big day out or come in and see us towards the middle of the day when you want to have some quality family time. No matter what time of day you come in, there’s no doubt that you’ll be happy with whatever you order.

The food is delicious!

 
Testimonial

“The food is delicious!! Customer service is great! We will definitely continue to eat here!”

★★★★★ Marlin G.

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Benefits of Eating at Our Restaurant

Online ordering

Online ordering

Order your food online and pick it up from our restaurant when you’re in a rush.
Varied menu

Varied menu

We have tons of classic favorites with a unique twist on our menu, and every item features unprocessed, fresh, and wholesome ingredients.
Family-friendly atmosphere

Family-friendly atmosphere

Our diner’s atmosphere is fun, a little bit funky, and great for families.

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You can also order from our family restaurant online and take your food with you back to the office, home, a friend’s house, or anywhere else. We make dining out quick, convenient, and delicious. Stop by and see us or place your online order today!


Family Restaurant in Lake Norman, NC

Why Choose Citrus the Diner?

Here at Citrus the Diner, we pack our dishes full of flavor, using fresh, “clean”, wholesome ingredients, ensuring that each mouthful will dance on your tongue and feed your soul! Our dining room and our menu are designed to wake up your senses with an upbeat “fresh, fun and funky” environment sure to put a smile on your face.

See what some of our happy patrons have to say about our family restaurant.

 
When you eat out often it's exciting to find a Diner like this one. A great menu! Great unigue selection! A staff that obviously enjoys their jobs.. And you won't leave hungry. The Slushies alone are worth going! I recommend Strawberry 🍓 Pineapple 🍍 and add Ginger...yummmm!
Al BELL
Al BELL
06:35 26 Nov 22
Delicious. Food was fresh, service was amazing! Not really suitable for larger groups unless you are willing to split up. Best biscuits and grits we have had in awhile! Definitely recommend.
Azia Zajda
Azia Zajda
21:28 06 Nov 22
Click on their website for the CURRENT menu. There's so much more to see!
Chelsea Baran
Chelsea Baran
00:59 19 Sep 22
This remains the best breakfast in Denver. Creative menu and super service. We ate on the patio. I had Huevos Rancheros and my wife had a crate your own omelet. Simply outstanding.Just tried (8/29/2022) the "better not lay a finger" pancakes. Pancakes topped with a crushed butterfinger bar. Go for it.
Brian McIntyre
Brian McIntyre
17:37 29 Aug 22
Found the location in Google and my friends that live in the area said they hadn't been but heard the food was great. We got there and waited about 30 mins. It was worth the wait! I had Marian's Favorite omelet and the hubby had Uncle John's Biscuit & Gravy Platter. I was not expecting the biscuit to be so big and fluffy... definitely homemade. The sausage gravy was excellent as well. I did taste a little sweet something qith the biscuit and gravy which was a twist, but still very good my omelet looked like all egg, which I like, versus when milk gets added. We also got Mimosas. They bring the mixer part in the glass with a small bottle of Prosecco. Our bill would have been much cheaper had we not had 2 each... yum! Our waitress was having her first day back after being out and she was phenomenal! I venture to say we'll be back to try a few other things.
Heather House
Heather House
15:25 25 Aug 22
Love the menu here and the waitstaff always seem so happy.
Andy Hoxie
Andy Hoxie
17:27 20 Aug 22
Definitely will be coming back. The food was delicious and I saw a lot more options on the menu that I would really like to try.
Zuzu Madanat
Zuzu Madanat
07:56 05 Aug 22
Food was spectacular !!!
Peter Shook
Peter Shook
12:46 26 Jul 22
Went for Sunday brunch with family. Great food selection and delicious. Will be coming back again.
jim gamble
jim gamble
11:18 21 Jul 22
Food very tasty. Clean, great service out waitress was so sweet and very helpful.
Marie Anne Corba
Marie Anne Corba
00:24 17 Jul 22
Good food!
Bethann Rohaly
Bethann Rohaly
16:38 12 Jul 22
Awesome tasty food and a bright cherry decor with friendly staff. Yum 😋
lori B
lori B
10:05 12 Jul 22
Just had another great breakfast at Citrus Diner. We’ve been there 10-12 times and the food is fantastic - very well prepared, with excellent flavoring. The only weak item today was the very runny grits. The staff was very good, so the service was great. This is a small place, but I would recommend it to everyone.
Dave Boyd
Dave Boyd
18:14 10 Jul 22
I have recently retired to the Lake Norman and we go out for breakfast at least 5 times a week. I am always on the look out for the "BEST" breakfast in the Lake Norman area. Today we visited the Citrus Diner in Denver, NC. We defintley will be back. After a couple more visits, it may become my #1 breakfast spot in the Lake Norman area . Huevos Rancheros-- excellent. Chicken fried steak--- Perfect. Crisp bacon. Orange juice squeezed fresh on site. Large assortment of fruit drinks. Coffee was good, hot, regualrly refreshed. Plus, a GREAT server!
John Schaver
John Schaver
12:33 08 Jul 22
First time there. Food was delicious. Portions and prices were appropriate Service was excellent.
Lenny Montanaro
Lenny Montanaro
14:13 25 Jun 22
Great place to grab breakfast....I recommend the chicken and waffles!
Chris Moore
Chris Moore
12:49 25 Jun 22
The place is cute as is their extensive menu. I took 3 friends there for a birthday lunch. They all had great sandwiches but I ordered a buffalo chicken wrap that I thought the chicken wasn't done. They redid my wrap but didn't tell me till they served the second one that the buffalo chicken was made out of dark meat. Had I known that, I would have ordered another selection. Are half of it but did not enjoy it. Also we were disappointed that there were only cookies offered for dessert since it was a triple birthday celebration, I was hoping for a nice desert. I think the breakfast- lunch menu was a better bet.
Cathy Wiszowaty
Cathy Wiszowaty
23:07 16 Jun 22
First visit. We will be back. Kim was a great server, good recommendations.
Denise Reinecke
Denise Reinecke
18:27 11 Jun 22
Food was DELICIOUS!!
Silas Drye
Silas Drye
01:54 03 Jun 22
Great food and raspberry mimosas are a must.
ANDREW POE
ANDREW POE
20:19 16 May 22
Very Good quick service. Food was served fresh hot and neat on the plate. Very good food. Small cozy diner.
Luke Rapp
Luke Rapp
17:36 16 May 22

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