Breakfast Restaurant, Denver, NC

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We’re guaranteed to become your new favorite breakfast spot!

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, after all, so don’t waste it on cold cereal, soggy oatmeal, or a bruised banana. Make your breakfast count by coming to see us at Citrus the Diner. Our breakfast restaurant is a favorite here in the Denver, North Carolina area because of our fresh take on classics and approach to using as many unprocessed ingredients as possible for ultimate flavor.

Breakfast Restaurant in Denver, North Carolina

Our breakfast restaurant serves up everything from French toast and eggs to waffles, shrimp & grits, city ham, and more. Whether you’re a fan of the traditional stack of pancakes or you’re into trying something new, like one of our “scrambowlishes,” you won’t regret whatever you order.

Stop by our breakfast restaurant for a quick bite on your way into the office or for a leisurely brunch with friends and family. Either way, you’ll get delicious dishes served up exactly how you expect, but with the signature freshness and flavor we’re known for.

The best breakfast I have ever had.

 
Testimonial

“This was literally the best breakfast I have ever had. The eggs were fresh and perfect. The grits were amazing. Tasty bacon. And the fresh squeezed orange juice was incredible. Can't wait to go back!”

★★★★★ Brian L.

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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 online from our breakfast restaurant and take it to-go! We’ll have your order ready when you arrive, so you can take your breakfast with you and get on with the rest of your day.

We’re ready to become your next favorite breakfast restaurant. Come visit us for breakfast today to start your day off right or place an online order if you’re in the middle of a busy morning.


At Citrus the Diner, our breakfast restaurant serves visitors from Lake Norman and Denver, North Carolina.

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.

Find out why people love our restaurant.

 
Delicious food. Food was fresh and service was great. Not really suitable for larger groups. We were a party of 8 and we had to split up.
Abel
Abel
15:04 21 Feb 24
Let me just start by saying the food as drink was amazing! I went with a party of of 7 and we all enjoyed ourselves. There was a little mix up with one of the orders and the people working handled it in the best way possible. As I said there’s 7 of us and the wait was not too long. Overall a wonderful experience and I definitely recommend!
Penny Cervero
Penny Cervero
18:12 27 Dec 23
Me and my family had an excellent service for breakfast will definitely comeback.
Eduardo Zelaya
Eduardo Zelaya
14:39 17 Dec 23
Food is great. Donna is our favorite employee! She is amazing!
Debora Giordano
Debora Giordano
02:07 05 Dec 23
The breakfast here is great, I just made my own omelet and they stuff them very well, adding extras can be a bit pricey though, service was attentive, restaurant feels a bit cramped up especially if it's full of customers, I'd recommend anyone try at least once.
Andrew Romano
Andrew Romano
19:03 04 Dec 23
It’s simply delicious! Very busy on Sunday but it’s worth the wait.
Naiana Araújo
Naiana Araújo
18:12 19 Nov 23
Have been a few times now and really enjoy it here. Quickly becoming my go to spot for breakfast. Never had a bad experience here.
Graham Johnson
Graham Johnson
15:31 12 Nov 23
Had lunch here, the experience was ok but not great. Others at my table said the same. A bit expensive for what you get. It would be worth the money if the service was great, or if the food was great, but with so many other options in town this place will probably continue to be a once or twice a year thing on our lunch rotation.
John Forbes
John Forbes
18:37 08 Nov 23
We came here for breakfast. Now full disclosure I am not really a fan of most breakfast foods, but this was really delicious, I very nearly cleared my plate. It was just so good. The server was very friendly, and the interior of this place is really cute as well. The theme and decoration are well thought out. I really recommend coming here for breakfast, and I will be back as well.
Artemis
Artemis
15:34 29 Oct 23
Food was wonderful and the staff were friendly. They also have awesome choices for mixed drinks. Just a little bit in the expensive side
Annalynn Cameron
Annalynn Cameron
14:07 28 Oct 23
The sweetest hometown diner you could ask for!! The food here is phenomenal and the staff go above and beyond to make sure that each experience in their establishment is an amazing one!
Caitlyn Killian
Caitlyn Killian
15:07 21 Oct 23
Great place for breakfast or brunch. Large menu, super friendly staff. Great locals spot.
Jim Lavine
Jim Lavine
12:59 21 Oct 23
Best breakfast in town!
D&D Performance
D&D Performance
21:18 06 Oct 23
Citrus is a cheerful little breakfast and lunch place. The coffee and food was delicious!
Michelle Fanning
Michelle Fanning
17:03 22 Sep 23
Went on a recommendation from my wife's coworker. Loved it. Will definitely be coming back. Shame it was our wonderful server's last day, but I'm happy she is moving on to her career in makeup. Out door seating for 10 was available for us even though we didn't make a reservation(It's a small place, so don't always expect that.) I would definitely be willing to wait. Their menu is full of things we wanted to try. I got the chorizo burger. It was fantastic!
Jeremy Sweet
Jeremy Sweet
11:35 08 Sep 23
Went for lunch. Wide variety on the menu. Tried the jerk chicken wrap; more sweet than spicy but I ate it all.
Jae Snipes
Jae Snipes
16:11 24 Jul 23
We started off with a mimosa and Tennessee Mudd Coffee followed by the meat lover's omelette and the short stack with eggs and sausage. The drinks and food were absolutely delicious! They were very busy but several different waitresses checked in on us to make sure we were attended to in a timely manner. We'll definitely be back when in this area again!
tambi nida
tambi nida
14:57 21 Jul 23
Very good lunch. Reasonable but had turkey salad on croissant. One of the least pricey items.
Doug Bateman
Doug Bateman
20:02 08 Jul 23
Delicioso !
Vianney Torres
Vianney Torres
12:58 01 Jul 23
Fantastic little neighborhood Cafe Good energy atmosphere, upbeat staff, delicious menu options and better than average coffee.
Ron Osborn
Ron Osborn
15:48 25 Jun 23
2 times, all good.
DN Taylor
DN Taylor
14:46 22 Jun 23
Food and the service are always great. Add to that a super friendly staff and you have a "recipe" for a great restaurant!
Bryan Beam
Bryan Beam
19:58 20 Jun 23
The food was very good and they have these big plastic dividers between tables, which I've never seen! Im immunocompromised so I felt very safe there
Jonnie Dempsey
Jonnie Dempsey
11:24 20 Jun 23
I enjoy eating at Citrus the Diner. They have an excellent array of meals to choose from. I am fond of the Muddy Boots breakfast combo. Oftentimes, after eating breakfast at Citrus, I don't eat another meal until late in the afternoon.
Brian Byers
Brian Byers
23:43 18 Jun 23
Excellent food and service!
Hilary Cotter
Hilary Cotter
23:59 03 Jun 23
Ok, if you were looking for a reason to come dine at Citrus. Well buckle up buttercup because here is the review you’ve been waiting for. I have been to citrus for breakfast multiple times and each time is better than the last. If you are looking for fancy, pompous, or an overpriced breakfast then get to stepping cause you won’t find that here. The food is delicious, fresh, and exactly what you want from a southern breakfast place. The only thing I’m not a huge fan of are the grits, but as you know grits are up to interpretation. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. I do love their slushees, like just order it. Please don’t rob yourself of this delightful drink, my personal favorite is the watermelon but they’re all great. And hey, if you’re wanting to get loosey goosey at 9am get you some alcohol in there. Nobody worth being around will judge you. The omelettes are flavorful, the pancakes are the perfect level of fluffy and sweet but the star of the show (in my opinion) is anything served with their biscuits. Making biscuits is an art, and the chefs here are the Bob Ross of biscuit makers, blessing the world with happy fluffy biscuits. Another stand out here is the service. I don’t know what stick some of the negative reviewers had up their rear end but every server here is amazing, I do have my favorite and she knows who she is, but honestly everyone here is kind, attentive, and bring the right amount of sass to make your dining experience enjoyable. So if you made it this far, let me leave you with one word of advice. Go to Citrus for your next breakfast, you won’t be sorry.
Erika C
Erika C
04:35 03 Jun 23
Staff was very nice and the foods were good.
geraldine allen
geraldine allen
20:24 01 Jun 23
Hard to beat local Denver breakfast joint. Lots of options and all are great!
Rob
Rob
13:29 29 May 23

Order your breakfast now!