Health Food, Denver, NC

HomeHealth Food, Denver, NC

Eat well at our local restaurant.

What you eat matters. How well you eat affects your health and how you feel, so you’re careful about choosing foods that give you needed nutrients and support your health. Even though you’re conscious about what you eat, it’s hard to find health food at restaurants that don’t skimp on flavor or freshness.

Health Food in Denver, North Carolina

This is exactly why we decided to start Citrus the Diner. We know that eating health food is a priority for many of our patrons, so we set out to create dishes using fresh, unprocessed ingredients that didn’t skimp on flavor. Even our salads are much more than “rabbit food” because we believe that when you eat healthy, you shouldn’t have to suffer through the experience.

We have health food options for breakfast, brunch, and lunch. So, whether you want to get a healthy start to your day or enjoy a slow lunch that won’t ruin your efforts to eat well the rest of the day, we have dishes you’ll love. In fact, we think you’ll love the way we do things so much that it’ll be hard to keep you away.

Amazing food, employees and atmosphere!

 
Testimonial

“We just moved into the area a little over a month ago, and today was already our fourth visit to Citrus the Diner! Every time has been a wonderful experience. Amazing food, employees and atmosphere!”

★★★★★ Angela S.

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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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Our local restaurant makes eating health food quick, easy, and delicious. Stop by for breakfast, brunch, or lunch the next time you’re craving something that will make your day better. You can also place an online order if you’re on the go, and we’ll have it ready for you to pick up when you want it.


At Citrus the Diner, we serve health food to 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.

Learn why our restaurant is a local favorite.

 
Love the food and the service!
Christine Curcio
Christine Curcio
16:30 06 Jun 24
Spoiler Alert: Breakfast For Dinner Is Coming Soon!We enjoyed a nice Mother’s Day brunch. My sister-in-law had the Meat Lovers Omelette. The home fries were delicious (I tried some), I think the best I have ever had anywhere.The seasoning was sublime.My wife really enjoyed her special, Summer Quiche. She said the asparagus was cooked perfectly al dente. The Lemon Vinaigrette on her side salad was very tasty. She is not a big lemon fan so her saying that is really saying something good.I like lemon myself. My Burt’s Benedict was maybe the best I have had at Citrus. Usually, their Hollandaise sauce has too much lemon, but today, the sauce hit all the right notes.I like the idea of using a QR code to add oneself to the wait list. Smart.One minor critique: The Cinnamon Rolls ought to be heated just a bit before bringing them to the table and not served at room temperature.Geraldine was a fantastic server! She was very engaged with our table and never once gave the impression that she had any other place to be. That is a rare quality in servers at Citrus. That is why this review rates service four stars overall — no reflection on Geraldine, a solid 5.I’m pleased to see we’ll soon be able to have Breakfast for Dinner!Nota Bene: The owner of Citrus also owned the next-door Pomodoros, an Italian restaurant. It closed its doors a couple of years ago due to a chronic staffing shortage, especially in the kitchen. Our village, Denver, NC, has enough fast food but too few quality dining experiences. The restaurant business is tough and I was saddened to see Pomodoros close its doors. COVID really did a number on small businesses and this mindset of people not wanting to work is maddening.Citrus is a highlight in the Denver dining scene.
Michael McLachlan
Michael McLachlan
21:20 14 May 24
Everything we had was delicious and the outdoor patio is perfect! Our first time here but this will definitely be a new regular breakfast spot for our family.
Rachel Herman
Rachel Herman
14:26 11 May 24
What a gem of a diner!! Fantastic selection of food and drinks and everything tasted amazing!! Can’t wait to go back!!
Cathy Thompson
Cathy Thompson
17:19 01 May 24
We showed up unannounced with a whole soccer team of 9 year olds and their families and the staff handled it like it was no big deal! The service was great and the food was somehow even better!! Thanks so much for making our team lunch such a success.
Pete Rosati
Pete Rosati
16:48 21 Apr 24
Enjoyed a delicious scramble bowl. Service was quick and friendly. Love the vibe!
Sara Rose
Sara Rose
13:17 21 Apr 24
I guess I expected better, will try again just in case it was an off day.
Daniel Dziak
Daniel Dziak
20:54 18 Apr 24
Large portions, good food, good service
Kirk Bailey
Kirk Bailey
21:54 15 Apr 24
Always delicious. Spectacular service.
Cameron Swaim
Cameron Swaim
21:10 14 Apr 24
I love this place. If given the option I'm eating here over any other breakfast place. We don't have this in CLE.
Julie Dombrowski
Julie Dombrowski
15:00 11 Apr 24
I love this place. The character and feel is fantastic. A true local diner with a little twist. The staff are all great and the food is top notch. You can tell they’re using quality ingredients. Even something as simple as scrambled eggs have the potential to be greasy if it’s not good quality. Not the case here. It’s all good. Worth every penny. We will be back.
Johnathan Drennon
Johnathan Drennon
12:51 07 Apr 24
Great place for breakfast or brunch. Large menu, super friendly staff. Great locals spot.
Jim Lavine
Jim Lavine
19:40 25 Feb 24
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
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

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