Metro Diner will hold soft opening next weekend in Aiken, open to the public Jan. 15

January 5, 2019 GMT

Metro Diner, a new comfort food joint on Whiskey Road, will open its doors to the public on Jan. 15.

The restaurant is also inviting the community to come out and celebrate a pre-opening during special charity events being held next weekend.

On Saturday, Jan. 12, all donations will go to the South Aiken High School Booster Club. On Sunday, Jan. 13, all donations will benefit Helping Hands. Guests who donate will “receive a sneak peek of the new eatery and enjoy Metro Diner favorites,” according to a press release.

Reservations for both fundraisers can be made from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. by calling the diner reservation line at 803-594-3541.


Metro Diner will officially open Tuesday, Jan. 15. It will feature seating for up to 122 guests and will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day.

“Guests feel at home when they come to Metro Diner because we welcome them as if they are coming to our own house,” said Aiken Metro Diner Managing Partner Brandon Coker in a press release. “Metro Diner is known as the place where ‘the locals eat’ and we hope to be the new go-to destination where our Aiken diners turn into regulars.”

The press release promises “new twists on traditional dishes” and made-from-scratch food, with breakfast, lunch and dinner being served all day.

Portion sizes are large, and most are priced under $15, according to the release. There will be daily blackboard specials, a full-service bar and gluten-free options on the menu.

Metro Diner is located at 1944 Whiskey Road.

The restaurant is looking to hire over 100 employees in the Aiken area. All positions are hiring, and applications are available online at metrodiner.com.