50 Cute and Catchy Diner Names

Updated on July 1, 2020
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Having a clever or catchy diner name will help you stand out from your competition.
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Diner Dreams

Who doesn’t love dining at a mom and pop diner? If you have a passion for customer service and food, combine these with management skills and open a diner!

Choosing the right name is a critical first step. Having a clever or catchy name might be key to helping you stand out from your competition.

Great Tips for Naming Your Business

Name Considerations

You need to come up with some good diner names! Think about all the things that you would ordinarily look for in a restaurant: cleanliness, fast service, accuracy, professionalism. You want a name that stands out from the rest, a name that says why you should come in here instead of the other diner around the block.

Here are some things to consider:

  • Location: Using your location in your diner name is helpful when it comes to advertising. People can know generally where you are located just by hearing your name. If you are located in a busy street downtown, such as 5th Street, an example would be “Diner on 5th.”

  • Opening Hours: If you are open 24/7, this is an important factor to consider when naming the diner! Not many diners are open all the time and this can give you a leg up on your competition.

  • Type of diner: Whether it’s a 1950’s diner or a modern diner, make sure the name suits it well.

  • Theme: Likewise, if your diner will have a fun theme, the name should definitely match the theme!

  • Your name: If you are the owner of a diner, you could consider naming it after yourself. This will almost certainly make your diner's name unique.

Now for some example diner names to get you thinking!

Be proud and consider naming your diner after yourself!
Be proud and consider naming your diner after yourself! | Source

Cute and Catchy Diner Name Ideas

Dellah's Diner
Diner on 5th
Late Night Dine Right
Downtown Diner
Dine Right Diner
The Sizzling Griddle
DineRite Diner
Grandma's House
Morning Coffee Diner
Momma's Kitchen
Sunrise Diner
Karen's Kitchen
Sunshine Diner
Over Easy Diner
Skyline Diner
The Great Breakfast Diner
The Eatery
Diner the Great
The Golden Spoon
Roller Derby Diner
Bacon Bros. Diner
Roller Gals Diner
Two Men and a Griddle
Calendar Girls Diner
Sunny Side Up Diner
Pinup Paradise Diner
Greta's 24/7 Dine In
Happy Hostess Diner
Monroe's Place
Farmhouse Diner
Kim's Place
Country Diner
Tiffany's (Yes, this is a Deep Blue Something reference)
Countryside Diner
Good Eats Diner
Barnyard Breakfast Diner
Grandma Susie's Kitchen
Rosie's Place
Rejoice Diner
Wallflower Diner
A Taste of Heaven Diner
No Wait Diner
Rascal Rally Diner
Speedy's Diner
The Diner Train
Bourbon Street Diner
The Golden Biscuit
Urban City Kitchen
The Crispy Biscuit
Grub N' Stuff Diner

How to Open a Diner

Secure Licenses and Permits

When it comes to opening any kind of food service establishment, you need to secure the proper permits from the state, county/city, and through the local health department.

A good starting point would be contacting your state’s Division of Corporations to see about registering your business as a legal entity, and they may be able to advise you further as to your next step.

Find a Location

Once you have secured the proper licensing and permits, it’s time to look for a good location to start your business. You will want to find a place that is subject to a lot of traffic for maximum customer exposure. Downtown areas tend to be good, busy places for small, local restaurants to flourish and often have busy periods during festivals and local celebrations.

Shop for Furnishings, Equipment, and Suppliers

While searching for that perfect location, also be looking for your food supplier and equipment you will be needing to furnish the kitchen and dining lobby. You may be able to find much of what you need by searching Craigslist and from other restaurants who will be closing for whatever reason. Keep in mind that purchasing used furniture and equipment and refurbishing it is a lot cheaper than purchasing everything new, and all you need is some elbow grease and a few helping hands!

Craft Your Menu and Hire Help

One of your final steps would be drafting your menu and hiring a couple of people to help you in the early days of operation, then later expanding your staff as you see fit.

One thing’s for sure: If you have your own diner, you'll never starve!
One thing’s for sure: If you have your own diner, you'll never starve! | Source

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This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.


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      aw man 

      10 months ago


      because yes me want yes no yes

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      13 months ago

      these names aren't as good as I was expecting i am doing a business plan in school and can't find a name that fits a group of 4

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      ur mom 

      14 months ago

      ur gayyy

      Griddle man

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      Griddle man 

      16 months ago

      two men in and griddle is gay

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      Amie joy 

      18 months ago

      I cant think of a name for a snack,fastfood and sizzling.

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      Gaurav bagaria 

      18 months ago

      Cafes names

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      18 months ago

      I cant think of a name for a snack/bakery/fast food restaurant.

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      2 years ago

      i thought of a restaurant name.

      'urban city delight" !

      corny right?

      please help!

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      The Girl 

      2 years ago

      What would be a good name for a restaurant with a breakfast thyme... all I can think of is "Breakfast Break Fast" any other ideas?

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      2 years ago

      what is a good name for restaurants and librarians

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      Dad and lela 

      2 years ago

      What is a good name for a breakfast delivery

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      Lisa Brauchle 

      3 years ago

      I am seeking a name for an appetizer and bakery shop. I need help

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      I heart gjk 

      3 years ago

      I cant decide what to name my restaurant.

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      3 years ago

      and how is this supposed to help?

    • tutta profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from Florida

      Dear "Someone Who Reads",


      Thanks for commenting!

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      Someone Who Reads 

      4 years ago

      So . . . Tiffany's is a Deep Blue Something reference? And not, I don't know, a Truman Capote reference?


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