Shirley's Family Diner

5600 Baltimore National Pike
Catonsville, MD 21228
Phone: (410) 788-9270
Cuisine: American
Price: $$

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  • Hours
    Monday: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Tuesday: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Wednesday: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Thursday: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Friday: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Saturday: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Sunday: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Fri & Sat - 24 Hours
  • Meal Times Served Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 24 Hours
  • Parking Availability Street, Parking on Site
  • Attire Casual
  • Atmosphere Family / Children
  • Special Needs Early Bird Specials, Senior Discount, Non Smoking Area, Booster/High Chairs, Wheelchair Access, Child Menu
  • Payment Methods Discover Mastercard Visa


Ms. Shirley began her 40 year career in the restaurant/hospitality business in this very location in 1967. Her daughter, Karen, joined her in 1991. Mother and daughter worked side by side for many years. When the former restaurant chain decided not to renew their lease on this facility in April 2006, Karen assumed responsibility as the new owner and manager. Karen named the restaurant Shirley's Family Diner in honor of her mother, who unfortunately passed away from cancer in 2005. However, the strong family tradition continues in all aspects of the restaurant -- personnel, the family-friendly menu, and of course, the customers. Karen's son and husband assist in cooking and (literally!) whatever needs to be done. Every single one of the chain employees chose to stay with Karen, despite being offered other opportunities within the chain. We truly are a family here at Shirley's Family Diner, and hope you will enjoy your dining experience--be it breakfast, lunch or dinner served all day.

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Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 171reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Food awful and wait staff didn't care Nov 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great portions and great breakfast! Oct 28, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Staff was nice, Was quick but did not bring lemon to our table when asked. Same thing happen next us with a different server. Oct 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by The restaurant may be a little older and a little tired, but the food is excellent and the staff is attentive. Oct 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by The portion of serving was more than can be imangined! Oct 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Food not at all expensive and they have the best hot chocolate as a far a restaurant is concerned. Oct 2, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Food was good, served hot and fast, but after food was served, service was terrible. Asked for ketchup 4 times before we finally received it. The wait staff seemed to hang out in the kitchen area where you couldn't get their attention. Sep 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very tasty. Love their scrapple, omelettes and pancakes Sep 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by We enjoyed the food we had at Shirley's. We have only had breakfast food. The steak and eggs were great. We also enjoyed the pancakes. However, the restaurant needs to be updated. Sep 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by good food at a good price. Sep 6, 2014
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