Though The Villages lost one of its Perkins restaurants last year, the building will now house the Metro Diner. With a long history that began in Jacksonville in 1938, Metro Diner now has 17 restaurants in various states. Known for its unusual offerings, at the Metro Diner you don’t just get chicken and waffles, you get half a fried chicken and a waffle with strawberry butter. The website (metrodiner.com) still says “opening soon,” so keep an eye out for the big day. You’ll find Metro Diner at 41110 Wedgewood Lane in The Villages.