Time Square Diner brings New York flavor to Suntree


Jill Reyes of Melbourne enjoys a Reuben sandwich.

Darrell Woehler

For displaced North Easterners, finding comfort food from up North can take some effort — but a new diner in the heart of Suntree just made it a lot easier. 

Time Square Diner at 7777 N. Wickham Rd. is a little piece of Manhattan relocated to the Space Coast. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Time Square Diner is the culmination of owner and head chef Nick Chios’ 40-plus years in the culinary business. 

For breakfast, diners can enjoy the specialty Treadmill Omelet, made with portobello mushrooms, artichoke hearts and French goat cheese. Lunch specialties include the Time Square Mile High Sandwiches, made with hot pastrami, corned beef or rare roast beef. Gourmet dinner options are as simple as Baked Meatloaf or as upscale as Veal Parmigiana. 

Chios comes by the restaurant industry honestly. He started his culinary career as a cooking apprentice in a New York diner in the late 1960s. Chios enjoyed it so much that he went on to earn a degree from Northeastern University’s School of Culinary Arts in Boston in 1971.

He went on to work in several five-star restaurants before moving south in the early 2000s. He opened Soprano’s Pizza and Mediterranean Grill in Palm Bay in 2004, and decided to branch out into the Suntree area with Time Square Diner.

Time Square Diner is open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays, and from 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. 

For more information and to see the menu, go to timesquaredinerinfl.com.