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2217 Honolulu Ave, Montrose, CA 91020-1616
818-957-7827
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
You have no idea what you're walking into!

Your mother told you to "never play with your food!" What she didn't say was "Let the Star Cafe Do It For You!" I love to cook and I love to find places that cook as well or better than I do. And here's one of those. I'm sure the chef is smiling while he is cooking your meal.. A... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
David_DeMulle
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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94 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Your mother told you to "never play with your food!" What she didn't say was "Let the Star Cafe Do It For You!" I love to cook and I love to find places that cook as well or better than I do. And here's one of those. I'm sure the chef is smiling while he is cooking your meal.. A... More 

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Thank David_DeMulle
Glendale, California
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We've been going to Star Cafe for years, with friends and family, enjoying their fish specials and BLTA pizza. Sawdust on the floor and great service.

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Thank J K
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

lets start with the cons nothing no the pros the sause is gravy it smells awful waiters water is from tap swear I saw mouse trap

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Thank Alex T
Laguna Hills, California
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77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Our waiter was excellent. We had a party of 10 and he was working his butt off. The food came out quick and he was on top of all of our needs. My daughter and the rest of our party loved the bread-it was a cross between a biscuit and a croissant. You cannot go wrong with any of the... More 

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Thank Haig M
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Ive gone here for over 20 years. They have the BEST bread rolls. All the foods GREAT! I love the Jackie O salad. All the pizzas are good too. Go upstairs and eat outside :)

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Thank Hikingbunny
Los Angeles, California
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272 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

All the staff seemed to be in a hurry. It's hard to have a relaxing lunch when people are running frantically around just trying to keep up. All 3 of us ordered salads & there was nothing memorable about any of them. We've been here before but this visit did not meet expectations.

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Thank Helen L
Glendale, California
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is a small restaurant in Montrose, CA on the main street. We had a great lunch. The food was perfect, coffee and tea made it very obvious that the restaurant uses filtered water. The service from the person who showed us to our table, to our waiter "Marsha", and the guy who bussed our table. We were treated like... More 

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Thank swbabe13
Los Angeles, California
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151 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Sister to Black Cow Cafe. Had a great salmon meal. Definitely go by for a meal. I would pick Black Cow first but in a pinch on a Monday (BCC is closed)-- I get takeout from Star Cafe.

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Thank DianainAruba
Warren, New Hampshire
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Two weeks ago I met friends here for dinner. This is a small restaurant, not at all fancy and so I expected ordinary food. I was so pleasantly surprised by the delicious food that I returned this week with work colleagues. Once again, the food was wonderful--delicious bread and Italian dishes, but they need to improve their wine list to... More 

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Pasadena, California
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103 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I've been going here for over 20 years, and always loved it. But my last three visits did not meet expectations. The little rolls they serve before the meal used to be divine. Now they are undercooked, almost tasteless balls of dough. The lunch combination used to offer half a sandwich, salad and a bowl of soup. Now it's only... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2217 Honolulu Ave, Montrose, CA 91020-1616
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Montrose
  • Phone Number: 818-957-7827

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, American
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?