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Starlight Cafe

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104 West Fifth Street, Greenville, NC 27858
(252)707-9033
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Monday
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 44
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Absolutely the best food in Greenville

I love Starlight! Chef Toby knows his business and does a fantastic job creating colorful farm-to-table items that are unique. His wife works there, too, and is absolutely charming. This is my first choice when entertaining VIP's and guests, and, it's also my first choice when I am simply hungry... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
JuJu W
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Greenville, North Carolina, United States
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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87 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Greenville, North Carolina, United States
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I love Starlight! Chef Toby knows his business and does a fantastic job creating colorful farm-to-table items that are unique. His wife works there, too, and is absolutely charming. This is my first choice when entertaining VIP's and guests, and, it's also my first choice when I am simply hungry for good food.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Limited menu and somewhat pricey. Nice bar area and the service is good. Gourmet menu items, shrimp and grits is good. We eat there occasionally nicely location downtown near university campus

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Greenville, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Everything you dislike about a chain restaurant will not be found here. The food is fantastic. The bartenders and chefs actually care about the food they are serving you, right down to where it came from and who unearthed it. One of the best places you will eat in Greenville, NC.

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Washington, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We have dined at the Starlight many times and it's always terrific. Great service, wonderful cocktails and innovative locavore cuisine. The menu changes seasonally and there are fresh and interesting specials. This is a family-owned restaurant with their own farm, and many or the restaurant's ingredients are truly farm-to-table. Great spot for a casual lunch, Sunday brunch or a white-tablecloth... More 

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Greenvliie, NC
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My wife and I have eaten at this restaurant several times, and have been impressed with the quality of the service and the food. And with a free parking lot across the street, how could you go wrong. Easy to locate in downtown (pardon - uptown (?) ) Greenville in what appears to be an old storefront. Lots of light,... More 

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Defiance, Missouri
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438 reviews 438 reviews
298 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

A lovely locaiton in downtown just off campus, its locovore, its flavor, its variety its enjoyable! A great opportunity to enjoy some of the best of the tidelands, its good!

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This is the best proper restaurant in Greenville, and we're lucky to have it. I split a bunch of tapas and small plates with friends tonight, and everything was sophisticated, fresh, interesting, well-prepared, and delicious. Bravo.

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Ayden, North Carolina, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Had not been for a while and then had dinners at the Starlight twice about a week apart. First meal I had veal piccata: I trusted Toby (or Chef Tobias if you prefer) to not overpower with lemon as most US restaurants do. I was correct. Then last Wednesday took a visiting scientist with two of my colleagues there. Our... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I absolutely love Starlight Cafe! It is my second favorite place to eat in Greenville and that's only because they are rather pricey. We only go on special occasions but, you definitely get what you pay for!

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Greenville, North Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We ate here with two other couples for a get-together. The environment could have not been better. It's a fancy enough restaurant to know you are somewhere nice with good food but not pretentious as these more expensive restaurants can be some times. The wait staff was friendly and accommodating. The FOOD was all delicious. My wife got shrimp &... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 104 West Fifth Street, Greenville, NC 27858
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Greenville
  • Phone Number: (252)707-9033

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 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?