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Starliner Diner

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Latin, Diner, Cuban
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5240 Cemetery Rd, Hilliard, OH 43026-1501
614-529-1198
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 87
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
First time but NOT the last!!!

We just left there and I had to comment before leaving parking lot! Someone suggested we go there, absolutely one of the best meals I have had since moving to Columbus 8 years ago! Haven't had a chile relleno that delicious since my mother passed away 19 years ago! Perfect!!!!! My girlfriend has... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
Gregg F
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Columbus, Ohio
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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117 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Columbus, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

We just left there and I had to comment before leaving parking lot! Someone suggested we go there, absolutely one of the best meals I have had since moving to Columbus 8 years ago! Haven't had a chile relleno that delicious since my mother passed away 19 years ago! Perfect!!!!! My girlfriend has never like them but I beg her... More 

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Hudson, Ohio
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

Wonderful food and cool decor. We went Sunday afternoon and were going to have lunch but the breakfasts looked so good we switched. I want to go back for lunch.

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Hilliard, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

One of the best local eats and great for foodies. Cuban-American fare. Best dish is likely the pan-seared vegetables, burrito, and vera cruz salad. Great breakfasts. The down side are the hours.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Starliner is great. Food is always fresh and delicious. Staff are friendly. Rarely a wait. I'd eat here every day if I could :) I recommend the cheeseless veggie pizza - it's fantastic!

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Dublin, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Nice, relaxed south Florida feel and great service. Had beef brisket quesadilla special. Try the homemade chipotle ranch dressing. Will definitely be back soon.

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Gallipolis, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We met our family - a party of eight- for a pre-moving day breakfast. No one could decide where to eat, so I made the decision to try something other than a chain restaurant, and boy was I happy with that decision! You can't help but smile when you walk in, and the staff was very friendly, even though they... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This used to be one of those hidden gems, but the word is out, so expect a wait. The food is authentic and great. Don't expect anything to be dumbed-down for gringo tastes.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This place used to be my little known secret years ago in Hilliard, clearly no more is it little known, but it's been so good for so long it's amazing. You will go back again and again, guaranteed!!

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Columbus, OH
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This is one of my absolute favorite "go to" restaurants. Went last night and had Fish Tacos off the Specials Menu. Wow - the walleye was perfect. I always get them when they're on the specials list. I typically get the Cuban Roast Chicken. In fact, I rarely order anything else, I'm so in love with it. The black bean... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

Been going to SL Diner for years and it's always fantastic. Was there last night and the jambalaya was great the Chile rellenos were very good. Waitress was new and good too.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5240 Cemetery Rd, Hilliard, OH 43026-1501
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Hilliard
  • Phone Number: 614-529-1198

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Latin, Diner, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:30 pm

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