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Starliner Diner

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Diner, Cuban, Latin
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5240 Cemetery Rd, Hilliard, OH 43026-1501
614-529-1198
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9:00 am - 9:30 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/Brunch, Lunch
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 78
    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
Most recent review
Great as Always

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
RussNOhio
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Columbus, Ohio
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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108 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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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 NEW 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have been there only one time. Their food was amazing and the waiter was very helpful letting me know the specials and what items were the most popular there. The atmosphere there is very unique.

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Starliner is one of my favorite restaurants. Eclectic decor combines with deliciously prepared food. Wonderful Cuban bread (which you can purchase to take home, too) is served with most meails. I highly recommend Starliner!

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Hilliard, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you are ever in Hilliard, you need to stop here. The food is great and the aroma when you walk in is amazing! The servings are huge so be prepared to take some home with you or go starving!

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Columbus OH
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

An eclectic mix of Puerto-Rican & Cuban dishes in an equally eclectic atmosphere. Homemade Cuban Bread, and specials like Cashew Encrusted Snapper and Mofongo-stuffed Chicken. I've been back several times, as this is one of my favorite places to eat. A copycat restaurant opened about a half-mile east, but don't be fooled ... The menu is the same, but the... More 

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Columbus, OH
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed a nice lunch. The food was great and reasonably priced. Only down was they were taking out the trash and cold are was blowing into the seating area.

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Columbus, OH
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We live about 3 miles from Starliner. We come here about once a quarter - especially when the breakfast casserole is on the menu. This bowl of goodness is filled with jalepeno cornbread, black beans, pulled pork, eggs, cheese and other yummy ingredients. The flavors mix so well that even if you're stuffed you'll clean the bowl. You may wait... More 

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I have had dinner here several times and have never been disappointed. The service is always great, the food is delicious and the ambiance is something you won't find anywhere else.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

had the Cuban sandwich with plantains and it was fantastic. really quick even during busy lunch hour

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Columbus, OH
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

I have been eating here for 20 years and it is my favorite place in Columbus. As a frequent visitor to Miami, Florida, I wouldn't classify it as Cuban though there are a few things on the menu that are Cuban while things like chilaquiles and chile Rellenos are Mexican. The Rellenos with their crispy, crunchy cornmeal coating sit in... More 

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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 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Diner, Cuban, Latin

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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?