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Starliner Diner

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Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Diner, Cuban
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5240 Cemetery Rd, Hilliard, OH 43026-1501
614-529-1198
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9:00 am - 3:00 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, Dinner, Brunch

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Visitor rating
  • 97
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    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
Fan-flipping-tactic!!!!!!!

The Starliner was recommend by a friend so I stopped in for lunch. This Place is utterly fantastic!!!!! I had a Latin pasta dish with peppers and chicken that was perfect. It was seasoned perfectly and piping hot. I could tell that it didn't see the inside of a microwave and that made me... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Cleveland, Ohio
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
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Cleveland, Ohio
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The Starliner was recommend by a friend so I stopped in for lunch. This Place is utterly fantastic!!!!! I had a Latin pasta dish with peppers and chicken that was perfect. It was seasoned perfectly and piping hot. I could tell that it didn't see the inside of a microwave and that made me happy. My coworker got a beed... More 

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Malta, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Heard someone in the parking lot say, "It just doesn't look great." Ha! Don't judge a book by it's cover. This may look like a dingy building with a bad parking lot. Wrong. This place has some of the best food you will ever eat. The decor is diner from some far away place. The servers happily give you just... More 

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Columbus, OH
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

There's lots of Latin-style food around Columbus and even several in Hilliard, but this feels authentic. Plantains, giant burritos, Cuban sandwiches and quesadillas are among our favorites. Portions are huge, no matter what you get, and the decor is 1950s, Elvis-goes-overboard kitschy so there's always something to look at while you're waiting for your food. That might take a little... More 

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Hilliard, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Decent breakfast joint with a Mexican flair. Not a big place so you might have to wait a few minutes. Good when you are looking for a change of pace for breakfast.

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Hilliard, Ohio
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Spiced just right, Large portions - I come hungry, then save half for two more meals. Very good service.

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Westerville, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We probably frequent this place montly (or more). Always go for the "specials". They are always awesome. Actually, never ordered from the menu. Love the strip steak and fish tacos to die for. I crave the Salsa dressing they put on the salad. The decor is funky but the food is awesome.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I lived in Hilliard for several years and recently moved to NC - let me tell you how excited I was when I knew I was coming back to Hilliard area for a week to work. I had my menu planned out before I even stepped on the plane, and Starliner was clearly on it! Went with a group of... More 

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Columbus
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The building is a little sketchy looking but go ahead and venture in! The food is really very good. The Southwestern veggie salad is great - warm, roasted veggies in a balsamic dressing over lettuces with black beans, tomatoes, cilantro and a cilantro lime dressing - so good and the portion is very large. Their black bean nachos are also... More 

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Hilliard, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This is the Best Local place to eat in Hilliard Ohio! Great Staff, Great Food! Cuban Bread is wonderful! Kitchen is very accommodating if request something different.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I am in town on business from Kokomo, IN and was searching for somewhere to grab a good lunch! Found this place here on Trip Advisor. Got a chicken quesadilla, chips & salsa, and a coke all to go. It was delicious, hot and fresh, and ready in about 5 minutes. Plus the girl at the front desk was friendly... More 

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Additional Information about Starliner Diner

Address: 5240 Cemetery Rd, Hilliard, OH 43026-1501
Phone Number: 614-529-1198
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Hilliard
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Diner, Cuban

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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: Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Diner, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

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