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“Great Food, Reasonable Prices, Friendly Atmosphere”
Review of Starters Pub - CLOSED

Starters Pub
Price range: $7 - $15
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating
Reviewed July 8, 2011

Although it is a little drive for us, we have been visiting Starter’s Pub 1-2 times a week for years now. Everything on their menu is great and the prices are reasonable. Plus, if you are aware of their regular specials throughout the week, the value is even better!

The pub atmosphere is relaxing and the staff will happily try and accommodate you with their many TVs if there is a certain sporting event that you want to watch close to where you are sitting. You have various seating options including Bar, High-tops, Booths, Tables, and Outdoor Patio (in season). The staff is friendly and the service is reasonably quick, even when the place is packed. The managers there are not just present by title, but are very involved with guest satisfaction and ensuring all the behind the scenes activity runs smooth.

Be it visiting there alone, as a couple, with a family, or group hanging out, you will quickly be comfortable. Plus for those frequently the place on a regular basis, you can get reward points for all of your purchases (including alcohol) which accumulate into Gift Certificates to be used on future visits.

I highly recommend this Starter’s location and look forward to continued visits.

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Reviewed May 10, 2011

Starters currently has three locations in the Bethlehem area. Their original restaurant, Starters Pub, is on Route 378 on the other side of the mountain from South Bethlehem. They also have Starters Riverport, a much larger location in South Bethlehem just off the New Street bridge, and Starters Clubhouse Grille, which is located at the Bethlehem Municipal Golf Course. Each location offers fantastic food and drinks in a different environment.

I visited two of their locations this past weekend. On Friday night, my husband and I enjoyed drinks and appetizers at the Clubhouse Grille. This was our first time at this location. They have a nice deck and the weather was beautiful, so we ate outside. The martini menu at the Clubhouse is quite extensive and our drinks were excellent. Both of us were happy with our appetizers. The crab cake sliders were a great choice! Inside, they have more seating and a large TV for catching your favorite sports game. Even though it's located at the golf course, you don't need to be a golfer to enjoy this great restaurant and deck.

On Saturday, I had dinner and drinks with my parents at the Riverport location in South Bethlehem. This is their largest restaurant, with lots of booths and tables on the floor as well as tables on their second-floor balcony. This location also has a huge number of TVs, so there's a good chance that whatever game you want to watch will be on. That night, it was a fun place to watch the Kentucky Derby. We have been here many times and have never been disappointed. The food, drinks, service, and atmosphere always make it a great evening. For our entrees, we had the shepherd's pie, the horseradish salmon, and the cheesy chicken caesar skillet. All three dishes were excellent.

All of the Starters locations are more than just sports bars. They make great places for date night or family outings. If you have a child attending Lehigh, Moravian, or DeSales University, these restaurants are close by and great places to take your college student out to dinner. They do not take reservations but will allow you to call ahead, which you may want to consider if you are going to Riverport on a Friday or Saturday night. Also, bring quarters for the parking meters in the Riverport garage. The City of Bethlehem tickets cars in this garage 24/7.

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Reviewed February 1, 2011

I had a grilled veggie salad that was great. My husband had salmon moist and tender. I told you it's not just bar food. If you go early for lunch it's not so crowded. Manager was a bit lame just sitting watching the TV.
Try it you go back for more.

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Thank rickpenne
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