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“Great soup and salad bar, but disappointing entrees”

Starlite Diner & Lounge
Ranked #4 of 461 Restaurants in Allentown
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: After-hours
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours
Edwardsville, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
259 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Great soup and salad bar, but disappointing entrees”
Reviewed 6 August 2014

This restaurant was looking very promising judging by the fresh, warm loaves of bread, delicious soups, and quality salad bar offered. But the quality stopped there. My husband's crab cakes were unremarkable and my liver and onions special was all but inedible. The liver was so full of connective tissue, it was hard to cut through even with a knife. The complimentary cookies offered were so terrible, we threw them away. Next time I would stick with the soup and salad bar.

  • Visited July 2014
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English first
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“WAY TO MUCH GOODNESS”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

A the risk of not following proper " PC ", consider this. If fine Italian Suits are made by Italians, and the best German Bratwurts are made by Germans, then it stands to reason that the best diners in America are owned by Greeks. The Starlight has to rank right up there with the very best. Yes, it is called a Diner, but the tremendous selection of entrees and the very large portions are indicative of what good value means. The salad bar is a meal in itself and the prices are very moderate. Travelers, business people and families can dine in modern surroundings and enjoy great service. It is only a vew hundred yards from I-78 near Allentown, PA and is an easy on and off.

  • Visited July 2014
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Pittsburgh
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Classic Diner Larege Menu”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Fast service and large selection should be able to find something here for everyone. Nice Soup and Salad bar included with dinner and plenty of deserts to temp you

Visited August 2014
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Uxbridge
Level 5 Contributor
93 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Solid choice close to the hotel”
Reviewed 31 July 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the homewood suites which is only a stones throw away from the starlite diner which made things easy. This isn't your average diner they have a huge menu, alcohol and a good salad and soup bar with fresh bread. We ended up eating at the diner two night in a row due to the proximity to the hotel and the food was good. Don't get me wrong it's not 5 star but it's solid at a decent price.

Visited July 2014
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wayne pa
Level 6 Contributor
31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Something delicious for everyone at great price”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

My son's baseball team ate dinner here during a tournament because it was close to the hotel. What luck! We were able to be seated together and waitress was very good. Although a large party, the food came out timely and everyone raved about their meals. I got the grilled trio mushrooms, shrimp and fish stuffed with crabmeat a very large portion and really tasty! My meal came with one side (I chose cole slaw) and the salad/soup bar. The bar had two types of home baked bread and three homemade soups. The salad bar was filled with anything you could want. We all wished there was a place like this back in our area. We were given a 10% when the waitress heard we were staying at the Hampton Inn. Just a great place!

  • Visited July 2014
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