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The Star Diner

Diner, Canadian, American
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849 Princess Street, Kingston, Ontario K7L 1G7, Canada
07:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Fri 06:30 - 20:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 20:00
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Kingston, Canada
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My grandmother took me to this restaurant and we had a lovely lunch here. We had friendly, good service and the food was great. Very affordable with fun decor.

Thank 6RB9
Frederick, Maryland
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119 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ate here for lunch earlier this week for the first time. I ordered the mozzarella mushroom burger which came with fries and a pickle. My husband ordered Haddock and Chips. Both were very good! The burgers are hand-pressed in-house and are very juicy. The staff was prompt and friendly. I would definitely eat here again.

Thank Kathryn H
Perth, Canada
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Star Diner has become our go-to place for breakfast when we visit Kingston. Its décor is authentic 50s, the staff is always friendly, and the food is genuine and plentiful. Breakfast is available all day long, and we invariably choose from the omelette menu. Two of us share one of the dozen or so omelette varieties, which includes toast... More 

Thank dougnorm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

I went for both breakfast and lunch and the food was really good. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to have a quick delicious bite to eat at a great price. Not to mention the staff were really nice and easy to talk to.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

The Star is our new favorite place to go for breakfast. Good food, good service, nice portions. No matter how busy they are we get our food in very good time.

Thank triphammer73
Ottawa, Canada
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250 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

This is a great little diner with an all day breakfast and a good array of burgers and hot sandwiches. We were there during a pretty hard time for our family and Ida Mae (sp?) the owner came over and was incredibly kind and sympathetic. The service was great and the food was solid .

Thank EPottawa
London, Canada
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389 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Hwd a fabulous crab melt omelette with some of the best hashbrowns around... Full for hours afterwards. S definite gem

1 Thank JanetDP
Toronto, Canada
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494 reviews
451 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Been going here for years but this visit found prices way up and no longer include coffee. Food is good but customers are starting to leave due to high prices. Once was Kingston's best place for breakfast.

1 Thank thephoenixrisesagain
Kingston, Canada
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

An old style grill diner specializing in Breakfast and Burgers basically. Service is always good. Quality and quantity of food is good. Seating for larger people in back is nice as some of the bench seat booths can be tight for a big person. Especially after eating. They make a wicked peanut Butter Banana Milk Shake. Pop is canned not... More 

Kingston, Canada
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

After having a pleasant breakfast in this interesting diner I decided to read the reviews and I often look at the negative ones. Those negative ones are old and certainly didn't jive with my experience. The service was excellent, the coffee tasty and bottomless, good toast with jam, and the regular breakfast of bacon, eggs and homefries. The waitress did... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Diner, Canadian, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 849 Princess Street, Kingston, Ontario K7L 1G7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Kingston

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