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Starlight Cafe

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104 W 5th St, Greenville, NC 27858-1822
+1 252-707-9033
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 14:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a delicious brunch! Our table split the beignets and enjoyed the chicken and waffles; shrimp and grits; and huevos a la mexicana. Each entree was hot and flavorful! The waffles come with the honey syrup on it, so if you want it on the side you need to request it when ordering. We will definitely be back soon!

Thank SandJrussell1111
Grimesland, North Carolina
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

It's all good! Start off with a handcrafted cocktail, a hard to decide appetizer and then an even harder to decided main course. It's all good. The location is great, the atmosphere is great (especially the window seats), the waitstaff are professional, but very friendly. Did I mention it's all good.

Thank peggywmay1960
Greenvliie, NC
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Several days ago my wife and I returned to the Starlight in up town Greenville. We couldn't decide on what to order, so we each ordered their hamberger with fries. Oh my! If you want a great burger, this is the place to go. I'm 73 and I've eaten a few burgers. This was one of the best, and my... More 

Thank gaffrigGreenvliie_NC
Roxboro NC
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134 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We had a group of 10 and choose the Starlight and they were most welcoming. We went on a night that they are usually closed but due to the large conference being in town they opened. Service was impeccable; food was delightful. Desserts were amazing. Had the beignets that had several choice of sauces with them. The shrimp and grits... More 

Thank channingway
Grimesland, North Carolina
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

My wife and I eat occasionally at the starlight. It rarely disappoints. This week I had the blue fin tuna appetizer and it was TO DIE FOR! It was raw with pistachios and a very light glaze/sauce? The Oysters Rockefeller was also very tasty. My entree was just OK but it was probably just a bad choice for me, stepped... More 

Thank Stephen M
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131 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

The nice thing about this cafe is it's right across the street from the public parking lot ....2hrs free parking! The food here was good, I ordered the steak and Frits with a bowl of soup. The soup was tasty but the steak was a bit salty and lots of fat/marbling. It is a nice place to meet up for... More 

Thank Vi S
Montague, Michigan
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Good food, nice atmosphere. Willing to make accommodations for dietary preferences. Cheesy grits with shrimp was excellent (doesn't need the bacon that dish comes with but they'll leave it off if you ask). Very limited selection of wines by the glass (as in two choices - red or white)

Thank Loretta231
1 review
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Our favorite place in Greenville!! Great staff and wonderful drinks and a varied menu with lots of delicious choices. Anytime we go out, this is where we want to go and haven't found better food and atmosphere anywhere. I wish we still lived in Greenville so we could go more often.

Thank Ann-Marie H
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

The reviews of Starlight cafe were good ones, and my close friend is in med school near there. I ordered a gift card as a birthday gift and was told it would be delivered in 3 days. I am now 10 days out, no card, manager isn't taking phone calls and I am probably going to have to seek a... More 

Thank Mamasnotcooking
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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91 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

The service was good. Menu selection was a bit limited but varied and interesting. Drinks were very good. Beer and wine selection was good. What sets this restaurant apart on this visit was the Steak Frites. Three of us ordered this dish. All of us declared this to be the best steak that we've ever eaten! Taste, texture, and degree... More 

Thank Gary2hs

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 104 W 5th St, Greenville, NC 27858-1822
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Greenville
  • Phone Number: +1 252-707-9033

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