I ate at the Starliner Diner this past summer and I thought it was just okay. I agree with Rick F. that the menu was very ambitious.
I had a bowl of soup and a Cuban sandwich, neither of which made much of an impression. Did like the chocolate shake, though.
I hope the gentleman who reviewed the restaurant doesn’t take this personally, since I have really enjoyed some of the other places he has reviewed for us.
Mr. Hoffman, what was it about the breakfasts that was bad? Was it the service? The food? Just curious for more detail.
From reading the menu it appears that they may be letting their ambitions exceed their capabilities, doing too many things not too well. Cuban, "southwestern," coastal Mexican, Filipino, Cajun, Italian. . . .
And some of their dishes sound just plain strange, but that’s likely just my personal take.
I haven’t been in a long time but I had a couple of good breakfasts there about 11 or 12 years ago. I remember the breakfast burrito was good and they had like a deep fried french toast made with their cuban bread that was good. The burrito had ham, eggs, cheese and beans and was topped with a really good salsa made with just the right amount of cilantro. I’m sorry to hear that it was disappointing. It is always one of those places that I mean to go back to but never do. Now maybe I’m glad I didn’t go.
I’ve been to the Starliner three times. The first time ws after reading a review when it opened. I did not care for the food. But I went back again because I thought perhaps I hadn’t given it a fair shake. It wasn’t as bad. So I tried a third time, and it was worse than the second visit. Each visit was for breakfast. Each visit was more than disappointing.
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