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The Star Diner

American, Diner, Canadian
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849 Princess Street, Kingston, Ontario K7L 1G7, Canada
06:30 - 20:00
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Mon - Fri 06:30 - 20:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 20:00
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Ottawa, Canada
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249 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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386 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 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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491 reviews
450 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 235 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.

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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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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 

Thank default154992
Kingston, Canada
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

off and on customers since 1999. It's one of our fav diners again. Service is efficient, food is quick and tasty. LOVE the option for fried bologna. Has changed a bit over the past 15 years but currently I would say that they are top of their game. You're in , you're out and the value is good

1 Thank EatPlaySleepRepeat
Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

busy little place- but clean, staff was absolutely lovely despite it being so busy- food was good -- a really nice place to stop for a quick bite

Thank lid71
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

Service was great and the food was average but the price wasn't that great. You can get this meal anywhere in town but it is overpiced. Decent atmosphere though.

Thank Wayne H
St. Catharines, Canada
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015

wanted to try a locals place instead of the franchised restaurants for breakfast on my trip to Kingston this week. Looking on T/A I spotted this place with good comments so took a chance as there appeared to be a large parking lot behind the place when viewed on Earth Cam. The parking was a huge challenge since arriving and... More 

3 Thank monkeyguy11
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

Great lesson for my son that independents can provide great service and home cooking for a good value. Thanks for knowing about Celiac disease. Been a while since I could enjoy some home fries with my breakfast. Decor provided lots of conversation with our kids about the two past. Thanks again. Highly recommended. Family from Guelph


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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
American, Diner, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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?