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Brightstar Drive In Grill

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205 Madora St, Mount Holly, NC 28120
+1 704-827-0212
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10:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 10:00 - 21:00
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Mount Holly, North Carolina
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Don't go to the Brightstar expecting to find gourmet burgers or cosmopolitan fare. It is what it is, a reboot of an old style drive-in. I don't know when it first opened,but I cruised the drive-in while in high school in the early 70's. It is no longer a drive-in but the food is similar to what it would have... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We used to get great food and service here, but it has gone down hill, kopefully some improvments will be made

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Thank andy P
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Great small town atmosphere. Burgers and music are great. Must try cherry-lemon Sundrop! They have daily specials and a salad bar. Great sweet tea.

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Thank Johnny-Glenda P
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81 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I have always been a fan of Brightstar - recognizing that it falls somewhat in the "dive" category; however over the last few visits it has really been starting to dip in the wrong direction. Saturday we went in for lunch around 1:30 - it was crowded as always. Had to wait about 10 minutes before someone came to the... More 

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Thank Susan E
Gastonia, North Carolina, USA
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Average menu. Took way too long to get our food. When the food finally arrived the burgers, fries and onion rigs were all cold. Had the food been hot the taste may have been improved. Frozen crinkle cut fries and frozen onion rings. I assumed a local joint in business a long time would have been better that the chains... More 

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Thank Larryb2107
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69 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

My entire family loves this restaurant! I especially love the music played. You can listen to their station on the Internet. Food is awesome - I've never eaten anything there that was not excellent. If your lucky and get the winning gum ball you can win a scoop of ice cream! I would highly recommend this family restaurant!

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Thank LeeannLikesFood
Gastonia, North Carolina
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

This place once had car hop service but now the outdoor parking is still there but only indoor seating. I meet friends there every Monday for lunch. It's a great place just to hang out and talk and listen to the oldies on the in house radio station. Burger patties are made fresh and are irregular in shape so you... More 

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Thank genekeller
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Drive thru fast service old fashion burgers but no milkshakes Nice clean friendly place to eat with old fashion we care atmosphere

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Thank Mary M
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

This is a good place to eat, the food is good and the prices are not bad. We enjoy the radio station that they have

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Thank Dixie M
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

It has been in business as long as I can remember. I'm sure at least 40 years in the same location. They serve a Lot-a-burger with French Fries that is wonderful.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 21:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 Madora St, Mount Holly, NC 28120
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Mount Holly
  • Phone Number: +1 704-827-0212

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