Last month, I was able to go the Hillsborough Star Diner with the famous Jon L and Jenna. Unfortunately they came into town the day after I found out I had both a fractured foot and food poisoning. Since they were only in town for a couple of days, I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to see them. My husband happened to come home early, so he tagged along too.
The Hillsborough Star Diner has a unique vibe to it. It’s not an old metal building but more of a rustic restaurant.
Photo via Hillsborough Star Diner website
The inside is a typical diner. There are plenty of tables, booths and a bar. Each of the tables is spread out, and you don’t feel as if you’re sitting on top of anyone. We sat in a large booth in the back tucked away.
The waitress was one of the quirkiest of any diner I’ve been too. She was hilarious, and it was evident she loved her job. She was great and made recommendations, funny jokes and refilled everything we needed. She made a joking comment about my coffee saying “yeah someone orders coffee with whipped cream once every 5 years”.
The coffee was perfect. I have no complaints, and it was the local Lacas brew from Pennsauken. The waitress refilled it often, and it tasted fresh. I have no complaints.
There were a lot of items on the menu, and they pretty much served anything a diner normally does. Since I had just gotten food poisoning, I decided to stick with something I knew and ordered a Greek salad. The salad itself was delicious. There was plenty of salad dressing, and the piece of salmon was bigger than the salad. I could have used a few more greens, but it was fine.
For my coffee and salad, the cost was $14. The price was good for the quality and size of the food.
Overall thoughts/Would I come back?
I liked the Hillsborough Star Diner and have no complaints; I would go back. It was inexpensive, the quality was great and the waitress was one of the best of any restaurant.
Question for you:
What’s the best waitress you’ve ever had at a restaurant?