Hillsborough Star Diner

Hillsborough Star Diner (Hillsborough, NJ)

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.

Me Jon Jenna

Hillsborough Star Diner Atmosphere: A 
The Hillsborough Star Diner has a unique vibe to it.  The Hillsborough Star Diner is not an old metal building but more of a rustic restaurant.

hillsborough star diner

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, so you don’t feel as if you’re sitting on top of anyone.  We sat in a large booth in the back tucked away.

Hillsborough Star Diner Service: A
The waitress at the Hillsborough Star Diner 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 five years.”

Hillsborough Star Diner Coffee: A
The coffee at the Hillsborough Star Diner 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.

Hillsborough Star Diner coffee

Hillsborough Star Diner Food: A
There were a lot of items on the Hillsborough Star Diner menu, and they pretty much-served anything a diner does typically.  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.

Hillsborough Star Diner salmon

Hillsborough Star Diner Cost: $
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.

Atmosphere: A
Service: A
Coffee: A
Food: A
Cost: $5-15
Overall: A

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  1. that whipped cream on the coffee though, prime. I’m becoming gradually obsessed with whipped cream on top of my iced coffee. Hilarious and easy going wait staff are hands down the BEST.

  2. Such a nice diner! Even though it doesn’t look like a “classic” diner, it seems super nice! Also, that coffee is on point. Yum 🙂

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