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Starling Diner

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Cafe, Diner
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4114 E 3rd St, Long Beach, CA 90814-2814
+1 562-433-2041
08:00 - 15:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Met my wife here for Sunday breakfast luckily we arrived early so beat the crowed, although parking was difficult, as it is tucked away in an old Residential neighborhood in Belmont Heights. It’s a casual kind of place with an upscale price's and creative food. I tried the Benjamin Benedict, which is a combination of smoked salmon, poached eggs and... More 

Thank Hanger24
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

I had a pulled pork omelet which was good, not excellent, not overly generous in size. My wife My wife had polenta which although tasty, she thought was too sweet. The service was excellent. I found it curious that there did not seem to be pancakes or waffles on the menu, although there was French toast.

Thank markmd
Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The day we visited the diner was a holiday. There was a 30-45 minute but well worth it! We each ordered something different ( three people). The waiter recommended a drink special that I thought was a little pricey, but we ordered it since we were celebrating. Once the food and drink came, everything was pretty much perfect down to... More 

Thank L S
Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Have been wanting to try this lovely little breakfast place for quite awhile. Finally made it. I must say I was happily surprised at this place. The atmosphere was delightful and friendly. Very clean and it was packed with people. The menu was also a great surprise. Very different items and they even have wine. The hours are from 8... More 

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Long Beach
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Heard about this jewel tucked away in a Long Beach neighborhood. We came for breakfast and were so happy we did. We ordered the French Toast with carmelized peaches and the Chorizo and green chile special. Yummy! The service was fabulous! The food was great! Definitely a place that we'll return to.

1 Thank cdematt
Ensenada, Mexico
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

absolutely charming with delicious food, varied and creative menu (we did breakfast), excellent staff. do get an order of the scones. their bloody marys are outrageous just to see.

Thank Kathleen T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Terrific Bloody Mary's - Friendly, attentive staff. We enjoyed the chorizo scramble and the apple French toast--yum!!! Great stop-we will be back.

Thank Susan A
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Very good food but it's always so darn noisy inside that it greatly distracts from the food. Service is always friendly though.

Thank ericruns66
Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Great breakfasts, and you need to get there early, before 8:45am on weekends. Very nice service and food is spectacular. A bit more expensive but worth it.

Thank SusanBretired
Weaverville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

I had brunch here with a friend when visiting Long Beach. My friend said the stuffed French toast with berries was one of the best breakfasts she'd ever had in her life, which is quite a compliment coming from her. I'm not much of a breakfast person, but fortunately they had sandwiches and mine was pretty good. I also had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4114 E 3rd St, Long Beach, CA 90814-2814
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Long Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 562-433-2041

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