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Starliner Diner Reopens in Old Hilliard

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Starliner Diner Reopens in Old HilliardPhotos by Rebecca Wagner.
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Starliner Diner has made a move to a spacious new location in the heart of Old Hilliard.

The diner, which first opened its doors in 1995, originally opened at 5240 Cemetery Road. Owner Molly Mahoney signed the lease on the new 4121 Main Street location back in March. The diner closed for renovations directly after, reopening earlier last week.

The revamped diner resides in a former post office and dance studio that clocks in at around 3,300 square feet. Just over two months were spent building out the custom interior that now seats 99, with an additional 24 on the Main Street-facing patio. The freshly-built bar is inlaid with hundreds of pennies, finished with a thick layer of epoxy resin. A custom metal shelf that matches up with windowpanes, designed by Curtis Elliot Designs, hold liquor bottles without obstructing a bright view of Main Street.

As for the food, Starliner’s eclectic Cuban-inspired menu will for now remain the same. The chef is looking to whip up a few new dishes, but for now, the staff is still getting organized and settling into the new space.

Longtime patrons of Starliner will be happy to see that the signature celestial mural, featuring a moon and sun orbited by burgers and milkshakes, made the trip over, as well as their colorful painted wood paneling.

Starliner Diner will be open for breakfast and lunch Monday through Sunday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., and for dinner Monday through Thursday 5 – 9 p.m., and Friday through Saturday 5 – 9:30 p.m.

For more information, visit www.starlinerdiner.com.

All photos by Rebecca Wagner.

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