Stella Diner

4.3
147 Reviews
€30 and under
American
Great Food. Great Times. Great Memories. An american style diner in the heart of Dublin.

Step in to The Stella Diner and enjoy an authentic slice of America served up in the heart of Rathmines Village.
Our long pewter topped counter runs down the right side of the room, overlooking the open grill where all the magic happens!

All day breakfast favourites like fluffy and perfectly golden short stack of buttermilk pancakes, corned beef hash with eggs and home fries, proper sausage sambos, three egg omelettes, or brioche French toast with bacon and maple syrup. Served up with steaming hot filter coffee. Drink up and we’ll top you up!

There are plenty of lunchtime and late night favourites on offer, too. Downright dirty cheese burgers, hot grilled sandwiches, next level tasty hot dogs, and some nostalgic classics including meatloaf, liver and onions, and grilled gammon steak with roast pineapple.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 147 people are saying
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Champion21
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were given the worst possible table in the place. On our anniversary too, extremity disappointed. Left without evening ordering. Several open tables, asked to move to one of the vacant boots, no joy.

Terrible experience unfortunately as we had been really looking forward to eating here.

Stella Diner
Responded a day ago

Hi , thanks for your feedback We are so sorry that you were not happy with the table if you would like to give us more informations dont hesitate to email us at info@stelladiner.ie The Stella Diner Team

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AilishC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was good. I had blue cheese burger, which was nice but the blue cheese was a bit runny.
My partner had the chicken burger which was lovely, we both agreed. The Oreo milkshake was lovely too.

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PATD
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is so delicious as always. Never fails me at all, service very good too. Fantastic place for breakfast, lunch or dinner. I was there at 10.30am. Breakfast was very tasty indeed. Would definitely recommend here, compliments to all. Pat.

Stella Diner
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Pat, Thank you so much for your lovely review and rating. We are very happy that you are satisfied with our service and food and grateful for every kind word. We look forward to welcoming you again. Stella Diner Team:)

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CathyH
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice food and good prices!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and super service

Stella Diner
Responded 3 days ago

Hi, We are delighted that our service and food meet your expectations. We hope you will visit us soon. Stella Diner Team:)

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IllonaD
London
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Music too loud. Literally the table was vibrating!

Stella Diner
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Ilona, Sorry that the music was too intrusive we remember having the music too loud at some point which we have fixed during the shift we hope that you enjoyed the food and service nonetheless and hope you will be back soon Thanks a lot for your review Stella Diner Team

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EllenC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Food lovely, staff very friendly and efficient. Got the chicken wings, Reuben sandwich and Patty Melt. Portions huge! Love the Stella

Stella Diner
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Ellen, Thank you for your high rating and lovely comment. We appreciate it and very happy that you enjoyed our food and you were satisfied with the service. See you soon! Stella Diner Team:)

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WYLDJOKRE
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, my breakfast was exquisite, the hosts were very hospitable, and as always I enjoyed myself immensely while eating at Stella Diner.

Stella Diner
Responded 2 days ago

Hi, thank you for your lovely review and high rating. It's great that you had a nice time with us again and you where not disappointed with food or service. We are very pleased to hear that. See you again at breakfast:) Stella Diner Team:)

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Cathy
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, generous portions and very reasonably priced.

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LL24
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and cocktails was amazing. Will definitely be back.

Stella Diner
Responded 3 days ago

Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us rating and such a nice comment. We can't wait to have you back Stella Diner Team:)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Staff were very polite

Stella Diner
Responded 6 days ago

Hi, thank you so much for your high rating. We are really happy that you enjoyed our food and our service met your expectations. We hope to see you soon again:) Stella Diner Team:)

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TallisaV
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy food 🥘 great or Service and pancakes 🥞 yummy yummy

Stella Diner
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Tallisa, Thank you so much for your rating and comment. We appreciate it and so happy that you had a good time and enjoyed our pancakes. We can't wait to welcome you again. Stella Diner Team:)

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Bet29
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Nice lunch before the cinema.. food good .. service a little slow , probably understaffed like all hospitality.. over all enjoyed by the family

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MaryP
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Front of hse staff excellent but waiter v poor. Pleasant manner but seemed to be hard of hearing. Maybe poor English - we had to repeat each item 3-4 times. Also 2 coeliacs in the party & no gluten free bread OR g.f. Desert option except ice cream.
Other than above enjoyed meal & will be back.

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SarahR
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was amazing!! But we were very cold. Will go again tho

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Tomser
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice diner. Good food and wine with a selection of draught beers

Stella Diner
Responded on January 13, 2022

Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us rating. We are glad that you had a good time. We hope to see you soon. Stella Diner Team:)

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LorraineF
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Fab food and atmosphere, very friendly staff but service was slow, overall a lovely experience

Stella Diner
Responded on January 10, 2022

Hi lorraine, Sorry about the pace of the service but do hope that you enjoyed nonetheless The Stella Diner Team

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OpenTable Diner
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing brunch today at Stella diner! Super busy place but Anthony did an amazing job! Super professional and attentive and he had even a minute for a quick chat!
About the food, just amazing! Huge portion super tasty! Chefs in the kitchen terrific! Super fast 🎉🎉🎉🔝
Cocktail insane! Super good!
See you soon for sure guys!
Thanks

Stella Diner
Responded on January 10, 2022

Hi, Thank you so much for the review anthony is delighted We are so happy that you enjoyed and hope to see you again soon The Stella Diner Team

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Neil
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and i brought our daughters to the stella diner for brunch and found the food excellent. The staff were very attentive and professional as were the kitchen staff who paid great detail to presentation and portion size.
10/10

Stella Diner
Responded on January 10, 2022

Hi Neil , Thank you so much for the review We are delighted to see that you and your daughters enjoyed The Stella Diner Team

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StephanieS
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Really lovely place to eat. I’d say slightly below average prices.
Cocktails are fab & food was gorgeous.
Setting is really nice too & the service was great. Would go again!

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SarahG
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good value and friendly staff!

Stella Diner
Responded on January 9, 2022

Hi Sarah, Thank you so much for the lovely review We always try to provide the best food and service possible, we hope to see you soon The Stella Diner Team

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ClaireB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely dinner here, chicken pesto sandwich, swopped out the fries for sweet potato fries which wasn't a problem! Great value for money, nicely decorated and chilled atmosphere, would highly recommend.

Stella Diner
Responded on January 10, 2022

Hi claire, Thanks for the 5 stars We are delighted that you enjoyed and cant wait to see you again soon The Stella Diner Team

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Service was a bit slow

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Babo
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service very friendly, though a little inattentive, tried several times to attract the attention of the waitress for coffee top ups to no avail. Music great, food, tasty, hot and generous portions.

Stella Diner
Responded on January 3, 2022

Hi Babo, Thank you so much for the review sorry to hear that we didnt provide the absolute best on your visit we hope to see you again soon and that the issue wont occur again The stella diner team

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SueG
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really lovely food was delicious staff so friendly and facilities very clean really had a lovely time

Stella Diner
Responded on January 1, 2022

Hi Sue, Thank you so much for your high rating and such a nice comment. We are really glad that you enjoyed our food. We hope to see you again soon. Happy New Year! Stella Diner Team:)

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OpenTable Diner
Berlin
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Family birthday meal. Lovely decor, good service. Decent diner food.

Stella Diner
Responded on January 1, 2022

Hi, Thank you for your rating, Glad to know that you had a good time. Happy New Year! Kind Regards Stella Diner Team:)

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AyannaC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food for great value! Chilled vibe! Such lovely people

Stella Diner
Responded on January 3, 2022

Hi Ayanna, Thank you so much for the 5 stars rating We hope to see you again very soon The Stella diner team

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DeirdreM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breakfast was lovely.
Desserts were very nice.
Excellent value.

Stella Diner
Responded on January 1, 2022

Hi Deirdre, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us rating and for you lovely comment. We are really happy that you had a good time with us. Hopefully we will see you again soon. Happy New Year! Stella Diner Team:)

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PaulaC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Felt so safe with distance in seating, COVID cert and ID check. Food excellent...recommend the pasta primavera with request of chicken...pecan pie...hmmmm

Stella Diner
Responded on January 1, 2022

Hi Paula, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review. We are delighted to hear that your experience with us was enjoyable. Happy New Year! See you soon! Stella Diner Team

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. Very good service. Staff was lovely. Food came quick and was delicious. And vibe was amazing. Would definitely recommend. Will be coming back.

Stella Diner
Responded on December 31, 2021

hi, we thank you and appreciate the high rating we hope to see you again soon the stella diner team

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really friendly staff, lovely food and farily priced. Would definitely return for lunch

Stella Diner
Responded on December 31, 2021

hi, thank you for the 5 stars rating glad you enjoyed the service, will pass the message to the team we will be happy to have you for lunch the stella diner team

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ClaireM
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Very few staff on, though that may be related to Covid. Tgey were very hospitable and friendly.
Previously, I said their burgers were fabulous, yesterday's was anything but: it was flat, dry and felt reheated. The chicken wings were to die for though.

Stella Diner
Responded on December 31, 2021

hi claire, we are sorry that the food wasnt up to our standards this time we hope to see you again soon the stella diner team

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Kate
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! Amazing, can’t wait to come back

Stella Diner
Responded on December 25, 2021

hi kate, thank you for your time and the lovely review we will be happy to see you again the stella diner team

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food is always great here and the Prices are vary reasonable the Portion sizes are definitely on par with you’d expect form an Authentic American diner the staff are always friendly too

The only issue I had was with kids from another table running around though no fault of the Restaurant or stuff more the Entitled Parents who felt it was the stuffs job to look after there entitled kids
Apart form that this place is 10/10

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AislingG
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, authentic diner with a lovely ambience and delicious food!

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HBdublin
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The portion sizes were great but the food overall was very greasy and lacking in flavour. One of our starters was forgotten and delivered to the table late. the mains were then brought to the table whilst the late starter was still being eaten. The chilli hotdog was truly awful.
Fairly cheap for the area coming to 33 euros each for two courses and two pints. However this was reflected in the food and the service.

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KenM
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Love this place, great food. Would be great if there weren't a global pandemic to truly enjoy the ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and staff. Thanks and Happy Christmas

Stella Diner
Responded on December 15, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a high rating! Happy Christmas to you too! The Stella Team :)

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Aidan
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone should experience the Stella diner and movie combo at least once. We will be back. It is unforgetable. Standout. Stellar!

Stella Diner
Responded on December 15, 2021

Hi Aidan, Thank you co much for leaving us such a lovely review, we really appreciate it! Hopefully see you again soon! Regards, The Stella Team :)

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Shelly
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I booked a table for 10 15. Due to lack of staffing we were waiting over 5 mins to be seated even though we were the only ones waiting . I felt the table were very close together and was not comfortable with . We waited at least 20 mins before our order was taken and I actually had to ask for our order to be taken. We got our food at 11 15 a full hour after entering the restaurant and again I had to ask how long to would be. At no stage did the staff apologise for any of the delays . I understand that there are staffing issues in a lot of restaurants at the moment but please do no accept bookings of you can’t facilitate customers .

FAQs

Stella Diner does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Stella Diner also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 496 7063.

Stella Diner is rated 4.3 stars by 147 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.