Stella Diner

4.4
68 reviews
€30 and under
American

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Casual
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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 68 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.3
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.2
Value
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SandraB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Real diner feel, food was great and plenty of it. Staff were lovely and very attentive. Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The beat staff, food, value and atmosphere in Dublin

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Chebas
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great, felt very safe, everything is properly distanced. All good

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damurt
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

thanks Stella diner for another lovely experience!

Stella Diner
Responded on 17 December 2020

Hi Damurt glad to know you had a lovely time with us in the diner. We hope to see you again soon Stella Diner Team

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience5

Mixed experience here - we moved our booking out by half an hour which was very simple and they couldn’t have been more accommodating. When we arrived we were told first of the things they had run out of on the menu which at 7.30 in the evening you don’t expect, possibly at a 9.30 sitting you’d expect it. My friend ordered a hot dog with onions but only when the food arrived to the table did they tell us they were out of onions! It would have been nice to be informed before the food coming, she would have most likely changed the dish. Service was a little up and down although staff were nice. It seemed they were under excessive pressure. Food was mediocre- chips were soggy and greasy, my burger left a lot to be desired. Dessert was tasty but not hard to go wrong with strawberry sauce and soft serve ice cream. Don’t know if I’d be rushing back again.

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AnnmarieB
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Nice tasty food but was a bit cold on arrival to table. Staff were v nice and friendly

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LouR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Best vanilla milkshake in Dublin. Food was ok, kind of like an expensive Eddie Rockets unfortunately. Was excited about trying the all day breakfast but it was not so good. My daughter had a chicken burger and it was quite dry. Staff were lovely though and it was very clean.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A real joy for the family. Sunday morning pancakes - perfect.

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AllyM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food and lovely atmosphere! Well laid out everyone has their own booth

Stella Diner
Responded on 9 December 2020

Thank You AllyM for a high rating and the lovely feedback! Kind regards, The Diner team

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff were amazing, Dagmara was so attentive to myself and friend, she had a lovely attitude and was so kind. The food was gorgeous and didn’t take long at all. Would 100% recommend

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GavinM
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it.... Food was so good and reasonably priced the chicken wings especially were the nicest I've had for a long time .... Staff were lovely and very attentive and genuine.... Cannot wait to go back and try a few different things on the menu

Stella Diner
Responded on 6 December 2020

Thank you very much for the high rating and this lovely review :) ! It means a lot to us. Kind Regards, The Diner Team

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

Mixed up orders but gave discount :)

Stella Diner
Responded on 6 December 2020

Thank you very much for taking your time to write the review. Kind Regards, The Diner Team

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Listed on open table arrived to restaurant to find it closed very disappointed with The Stella Diner & this platform for this incredibly frustrating oversight meant 40th birthday celebrations were ruined and was the source of personal embarrassment

Stella Diner
Responded on 6 October 2020

Hi. Can I please ask you to email me directly at Dagmara@stelladiner.ie I'd like to apologize as the restaurant was blocked for the bookings by myself, however there must have been a problem with open table as I've only found out now it didn't work. Kind Regards, Dagmara

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TommyQ
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Would love to provide a review of opentable.ie to let everyone know how dreadful you are. I arrived at the Stella diner, after booking through your website, and having received a request of confirmation that I will attend, to see that the Stella diner is not even open. I tried to Cancel the booking to book somewhere else and was not allowed to because I was "already" in the Stella Diner. Thank you for ruining a birthday celebration. Remove this place from availability if not open. I wont be using your "service" again

Stella Diner
Responded on 6 October 2020

Hi. Can I please ask you to email me directly at Dagmara@stelladiner.ie I'd like to apologize as the restaurant was blocked for the bookings by myself, however there must have been a problem with open table as I've only found out now it didn't work. Kind Regards, Dagmara

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ChristieE
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

I booked a table with you, on the actual day the dinner was closed and still i got a confirmation of the reservation fro you. I am very dissappointed it was a business meeting dinner. So should warn customer if there is any changes. I will never come back of recommand the restaurant with anyone.

Christie

Stella Diner
Responded on 6 October 2020

Hi. Can I please ask you to email me directly at Dagmara@stelladiner.ie I'd like to apologize as the restaurant was blocked for the bookings by myself, however there must have been a problem with open table as I've only found out now it didn't work. Kind Regards, Dagmara

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

I don’t know why there’s an option to book in this place while in fact its closed all day!!

Stella Diner
Responded on 6 October 2020

Hi. Can I please ask you to email me directly at Dagmara@stelladiner.ie I'd like to apologize as the restaurant was blocked for the bookings by myself, however there must have been a problem with open table as I've only found out now it didn't work. Kind Regards, Dagmara

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Restaurant was closed due to lockdown, but they sent me confirmation for which I went to find out that it is closed:(

Stella Diner
Responded on 6 October 2020

Hi. Can I please ask you to email me directly at Dagmara@stelladiner.ie I'd like to apologize as the restaurant was blocked for the bookings by myself, however there must have been a problem with open table as I've only found out now it didn't work. Kind Regards, Dagmara

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LizK
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Great venue, nice friendly staff. Good drinks and cocktails. Food is fine, menu is not very adventurous...fine for a casual bite to eat if you stick to the basics such as pancakes, burgers, wings, etc. Good for a family outing with kids.

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MaryQ
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food, especially the fries. Very friendly, helpful service.

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Derv
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, great value and amazing customer service! The venue itself it’s stunning also. Overall I love it here, will definitely be back! :)

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ShaunaS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I booked a table for 6.30pm and we had our starters with us within 15 minutes of arriving and out main courses not long after that and they were amazing!
The Wine is to die for and also the beer and we could enjoy a drink after out meal also without feeling like we needed to leave to give the table to someone else.

We then went into the Stella Cinema and that was another brilliant experience.

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience3

The interior of the diner is striking but the cleanliness wasn't great. It wasn't busy when we arrived & yet the table we went to sit at was dirty, so we moved. Compared to other burger offerings like GBK & Eddie Rockets the standard wasn't great & the chips (fries) were very greasy. Even the brownie sundae was flavorless.
They may have just been having a bad day, it can happen. But I won't be in a hurry to return. The music was great though!

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NoelC
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and the Service was very good. A very enjoyable evening

Stella Diner
Responded on 14 September 2020

Hi Noel, Thank you so much for leaving such a nice review, the feedback is so appreciated and we're so happy you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you in again! Kind Regards The Stella Team

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SuzieJ
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

2 burgers and chips took over 60 minutes to come after ordering. Which took 30 minutes after sitting down. Then when asked for bill , that took another 35 minutes to come. Capacity wasn’t even 1/2 full.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

It was awful, it’s gone way down, €13.50 for a starter of chicken wings, rock hard burnt garlic bread with no garlic, salmon with a leaf of spinach, stale cheesecake, won’t be back

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Cocksmith
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Really slow service. We both did not feel well after eating here, I had vegetarian my guest had steak. Won't return for dinner in a hurry but might check out the breakfast sometime.

Stella Diner
Responded on 7 September 2020

Hey there. I am sorry that the service was slow upon your visit. We got a lot busier then expected that night. I'd love to get in touch with you via e-mail though to see if we could make it up to you when you will decide to get a breakfast. Please email me directly at dagmara@stelladiner.ie

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Bobolo
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Fantastic meal. Garlic bread slightly burnt on outside but still very good

Stella Diner
Responded on 1 September 2020

Thank you for high rating and lovely review :)

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GerryB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Always a good place to visit, nice ambiance and tasty food.

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SaulM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Great staff. Great place.
Highly recommended.

Stella Diner
Responded on 1 September 2020

Hey Saul, Thank you for a nice review and a high rating! Kind Regards, Stella team

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MB34343
Dublin
7 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Tasty food. Massive portions and as always, lovely staff.

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JasonE
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great breakfast in the Stella diner. Patty melt was fantastic and the staff were amazing!

Stella Diner
Responded on 23 August 2020

Thank you for a high rating and a great review. it was a pleasure to have you here Jason The Diner Team

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Rose
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great cocktails and great service.
A lovely spot to eat in before a visit to the Stella cinema.

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EmilyK
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Have been several times. Great place for breakfast.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Simple, tasty food. Ordered the pancakes, which are a must! A bit on the pricy side though and not much variety at breakfast time, but still a fave of mine.

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TrishM
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food and great service staff very welcoming

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AntoB65
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Have been here a few times but this was the best yet. Had the sausages , eggs & house fries. Was really really good. Great ingredients and the house fries are by far the best around. Also. The tea ...served in proper mugs. Can’t wait to be back

Stella Diner
Responded on 4 August 2020

Hi Anto Thank you for your 5 star review, We are super happy that you had a great time in the diner and great to here that our home fries is the best. thank you and hope you seeing you again soon with us King Regards stella Diner Team

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

What I loved most about my experience at the Diner was how safe it felt. All precautions where being adhered to in relation to Covid 19. Hand sanitizers, plastic perspects between booths and all staff in masks. All the procedures in place put me at ease and of course the food was lovely.

Stella Diner
Responded on 4 August 2020

Hi, Thank you for your 5 star review , we are glad to hear that you feel safe with us at the diner. Thank you and hope to see you again soon. King Regards Stella Diner Team

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SimoneOsim
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Good visit staff very nice and helpful. Food always good and good value. Social distining good social distancing is very good felt safe and nice and relaxed. Had a very good lunch . Hope to visit Stella cinema soon. I look forward to going back to the diner soon.

JM
JohnM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is an authentic example of a real U.S. style diner. Retro decor, music and menu. They assign each set of customers a booth whether the party be one or four people. There bare coat hooks beside the tables. Great burgers, and grills and all the classics but some also some other items that have disappeared from trendy menus. The best corned beef hash and eggs either side of the Atlantic, liver and onions and gammon, all done like Mamma used to make.
Staff put in long hard days are are charming and efficient.

Stella Diner
Responded on 2 August 2020

Thank you John for the high rating and detailed review. It was a pleasure to have you here. Kind Regards, Diner team

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CiaraL
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful decor, fab food and terrific customer service from Rona who looked after us so well!!

Stella Diner
Responded on 2 August 2020

Thank you Ciara for your kind words, Rona is a true Gem, we are lucky to have her. Kind Regards, Diner team

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FAQs

Stella Diner does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Stella Diner is rated 4.4 stars by 68 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 bookings at the moment.