Blue Star Cafeteria

★★★★★
This bright and airy deluxe diner brings equal parts uptown style, neighborhood bustle and down-home comfort to Burnet Road.
  • 4800 Burnet Rd Ste C-300

    Austin, TX 78756

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  • 512454STAR

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Happy hour and brunch are my favorite times to visit this upscale diner with a lovely wine list.

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Happy hour and brunch are my favorite times to visit this upscale diner with a lovely wine list.

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hardly a cafeteria, but a mod diner with an upscale vibe that pairs well with a creamy, cheese-twinged plate of Airline Chicken. Save room for pie, ya'll.

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★★★★★

hardly a cafeteria, but a mod diner with an upscale vibe that pairs well with a creamy, cheese-twinged plate of Airline Chicken. Save room for pie, ya'll.

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This is my second time there. The staff is SUPER friendly and helpful. We got prompt service and our waiter was very attentive. When I was unsure about ordering the cheese grits, he even surprised me by bringing out a free sample saying

3
★★★★★

This is my second time there. The staff is SUPER friendly and helpful. We got prompt service and our waiter was very attentive. When I was unsure about ordering the cheese grits, he even surprised me by bringing out a free sample saying

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I ordered the Blue Star House Salad and explained to the waitress about my SEVERE allergy to tree nuts. I asked her if it was safe to order that without nuts or should I order something that isn't supposed to come with nuts at all. She

3
★★★★★

I ordered the Blue Star House Salad and explained to the waitress about my SEVERE allergy to tree nuts. I asked her if it was safe to order that without nuts or should I order something that isn't supposed to come with nuts at all. She

Pros: pretty inside

Cons: rude waitress, can't trust they will meet your needs

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I absolutely love this restaurant. It has just the right ambiance for a multitude of audiences - either a quiet date or a raucous group gathering. The meatloaf IS wonderful and so are the pork chop and crispy chicken breast dishes. Wait staff can be hit or miss but management treated us wonderfully when we hosted a birthday party here.

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★★★★☆

I absolutely love this restaurant. It has just the right ambiance for a multitude of audiences - either a quiet date or a raucous group gathering. The meatloaf IS wonderful and so are the pork chop and crispy chicken breast dishes. Wait staff can be hit or miss but management treated us wonderfully when we hosted a birthday party here.

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I really can't for the life of me wrap my head around the unreasonable amount of negative reviews this place has gotten.

One could certainly argue that a restaurant with only two high chairs is guilty of poor planning, but that does NOT

3
★★★★★

I really can't for the life of me wrap my head around the unreasonable amount of negative reviews this place has gotten.

One could certainly argue that a restaurant with only two high chairs is guilty of poor planning, but that does NOT

Pros: Very good food, fast service, outstanding atmosphere

Cons: A bit pricey, desert isn't all it could be

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We have visited Blue Star several times, I think because we really want it to be better, and keep hoping maybe they'll figure it out. This last time was for brunch. They put out the vibes of a place that cares about food, but the

3
★★★★★

We have visited Blue Star several times, I think because we really want it to be better, and keep hoping maybe they'll figure it out. This last time was for brunch. They put out the vibes of a place that cares about food, but the

Pros: No wait

Cons: high-cost, below-average

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This place was NOT worth it. Pretentious as all get out. Food was pretty good, but so not worth it. I can bake a cake that is much better than theirs for the price of one slice. Who the #@&! charges $8.00 for a mediocre-at-best piece

3
★★★★★

This place was NOT worth it. Pretentious as all get out. Food was pretty good, but so not worth it. I can bake a cake that is much better than theirs for the price of one slice. Who the #@&! charges $8.00 for a mediocre-at-best piece

Pros: convenient central location, nice atmosphere

Cons: pricey, mediocre, pretentious, they don't like parties with children

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After living in Portland I am a harsh judge of breakfast places (sorry but those grey skies equate to awesome breakfast joints) - Blue skies is clean, hip, usually have a spot open and the wait staff is very good. Not to mention we enjoy

3
★★★★★

After living in Portland I am a harsh judge of breakfast places (sorry but those grey skies equate to awesome breakfast joints) - Blue skies is clean, hip, usually have a spot open and the wait staff is very good. Not to mention we enjoy

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This place is not a cafeteria, don't let the name fool you. Great spot for brunch, but it does get crowded. They will do call ahead seating.\r
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Fabulous menu - I always have a hard time deciding. Really nice salads.

3
★★★★★

This place is not a cafeteria, don't let the name fool you. Great spot for brunch, but it does get crowded. They will do call ahead seating.\r
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Fabulous menu - I always have a hard time deciding. Really nice salads.

Pros: FOOD is Great! Service is consistently very nice. Good value.

Cons: It gets very loud. Seats at tables are not particularly comfortable. Kitchen is partially open to the restaurtant.

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I went to Blue Star for Sunday Brunch. I was prepared to wait... it's Sunday Brunch after all but there is no where to wait and waited about 30 minutes. When we were seated the host told us they only had two highchairs (in the whole

3
★★★★★

I went to Blue Star for Sunday Brunch. I was prepared to wait... it's Sunday Brunch after all but there is no where to wait and waited about 30 minutes. When we were seated the host told us they only had two highchairs (in the whole

Pros: The food was decent

Cons: NOT kid friendly, POOR service.

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Blue Star is a charming restaurant with a good concept, but only fair, forgettable food. Our waitress was extremely friendly, very helpful and professional...even being sure to advise my husband that the pork chop he was ordering took

3
★★★★★

Blue Star is a charming restaurant with a good concept, but only fair, forgettable food. Our waitress was extremely friendly, very helpful and professional...even being sure to advise my husband that the pork chop he was ordering took

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Some of these people need to get a life. The stories are ridiculous. My family and I live in the neighborhood and we eat there quite regularly. We've never had any problems with our kids, and rarely have problems with the service (they

3
★★★★★

Some of these people need to get a life. The stories are ridiculous. My family and I live in the neighborhood and we eat there quite regularly. We've never had any problems with our kids, and rarely have problems with the service (they

Pros: good food, easy environment

Cons: parking

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I've eaten at the Blue Star several times, and I have enjoyed every single dish I have ordered. I highly recommend the crispy chicken breast and honey-glazed pork chops. The crunchy cod is also quite amazing. The pie is great, and I love

3
★★★★★

I've eaten at the Blue Star several times, and I have enjoyed every single dish I have ordered. I highly recommend the crispy chicken breast and honey-glazed pork chops. The crunchy cod is also quite amazing. The pie is great, and I love

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The restaurant name is Blue Star Cafeteria. The Home Depot thing is a major error evidently...the restaurant should be very annoyed.

3
★★★★★

The restaurant name is Blue Star Cafeteria. The Home Depot thing is a major error evidently...the restaurant should be very annoyed.

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What a fantastic place. We have been in there three days in a row, either for lunch/dinner and then brunch today. The manager on duty even recognized that we had been in three days in a row and came over and talked to us. The staff here

3
★★★★★

What a fantastic place. We have been in there three days in a row, either for lunch/dinner and then brunch today. The manager on duty even recognized that we had been in three days in a row and came over and talked to us. The staff here

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What is the name of this great restaurant? I did a search on best meatloaf Austin and found a review on this restaurant that is apparently called THE HOME DEPOT. But I called the number and reached the hardware store. There is a picture

3
★★★★★

What is the name of this great restaurant? I did a search on best meatloaf Austin and found a review on this restaurant that is apparently called THE HOME DEPOT. But I called the number and reached the hardware store. There is a picture

Pros: dunno

Cons: dunno

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What an amazing restaurant to eat at...I don't know what people are complaining about when it comes to food or service. I've been there on three separate occasions-a lunch, Valentine's Day special dinner, as well as brunch and I've been

3
★★★★★

What an amazing restaurant to eat at...I don't know what people are complaining about when it comes to food or service. I've been there on three separate occasions-a lunch, Valentine's Day special dinner, as well as brunch and I've been

Pros: Great food/Great Service/Great Prices/Convenience of a modern restaurant in the neighborhood

Cons: Can get very loud

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Enough with the reviews knocking this place down. It's really not fair. Before dining I started reading all the unfortunate negative reviews of this restaurant and worried. It's a shame that a couple of people who may have had a

3
★★★★★

Enough with the reviews knocking this place down. It's really not fair. Before dining I started reading all the unfortunate negative reviews of this restaurant and worried. It's a shame that a couple of people who may have had a

Pros: Great service, nice wine selection, T*A*S*T*Y food

Cons: Loud

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We went this Saturday for an early family dinner. At 5:30, only a few tables were occupied, but we were shocked to find that there were no high chairs available. They later told us that they only have 2 high chairs. Any restaurant of

3
★★★★★

We went this Saturday for an early family dinner. At 5:30, only a few tables were occupied, but we were shocked to find that there were no high chairs available. They later told us that they only have 2 high chairs. Any restaurant of

Cons: Don't like kids!

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What can I say. I tried this restaurant a while back and thought, what a great concept?high end cafeteria food. The service was great and the decor very modern. Unfortunately, when I ordered my food I found a hair in it!!! The funny thing

3
★★★★★

What can I say. I tried this restaurant a while back and thought, what a great concept?high end cafeteria food. The service was great and the decor very modern. Unfortunately, when I ordered my food I found a hair in it!!! The funny thing

Pros: Amibence, Service

Cons: Parking, Hair in my Food

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I was in Blue Star a few days ago and what a wonderful place. The atmosphere was great, staff very friendly and attentive and food wonderful. I enjoyed my visit so much that I have made this my local favorite and telling all my friends

3
★★★★★

I was in Blue Star a few days ago and what a wonderful place. The atmosphere was great, staff very friendly and attentive and food wonderful. I enjoyed my visit so much that I have made this my local favorite and telling all my friends

Pros: little short on parking

Cons: service, management, food

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After reading the menu and the newspaper's review, my friend and I rushed over for lunch. Were we ever disappointed! The service was very poor, the restaurant was cold, tables were too close, and the food was only mediocre. However, the

3
★★★★★

After reading the menu and the newspaper's review, my friend and I rushed over for lunch. Were we ever disappointed! The service was very poor, the restaurant was cold, tables were too close, and the food was only mediocre. However, the

Pros: Diverse menu for Burnet Road

Cons: Mediocre food and service, high prices

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I am a regular at Blue Star and have never taken the time to write a review but after visiting again on Sunday Aug. 26th I thought that I would and should. My experience with Blue Star has always been wonderful, but Sunday it was

3
★★★★★

I am a regular at Blue Star and have never taken the time to write a review but after visiting again on Sunday Aug. 26th I thought that I would and should. My experience with Blue Star has always been wonderful, but Sunday it was

Pros: great service

Cons: lack of parking

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We were in there on Friday for lunch and there was about 6 of us. Will was our server. He was absolutely wonderful, he took our order, chatted with us and never miss a beat. Our order was correct when it came out and the food was

3
★★★★★

We were in there on Friday for lunch and there was about 6 of us. Will was our server. He was absolutely wonderful, he took our order, chatted with us and never miss a beat. Our order was correct when it came out and the food was

Pros: service

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I have to agree with the lastest review. I was also in Blue Star today for Brunch and what a great place. I had never been there before and I had read the reviews and I am very glad that I didn't let them stop me from trying it. This

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★★★★★

I have to agree with the lastest review. I was also in Blue Star today for Brunch and what a great place. I had never been there before and I had read the reviews and I am very glad that I didn't let them stop me from trying it. This

Pros: service and kid friendly

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It sounds to me like some of these people who have written reviews don't know what they are talking about. I was there just today for Sunday brunch and what a fantastic place. The service was excellent. The food was wonderful and I have

3
★★★★★

It sounds to me like some of these people who have written reviews don't know what they are talking about. I was there just today for Sunday brunch and what a fantastic place. The service was excellent. The food was wonderful and I have

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This has to be the worst experience I've ever had in Austin. We went to dinner on Friday night with our very quiet and well behaved 3 year old. We were seated and the waiter immediately wanted to take our order. We stated that we

3
★★★★★

This has to be the worst experience I've ever had in Austin. We went to dinner on Friday night with our very quiet and well behaved 3 year old. We were seated and the waiter immediately wanted to take our order. We stated that we

Pros: Grapefruit Coctail

Cons: Food, service, ambience & overall experience

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isn't it strange that so many of us feel that kids are not welcome here? what does this place expect of its customers? single snooty folks? it definitely does not have the food or service to be snubbing kids. i just have to say, please

3
★★★★★

isn't it strange that so many of us feel that kids are not welcome here? what does this place expect of its customers? single snooty folks? it definitely does not have the food or service to be snubbing kids. i just have to say, please

Cons: Terrible service, Non kid friendly, Food is mediocre, if even.....

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This place is LOUD. The designer forgot about any acoustic material so sound smashes against the cement floor and bangs into the glass and metal ceiling, and off the windows.... it's casual yes, but wouldn't you want patrons to your

3
★★★★★

This place is LOUD. The designer forgot about any acoustic material so sound smashes against the cement floor and bangs into the glass and metal ceiling, and off the windows.... it's casual yes, but wouldn't you want patrons to your

Pros: location

Cons: everything else

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I like this cute little restaurant. They immediately catch your eye when you walk in the front door with the dessert case filled with yummy delectibles. I had the grilled cheese sandwich, which had 3 cheeses and a side of some kind of

3
★★★★★

I like this cute little restaurant. They immediately catch your eye when you walk in the front door with the dessert case filled with yummy delectibles. I had the grilled cheese sandwich, which had 3 cheeses and a side of some kind of

Pros: location, food, cute

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Blue Star Cafeteria... What a delightful place. We were there on St. Patrick's Day evening around 7:30 and they had Irish music playing, Cornbeef and Cabbage and Fish and Chips, they offered us an Irish beer. We were in heaven. Kudos

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Blue Star Cafeteria... What a delightful place. We were there on St. Patrick's Day evening around 7:30 and they had Irish music playing, Cornbeef and Cabbage and Fish and Chips, they offered us an Irish beer. We were in heaven. Kudos

Pros: Great service and food

Cons: short on parking

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I have been into Blue Star serveral times in the past month and I have got to say that the food is wonderful and the service matches. Servers were very friendly and very attentive. I have on occassion had the chance to talk to Kim who is

3
★★★★★

I have been into Blue Star serveral times in the past month and I have got to say that the food is wonderful and the service matches. Servers were very friendly and very attentive. I have on occassion had the chance to talk to Kim who is

Pros: great atmosphere and service

Cons: tight parking

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I was shocked to see this restaurant listed as one of the city?s top ten. The food was okay but pricey. The desserts were stale, costly, and, unlike many restaurants in town, not large enough to be shared by two. My favorite experience

3
★★★★★

I was shocked to see this restaurant listed as one of the city?s top ten. The food was okay but pricey. The desserts were stale, costly, and, unlike many restaurants in town, not large enough to be shared by two. My favorite experience

Pros: parking, location

Cons: food, service, noise

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The meatloaf and mashed potatoes with mushroom gravy was one of the best meals I have ever had! I thought the prices were very fair and I look forward to trying more items on the menu.

3
★★★★★

The meatloaf and mashed potatoes with mushroom gravy was one of the best meals I have ever had! I thought the prices were very fair and I look forward to trying more items on the menu.

Pros: great food

Cons: a little loud

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I wish I lived in this area of town because Blue Star would be one of my regular stops. Cafeteria style dishes with a twist. It's not a real cafeteria thank god. This place is hip and cool on the interior. Not sure what some of the other

3
★★★★★

I wish I lived in this area of town because Blue Star would be one of my regular stops. Cafeteria style dishes with a twist. It's not a real cafeteria thank god. This place is hip and cool on the interior. Not sure what some of the other

Pros: great food and interior design

Cons: nothing notable

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I stopped in for lunch at opening. The food was so so. Not great, not bad. The wait staff seemed to have an attitude and the service was just ok. This place needs alot of work. I may try them again in the future to see if it is improved.

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★★★★★

I stopped in for lunch at opening. The food was so so. Not great, not bad. The wait staff seemed to have an attitude and the service was just ok. This place needs alot of work. I may try them again in the future to see if it is improved.

Pros: none really

Cons: wait staff attitude

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Unless you are one of the young, beautiful people, this place (along with at least Santa Rita) need to be avoided. At least in our experience at ***both*** places. Have kids? You are not welcome in the least. They could've been at

3
★★★★★

Unless you are one of the young, beautiful people, this place (along with at least Santa Rita) need to be avoided. At least in our experience at ***both*** places. Have kids? You are not welcome in the least. They could've been at

Pros: location

Cons: everything but location. Can someone please put a decent place here?

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My boyfriend and I were looking for a new place to eat and found you guys on austin360 online. It was easy to find, a little small, but cute! Love the colors inside! I had the chicken, mashed potatos and spinach with a glass of white wine

3
★★★★★

My boyfriend and I were looking for a new place to eat and found you guys on austin360 online. It was easy to find, a little small, but cute! Love the colors inside! I had the chicken, mashed potatos and spinach with a glass of white wine

Pros: not too pricey

Cons: service is nothing exceptional

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My first visit to Blue Star was a pleasant one. Menu is cute, need few more vegetarian selections, but new and exciting nonetheless. Long counter is great for quick dining. The staff was v helpful and offered to let me use their phone when

3
★★★★★

My first visit to Blue Star was a pleasant one. Menu is cute, need few more vegetarian selections, but new and exciting nonetheless. Long counter is great for quick dining. The staff was v helpful and offered to let me use their phone when

Pros: Hip interior, no long wait for table

Cons: Tables spaced close together

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This was the most humiliating and unhappy dining experience I have ever had. Recently I was in this restaurant with other disabled individuals and it was obvious that we were not welcome. We were refused access to the restrooms. We were

3
★★★★★

This was the most humiliating and unhappy dining experience I have ever had. Recently I was in this restaurant with other disabled individuals and it was obvious that we were not welcome. We were refused access to the restrooms. We were

Cons: Crude treatment of individuals with disabilities and uncooked food. Children not welcome.

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I had heard about this place, driven by many times, but had never been in. Decided to go last Thursday and it was excellent! The restaurant looks great inside, very hip. Food is priced moderately. For vegetarians, I recommend the grilled

3
★★★★★

I had heard about this place, driven by many times, but had never been in. Decided to go last Thursday and it was excellent! The restaurant looks great inside, very hip. Food is priced moderately. For vegetarians, I recommend the grilled

Pros: Great food & atmosphere

Cons: Some items were a bit pricey

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Wait staff was attentive. Food was good, and there're a range of options to choose from. Hard a hard time choosing actually, and ended up ordering the Reuben, which didn't have your standard "death by pastrami" quantity of meat, but was

3
★★★★★

Wait staff was attentive. Food was good, and there're a range of options to choose from. Hard a hard time choosing actually, and ended up ordering the Reuben, which didn't have your standard "death by pastrami" quantity of meat, but was

Pros: nicer alternative for neighborhood dining

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Menu is limited, but has several classic diner dishes. Cloth napkins and decent flatware. Service was attentive. The major drawback was the noise level, just from ordinary conversations. I really couldn't hear my companion speaking.

3
★★★★★

Menu is limited, but has several classic diner dishes. Cloth napkins and decent flatware. Service was attentive. The major drawback was the noise level, just from ordinary conversations. I really couldn't hear my companion speaking.

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To be perfectly honest, my companion and I did not eat at this restaurant. This is because we were treated so shoddily by the waitstaff that we had little choice but to leave in order to retain a modicum of dignity. \r
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I plan to avoid

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★★★★★

To be perfectly honest, my companion and I did not eat at this restaurant. This is because we were treated so shoddily by the waitstaff that we had little choice but to leave in order to retain a modicum of dignity. \r
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I plan to avoid

Cons: Some of the worst, most insulting service I have ever experienced in my dining-out life.

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I went in on a weekday afternoon at around 1 pm to check out this new cafeteria in my neighborhood. Presumably, they would be expecting people at this time of day. \r
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While I expected a cafeteria to be seat yourself, there was no sign

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★★★★★

I went in on a weekday afternoon at around 1 pm to check out this new cafeteria in my neighborhood. Presumably, they would be expecting people at this time of day. \r
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This restaurant is a huge disappointment in the Rosedale area. With the renaissance of this downtown area, The Blue Star Cafeteria is not a desirable addition. Most important is the shabby treatment of patrons by the staff and the

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★★★★★

This restaurant is a huge disappointment in the Rosedale area. With the renaissance of this downtown area, The Blue Star Cafeteria is not a desirable addition. Most important is the shabby treatment of patrons by the staff and the

Cons: Everything

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I noticed that "Kid Friendly" was listed under "Special Features." Read the "Blue Star" posts on Craigslist in the "local news and views" section, to find out just how untrue the "Kid Friendly" claim is. If you have kids, if you want kids,

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★★★★★

I noticed that "Kid Friendly" was listed under "Special Features." Read the "Blue Star" posts on Craigslist in the "local news and views" section, to find out just how untrue the "Kid Friendly" claim is. If you have kids, if you want kids,

 

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