I love the Starlite. Let the inverted snobs rant and rave about how much they hate Starlite. It makes not a dent in my affection.
It's the first place I really "discovered" on my journey through Richmond's local restaurant scene. The hubs and I just tripped over it riding down Main St. and decided to pop in. I ordered the French Dip and to this day, that's my fav. FD in town.
So, this past Sunday, the hubs and I decided to pop back in since it had been a while. And it's still as good as ever. In my humble opinion, they have the tastiest Bloody Mary's in town(and kickiest!). If anyone thinks they know of one better, please let me know as it is my pleasure to taste and compare ;)
I also had the biscuits and gravy that come w/a side of grits (.50 extra for cheese) and fruit. The gravy was spicy with pepper The hubs got the "I Can't Make Up My Mind"- which comes with 2 eggs your way, 2 pancakes, bacon/sausage, grits and fruit. I took a bite of the pancakes and immediately made a mental note "when craving pancakes, always come to Starlite." Light, fluffy, melt in your mouth, these pancakes were everything you would want them to be.
Service was great, plates were quick to the table (which is not always the case).
I know some places in the Fan get a bad rap simply b/c they are popular and b/c of their location. But, did anyone ever stop to think, there's a reason some of those places are popular? Sometimes the food is actually good! :) So, just my .02 as a new-ish(5 years) Richmond resident beyond college age for whatever it's worth ;)
2600 W Main St
Richmond, VA 23220