Starlite Diner & Coney Island in Burton, Michigan

As we leave Halo Burger, I suggest to Marcela that we hit up another spot off my Burger Bucket List in Burton, Michigan (just outside Flint). I looked up Starlite Diner in the WAZE app, and we were on our way.

My first thought when we walk in is that it looks rather sharp and bright for a restaurant that opened in 1966. I push that idea to the back of my head as tasty burgers are now swirling in my thoughts.

Starlite Diner in Burton, Michigan Chicken Tenders
Chicken Tenders

Marcela only wanted some pie, but I was here for their signature Starlite burger and a coney dog. After reading the menu, I tacked on some chicken tenders, which hypes them as World Famous.


Starlite Diner’s version of a Poutine (the Canadian dish of fries topped with brown gravy and cheese curds) had the breaded cheese curds, which is fine since twisting my arm to eat these was not necessary. Marcela enjoyed Starlite’s hearty chili.


I snuck a spoonful into my mouth when she was distracted.

Making Friends at the Starlite Diner

Right before the burger and coney dog arrive, we converse with a couple seated two tables over (Hey Dale & Laurie!). One of the first things they tell us is they’re surprised we were at this location and not the original one.

Starlite Coney Island & Diner in Burton, Michigan
Starlite Burger & Coney Shop in Burton, Michigan

After I realized that I made a travel faux pas, it also dawned on me that my initial reaction to this location was correct. They told us how to get to the original site, where I snapped the picture above later that night.

Starlite Diner in Burton, Michigan Coney Dog
Coney Dog
Starlite Diner in Burton, Michigan Starlite Burger
Starlite Burger

I loved the coney dog and the excessive onions on it; it’s just so good. The Starlite burger was a double smash patty with cheese, pickles, onions, and mustard. There were no complaints on this side of the table, only praise for everything I ate.

Lemon Meringue Pie
Lemon Meringue Pie

Marcela finished the night with a Lemon Meringue Pie. I was already too full even to grab a bite of it.

I loved the Starlite Diner, and even though I’m kicking myself for that rookie mistake, I now have a reason to revisit Burton, Michigan.

Starlite Diner & Coney Island Menu

Starlite Diner in Burton, Michigan Menu Front
Starlite Diner Menu Front
Starlite Diner in Burton, Michigan Chicken Tenders Menu Description
Chicken Tenders Menu Description

P.S.: While I’m unsure how they were World Famous, those chicken tenders were excellent.

Starlite Diner & Coney Island
1500 Center Road
Burton, MI 48509
(810) 742-4955

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Monday 6:00 am – 10:00 pm (Drive-thru 12:00 am)
Tuesday 6:00 am – 10:00 pm (Drive-thru 12:00 am)
Wednesday 6:00 am – 10:00 pm (Drive-thru 12:00 am)
Thursday 6:00 am – 10:00 pm (Drive-thru 12:00 am)
Friday 6:00 am – 10:00 pm (Drive-thru 12:00 am)
Saturday 6:00 am – 10:00 pm (Drive-thru 12:00 am)
Sunday 6:00 am – 10:00 pm (Drive-thru 12:00 am)

Starlite Burger & Coney Shop
4125 E. Court Street
Burton, MI 48509
(810) 820-2943

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Monday 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

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