Having driven QE2 back and forth for the last 5 years, Starlite Diner Car has stood out along the way. Finally, on a Saturday afternoon, we decided to drive to Bowden just for a lunch at Starlite Diner Car.
Now, before we drove, I did some research and discovered that the owner of Queen’s Diner (blog post on my visit), Scott Shaw, also owned Starlite Diner Car. I found an article online from Olds Albertan. Interestingly, despite the vintage look, the actual building is newly built.
You’ll be hard-pressed to miss the restaurant if you have ever driven on the QE2 stretch between Calgary and Red Deer. I always found the UFO amusing and have to admit that initially, I thought it was a satellite dish.
Inside, the restaurant is clean and decked out like Queen’s Diner.
Being thirsty, my wife ordered a Small Orange Juice right away.
When the Orange Juice arrived, it was indeed a “small”. Luckily, no ice was added so there was still plenty of juice present.
My wife wanted some eggs as she missed breakfast so the Gazoo Burger caught her eyes. It was described as a 6 oz beef patty topped with ham, a fried egg, and cheddar cheese. All burgers are served with a side of probes (fries), soup, or tossed salad. For an additional cost, the side can be upgraded to a caesar salad, saturn rings (onion rings), or mashed potatoes. To my surprise, my wife went with a tossed salad.
The Gazoo Burger arrived open-faced with the fried egg plopped overtop. It wasn’t the prettiest sight, but we were in diner after all.