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The Restaurant at The Inn at Starlight Lake - Starlight, PA

Lakeside Dining Room – Photograph by: The Restaurant at The Inn at Starlight Lake

On a clear lake in the Pensylvannia Highlands is a country inn of another time. Surrounded by rolling hills, woods and lakes, the Inn is a perfect retreat.

Our restaurant provides a variety of entrees for breakfast, lunch and dinner that range from hearty to the lighter side to please every palate. Enjoy your meal in our spacious and informal lakeside dining room; combining the best of family dining and classic cuisine. Treat yourself to a hearty country breakfast featuring such favorites as home-baked breads, Buttermilk pancakes, Brioche French toast, omelets, and fresh fruit. Don’t pass on our hot, cold, and grilled specialties available at lunchtime.

Dinner is a culinary delight with continental menu offering a wide variety of appetizers and entrées cooked to order from the freshest ingredients. We offer a wide and wonderful selection of favorite desserts prepared and baked daily in our kitchen. For a lighter fare, try our Bar Menu which is available daily from Noon to 9 PM. And, be sure to visit the cozy Stovepipe Bar for a selection of fine wines, cocktails, and spirits.

Special diets can be accommodated with advance notice.

The Chef

HB Schwartz is a trained chef graduated from Drexel University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science, with a major in Culinary Arts and a minor in Business. She has cooked at The Black Dog Tavern & Bakery on Martha’s Vineyard, MA, the Sonnenalp Resort of Vail, Colorado a five star hotel/restaurant/resort. In addition HB has cooked at the London Grill and baked at Petit Four Pastry Shop in Philadelphia.

Accessibility Notes

The restaurant is accessible from the back door (kitchen entrance) which also has its own parking

Family and Kid-Friendly Dining Notes

The inn welcomes families with children of all ages. Children 12 and under can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner from our children's menu as well as our game room with ping pong, billiards, indoor shuffle board, toys and board games.

Locally or Family-Owned Business Notes

The Inn at Starlight Lake’s long history began in 1806 when a Connecticut settler named Underwood acquired 10,000 acres of rolling hills in northeastern Pennsylvania. In 1880 his grandson built a dam at the outlet of a small pond, expanding it into a large body of water he named “Starlight Lake.”

In 1907, Eugene Fay bought a tract near the eastern shore of the lake, and built a summer boarding house he called “Starlight Inn.” Guest mostly hailing from New York City and New Jersey, arrived by train and many stayed the entire summer. Another generation of the Fay family took over in 1968. They made extensive improvements to the Inn, adding private bathrooms, a cocktail lounge, and opening the Inn’s restaurant to the public as well as overnight guests.

The Inn at Starlight Lake went through another transformation in 1974. Jack and Judy McMahon, along with Judy’s brother Dennis Ebert, purchased the Inn’s property from the Fay’s and continued providing family hospitality.

Today the Inn is owned and operated by Sari Schwartz from Connecticut. Jim and Sari bought the Inn in 2005 and brought almost 65 years of hospitality experience to the Inn, and have been regular guest for over a decade. Jimmy passed away in 2011 and Sari and her daughter, HB the chef and son-in-law continue to operate the Inn and would like to welcome you as part of the family, and hope you enjoy your stay.


Monday - Saturday Breakfast 8 - 10 AM, Lunch 12 - 2 PM, Dinner 5 - 9 PM, Sunday Breakfast 8 - 10 AM, Brunch 10:30 - 2 PM, Dinner 4 - 8 PM

Seasons Open



Price Style for this Establishment

$$ - $11 to $30

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