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Starlight Theatre

$$ - $$$American, ,
631 Ivey Road, (In the historic Ghost Town), Terlingua, TX 79852
+1 432-371-3400
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Opens in 26 min
American, Southwestern, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
631 Ivey Road, (In the historic Ghost Town), Terlingua, TX 79852
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Reviewed yesterday

You get in line about 4:30 and doors open at 5:00 with many people waiting to get in. Not sure when the music starts. They have burgers, sandwiches, etc., a bar. The atmosphere is interesting and bar type decorations, old walls and roof from the...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great food service, music and atmosphere. This is a must while in Big Bend Country. It gets crowded so plan on that.

Thank amesdd
Reviewed 1 week ago

... good food, good service, & nice people. What more could you ask for after a few days on the river...

Thank LMCinTO
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must when in Terlingua!!!! Great food, great waitress & great atmosphere!!!! Very reasonable prices!! Will definitely visit again!!

Thank Rene G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is in an old theater used during the mining heydays of Terlingua and now beautifully restored. The food and atmosphere is excellent. On most evenings they have live music. Highly recommend eating here but it is a very busy place during peak season.

Thank Michael V
Reviewed 1 week ago

We travel with our Pomeranian, so we are always limited with dining options. The Starlight Theatre offers first come, first serve patio seating with dogs allowed and a decent menu to order from. There's even a small bar on the patio with chips, salsa, and...More

Thank Jackie P
Reviewed 1 week ago

I can never make a trip to Terlingua, Texas without stepping inside this establishment at least once, if not twice. Local Big Bend Brewery on tap, excellent food and service. Depending on time of year/crowd there may be a wait to get in, but this...More

Thank theinfiniteinkwell
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok, if I hadn’t read about this place, there is no way I would have ever stopped! Terlingua is a very quirky place. I read an interview by someone who lived there and that person was so happy there was no zoning in the town,...More

Thank saltedradish
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very unique atmosphere in an old building that may have been a theater. There is a bar and dining area. On certain nights there is live music. I think the food is a little over priced but there is always a waiting line.

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Big Bend NP and ate here all three nights. My son ordered the Diego burger ( one pound of beef, 2 eggs, 6 strips of bacon and cheese) all three nights and was able to finish it once for which he got an...More

Thank MezMar
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Darrell O
27 October 2017|
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Response from George H | Reviewed this property |
they generally don't take reservations, but you can call and try.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$32
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 631 Ivey Road, (In the historic Ghost Town), Terlingua, TX 79852
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Terlingua
  • Phone Number: +1 432-371-3400
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