There are lots of decent 'starter guitars', but there is one that consistently tops everybody's list. Actually, two. The Yamaha FS800 and it's bigger brother the FG800. These are priced at the higher end of entry level ($199) but they sound and play like more expensive guitars. It will be many years before your playing outgrows this guitar.
There are less expensive options, but you get what you pay for. Below a certain price point, the guitars are difficult to play and keep in tune. That's the lest thing a beginner needs, and the reason a lot of beginners give up in frustraton. Yamaha and Epiphone brands make a few models that are a little over $100, and generally these are playable. At all costs, avoid the iconic "39 inch beginner guitars" on ebay. Those are wall hangers. In fact, you should only buy from a real guitar shop. It's helpful to actually try out any guitar before buying, even if you don't know how to play yet. Some guitar bodies are quite large and can be uncomfortable for a beginner. Even if you don't play, you can ask the salesperson to play it so you can hear the tone. If they struggle to make it sound good, look further. Happy hunting.