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Studio Diner

) #250 of 3,982 Restaurants in San Diego ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, , Gluten Free Options
4701 Ruffin Rd, San Diego, CA 92123
+1 858-715-6400 ext. 2
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“monte cristo” (19 reviews)
“sandwich” (19 reviews)
“pot roast” (5 reviews)
05:30 - 23:59All hours
American, Diner, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
4701 Ruffin Rd, San Diego, CA 92123
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Reviews (215)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my boyfriend visited this place after seeing an episode of Diner,Dives and Drives thru on the food channel. It was definitely worth it. I had the lobster roll with onion rings which was simply divine. Very hot and fresh! I topped it off...More

Thank LittleMarsh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My whole family ate at Studio Diner 2 years ago on a family vacation, and we loved it. The food was great, serving sizes were spot on, the wait staff friendly, and the prices were okay. This time, the wait staff was the only true...More

Thank femaleboxer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Omg. That all the words I had about that sandwich. Hold the fries bc the calories from the sandwich is enough. Dipped in the preserves makes an awesome mouth orgasm.

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have had breakfast, lunch and dinner here a number of times and have never had a bad experience yet. The staff is always upbeat, comfort food is the norm and the ambiance of this Silver Steam trailer is awesome. If you are up for...More

Thank Raz E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service was great, food was great. Tried eggs and gravy for the first time-delicious! Never thought I would ever put those two things together. Awesome menu

Thank cmac1177
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

That's it. Nice place and good food. It's good place to go with family and/or friends. They have a good menu and I had a San Diegan burger. Very good flavor and crispy fries. Recommended!

Thank Gustavo T
Reviewed 3 May 2017

During our annual business trip to San Diego, our crew has breakfast every morning at the Studio Diner. This I enjoyed my corned beef hash and eggs, hash browns, tomatoes and coffee. Effie's service was great as usual. We'll be there again tomorrow before we...More

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

If you're looking for big portions and less-than-healthy options, this is your spot. We sat right at the bar and watched the food come out over the counter. Monte Cristos, hamburgers, onion rings, tuna melts, plus shakes and more... This place is a fun spot...More

Thank OurEdventures
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Chili dog and fries was great. Also got a real ice cream strawberry milkshake!! My wife had the Eggs Benedict and they were served on a large slab of ham. All very good.

Reviewed 12 April 2017

We saw Guy Fieri's TV show on Diners and Dives, and decided to follow up on his recommendations here in San Diego. IT was well worth the trip. We thought it might have been a "dump", but it is quaint, clean, and truly a unique...More

Thank dukeofargy
ElJimbo, General Manager at Studio Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

Thank you Duke. It was a pleasure for our staff to serve you! Hope to see you again.

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?
23 August 2015|
Response from ElJimbo | Property representative |
Certified "Service Dogs" are obviously welcome anytime, inside or out. Well behaved dogs on leashes are permitted on our patio from 6am-9pm daily provided we do not have "Special events". Managers on duty will use their... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
05:30 - 23:59
05:30 - 23:59
05:30 - 23:59
05:30 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4701 Ruffin Rd, San Diego, CA 92123
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-715-6400 ext. 2
  • E-mail
Studio Diner is located in the Kearny Mesa business district in San Diego....Just off I-15 and Balboa Avenue. Known for it's Fish and Chips, Monte Cristo, and East Coast Specials. Outdoor seating. Delivery service to local area/pickup/takeout.
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