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Studio Diner

4701 Ruffin Rd, San Diego, CA 92123
+1 858-715-6400 ext. 2
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“monte cristo” (19 reviews)
“sandwich” (19 reviews)
“pot roast” (5 reviews)
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American, Diner, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4701 Ruffin Rd, San Diego, CA 92123
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We saw this listed as one of the places Guy from DDD visited so we wanted to try it. Plus my mom saw they have a Monte Cristo sandwhich she loves. Our server Ben was really nice and friendly. The menu is diner type and...More

Thank Michelle E
Reviewed 1 week ago

A cute diner with excellent food. The boob sandwich is amazing, the fish & chips are delicious and the BLT is the largest I have ever seen. Don't forget to get a milkshake!!!

Thank brella64
Reviewed 5 June 2017 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 1 June 2017 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 1 June 2017 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 23 May 2017

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 19 May 2017 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
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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
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
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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
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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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