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Corvette Diner

#324 of 4,168 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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American, Ice Cream, Diner
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2965 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego, CA 92106-6179
6195421476
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 146
    Excellent
  • 117
    Very good
  • 57
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great place to take kids!

We stumbled upon this place during our family vacation from Colorado during Spring Break. We needed a family friendly place and we were not disappointed! This is a good ole' diner with the usual diner food -- shakes, soda fountain, etc. We had to wait almost 45 minutes on a Tues eve, but there is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
delois m
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Broomfield, Colorado
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Great burger options. You can get cherry flavoring added to your soda. And I had the Elvis shake--marshmallow, peanut butter and banana.

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Michigan Center, Michigan
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This is a very fun place to go especially if you have young children. Our daughter had a fun time but we were especially impressed with the food. The dinners for my wife and I were both excellent. Vivian was our waitress and did an excellent job as well. She made a bow out of straws and tied it into... More 

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Monument, Colorado
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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Apparently this Diner was originally located off of University for a long time. That location is permanently closed. They moved to this location which is great, but kind of hard to find. It does not look like a 50's diner at all from the outside. But once inside, it transforms into an excellent 50's atmosphere. They have a nice 60's... More 

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Tracy, CA
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121 reviews 121 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This was our 2nd visit to this burger joint. We love that the place looks and sounds like an old 50s diner, complete with an old school DJ in house and poodle skirt wearing waitstaff. Our server, Sally, was beyond excellent. She was funny, attentive, good with kids, and very knowledgeable about the menu. We tried several different burgers, cooked... More 

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Long Beach, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Fun decorations but just too noisy to really enjoy. Food is secondary here - it's as you'd expect, it does the job but isn't the reason to come here. Our service was poor - lots of waiting around for everything and not much attention. The kids will enjoy the decorations and the fun attitude of the wait staff, but this... More 

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Broomfield, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We stumbled upon this place during our family vacation from Colorado during Spring Break. We needed a family friendly place and we were not disappointed! This is a good ole' diner with the usual diner food -- shakes, soda fountain, etc. We had to wait almost 45 minutes on a Tues eve, but there is an area with games for... More 

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Osnabruck, Germany
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Was out for dinner and got what I did not expect ... I thought of just a normal diner when we decided to go for dinner at the Corvette Diner ... wrong! Shortly after getting seated a nice waitress (Lucy) started doing a lot of fun to me and my wife. Did include a straw-tuned hairstyle of my wife and... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We were expecting a Johnny Rockets kinda feel from this recommendation but it was really loud and covered a few decades in its theme. Menu was very big and portions were too large for us to finish but meal was good, service was good and we really enjoyed the chili fries! Shakes and traditional fountain pops were great too!

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Maui, Hawaii
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123 reviews 123 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My daughter and I went for dinner. I didn't know what to expect so i was wide open. The rest. was popular and playing music for the times. I had the special it was a wrap hamburger. It was really good plus some chicken fingers. We one the trivia contest cuz I know the difference between the Beach Boys and... More 

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Los Angeles
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We went on the Sunday before President's day with a party of 8. At 7:30 pm they told us it would be around a 1 hour and 45 minute wait. It actually ended up taking 1 hr and 20 minutes. So we went to their nice arcade section with 4 kids and spent a fortune waiting for our tables. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2965 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego, CA 92106-6179
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 6195421476

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Ice Cream, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?