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Corvette Diner

#104 of 3,733 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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American, Diner
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2965 Historic Decatur Rd, San Diego, CA 92106-6179
+1 619-542-1476
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11:30 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
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Los Angeles, California
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Waitresses are very nice and attentive. Food was okay. Very cool rooms with themes and arcade for the older kids. Definitely coming back

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Thank diana l
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a 1950s sock hop with a restaurant wrapped around it! It's just fun! The servers are playful (e.g. throw two dozen wrapped straws at a table of four) and are outfitted in, you guessed, 1950s style apparel. The music is upbeat, ...well, 1950s. The food is very good. My son and I suggest the Rory burger; do not... More 

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Thank HillarysDad
San DIego
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So much fun for the kids. It's loud and crazy and a sensory overload, but a must see at least once. Great service and fun all over.

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Thank Mora-Dawn
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here on our road trip after reading the reviews online. Great place! We were celebrating my 22nd birthday. The waitress put straws in my hair. We had milkshakes and burgers and my grandma had the meatloaf. Very yummy. The waitresses put on a dance all together. Very loud music though. They brought out a ice cream for my... More 

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Thank Dani K
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took our family with two teenage girls to this restaurant. What an awesome experience it was. Got right in with no wait during the week. The whole 1950's theme was great with the tv's at each table showing old shows like I Love Lucy etc. They had both a magician and ballonist coming around to each table to perform... More 

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Thank Mike F
North Carolina
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115 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is so fun for all! Tends to be very crowded so expect a long wait. Most people stand outside or play arcades while waiting. We ordered apps and drinks at the bar. The food was very good and service too. There was a balloon artist stopping at every table with kids. Only negative was hour wait (at 5pm)... More 

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Thank jaimelovebug
Bisbee, Arizona
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fun, upbeat atmosphere! If you are looking for quiet, this is NOT the place! Haha! Be prepared to yell for the duration of your stay! Fun!

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Thank Coyote390
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited San Diego last October after having been away for 20 years after graduating from surgical residency. We used to bring our kids to the Corvette for fun, and my boys flirted with the sassy waitresses. We thought it would be fun to re-visit... Then we discovered that it had relocated from Hillcrest to the old NTC. What they... More 

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Thank Huhwhatduh
Coronado, California, USA
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81 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Good spot if you have kids who like the "old school" experience. Not bad food and shakes overall, but you're coming here for the experience first and foremost. Friendly staff and clean environment overall.

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Thank crazyben5150
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

I visited the Corvette Diner as a kid on family vacations to San Diego over 25 years ago...even though it has moved to a new, bigger, location, it is everything that I remembered it to be. The food was amazing! We had burgers, a chicken sandwich, kids macaroni and cheese and kids chicken strips and various drinks. We were too... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $20
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Private Dining
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2965 Historic Decatur Rd, San Diego, CA 92106-6179
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-542-1476
Description
Rock n' Roll, burgers and shakes rule at the Corvette Diner! A '50s throw-back, with sassy waitresses in poodle skirts and bouffant hair-dos. It's more than just a place to eat, it's a destination.

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