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Studio Diner

4701 Ruffin Rd, San Diego, CA 92123-1611
+1 858-715-6400 ext. 2
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“monte cristo” (24 reviews)
“sandwich” (24 reviews)
“pot roast” (6 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Diner, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4701 Ruffin Rd, San Diego, CA 92123-1611
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow!! The portions are huge. I had the three pancakes and wasn’t close to finishing them. Excellent food and service👍

Thank Darren M
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Huge Triple D fan here. Came out to visit our daughter at SDSU. Our first day here she had class all morning, so we decided to hit a Triple D joint for early lunch. Food was great, service was great and the environment was too!...More

Thank Scolake
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Stopped by for a bite to eat on a Sunday afternoon. We had a cup of clam chowder (very good). The wife had a Ruben and the pastrami was a delicious. I had a prime rib sandwich and OMG, was the prime rib delicious!

Thank Vinster7
Reviewed 6 January 2018

This is the second time we dined here. I suggested it since I was so impressed with the diner the first time, we wanted the whole family visit. The menu is quite diverse, the wait staff is so professional, and the concept is so California....More

Thank MissesB1
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Looking for some small portions and boring meal options? Craving something bland and healthy for lunch? Then this is not the place for you! Yes, they do have tasty salads and some great vegetarian options, but this is a true American diner. From soup bowls...More

Thank ksgsbooks
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

We were in for a surprise when our friend brought us to this local joint. If you’re in San Diego this is a must stop. The food is excellent 👌🏽

Thank Agripina J
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

So many choices -but unfortunately I’m a fussy eater. My eggs have to be cooked a certain way or they go back. Not only was the service perfect, but I chose to build my own soft scramble - spinach, mushrooms, triple cheese eggs/roasted potatoes &...More

Thank Cheryl D
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Try try BLT it's huge. Fun place to eat and food is excellent. Shakes come with the metal mixing cup with the rest that will not fit in the glass.

Thank David T
Reviewed 28 October 2017

My wife and I went to the Studio Diner in San Diego for breakfast and had a good time. My wife had Eggs Benedict which was two poached eggs on toasted a English Muffin. The eggs were topped with rich hollandaise sauce and your choice...More

Thank grandslamhomer
Reviewed 24 October 2017

The huge chocolate brownie dessert came with ice-cream, whipped cream and lashings of warm fudge sauce. I have a sweet tooth and am a demon for sickly puddings. This definitely hit the spot. I couldn't finish it all but months later, still think about sinking...More

Thank sienna26
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Questions & Answers
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, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4701 Ruffin Rd, San Diego, CA 92123-1611
  • 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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