San Diego's Iconic Studio Diner To Reopen After Long Closure

January 31, 2022

After a lengthy closure due to the pandemic, San Diego's iconic Studio Diner has announced it will reopen next week.  

Studio Diner was built in the middle of San Diego's Kearny Mesa business district in the summer of 2003. The building was originally used as a film set next door to the 20 acre Stu Segall Productions facility, which was used primarily for filming television series and movies like Veronica Mars, Bring It On, and I Married a Monster. The 1940s-style diner was eventually modified to become a classic restaurant in order to serve food to late night film crews and San Diego's public. Studio Diner was featured on Guy Fieri's hit Food Network program "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" in 2007 and 2019.

Studio Diner has been mostly closed since COVID-19 precautions began in March 2020 but will finally reopen on Monday, February 7. The restaurant will initially open solely for breakfast and lunch, from 6am to 3pm daily, but will eventually expand with evening hours in the near future. 

Studio Diner is located at 4701 Ruffin Road in San Diego's Kearny Mesa community. For more information, visit