Thursday, February 19, 2009

Corvette Diner, San Diego


Corvette Diner

Whether or not you like the food here, this is a FUN place to eat! Corvette Diner is a 50's style diner that will take you back in time. They've got the 50's thing down to a tee. Not only is the restaurant covered with 50's decoration, but the waiters wear their hair greased back, and the waitresses are in poodle skirts with retro hairstyles.

Eating here was like a scene in a movie. EVERYONE was genuinely having fun. The staff was bopping to the old school music, and there was a DJ in a booth taking song requests, announcing birthdays, and playing games with the customers. At one point, the wait staff all got up to do "The Roach Dance" for everyone. All the customers were clapping along, and everyone was smiling. When the Chicken Polka song came on, a train of kids were travelling across the restaurant dancing. It was surreal.

When we were seated, we were greeted by a handful of straws being thrown at us. This made me laugh.

When I saw deep fried spicy pickles on the menu, I HAD to try it. I had never had it before, but always heard good things about it. These pickles were lip smackin good!

Deep Fried Spicy Pickles

When you break through the crispy batter, a scrumptious crunchy, sour pickle coated with a whole lot of spiciness is revealed. This was served with a ranch dipping sauce.

Deep Fried Spicy Pickle Revealed

We couldn't go to a diner and not order shakes. I chose the Elvis shake and CK had the coffee shake. The Elvis shake was banana, peanut butter, and marshmallow all shook up. Every sip had me making a fish face, and I got chunks of peanuts and banana every time.

Elvis Shake and Coffee Shake

My main meal was the buffalo blues burger, which had a spicy buffalo sauce, crumbles of blue cheese, lettuce, tomato & onion. This was ok. I could hardly taste the spicy buffalo sauce, and was a little disappointed by that. Because of the lack of sauce, I found the blue cheese and onion a little too over powering.

Buffalo Blues Burger

Buffalo Blues Burger 2

CK ordered the HOH BURGER: lettuce, tomato, chipotle sauce, mozzarella cheese, fried onion, and fried jalepeno. He found the burger a little dry, and the meat not flavored enough.

HOH Burger

The ending to our meal was similar to our greeting. Instead of straws being thrown at us, it was Bazooka bubble gum.

Bazooka Joe

The food here is mediocre. However, I do recommend that you check out this place for its entertainment value. This is also a super kid-friendly place.

3946 5th Avenue
San Diego, California, USA
Telephone: 619-542-1476