"Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives" is a show on the Food Network that takes host Guy Fieri all over the country in search of the best eateries. He has the effect of making the establishments very popular, especially considering half a million people tune in to watch the show. Those in San Diego are no exception! 

The best thing about San Diego is that there are plenty of neighborhoods and eateries for Fieri to try and showcase on the popular series. It's a food mecca, with many different types of cuisine available depending on the neighborhood you visit.

It's no wonder the show keeps visiting the city!

What Are Some of the Restaurants Featured on "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives" San Diego?

During Guy Fieri's visits to San Diego, he stopped to eat at some of the most notable establishments "America's Finest City" has to offer. He tries all different types of cuisines from baked goods to juicy burgers, fish and chips, and who can leave out tacos?

Here are just a few eateries that made the show.

Chuy's Taco Shop

Located at 6663 El Cajon Blvd, Chuy's Taco Shop is a small dive where two brothers from Mexico recreate dishes from their childhood. They have a variety of offerings, including burritos, pollo asado, carne asada fries, and of course, tacos! On the show, the brothers showcased their Chili Relleno Burrito and their spicy Shrimp a la Diabla. 

NOLA on 5th

NOLA on 5th looks to bring a taste of The Big Easy to the Hillcrest neighborhood of San Diego. The menu features many of the iconic dishes you can find in New Orleans, right in the heart of San Diego. Among the offerings you'll find on the menu are Louisiana Catfish, Jambalaya, Gumbo, Andouille sausage, and red beans and rice. 

Crazee Burger

Those looking for a juicy burger to sink their teeth into can find it at Crazee Burger. Located in the North Park neighborhood, you won't find an average slab of beef here. These burgers are unique. Chef Lothar Manz takes advantage of different meats at his disposal, including alligator and ostrich, to give folks a variety of tastes to bite into. Those looking for a beef burger can find one, too, made with the finest Angus Beef. 

Studio Diner

Studio Diner is one of those places where everything on the menu just looks good. And according to "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives," it is. The special featured dishes highlighted on the show include a Monte Crisco, which is a deep-fried turkey, ham, and cheese sandwich, and fish and chips. The diner serves breakfast all day long and has cocktails, wine, and milkshakes to complement your meal.

Shawarma Guys

Located in South Park, Shawarma Guys is actually a food truck that offers some of the best Mediterranean food in the area. In fact, at one point it was known as the top place in the entire country to eat. In 2022, Guy Fieri visited the food truck and approved. There are several different meals and sides to choose from, including various Shawarma dishes, wraps, salads, and staples such as falafel, dolma, hummus, and tabouli.

Nutmeg Bakery & Cafe

If you're looking for something quick to grab for a lunch break or snack, Nutmeg Bakery & Cafe is the place to be. There are plenty of sandwiches, salads, and wraps to choose from, as well as a wide selection of cakes, pies, and pastries that you can purchase there or order ahead of time. 

How Many Restaurants Did Guy Fieri Visit in San Diego?

Guy Fieri has visited the city many times so far and more than a dozen eateries have been featured on the show. He likely visited even more than they showed on television, because producers have the final say as to what diners, drive-ins and dives make the cut for showing.

Is "Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives" Still Airing?

Yes, it is! That means there's more potential for the show to visit San Diego once again and highlight some of the best places to eat that haven't been touched yet. 

These are just a few of the eateries that have been highlighted on the show. San Diego is rife with delicious places to eat. If you're in the mood for Italian, for example, you can head on down to Little Italy. If you're looking for more pub fare, you can find a wide selection in the Gaslamp Quarter. And of course, seafood is available just about everywhere you go, considering the city's proximity to the Pacific Ocean.