San Diego’s Corvette Diner Through the Years

San Diego's retro, 1950s-inspired eatery, Corvette Diner, turns 30 this month. Here's a look at the beloved restaurant, then and now.

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This August 1994 photo shows the entrance of Corvette Diner, when it was located in Hillcrest.
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The restaurant's cast today, still throwing it back to the 1950s.
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The eatery is known for its flashy, vintage cars, too.
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An oldie, but a goodie. In this undated photo, a waitress sits atop a jukebox at Corvette Diner.
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Corvette Diner, as it looks today, at its location in Liberty Station.
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Patrons enjoying an outing at Corvette Diner, back in the day.
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Let the good times, roll. Corvette Diner is known for being a family-friendly restaurant where little ones often celebrate their birthdays.
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Corvette Diner, as it looks today, at it's Liberty Station location on Historic Decatur Road.
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In this blast from the past, Lesley and David Cohn (r) -- founders of the Cohn Restaurant Group -- pose with some Corvette Diner waitresses.
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The cast today at Corvette Diner.
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The entrance to Corvette Diner, back when it operated out of its famous site in Hillcrest.
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San Diego broadcast personality Shotgun Tom Kelly hosted a radio show out of the booth at Corvette Diner when the restaurant was located in Hillcrest.
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This August 1994 photo shows the entrance of Corvette Diner, when it was located in Hillcrest.
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Waitresses, beehives and all, serving some diner classics at Corvette Diner in Liberty Station.
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The hallway leading to the arcade game room.
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The DJ booth plays on at Corvette Diner. This is how the restaurant looks in March 2017.
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Neon lights aplenty.
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The Soda Fountain at Corvette Diner.
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Corvette Diner, in March 2017.
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It's all about Corvettes here.
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One of the dining areas at Corvette Diner in March 2017.
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Corvette Diner, in March 2017.
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One of the dining areas at Corvette Diner in March 2017.
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The entrance to Corvette Diner at Liberty Station looks discreet. Once you step inside, you go back in time.
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