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Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Open or Closed?

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Open or Closed?

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives is a reality television series hosted by Guy Fieri featuring diners, drive-in restaurants, and dive bars in the USA.

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives is aired on the Food Network channel and each episode has a different theme.

In this post you can find out if your favourite Diners, Drive-ins or Dives are open or closed with what happened next and a summary of reviews on each location.

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Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Season 29

Aired: September 2018 - April 2019

Ruins is open with mostly positive reviews especially on the sandwiches, burgers and cocktails but complaints of service and for running out of fries.

Bella Luna Cafe is open with mixed reviews on Yelp with recent customers complaining about average or under seasoned food. Google and Trip Advisor have more positive reviews with customers praising excellent food and service.

Sun Wah BBQ is open and reviews are positive. Customers praise the authentic food in particular the duck, friendly service and great prices.

Roost Fried Chicken is open and reviews are positive with customers praising the chicken and waffles.

Nordic Smoke BBQ is open with limited but excellent reviews especially the brisket. As of April 2020 they have a 5 star rating on Yelp.

Agave is open and reviews are mostly positive with compliments on the margaritas, guacamole and salsa. There are a few complaints on service received.

Storm Castle Cafe is open with excellent reviews and customers rave about generous portions and great food.

La Terraza Rum Lounge is open and reviews are excellent with compliments for the authentic food and friendly service.

Flyway Brewing is open with positive reviews on both the beer and food.

Zoftig Eateryis open and reviews are excellent with compliments for both meat and veggie options.

Bruno's Little Italy is open and reviews are very positive especially on food, service and atmosphere.

North Bar is open and reviews are excellent with praise for the burgers and friendly service.

The Fold: Botanas & Bar is open with mostly positive reviews including praise for the unique decor and food. There are a few complaints on service, some food items and charges for extras.

Simply Vietnam Express is open and reviews are mixed on Yelp but more positive on Trip Advisor and Google. Reviews are positive on food quality and atmosphere but there are some complaints on wait for food and poor service.

Cochon Volant BBQ Smoke House is open with mostly positive reviews and many customers praise the brisket, service and atmosphere.

The Root Cafe is open and reviews since the show are excellent with customers raving about the fresh food and great service.

Eight Noodle Shop closed in September 2019. Reviews prior to the closure were mixed with complaints on Yelp of either over or under seasoned food.

Smoke Shack BBQ is open and the reviews are excellent with compliments for the fast service, flavourful meats and great prices.

Wrigleyville is open and reviews are excellent. Customers enjoy the reasonably priced, authentic food and friendly service.

Fat Tummy Empanadas is open with excellent reviews complimenting the food, customer service and cozy restaurant. As of April 2020, they have a 5 star rating on Yelp.

Zazu Kitchen + Farm closed in April 2019 after the restaurant was damaged by flooding in January 2019. They are now running a food truck and catering business.

Dignowity Meats is open and reviews are mostly positive with compliments for the food, service and beer selection. The burnt ends are the subject of many positive reviews.


Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Season 28

Aired: December 2017 - September 2018

Zoe Ma Ma is open and reviews are mixed in 2020. The CPR dish is well received by diners but there are complaints about the Bao buns.

Ena's Caribbean Kitchen is open. Reviews are mostly positive with glowing reviews for the BBQ Jerk chicken and lamb but hit and miss reviews for the mac and cheese.

Republica Empanada is open. Diners love the chicken and mushroom, Empanada Platter and the Banana Empanada dessert and reviews are good overall.

Momo Ghar is open. Reviews are excellent with praise for the dumplings with pork and the broth.

Tacos Mariachi is open. Their second location closed in June 2020 with plans to consider moving this location. Reviews are very good with customers enjoying the mole fries and carne asada.

Nora Restaurant and Bar

The Post Brewing Company in Longmont, Colorado is open.

One90 Smoked Meats in Dallas, Texas is open

Tacos Chiwas in Phoenix, Arizona is open.

Grubstak in Gilbert, Arizona is open.

Audrey Jane's Pizza Garage in Boulder, Colorado is open.

Whistle Britches in Dallas, Texas is open.

Aloha Kitchen in Mesa, Arizona is open.

Renee's Organic Oven in Tucson, Arizona is open.

Mojo Donuts and Fried Chicken in Miami, Florida is open.

CrushCraft Thai Street Eats in Dallas, Texas is open.

Milly's Empanada Factory in Miami, Florida is open.

Zeman's in Tucson, Arizona is open.

Mr. & Mrs. Bun in Miami, Florida is open.

Ceviche's in Wilmington, North Carolina is open.

Tumerico in Tucson, Arizona is open.

The Cosmos in Lansing, Michigan is open.

Copper Penny in Wilmington, North Carolina is open.

Inca's Peruvian Cuisine in Tucson, Arizona is open.

Something Fishy Seafood Restaurant in Wilmington, North Carolina is open.

The Purple Carrot in Okemos, Michigan is open.

Chef Alisah's Restaurant in Tucson, Arizona is open.<

Doce Provisions in Miami, Florida is open.

Rocco's Little Chicago in Tucson, Arizona is open.

Fork-n-Cork in Wilmington, North Carolina is open.

Wood Shop BBQ in Seattle, Washington is open.

Cast Iron Kitchen in Wilmington, North Carolina is open.

Southern Cafe in Oakland, California is open.

Calafia Cafe in Palo Alto, California closed in August 2018 as the costs of running the business were greater than their takings.

Sweet n Savory Cafe in Wilmington, North Carolina is open.

W.E.P.A.! at Brix 581 in Oakland, California is open.

Umekes Fishmarket Bar & Grill in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii is open.

Pazzo in San Carlos, California is open.

LOBA Restaurant in Miami, Florida is open.

Scolari's Good Eats in Alameda, California is open.

Pizzeria Credo in Seattle, Washington is open.

Foster's Kitchen in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii is open.

The Red Door closed on 8th March 2020 as their lease came to an end due to financial reasons. Reviews prior to closure were mostly positive and most customers loved the food and service whilst others found it average and the service slow.

Rebel Kitchen is open.

Grand Harbor in San Francisco, California is open.

Saucy Porka is open and reviews are positive of the fusion cuisine and diners praise the paella and egg rolls.

Sisters and Brothers is open with mostly positive reviews especially for the hot fried chicken and chicken and waffles. Some diners complain of being ignored and poor customers service.

Island Lava Java is open and they opened a second location in Waikoloa. Reviews are mostly positive with customers enjoying the ocean view and popular choices include the eggs benedict and kona coffee. In some reviews some diners rate the service and food as average.

Piroshki on 3rd is open with excellent reviews and praise for the authentic Russian and European pastries and the number of vegan options on offer.

Kanaka Kava is open and has excellent reviews. Customers love the pupu platter and authentic Hawaiian cuisine. There are a few complaints of rude service on Yelp.

Manny's Cafeteria and Delicatessen is open with positive reviews. As of April 2020, they have a 5 star rating on Grubhub. In reviews diners praise the corned beef sandwich and potato pancake.

Del Seoul is open and has excellent reviews. The fish tacos and kimchi fries are praised by customers as is the fast service received.

Original Thai is open with mostly positive reviews. Customers say the service can be hit and miss but the taste of the food is complimented in most reviews.

Bok A Bok Fried Chicken & Biscuits is open with mostly positive reviews of food especially the kimchi mac and cheese and service but some customers complain of rude service, incorrect orders and bland food items.

Broke Da Mouth Grindz is open with excellent reviews especially on the Furikake Chicken dish but also on portion sizes and service. Complaints seem to be from diners who have arrived and found it is unexpectedly closed.

MFK is open and reviews are mostly positive. The cerviche is well received and customers love the intimate setting. Some diners feel the small plates are overpriced and not good value.

Blue Toba is open with excellent reviews. The customers praise the authentic food using organic ingredients and the rendang is highly rated.


Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Season 1

Mac & Ernie's& in Tarpley, Texas is open.

Brint's Diner in Wichita, Kansas closed in June 2018. The diner had changed hands twice since the show.

Mad Greek's Diner in Baker, California is open.

Pizza Palace in Knoxville, Tennessee is open.

Hullabaloo Diner in Wellborn, Texas is open.

Four Kegs Sports Pub in Las Vegas, Nevada is open.

Patrick's Roadhouse in Santa Monica, California is open.

Frosted Mug in Alsip, Illinois closed in March 2008 and was for sale for 5 years. It reopened as Demon Dawgs in 2014, they closed in July 2017.

The Penguin in Charlotte, North Carolina closed in February 2015 after the owner declared bankruptcy. Comida opened in it's place.

Frank's Diner in Kenosha, Wisconsin is open.

Gaffey Street Diner in San Pedro, California is open.

The Coffee Cup in Boulder City, Nevada is open.

Baby Blues BBQ in Venice, California is open.

Louie Mueller Barbecue in Taylor, Texas is open.

Bar-B-Q King in Charlotte, North Carolina is open.

Eveready Diner in Hyde Park, New York is open.

Leo's BBQ in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma is open.

A1 Diner in Gardiner, Maine is open.


This post is a work in progress and last updated in April 2020.

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