Service Journalism: Places to eat around prom

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On Prom night, it is common for many seniors to go out to eat, whether with their date or group of friends.

This year, senior prom will be located at the Catamaran Hotel Resort and Spa in Mission Bay, which has a variety of different styles of places to eat. From Italian, Japanese, to classic American style restaurants, there are many places for you to eat before or after prom.

Here are a few options on where to go out to eat on prom night.

In-N-Out Restaurant (Pacific Beach CA - 2910 Damon Ave., 92109, affordable)

In-N-Out is one of the most popular fast food chains around. With affordable prices and delicious food options, it makes for a great choice to go out to eat with your date or friends before or after prom. It features many great menu items such a burgers, fries, and shakes. It even has a special secret menu! Located in Pacific Beach, In-N-Out closes at around 1 am, so if you are in the mood to get a quick bite to eat after prom, this is definitely the place to go.

Buddy’s Diner (1564 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109, moderate)

Looking for a place to eat that serves comfort food and is open late night? Well Buddy’s Diner is the place to go! According to, Buddy’s Diner racks up a solid four star rating. Open for a full 24 hours and located within Pacific Beach, Buddy’s Diner features classic comfort food such as hamburgers, chicken strips, shakes, fries, and onion rings all at very affordable prices.

Kojack’s Restaurant (714 Ventura Pl, San Diego, CA 92109, affordable)

Kojack’s restaurant is located along the Mission Beach bayfront. It features delicious greek food along with a variety of other food such as pizza, burgers, and chicken tenders. Its open from 9am to 11pm, so it serves as a great place to eat before prom. According to, Kojack’s has a four star overall rating along with four star ratings in food, service, and value. If you looking for an affordable place to eat while at prom that offers food different from other places, Kojak's is certainly the way to go.

Denny’s (1601 Rosecrans St, San Diego, CA 92016, affordable)

Located in Point Loma, Denny’s features a variety of different foods that you can eat. From pancakes and hamburgers to sandwiches and omelettes, there are many options for you to choose from. Another reason why Denny’s is a great option is that it is open for a full 24 hours and you can pick from any side of the menu as well. It also features a great overall environment.

Vallarta Express on Garnet (1375 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109, moderate)

Vallarta Express is a wonderful place to get a late night bite of delicious mexican food with your date or your friends. It is open 24 hours and many items on their menu have affordable prices. Also, according to many reviews on, the mexican fast food restaurant has a very good four star rating. Many reviews commend Vallarta for its great atmosphere and versatile menu options.