We are the original Murder Mystery Dinner Theater in San Diego and have been producing comedy murder mysteries for the last 27 years. Your evening will consist of murder, a few clues, a three course meal and lots of laughs! Our shows are actual theatrical productions, with professional performers who are also masters of Improv! Unlike other Mystery Dinner Theaters in San Diego, we believe that our guests have come for a night to be entertained, not to do all of the work by reading long scripts without knowing who the actual actors are! Come see what sets us apart from the others and why we are San Diego's longest and original Mystery Dining Experience! Mystery Café is under new ownership! A 17 year resident actor from the company and his wife purchased the theater at the start 2015. We are a family run business with a focus on guest service and entertainment!
Main Entree Options
Meal Includes: Garden Salad, Your Choice of a Main Entree, and dessert
Braised Beef Short Rib
Served with mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables
Chicken Cordon Bleu
Lightly breaded and baked, stuffed with ham and swiss cheese, topped with parmesan cream sauce. Served with mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables
Grilled and topped with pesto cream sauce. Served with mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables
Stuffed with ricotta cheese and topped with house marinara
Southwestern Veggie Burger
Made with corn, bell peppers, onions, black beans, plum tomatoes, cheese and spices (no substitutions). Served with french-fries
Plain Chicken Breast
Served with seasonal vegetables
House Marinara Pasta
Gluten free pasta in the house marinara sauce (may add vegetables upon request)
Vegan Stuffed Pepper
Stuffed with jasmine rice and a medley of vegetables
Hamburger, Cheeseburger, or Chicken Strips
All Served With French-fries
Whatta Way ta Die
Anthony, the head of the mafia, has grown weary and decided to escape his life of crime and start over again. He has concocted a plan to stage his own death. Sadly, someone with more malicious intent has beat him to it. Was Anthony killed by his right-hand man Silas? His wife Bambi? Or was he wacked by one of his own children? Who will make it out alive and become the new head of the familia? Help us figure out who the killer is in this brand new 1950's mafia comedy-mystery "Whatta Way ta Die".
Head of the familia and ready to get out of the mafia
Anthony's second wife and stepmother to his three grown children.
The eldest of Anthony's three children. Skippy is a sweet one, but his belt doesn't go through all the loops (if you get my meaning)
Technically the middle child, but only by seconds! Something that her twin brother Junior loves to remind her.
Junior is anything but a ladies man. Anthony's youngest child and quite the misogynist.
Anthony's right hand man.
Skippy's girlfriend. They make a perfect pair.
disclaimer:pricing and availability subject to change.
Our shows run Friday and Saturday nights. Our office hours are Monday through Saturday 9am-7pm
The Mystery Cafe is San Diego’s longest running dinner theatre. We offer an evening of freewheeling, informal fun! Our shows are murder mysteries – but that’s just the outline! What we’re known for is fast-paced comedy…the kind you’d watch on your favorite prime-time sitcom. But at the Mystery Cafe, YOU are seated right in the middle of the action, and may actually have a role in the performance! The Mystery Cafe is San Diego’s premiere interactive dinner theatre.