We are the original Murder Mystery Dinner Theater in San Diego and have been producing comedy murder mysteries for the last 26 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 16 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 Chef's Choice potatoes & Sauteed Seasonal Vegetables
Served with Chefs Choice potatoes and sautéed seasonal vegetables
Served with Chef Choice potatoes and sautéed seasonal vegetables
with our house marinara
Other Dietary Needs
We also offer Gluten Free and Vegan main entrees such as our pasta marinara, plain chicken breast with vegetables, and vegan stuffed pepper.
I Do, Now DIE
Richard and Candi are getting married and YOU are cordially invited to be their guest. Be sure to pick out your favorite neon colors to wear, because this 1980's wedding will be an event to remember! But once these nuptials are read, the chaos will ensue as murder taints the reception. Will the bride and groom survive the night or will the killer ruin this newfound love? Find out during Mystery Café Dinner Theater's 26th season with their brand new hilarious mystery: I Do, Now DIE! We have a nightly costume contest for the best 1980's themed outfit. Come dressed to impress if you want to participate in the fun… you might win a prize!
The bride to be. She is a typical 80's valley girl and is missing more than a few brain cells.
The groom. He doesn't have much going for him, but for some reason, Candi has fallen in love with him.
Vivian: Ex-wife of Richard. She drowns her disappointment in alcohol. A lot of alcohol.
Daughter to Richard and Vivian. A stereotypical teenager. She is morbid, solemn and sarcastic.
The Rent-a-Boyfriend hired by Vivian for the blessed event. Who else would you take to your ex's wedding?
Richard's mother. She's not a fan of her only son (who she blames for her husband's death).
Candi's great aunt is a bit senile and a little out of it. She's not a fan of Candi.
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.