- "The Best Eats in the Coco Town streets"
- ―Dexter's Diner advertisement on HoloNet News
Located in a lower-income CoCo Town neighborhood near the Senate District, the grease-speckled restaurant attracted a steady clientele of itinerant freighter pilots and dock workers, as well as oddball assortment of regulars. Many workers from the manufacturing area came for some juri juice, ardees (also called "Jawa juice"), or the popular sliders. Also served was fried nerf steak, protato wedges, and pickled gartro eggs. The food was oily and unhealthy, but also cheap and filling (and was misleadingly advertised as "the best eats in the Coco Town streets.") It was rumored that Jettster salted his food with addictive drugs to create a craving that customers would return to satisfy.
Owned by Didi Oddo and his adopted daughter Astri, the diner was a frequent haunt of Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn before the invasion of Naboo. Seeking Oddo's knowledge gleaned from customers and backroom dealings, Oddo was an invaluable resource to the Jedi Order, if not an unconventional one. During Oddo's ownership, the diner was retrofitted with repulsorlifts for easy getaway, made by Astri Oddo to get away from her very frequent "accidents". After Astri Oddo married Bog Divinian, they moved to the Outer Rim and the diner was sold and remodeled to appear in the Med'soto style that was common during the Golden Age of the Old Republic. The buyer, Dexter Jettster, would continue on Oddo's legacy and became a good friend of Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi, Jinn's Padawan. On one occasion when Jedi Kenobi visited the diner, he asked about origination of a poisoned saberdart Jango Fett used to kill his fellow bounty hunter associate Zam Wesell. Jettster was able to direct the Jedi to the planet Kamino where Kenobi would discover a secret clone army in development for the Republic. Renzii was a waiter who worked for Oddo, while the droid waitress FLO, R4-A22, and Human waitress Hermione Bagwa were employed by Jettster at the start of the Clone Wars.
With the rise of the Galactic Empire, Jettster became one of the Erased, eliminating records of his existence so as to not be prosecuted by the Empire for treason. The diner was destroyed when he went underground, but was later repaired, as it was run throughout the Galactic Civil War by Bagwa.
Behind the scenesEdit
The look of Dex's Diner also appears similar to that of a diner in Star Wars Droids, although it is unknown if this similarity was intentional or a coincidence.
Dex's Diner is the level hub of LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game, containing gateways to each level and a shop for unlockable content. However, it is incorrectly referred to as Dexter's Diner.
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