History[edit | edit source]
- "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 dockworkers, 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.
Didi Oddo and his adopted daughter, Astri, owned the diner before the invasion of Naboo. They had the diner 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 sold the diner to Dexter Jettster and moved to the Outer Rim. Jettster had it remodeled in the Med'soto style that was common during the Golden Age of the Old Republic.
During Oddo's ownership, the diner was a frequent haunt of Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn. Oddo's knowledge gleaned from customers and backroom dealings was an invaluable resource to the Jedi Order, albeit an unconventional one. Jettster continued Oddo's legacy and became a good friend of Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi, Jinn's Padawan. On one occasion, Kenobi visited the diner to ask about the origin 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 discovered a secret clone army in development for the Republic.
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 Bagwa ran it throughout the Galactic Civil War.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
Dex's Diner looks similar to a diner in Star Wars Droids, which could be either 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."
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Jedi Apprentice: The Deadly Hunter (First appearance)
- Jedi Apprentice: The Dangerous Rescue
- Jedi Quest: Path to Truth
- Jedi Quest: The Trail of the Jedi
- Outbound Flight (Mentioned only)
- Jedi Quest: The False Peace
- Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones
- Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones comic
- Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones junior novel
- (Mentioned only)
- The Clone Wars: Decide Your Destiny: Crisis on Coruscant
- Star Tours: The Adventures Continue (Mentioned only)
- The Clone Wars: Wild Space
- MedStar II: Jedi Healer (Mentioned only)
- "Appetite for Adventure"—Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures Volume 9
- Star Wars: Republic: Trackdown
- Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith novelization (Mentioned only)
- The Last of the Jedi: Underworld (Mentioned only)
- The Last of the Jedi: A Tangled Web (Mentioned only)
Non-canon appearances[edit | edit source]
- Tag & Bink: Revenge of the Clone Menace
- LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game
- Star Wars: Tiny Death Star
- Jedi Academy: The Principal Strikes Back (Mentioned only)
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Behind the Magic: Dexter's Diner
- Galactic Power Brokers"—Star Wars Gamer 10 "
- Coruscant and the Core Worlds
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 44 (JET1-4, Dexter Jettster)
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 54 (COR23-26, Coruscant - Dex's Diner)
- "Top 10 Most Unlikely Unleashed Figures"—Star Wars Insider 100
- Star Wars: The Official Starships & Vehicles Collection 4
- Star Wars Fandex Deluxe Edition
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
- Star Wars: The Official Starships & Vehicles Collection 26
- "50 Great Reasons to Rewatch Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season Three"—Star Wars Insider 125
- Star Wars: Force Collection (Card: Dexter Jettster (★)) (Indirect mention only)
- Star Wars: Force Collection (Card: Dexter Jettster (★★★))