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Your Favorite Diner

Postby khummer » Wed Apr 16, 2003 3:20 pm

They say that Applebee's replaced the era of the diner. Do you have any favorite retro diners?

Mine, 101.

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Postby JAB » Wed Apr 16, 2003 4:41 pm

Mike's Hockey Burgers on Soto & Washington.

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King Taco

Postby Puddintate » Wed Apr 16, 2003 4:49 pm

O.K. I'm not trying to be a smartass or anything. But lately I've been going to King Taco(Long Beach Blvd. and PCH in Long Beach) for lunch. The food is not that great , but the place used to be a REALLY NICE Norm's. I sit there with a plate of crappy nachos and a Pepsi and fantasize it's the way it used to be,the pendant lights are still there, and the flagstone is no longer painted white.Then the indegestion wakes me up and I'm back in the present and the place looks like dictator Taco.

At least it's still "upright" i guess. :x

Off of that subject,allthough it's not retro , I like Hoff's Hut. The one in the Marina used to have a nice nautical themed bar. Now the food is alot more expensive ,and the nautical room had been re-modeled. All the pictures of Captain Hoff are gone. :evil:
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Postby SpudGirl » Wed Apr 16, 2003 7:20 pm

1st - Earls in Orange
2nd - 101

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Postby bananabobs » Wed Apr 16, 2003 8:50 pm

Depends what you define a diner?

Bobby's Chicken A-Go-Go, Ventura Blvd and Fallbrook in Woodland Hills, Best breakfast in town still a deal at $4.50 including coffee, best hash browns this side of Mom's, jelly in jars on the table, coffee in those 3lb cups with matching saucers. Used to be part of the early AM Surf runs back in High school, (late 60's)

Not really a diner, but My Brothers Bar-B-Q on Ventura Blvd in Woodland Hills, just the same as it was in 1959, same old waitress too! The Gold standard in B-B-Q sauce.

In Ventura, Allison’s Cafe on Telephone, Best biscuit and gravy in the world!

There used to be a diner in Burbank, near the Aerospace plant, (Lockheed?) that was just counter, maybe some booths, you watched the cook in front of you. Best cup of coffee ever!

Damn! Now I am hungry!

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Postby bananabobs » Wed Apr 16, 2003 8:52 pm

I didn't say gosh darn!!
I said Damn Yankees!

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Postby bananabobs » Wed Apr 16, 2003 8:54 pm

what do you know about that!!!!!! :?:
Now I want to try all the words to see what they change to...

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Postby Futura Girl » Thu Apr 17, 2003 12:00 am

now now now - don't be a naughty boy, banana bobby!

this is a "G" rated forum - so the 7 forbidden words and a few others are automatically censored... you are just the first to discover it.

isn't 'gosh darn' more retro appropriate than what you typed anyway :)

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Postby bananabobs » Thu Apr 17, 2003 5:39 am

What a bunch of #%&!!*
(You can't censor the imagination!) :wink:

All things said, I appreciate the "G" rating.

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diner

Postby retrocool » Thu Apr 17, 2003 6:52 pm

Woody's Diner on PCH in Seal Beach is great place to go! :D

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Rod's

Postby khummer » Fri Apr 18, 2003 7:29 am

Rod's in Arcadia on Huntington Drive is a cool looking place, even though I think it's too much of a greasy spoon.

Also, Denny's in Arcadia - the windmill is really nice for a Denny's.

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Don't forget Heart's

Postby troyaloha » Fri Apr 18, 2003 8:26 am

My favorite diner, very close to my mid century mansionette, is Heart's on Balboa and Saticoy.

A totally restorable and 99% intact googie diner that belongs to a very nice asian family. Very good food too, although nothing exotic.

Stop by and say hello to Sue, Susan, and Stephanie.

Mahalo-

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chef's hat

Postby SkipHome » Mon Apr 21, 2003 11:01 am

my favorite diner was the chef's hat on north brand blvd. in glendale, i think between lexington and doran. i always sat at the counter with my brother and watched to cook flip eggs over. we had steak and eggs almost every sunday morning. it's long gone, like everything else on brand blvd. before "redevelopment."

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Postby scamboogah » Tue May 06, 2003 2:55 pm

Bullsh*t Jesus, those are obviously MY footprints...

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Postby Diner » Wed May 07, 2003 1:55 pm

Mickey's Diner in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota . . .

Stuart :D

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Postby johnny dollar » Fri Mar 25, 2005 10:16 am

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Bel-Loc, opened 1964.

1700 E Joppa Rd, outside of baltimore, md.

if i don't eat here at least once a month, i lose my super powers :)
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Postby babyblue65bird » Sat Mar 26, 2005 8:26 am

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As another poster

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Re: As another poster

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Postby Matt Deckard » Tue Mar 29, 2005 1:09 pm

I go to Bob's now and again, though I always end up getting irate with the help.

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You locals will have to show me a little more of what's atomic around here.

I did enjoy going to the 101 Cafe last week with a few friends of mine, That joint was jumpin' and the music was perfect for the atmosphere.

I always liked eating at the Cafateria at JPL and Los Angeles Air Force Station, very stark and very much places where you'd expect to see Major Healy and Major Nelson walking to a table with wood motifed plastic trays... though those are Cafaterias.

Actually, come to think of it (and I'm editng here) there was (just talked to my mother) a cool spot near the LA Air Force Station called Woody's Smorgousborg. The place was built in the early 60's and had the old school fireplace with the cone coming down over the top. Apparently they recently renovated it then it went out of business, though that place was completely mod and I loved it.

Anyone else know of this place? It was on Sepulveda.
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Woody Smorgasburger

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Postby Matt Deckard » Tue Mar 29, 2005 10:51 pm

Internationl House Of Pancakes huh? you'd think e had enough of those. That Bites... I loved Woody's.

Next time I head into the area I'll try to get some pics of the old building and post them.
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Postby sid » Wed Mar 30, 2005 12:44 am

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MISSING my long and straight beams, stretching from the outside and piercing through the interior and back out again; seeing it all in one glance! WOW, it was gorgeous!

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Postby CapitalMod » Wed Mar 30, 2005 12:36 pm

I love Pann's. The service is fantastic as well.

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Postby JAB » Wed Mar 30, 2005 6:03 pm

Mmm... Panns! The patty melt that I had there after the 20/20/20 tour was outstanding.

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Re: Woody Smorgasburger

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