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  1. warrconn
    Joined: Jan 19, 2010
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    from Duluth MN

    Someone mentioned Doyle's Chicken Shack on Grand and Lake St in Minneapolis. Not only was their chicken great, but they had great breaded pork tenderloin sandwiches. Sometimes I'd go there with my dad when I was a kid for take-out. Huge wax paper bags of greasy fries, too. Kind of a dump, but I loved it. That and Chicken Delight. They used to staple bags of those colored mints to the paper plates with delivery orders...a real treat!
     
  2. Jtnabilene
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    The round one at the bottom was located on Butternut in Abilene, TX. Not sure of the address. We lived in the house directly behind it when I was born in 1948. I tried to locate the exact site recently but was not successful.
    It belonged to WN Casey. The ones in Wichita Falls, I believe, belonged to his brother Raymond.
     
  3. inkstain27
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    Heres Our local Drive In "Susie-Q"
    Me and a couple of my buddys meet up there a couple times a month
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  4. gump
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    I have no picture but above harrisburg on 322 is red rabbit home of the bunny burger.. i know sounds awgul but its realy good and its not bunny meat.
     
  5. This is the only shot I have of our local drive in spot. The Dairyette in Dallas has been going strong since 58... One of my favorite places to eat.
     

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  6. Also gone and not forgotten

    Bun-n-Burger corner of Killingsworth and Vancouver

    The Lumberjack on Interstate couple blocks south of Portland Boulevard

    Kings on 82nd just a hop away from the Banfield Fwy.

    I miss those 7 for a buck Whizzburgers on Sunday mornings

    There was also on Interstate just north of Patton Park and the fire station a very small ice cream shop where according to the Oregon Historical Society was the birthplace of the soft ice cream machines. Long gone and before my time in the neighborhood.

    Where was Carmens?
     
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  7. jimi'shemi291
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    Cab Calloway might say, "Man! This joint is jumpin'!" :eek:
    (Er, maybe NOT!) :rolleyes:

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    Frisco Freeze drive-in, Division Ave., Tacoma, WA. I think I found this on FlickR. Sorry, I am not certain.
     
  8. Blacktop VooDoo
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    Anyone out there remember "Bunk's Drive In" up north in Bellingham Washington? Cute carhops and great burgers! We would cruise from Bunk's over to "Herfey" burgers and back-----I miss those days! :rolleyes:
     
  9. jimi'shemi291
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    Check out these two 1949 hamburger wrappers from SoCal
    that DeuceDaddyDon posted over on the "Vintage Shots"
    thread! :eek: Used. They even show old grease stains! :cool:

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  10. jimi'shemi291
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    Bizarre artwork on this OLD menu cover! :eek:
    Thanks to FlickR member VintageRoadside.
     
  11. poncho62
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    Does Mike Hunt eat there?
     
  12. jimi'shemi291
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    1950's Steak-n-Shake Drive-In Restaurant. Anybody know if this is the ORIGINAL one opened

    by Gus Belt in 1934 when he converted his gas station/chicken restaurant into a burger joint? :confused:

    Photo from www.steaknshake.com/history.asp.



     
  13. jimi'shemi291
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    ANYBODY have a photo of Bob's in Gulf Breeze, Florida? :confused:


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    Gulf Breeze was and is a suburb of Pensacola and is located
    right on the gulf and Pensacola Bay in the Florida panhandle.
    The fantastic prices seem to show this menu to be from the
    mid-1960s. Burgers start at 20 cents! :) Four-piece fried chicken
    $1.25. Eight-piece family chicken dinner $2.89. :eek: Wow!
     
  14. jimi'shemi291
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    In the days of 15-cent hamburgers and not long after the Sputnik phenomenon:D, BBF eateries
    featured a wild lighted gizmo above their signs -- sort of a neon-tubed "whirling satellite" on a
    pylon that glowed day-n-nite.:rolleyes:


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    From 1961 through 1970, Burger Boy Food-A-Rama -- or just BBF -- of Columbus, OH, gave
    McDonald's a good run, operating some 50 restaurants in Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia.
    They sold out to Borden which, I believe, used BBF locations as the basis for starting the
    Borden Burger chain and, later, Wendy's.
     
  15. Cyclone Kevin
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    Oh now, this is very cool! Mc Donnell's predated Mc Donald's by at least 15yrs, The Clock by about 10yrs. I didn't even know that there was a Clock in So-Pas. I'm not exactly sure,but I think that it might have been dozed just last year. It had been an Italian restaurant called Gino's that had been vacant since like 1990.

    Someone else said that it had been a Simon's Drive-In=now I'm on a hunt!;)

    I remember the Temple City one being changed to a 'Tiffany's" later and "Argo's" then the building was demolished to make way for a foriegn owned shopping center that now has an Applebee's on that corner.
     
  16. Elrod
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    Wow! That's cool.
     
  17. shoprat
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    [​IMG]Merles Drive In Corona Del Mar Newport Beach Ca 50's-60's
     
  18. shoprat
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    [​IMG]Scrivners LA area 50's. Very famous radio broadcasts, Art Lobo etc...
     
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  19. jimi'shemi291
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    Nice goin', ShopRat!:D

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    Postcard image ca. 1960 of Carrol's, 5th St. and Bellevue Ave.,
    Reading, PA. Typical of once-common independent hamburger
    stands :cool: that got replaced by big-chain fast-food joints over
    the decades. :(

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    Almost certainly shot in '56 or earlier '57, the El Patio Drive-In,
    Montery, CA. Like the Carrol's shot, this image is derived from
    a period postcard. Both are available on eBay at reasonable cost,
    for anybody wanting cool images for their garage or man cave.
     
  20. tommyd
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    Al Greens in Indy was a hot spot. Had a sign by the cash register that said "Same day service" For those who thought their burger and fries took to long to cook.
     
  21. Mindover
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    Any more info on this photo? like when it was taken. Do you have a higher resolution version?

    David
     
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  22. jimi'shemi291
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    Now THAT is funnier than shit! LOL :D
     
  23. bakes
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    from albany NY

    Not lost, but definitely fallen upon hard times, is the Distelfink drive in in Gettysburg PA:

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    Had the misfortune of eating there a few years ago and the burgers were likely found on the battlefield. Nasty. Place would have potential if someone were to buy it, invest a bit of sweat equity, and promote it as it could be a killer place for a rod meet.
     
  24. commspec58
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    from Boston

    Hi, ultra-noob, 1st post.

    Great info on the Adventure and the Texan in Saugus, MA.

    Howard Johnson's had 2 drive ins nearby. One on the traffic circle, junction of US Rt.1/MA C-1/MA 99, on Rt.1 north, less than 1/2 mile from the Texan. After too many vehicular tragedies on the rotary, a new interchange effectively cut off access to this HoJo's.

    Further northbound, at US Rt 1 and MA Rt, 128 (Lynnfield/Peabody line) sat the second local HoJo's drive-in. My dad met Tennessee Ernie Ford in the ice cream line back around 1962. This HoJo's fell to development, and a series of chain restaurants occupied the site to this day.

    Mike
    Saugonian 40 years.
     
  25. knif
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    Great Photo Shoprat!! Where was that Scrivners?
     
  26. One of my old hangouts back in the early 80's.....


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  27. smitty city
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    any of you dayton boys remember the parkmoor or the hasty tasty. picked up my first street race at the hasty, ran a 55 with a 348 with my 57. big fun
     
  28. Cyclone Kevin
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    This is what is left of the Clock Broiler in So Pas.
    The is 5 So Pasadena Ave, South Pasadena,CA.

    I had a feeling that it was this place, They just dozed it last year. It was Gino's Restorante for a number of years, Brady Bunch Dad=Robert Reed used to hang out there in the bar having a few drinks. He lived nearby.

    I was mis-informed about this site as it was told to me that it was a Simon's drive-in.
    Not so according to that wrapper, It was a Broiler Drive-In. The foundation is still there, It was/is for sale but it had the building which oculd have been restored, hell even now it still could be restored if the economy would just get itself together.
     
  29. jimi'shemi291
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    Wait for this to load fully! HAMBer Empire found this genuine video clip
    on Tumblr! :D Notice that the car hop is roller skating! And 40-cent banana
    splits??? :eek: Yow! This appears to be shot live in right about 1956, as I don't
    see any car newer. :cool: But I'm at an absolute loss as to whether it's a TV news
    clip, a scene from a TV show or, maybe, even a clip from a movie. (?) Em-
    pire said the only info at Tumblr said"1950's carhop." Track it down here:
    http://vintagegal.tumblr.com/post/16...2/1950s-carhop
     
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