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2012-06-10 01:51:59 PM  
13 votes:
I think if they brought back Sambo's it would be a riot!
2012-06-10 08:53:57 PM  
12 votes:

Favoritemonster: Also, not sure if Ponderosa is still around?


I believe there's still one, but nobody can find it. They burned the map.
2012-06-10 08:46:43 PM  
5 votes:
i46.photobucket.com
2012-06-10 09:19:44 PM  
4 votes:
www.roadkilltshirts.com
2012-06-10 05:01:45 PM  
4 votes:
Chi-Chi's

Mexican food just tastes better with Hepatitis A
2012-06-10 08:38:21 PM  
3 votes:
Pioneer Chicken. Never ate at one, not much of a fried chicken guy. In honor of Warren Zevon.
2012-06-10 04:20:14 PM  
3 votes:
Colonel Angus' Fried Chicken.
2012-06-10 03:11:08 PM  
3 votes:
scottbblog.files.wordpress.com

Really, this far in and no one trolled this out?
2012-06-10 10:14:20 PM  
2 votes:
Skunk Burger


i.ytimg.com
2012-06-10 09:28:05 PM  
2 votes:
I still have an Orange Julius in my local mall, right next to the JC Penny. I go there when I get confused by the 21st century.
2012-06-10 08:38:24 PM  
2 votes:

basemetal: [scottbblog.files.wordpress.com image 450x347]

Really, this far in and no one trolled this out?


Y kant basemetal read?
2012-06-10 07:40:00 PM  
2 votes:
Winky Dinky Dog.

Home of the famous Ho Cake.
2012-06-10 06:48:46 PM  
2 votes:
Barth's Burgers, however their special sauce was absolutely the worst.
2012-06-10 06:35:34 PM  
2 votes:
hollywood.pdx.edu

I'll bet it was a wonderful place.
2012-06-10 05:07:08 PM  
2 votes:

Kredal: I didn't know Chi-chi's was dead, I thought I just moved away from them all.

Also, I thought Showbiz Pizza turned into Chuck-E-Cheese... But they were competitors in the "bad pizza and worse animatronics" segment of the market.

/and after further reading, I was right. Showbiz locations were transformed into C-E-C. TMYK!


I remember going to a CEC for some party in elementary school and some of my classmates were all excited because they supposedly had the greatest pizza ever. I informed a couple of them that the pizza was awful and they were clearly thinking of some other place, to which I got the usual 8-year-old "Nuh-uh!" response.

5 minutes later they came back to me and apologized. To this day, I think it was the only unforced elementary school apology in the history of ever.
2012-06-11 12:40:59 PM  
1 votes:

Baz the Spaz: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 640x353]
Tubby's Drive-in

/Obscure?

//Lawrence. Lawrence of Arabia.


he was an English guy who came over to fight the Turkish
2012-06-11 11:58:50 AM  
1 votes:
In Europe there used to be a place called Hitler's that was popular in the 30's. Best kosher shnitzel in the Sudetenland. I wonder what happened to them.
2012-06-11 02:59:34 AM  
1 votes:
Everything was better when we were young / stoned.
2012-06-11 01:51:49 AM  
1 votes:

chud21: Bathia_Mapes: chud21: Bathia_Mapes: Nightmaretony: pioneer chicken or pixie kitchen

Are you talking about The Pixie Kitchen that used to be in Lincoln City, Oregon?

Even more pictures of Pixie Kitchen/Pixieland.

THAT PLACE WAS GREAT!11!11!!11

It was indeed. We didn't get to go there all that often because eating out was considered a special treat back when I was growing up, but I loved that place. IIRC, there was a doll museum across the road, or at least near The Pixie Kitchen. A creepy old woman ran it.

We went to lincoln city once a year and stayed at the Dee Sands hotel. at least one meal HAD to be at the Pixie Kitchen or my parents would have faced a mutiny. I only vaguely remember the doll museum.

Our A&W was like the one posted above your pics. It has the round fireplace in the middle of the dining room with booths radiating out from it. I spent a lot of hours in that place in the 70's. A lot.


It's so nice to be able to share memories like this. :-)
2012-06-11 01:48:10 AM  
1 votes:
Pioneer Chicken. Damn, those chicken strips were like crack.

Also the last Shakeys in Vegas burned down and they never replaced it. I know there are tons in CA, but that doesn't help my mojo potato craving when it's in another state.
2012-06-11 01:37:20 AM  
1 votes:

Bathia_Mapes: chud21: Bathia_Mapes: Nightmaretony: pioneer chicken or pixie kitchen

Are you talking about The Pixie Kitchen that used to be in Lincoln City, Oregon?

Even more pictures of Pixie Kitchen/Pixieland.

THAT PLACE WAS GREAT!11!11!!11

It was indeed. We didn't get to go there all that often because eating out was considered a special treat back when I was growing up, but I loved that place. IIRC, there was a doll museum across the road, or at least near The Pixie Kitchen. A creepy old woman ran it.


We went to lincoln city once a year and stayed at the Dee Sands hotel. at least one meal HAD to be at the Pixie Kitchen or my parents would have faced a mutiny. I only vaguely remember the doll museum.

Our A&W was like the one posted above your pics. It has the round fireplace in the middle of the dining room with booths radiating out from it. I spent a lot of hours in that place in the 70's. A lot.
2012-06-11 01:26:46 AM  
1 votes:

chud21: Bathia_Mapes: Nightmaretony: pioneer chicken or pixie kitchen

Are you talking about The Pixie Kitchen that used to be in Lincoln City, Oregon?

Even more pictures of Pixie Kitchen/Pixieland.

THAT PLACE WAS GREAT!11!11!!11


It was indeed. We didn't get to go there all that often because eating out was considered a special treat back when I was growing up, but I loved that place. IIRC, there was a doll museum across the road, or at least near The Pixie Kitchen. A creepy old woman ran it.
2012-06-11 01:23:10 AM  
1 votes:

chud21: Bathia_Mapes: Warchild: I miss having A&W' drive-ins around here, and to a lesser extent Roy Rogers.

*sigh*

There's at least one A&W drive-in left in Lane County. It's in Florence, Oregon. There's also an Arctic Circle near Newport, Oregon.

There's an Arctic Circle in Prineville. I drive over there for lunch every few years. They put one of those gas station A&Ws in a mile down the road from the original A&W building here in bend a few years ago. It didn't last. The original building is still a burger place, a good one.


The A&W I went to in Springfield, Oregon is now a place called Fins. They still offer carhop service plus dining inside the restaurant. They still use the A&W glass mugs for drinks & shakes.

farm2.staticflickr.com

Drive-in portion of Fins (picture taken after local Classic Car Cruz)

3.bp.blogspot.com

Part of the dining room area of Fins. There are booths in addition to the counter seats.
2012-06-11 01:04:09 AM  
1 votes:

Bathia_Mapes: Nightmaretony: pioneer chicken or pixie kitchen

Are you talking about The Pixie Kitchen that used to be in Lincoln City, Oregon?

Even more pictures of Pixie Kitchen/Pixieland.


THAT PLACE WAS GREAT!11!11!!11
2012-06-11 12:40:13 AM  
1 votes:

verbaltoxin: Any St. Louisans remember Pantera's?


First few albums were good. They went downhill from there imo.
2012-06-11 12:37:22 AM  
1 votes:
www.reuther.wayne.edu

We Swear It's Beef
2012-06-10 11:09:12 PM  
1 votes:
mmm, Stuckey's...


/vomits
2012-06-10 11:03:38 PM  
1 votes:
Have no idea if these were any good, but the buildings all remain decades later. (mostly repurposed into porno shops)

www.millercountymuseum.org
2012-06-10 10:48:39 PM  
1 votes:
By the way, this entire thread sounds fat.

/Somebody had to
2012-06-10 10:20:26 PM  
1 votes:

fustanella: WhyteRaven74: I was going to say Rocky Rococo's but they're still in Wisconsin and some other places.

That's more than a Firesign Theatre reference? Sweet.


Suddenly, it all came back to me like the hot kiss at the end of a wet fist....
2012-06-10 10:12:21 PM  
1 votes:
I'll just sit over here in the corner.
2012-06-10 10:09:49 PM  
1 votes:

Baz the Spaz: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 640x353]
Tubby's Drive-in

/Obscure?

//Lawrence. Lawrence of Arabia.


Lots and lots of future stars in that movie.

/Turk.... did you come?
//Volare!
///Sasha Dabinsky the one armed violinist
2012-06-10 10:05:46 PM  
1 votes:

Baz the Spaz: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 640x353]
Tubby's Drive-in

/Obscure?

//Lawrence. Lawrence of Arabia.


farm6.staticflickr.com
2012-06-10 09:58:18 PM  
1 votes:
Sambo's just to piss people off.
2012-06-10 09:51:00 PM  
1 votes:
3.bp.blogspot.com
Tubby's Drive-in

/Obscure?

//Lawrence. Lawrence of Arabia.
2012-06-10 09:44:59 PM  
1 votes:

Nightmaretony: pioneer chicken or pixie kitchen


Are you talking about The Pixie Kitchen that used to be in Lincoln City, Oregon?

Even more pictures of Pixie Kitchen/Pixieland.
2012-06-10 09:25:41 PM  
1 votes:

rtyfx: How about places you WISH you had in your town?


i46.photobucket.com
2012-06-10 09:20:48 PM  
1 votes:

finnished: JerseyTim: Roy Rogers isn't dead, but they're few and far between. Their biscuits were fast food crack and the fix ins bar was worth the gamble to pile up the pickles.

They seem to be pretty popular on the Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway...


Yeah, that seems to be about the only place that I see them and I very rarely take those roads. It feels weird paying a toll just to go to the rest stop, but I'm sure there are some gluttons out there who do that.
zez
2012-06-10 09:09:17 PM  
1 votes:
This is NOT an A&W

defoenet.com



THIS is an A&W!

farm3.staticflickr.com

/A&W is dead
2012-06-10 09:09:11 PM  
1 votes:
Pioneer Chicken because chickens don't have three breasts. Do they?
2012-06-10 09:08:13 PM  
1 votes:

Confabulat: I have one of the last remaining Po Folks about a half mile from my house. All the rest are in lower Alabama and North Florida.

I am a blessed man, and there's a Long John Silvers across the street, too.


Damn you! My Po Folks in Buena Park got taken away from me. And not a Cracker Barrel in sight!

I do miss Pioneer Chicken, the batter was pure MSG, the G stands for GooodGawdItsSalty!!!
2012-06-10 09:04:09 PM  
1 votes:

hillary: I just came in here to say Bill Knapp's, but the version of Bill Knapp's before they got all stupid and tried to be a Chucky Cheese for the kiddies. Worked there as a teen. Didn't RTFA.


Chucky Cheese, back in the day, use to cater more to the teen crowd and video junkies back in the day. They used to have half decent cooks who could grill up a decent burger with all the works. I'm not even sure if they served pizza at that time. I used to hang out there to get a quick meal before hittin' the local nightclubs (Tucson circa 1984)
2012-06-10 09:03:21 PM  
1 votes:
pioneer chicken or pixie kitchen
2012-06-10 08:58:15 PM  
1 votes:
This thread makes me crave a burger and fries so badly that i'm probably going to jog to and from school tomorrow just to have the room later in the week. Holy friggin' crap i think i feel a little dizzy.
2012-06-10 08:55:12 PM  
1 votes:

poonesfarm: [hollywood.pdx.edu image 544x443]

I'll bet it was a wonderful place.


www.peterga.com
Yep, sure looks like fun!

Not yet defunct restaurant that actually exists in Beijing, China: Obama Fried Chicken

static01.mediaite.com
2012-06-10 08:51:55 PM  
1 votes:
The One True TheDavid:

The Roland Restaurant, at the corner of Elm Ave. and 36th St. in Baltimore. (I always thought it was odd to call it that when Roland Avenue was a block farther up 36th, but oh well.)

Oh, I misread: it said defunct restaurant chain.

Some of the all-you-can-eat chain restaurants I recall have closed. It was great to go there and see that for a glutton I'm not THAT bad, like it's fun to go to Wal-Mart and congratulate myself for my superior taste in clothing.
2012-06-10 08:51:43 PM  
1 votes:
Pioneer Chicken.
2012-06-10 07:18:15 PM  
1 votes:
www.examiner.com

These were good back in the day, raise the flag at your table and they would bring more chips salsa or sopapillas.
2012-06-10 07:06:06 PM  
1 votes:

CruiserTwelve: Was Lum's the place that had hot dogs steamed in beer?


i162.photobucket.com

I guess so...
2012-06-10 05:54:31 PM  
1 votes:

Lorelle: That was another place that made us brown people laugh...it's Spanish slang for "boobs." :)


www.examiner.com

RIP Boobs Rodriguez
2012-06-10 05:50:01 PM  
1 votes:
Another vote for Victoria Station.

bigpeeler: Naugles.

[i.imgur.com image 307x464]


We brown folks always called that place Nalgas. :) I never went there.

Kilthan: Farrell's is making a comeback. There are now four in southern California.


The Farrell's in Downey was my high school's main Friday night post-football game hangout way back when. Good times, good times.

Kredal:
I didn't know Chi-chi's was dead, I thought I just moved away from them all.

That was another place that made us brown people laugh...it's Spanish slang for "boobs." :)
2012-06-10 05:14:26 PM  
1 votes:
Pizza and Pipes.
2012-06-10 04:48:10 PM  
1 votes:
Kenny Rogers Roasters, how I miss their chicken!
2012-06-10 02:33:09 PM  
1 votes:

Heraclitus: I think if they brought back Sambo's it would be a riot!


That's the one I was thinking of too. I vaguely remember one in the town I grew up in but it was gone/renamed by the time I was 10 or so.

/I told my kids about it a while ago when something brought inappropriate names up. The looks of amazement I got from them were that shiat could be piled so high as I must be full of it....
2012-06-10 02:14:42 PM  
1 votes:

Vodka Zombie: Arthur Treacher's.


They're still around, combined with A&W restaurants now. Not many of them, but there are a couple in the DFW area.

My vote would be for the old-school original Shakey's pizza place. Not the crappy buffet version, but the original, with long plank tables, and Three Stooges playing on a projector screen.
2012-06-10 01:53:05 PM  
1 votes:
Naugles.

i.imgur.com
2012-06-10 01:50:07 PM  
1 votes:

teto85: 1.) Coon Chicken Inn

2.) Doggie Diner

3.) Victoria Station

4.) Zim's (Best Burger/Shake combo in the world)


Coon Chicken Inn was before my time but I heard stories about it. Great food but "decor" like one would not believe. My aunt said she felt like it was the Twilight Zone.
 
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