Thursday, October 15, 2015

Dilly Diner

Tampa, Florida
Air Conditioned   -   Open 24 Hours

I'm no expert on car id's, but that beige 2-tone station wagon looks like a 1953 Ford.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Grove Diner

Kodachrome by Joseph Morsello
68th and Ognotz Avenue   -   Philadelphia, PA
One of Philadelphia's Favorite Diners serving 10,000 patrons weekly 
with excellent food from a modern kitchen.  Open 24 hours daily.  Ample Parking Space. 
Our other Diner, 8705 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, Penna.

According to Diners of Pennsylvania this particular diner model was a 1948 Paramount.
Checking a street view on Google maps I see the brown brick building in the background is still standing, but the corner is now home to a Mini Mart.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Fulton Diner Restaurant

Fulton St.   -   Farmingdale, Long Island
Tel. 1139
Cocktail Bar - Accommodations for 10 to 250 People

The Bomb-A-Dear illustration tells me this is a World War II era matchbook. The only other thing I know about this place is that in June 1945 they were advertising four complete sets of pool tables for sale. They may have been upgrading their tables, or getting out of the pool table business, or just getting out of business altogether.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Gateway Diner

Rio Grande Avenue
"100 yards East of the Light"
Rio Grande, N. J.
Seating Room for 150 Guests  -  Phone Wildwood 2-4430
Owner & Prop.  Nick Gligor

Wednesday, August 5, 2015


Route 6, Danielson, Conn.
"New England's Most Modern Dining Car"

Opened in 1954 - Still Operating and a 3rd generation family business. Although the original address of the diner was listed as Danielson, it actually resides in Dayville. Dayville is a historical district and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.

A short history of the diner can be found on Zip's website.
I love that Bill Griffith who draws Zippy the Pinhead occasionally features this diner in his comics.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Mayflower Cafe

The Mayflower Cafe is Wyoming's Finest Cafe.
Located in the Heart of Cheyenne, 1/2 Block from all Highways.
Famous from Coast to Coast for Quality Foods and Excellent Drinks.
"Visit the Mayflower Deck Lounge"

Opened in 1928, The Mayflower was operated by brothers Sam, George, and Gus Andrews, Greek immigrants who had moved to Wyoming from Nebraska. The cafe expanded in 1947 to include a tavern. Eventually George's son Phil built Mayflower Dance Hall, billed as the largest western dance hall in Wyoming. A fire in 1976 destroyed the buildings on 17th Street and the site is now home to Grand Avenue Pizza.

Another view of the Mayflower Cafe which can be purchased to hang on your wall (I am not affiliated with this site.)

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Victory Diner

Home Cooking
On Route 222 between Ephrata & Akron
Phone Ephrata 9062-J-11

The weirdest looking phone number I think I've seen.
This looks like a World War II era illustration.