Some Restaurants I Remember

Pulling into the Mars Drive-in for a Lime Rickey. Ordering up a burger from the car hop at the A&W on Blackstone. Checking out the action at Bob's Big Boy. Your favorite grilled cheese sandwich at the Woolworths Counter. Don't forget loading up at Perry Boys Smorgy. What eats do you miss?
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Re: Some Restaurants I Remember

Postby chris3dog » Tue Mar 03, 2015 2:41 pm

It was on the west side.


Re: Some Restaurants I Remember

Postby Guest » Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:04 pm

It was on Tulare Street next to Mayfair Market, Sees Candy, and the Farmers Market others have mentioned. Never ate there. Our family shopped at Mayfair, and occasionally picked up some calzones in the Farmers Market.

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Re: Some Restaurants I Remember

Postby jessied44 » Sun Jun 21, 2015 8:18 am

In the mid to late 1950s there was Dee's Steak House on Van Ness. Strike a memory with anyone?


Re: Some Restaurants I Remember

Postby TrebleMaker » Sat Aug 01, 2015 7:35 pm

Yturri Basque Restaurant
Richie's Good Dog - First Street near McKinley. (Mid 70's)
Stanley's Armenian - Shaw / Cedar
Calzone's (downtown near Frontier Chevrolet). first Calzone I ever tasted.
The Original Santa Fe Basque across from the railway station!


Re: Some Restaurants I Remember

Postby elizabird » Mon May 30, 2016 7:38 am

The brother of the Stanley's restaurant in the old Farmers Market had his own lunch diner across the side street beside the Del Webb building. I worked for an architect who had his office on the ground floor of that side of the Del Webb, and we used to go over to this diner for takeout lulu kebab burgers. The diner only had about 15 stools at most, and all the eats were basic burger plate specials with an Armenian flair, including lahmajoon and pilaf as "sides". Best lunches ever!


Re: Some Restaurants I Remember

Postby Guest » Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:51 am

La-Ma-Joon Kitchen on Butler Ave east of the old Sunmaid plant. Best lamajoon and yalanchi. Opened in the 60's, but closed for many years now.

Madtown Tim

Re: Some Restaurants I Remember

Postby Madtown Tim » Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:31 pm

Villa Basque Blackstone south of Herndon
The Chuckwagon Blackstone Ashlan
The Italian kitchen,Palm south of Olive, east or west side depending on decade
Chauncey's Fashion Fair

Bob Dresslar

Re: Some Restaurants I Remember

Postby Bob Dresslar » Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:16 pm

I remember the Chuckwagon Restaurant! We moved to Fresno in 1959 from Reno Nevada (another GREAT town to grow up in back then) and the first night we were in town we had dinner there. My sister Barb fell asleep in her chair slumped over in her mashed potatoes and gravy.

Kelli Reimer

Re: Some Restaurants I Remember

Postby Kelli Reimer » Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:09 pm

La Fonda Mexican Restaurant (as Al Radka would say, "you'll be fonda La Fonda!).


Re: Some Restaurants I Remember

Postby Guest » Sun May 28, 2017 4:11 pm

Does anyone remember Dragon Cafe?

My dad worked there as the head chef in the 60's. Such nice people. I remember the generous toys given Christmas time.

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