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?
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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In the mid to late 1950s there was Dee's Steak House on Van Ness. Strike a memory with anyone?
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!
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.
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
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.
La Fonda Mexican Restaurant (as Al Radka would say, "you'll be fonda La Fonda!).
Mello Ice Cream shop. I'm not certain of the location, maybe near Roeding park. Al Radka would say at the end of the Mello commercial "Get Mello Fellow."
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