Perry Boys Smorgasbord

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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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Hareton
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Perry Boys Smorgasbord

Postby Hareton » Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:37 am

I remember the fried chicken uummmm.
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billwelshsf
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Re: Perry Boys Smorgasbord

Postby billwelshsf » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:02 am

I worked there from 1967 to 1969. I remember i worked for a guy named Jim. Nights In White Satin was the big tune then.The Friday nite all you can eat crab legs were so popular, even more popular than thr fried chicken. I had to collect all the customer comment cards and they were sometimes hilarious. I remember one said "the plates were delicious".

larrybowers

Re: Perry Boys Smorgasbord

Postby larrybowers » Wed Jun 25, 2014 4:04 pm

There were three Perry Boys "SMORGIES". From 1966 to 1971 I worked at and eventually became assistant manager at all three of them. The original "all you can eat" was in a tiny strip mall with the Penny Candy Bookstore on Cedar Ave. across from Fresno States' old athletic field. It was actually called "Perry Boys Okie Frijole". Judging from the mounds of chicken bones we cleared off of the booth style tables some poor students (of which I was one) must have eaten enough to last them a week. It even had those individual chrome juke boxes at the counter for a time. I can remember playing Donavan's Atlantis and Season of the Witch as I counted the receipts after closing. The second location was at Manchester Shopping Center. Jim was the long-time manager of this one. The third location was on the Fulton Mall next to a jewelry store whose name escapes me.

Fresmantic
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Re: Perry Boys Smorgasbord

Postby Fresmantic » Fri Aug 15, 2014 12:38 am

I remember the Perry Boys at the Manchester Shopping Center. In one section they had a wicker peacock chair - like the one Morticia Addams used to have in the Addams Family. I remember as a child always wanting to sit on that chair. For some reason the spaghetti there also sticks in my mind - one of my earliest memories of ever eating the stuff. Seem to recall the men's room also had one of those old fashioned towel-cloth rollers to dry your hands.

TMH1957
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Re: Perry Boys Smorgasbord

Postby TMH1957 » Fri Sep 19, 2014 3:35 pm

I remember the Perry Boys at Manchester. Was it located in the space where Woekforce is now? And I also remember the one on the Fulton Mall. I worked at Shelburne's stationary for a time and I would take my lunch there sometimes, usually on Fridays. As for Okie Frijole, I used to go to the one at the North Gate shopping center on Blackstone & Bullard or Barstow (I always get those two mixed up!). Can anyone tell me if it's still there? (Loved the soft serve)

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Re: Perry Boys Smorgasbord

Postby JWfresno » Tue Dec 30, 2014 12:30 pm

We loved the fried chicken too. Thanks for the memories.

*Note from admin: Newspaper clipping from 1964 showing second name of "Okie Frijole" with notation in ad that they were formally known as "Perry's Bull Pen.
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Fresno Bee - Sun. Feb. 2, 1964 - Okie Frijole ad

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Re: Perry Boys Smorgasbord

Postby Guest » Tue May 29, 2018 11:38 pm

There was also one in Fremont, California.


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