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Sit Down Restaurants Southeast



Tee Pee Restaurant
Photo courtesy Kevin Powers

A fancy tee pee themed location is the Tee Pee Restaurant. Based near the Smoky Mountains National Park, stop by this roadside treasure when you're in the area and grab some eats. This business was still going strong in 1998.






Nelva Restaurant
Meridian, MS
Photo courtesy Tony Craig

Here's a nice mid-century building housing the Nelva Restaurant in Meridian. Check out the lettering on the side of the building and the rooftop pillar. The marquee outside with the happy chef brings a smile to many a prospective diner.

Nelva Restaurant lettering
Photo courtesy Tony Craig


Piggy Park BBQ
Columbia, SC
Photo courtesy Tony Craig

Looking for some good BBQ in the Columbia area of SC? You may wish to give the Piggy Park a try. Hopefully "Little Joe" hasn't been served up yet, though.



Cantonese Chinese Food
New Orleans, LA
Photo courtesy Devil Doll

New Orleans is famous for spicy Cajun food... and Cantonese Chinese Food? Well, this rooftop sign is special enough to make Cantonese food famous. Check out the old clock on the wall.



Rogers Restaurant
Lexington, KY
Photo courtesy Devil Doll

Rogers Restaurant still advertises its menu specials of the day on its large marquee out front.



The Stowe-A-Way
Concord, NC
Photo courtesy Tony Craig

Here's a look at the marquee for The Stowe-A-Way fish house in Concord, NC.



Carey Hilliard's
Savannah, GA
Photo courtesy Bob Jagendorf

Here's the marquee for Carey Hilliard's Barbecue Restaurant, located in Savannah, GA. The color scheme on this sign are vintage 60's as well as the different types of lettering fonts.




Bridges Barbecue Lodge
Shelby, NC
Photo courtesy Tony Craig

Off Highway 74 in Shelby, NC is the Bridges Barbecue Lodge. Bridges is known to many as having the best barbecue in town. Check out the marquee near the road.

Bridges Barbecue Lodge has been open for business since 1947. 03-06









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