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Sit Down Restaurants Central California

 

Brad's
Pismo Beach, CA
Photo courtesy Georg Balandran

Brad's Restaurant in Pismo Beach features a full blown fish in neon to catch the eye of both locals and tourists. It appears to have been around since the 1950's.

 

 

 

White Elephant (Sign removed)
Taft, CA
Photo courtesy Tony Craig

Check out the sign outside the White Elephant Steak House in Taft, CA. This elephant looks like the GOP logo.

 

UPDATE 06/05 : The sign had been replaced with a plastic backlit sign for a Mariscos Mexican restaurant. The only trace of the elephant was on the metal gate in the front, and they had covered it up with their open sign. I don't know if the sign was trashed or saved. Many thanks to Tony Craig for update. 06-05

 

 

Pub's Prime Rib
Salinas, CA
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

This neon sign can be found on the rooftop of the Pub's Prime Rib restaurant in Salinas, CA. Check out how the lettering stands out against the sky, especially when the sun is starting to set.

 

 

Wagon Wheel Steakhouse
Visalia, CA
Photo courtesy Tony Craig

How about another western themed restaurant? This one is for the Wagon Wheel Steakhouse. So if you're ever in the Visalia area in the mood for cruising Mooney Blvd, check out the Wagon Wheel's sign.

 

 

Bar-B-Q Pit
Merced, CA
Photo courtesy Jimmy Bowman

This little piggy went to the .... Bar-B-Q Pit restaurant in Merced, CA. Actually, the character outside this eatery is a rather large piggy.

 

 

Wool Growers Restaurant
Bakersfield, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Though not quite a big piggy, the sheep out top this marquee for the Wool Growers Restaurant, looks to be quite a fella. "Ooh, what big horns you have..."

 

 

 

Farnesi's Restaurant 99Farnesi's Restaurant
Madera, CA
Photo courtesy Jimmy Bowman

Here's an old and faded sign advertising Farnesi's Restaurant.

 

Farnesi's Restaurant
Madera, CA
Photo courtesy John King

 

UPDATE 11-10 : Here's the Farnesi's Restaurant and Motel sign found off Highway 99 in Madera, CA. This Farnesi's sign is starting to look a bit worn these days. 11-10

 

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