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Neon Eateries Northern California

 

China Kitchen Restaurant
Hayward, CA
Photo courtesy Scott Strickland

Hayward, CA is home to this sign and the China Kitchen Restaurant. 09-09

 

 

Caspers Hot Dogs
Hayward, CA
Photo courtesy Scott Strickland

Here's a good look a the neon sign at the site of Caspers Hot Dogs in Hayward, CA. The dogs here must be good if the condition of the neon sign is any indication. 09-09

 

 

 

 

Hangman's Tree Tavern
Placerville, CA
Photo courtesy Scott Strickland

The Hangman's Tree Tavern in Placerville is a roadside favorite for travelers passing through town on the way back or from the Reno and Lake Tahoe area. The Hangman's Tree is a California Historical Landmark and was used back in the mid-19th century Gold Rush Days to hang people. Word is a notorious ghost still lingers around the area. For more information see this website. 10-09

 

UPDATE 08/12 : The Hangman's Tree is no more. 08-12

 

 

Val's Restaurant
Daly City, CA
Photo courtesy Scott Strickland

Val's Restaurant is an old neighborhood steakhouse that's been serving up customers in Daly City, CA for over 50 years. For more information, see the Val's Restaurant website. 10-09

 

 

Hap's Original Steaks and Seafood
Pleasanton, CA
Photo courtesy Scott Strickland

Check out the neon sign that graces Hap's Original Steaks and Seafood. This Pleasanton location features a neon horse on the top of its main marquee. 10-09

 

 

Hollywood Cafe
Lodi, CA
Photo courtesy Scott Strickland

Can't speak for their food but the Hollywood Cafe features an eye-catching marquee. The Hollywood Cafe is located off the main road in Lodi. 10-09

 

 

 

 

Shaw's Candy and Ice Cream
Millbrae, CA
Photo courtesy Scott Strickland

The bright neon sign welcomes customers to Shaw's Candy and Ice Cream Parlor. Shaw's is a delight of a place that been known as a true landmark in Millbrae, CA. The interior of Shaw's provides a nostalgic area with all the old candy brands and sweet smells from yesteryear. 10-09

 

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