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Neon Eateries Northern California

 

Sno-Flake Drive In
S. Lake Tahoe, CA
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

Looking for a quick bite to eat while in Tahoe? Then check out the Sno-Flake Drive in. The Sno-Flake appears to be an old-school drive-in with walk up only service, complete with burgers, dogs, and frosty delights. The Sno-Flake was established in 1961 and is open every day of the week. For more information, check out the Sno-Flake Drive-in site.

 

 

 

 

John's Grill
San Francisco, CA
Photos and info courtesy Justin Montano

John's Grill is the John's Grill you see Humphrey Bogart eating a lamb dinner just before he takes a cab to Burlingame in the Dashell Hammett movie, The Maltese Falcon. The grill tout's itself as "Home of the Maltese Falcon". It's near Union Square.

 

 

Alioto's
San Francisco, CA
Photo courtesy Justin Montano

Here's the famous neon fish from Alioto's off Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco.

 

 

Di Carlo's Pizzeria
Sacramento, CA
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

Check out this neon sign for Di Carlo's Pizzeria in the shape of Italy.

 

 

Original Joe's
San Jose, CA
Photo courtesy Adriene Biondo

The Original Joe's in San Jose is quite the night stop in town. Check out the fancy neon script on the side building.

 

 

 

 

 

Spenger's Grotto
Berkeley, CA
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn


Looking for some good eats at a place with neon signs galore? Then Spenger's Grotto in Berkeley is the place to be.

 

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