Sun Valley, CA Photos and info courtesy Adriene Biondo
Here's an old drive-in/diner off San Fernando Rd. In the photo on the
left, you can see the Pink
Motel in the background.
The shot on the right displays the vintage 50's era interior.
Back when the adjoining cafe was still operating, this location, including
the adjacent Pink
Motel, had everything... gigantic swimming pool, classic diner with
old jukebox, candy machine, even a drive-in 'round back (see photo on
left). Now it's perfectly frozen in time, primarily used as a film location.
UPDATE 07/05 : The
pictures of "Cadillac Jacks" was not formerly Buddy's Diner it was the "Pink Cafe" same name as the "Pink Motel"
next door. They were both built in the late 40's by Joe Thomulka, who's
son Monty still owns and operates (the motel) today. Many
thanks to Tim Shpall for update. 07-05
Author's Note: The Pink Cafe was turned into Cadillac Jacks by Tim
Shpall along with Monty's help in 1990. 07-05
George's 50's Diner
Long Beach, CA Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
This old diner rarely lights up at night these days. However, some days
it's still a hangout for the local car clubs.
George's originally opened its doors as Grisinger's Drive-in in 1950.
Phil's Diner Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
Here's another old roadside diner, this time in the L.A. area. According
to the sign, Phil's Diner is used in many a movie and photo shoot.
Ed Debevic's (Closed)
Los Angeles, CA Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
This stainless steel treasure still serves up hot food to the masses.
Although Ed Debevic's has only been around since the mid-80's,
the look is still 60's.
Ed Debevic's closed in 2003 and a Japanese restaurant called Konpatchi now stands in its place according to this website.
At the Side Car Diner
Ventura, CA Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
The At the Side Car Diner in Ventura looks like an old
rail train. At least it used to be a diner. Nowadays, its home to a some
type of store.
Liberty Diner Photo courtesy Ralph Squillace
Anyway, this is a genuine streamlined diner car from, I think, the Union
Pacific that served as a diner not on 66 but on old US 395 down near March
AFB. It was known as the Liberty Diner and was donated when 395
was widened to make room for modern-day Interstate 215. The diner car was
donated to and is currently on display at the Orange Empire Railway Museum
in Perris. Info courtesy Ralph Squillace
Maricopa, CA Photo courtesy Tony Craig
Here's a popular weekend stop for motorcyclists. Tina's Diner in Maricopa is an old time coffee shop/diner type of establishment.