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Neon Eateries Southern California

 

Arby's Roast Beef
Pomona, CA
Photo and info courtesy Adriene Biondo

Here's an original Arby's Roast Beef in Pomona, down to the 10 gallon neon hat sign and amazing Conestoga chuck wagon! They used to have a bell inside (maybe this one still has it) that said "If you enjoyed the service, please ring this bell."  03-08

 

 

Arby's Roast Beef (Gone)
Whittier, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Here's an old Arby's Roast Beef, complete with Chuckwagon hat. This Arby's is all lit up along the main boulevard. 04-08

 

UPDATE 01/13 : The Arby's closed down in late 2012 and the sign was unceremoniously removed. 01-13

 

 

Lighthouse Cafe Hermosa BeachLighthouse Cafe
Hermosa Beach
Photo courtesy Kirk Maillet

The Lighthouse Cafe has been a Hermosa Beach fixture since the 1940's. According to the Lighthouse Cafe website, the venue has been home to The Lighthouse All-Stars and was a part of the west coast jazz movement. Today, the Lighthouse Cafe serves up music from various genres including Jazz, Rock, Reggae, Blues, and Classic. 05-09

 

 

Pinkie's BBQ
Hermosa Beach, CA
Photo courtesy Kirk Maillet

The neon sign of Pinkie's lets hungry Pinkie's BBQ fans know they've reached their destination. Check out the neon outline around this cool pig with sunglasses. 05-09

 

 

 

Paisano's
Hermosa Beach, CA
Photo courtesy Kirk Maillet

Check out the neon lettering on the front of Paisano's Pizza in Hermosa Beach. 05-09

 

 

The Spot
Hermosa Beach, CA
Photo courtesy Kirk Maillet

The Spot is another roadside eatery in Hermosa Beach, CA that features a bright neon sign. According to The Spot website, the restaurant is "L.A.'s oldest natural health food restaurant" and is located just 1 block from the beach. 05-09

 

 

Pizza
Hermosa Beach, CA
Photo courtesy Kirk Maillet

Check out this well kept neon pizza sign at the eatery in Hermosa Beach. 05-09

 

 

New Corral Motel Victorville CAVince's Spaghetti
Ontario, CA
Photo courtesy John King

Vince's Spaghetti is an Ontario landmark eatery. Having served customers its spaghetti and meatballs since the mid 1940's, Vince's website proudly advertises "over 15,000 miles of spaghetti served each year!" That's a lot of spaghetti. 09-10

 

 

 

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