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Sit Down Restaurants Southern California

 

Carpenters (Demolished)
Arcadia, CA
Photo and info courtesy Dan MacPherson

At Huntington near Santa Clara in Arcadia, CA stood Carpenters Santa Anita. This Carpenters was located across from the Santa Anita Race Track.

 

 

Yum Yum Restaurant
Colton, CA
Photo and info courtesy David Carrasco

Here is a photo of the Yum Yum Restaurant sign located in Colton CA. This towering sign is at least 50 feet high and a favorite among truckers and travelers alike.

 

 

Marie Callender Pies (Removed)
La Habra, CA
Photo Courtesy Frank Kao

Marie Callender's is a good place to stop for some a pseudo home cooked meal. Their pies are something to behold with a nice thick flaky crust. This sign is also something to behold. It looks like someone's old apron with the "curtain" look. This location is on Whittier Boulevard in La Habra.

 

UPDATE 11/05 : The sign has been replaced with the latest backlit plastic type of sign. 11-05

 

 

La Frite
Sherman Oaks, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Check out this chef flipping a delicacy or two at the La Frite. In 2011, chef Gordon Ramsey featured La Frite on his Kitchen Nightmares television show with his renowned brutal critique. La Frite has been a familiar restaurant in the Sherman Oaks area for the past 35 years.

 

 

Casa Vega Restaurant
Sherman Oaks, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

This parking lot sign points the way to the Casa Vega Restaurant in Sherman Oaks. Looks like this sign still has good working neon on it.

 

 

 

Eldorado Restaurant
Long Beach, CA
Photo courtesy Greg Wranic

This old roadside marquee stands in the parking lot of the Eldorado Restaurant. From the looks of things, it appears that the neon still works on this sign.

Eldorado Restaurant
Long Beach, CA
Photo courtesy Georg Balandran


The Eldorado Restaurant in Long Beach still features a classic sign out front. The best part is, the sign still lights up at night and is neon.

 

UPDATE 06/13: The Eldorado has new ownership. In recent years the marquee was updated and replaced the letters "restaurant" with "steak and lobster". 06-13

 

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