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Venus Diner (Gone)
Gibsonia, PA
Photo courtesy Steve Felder

Off the Pennsylvania turnpike is a true gem of a diner. The Venus Diner was established in 1959 and is impeccably maintained. So next time you're traveling on the turnpike, take a detour off on Exit 4 and save your appetite for some true country cooking.

 

UPDATE 07/07 : The Venus Diner is closed. Tried to make a visit on June 6, 2007. What a disappointment. Many thanks to Liz Eustace for update. 07-07

UPDATE 01/13 : The Venus Diner was moved to Cleveland, OH where a restorer is trying to find a buyer. 01-13

 

 

Key City Diner
Phillipsburg, NJ
Photo and info courtesy Paul Bauke

The Key Diner on U. S. Route 22 is in Phillipsburg, better known as P'Burg by the locals. Check out the key on the marquee.

 

 

Tom's Diner
Ledgewood, NJ
Photo and info courtesy Paul Bauke

Tom's Diner on Route 10 in Ledgewood has actually closed. Hopefully someone will purchase it and re-open. What a shame it would be to see this roadside diner treasure disappear.

 

 

 

Sullivan's Diner
Horsehead, NY
Photo courtesy Mark Hackett

Here's a vintage diner located in Horsehead, New York. Sullivan's Diner sports throwback shades above its windows. 11-00

 

 

 

 

Zip's Diner
Dayville, CT
Photos courtesy Stewart Isbell

Here's Zips Diner (below), found in Dayville, CT. This old fashioned diner is still worth a visit if you're in the area. 07-03

(Near right) A look at the diner exterior

(Far right) The diner counter

 

UPDATE 01/07 : The Zip Diner is a O'Mahony dating back to 1954. Many thanks to Matthias Tippner for photo and info. 01-07

Zip's Diner
Dayville, CT
Photo courtesy Matthias Tippner

 

 

 

 

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