Screamers Drive-In in Wickenburg, AZ Been around for 40 plus years and still going strong!
Two dives: The Landing in Dallas. Don’t know about the food.
The Saturn Bar in the 9th Ward in NOLA. May be gone, via Katrina.
…Doumar’s en route to Virginia Beach (1919 Monticello Avenue, Norfolk, Virginia 23517 757 / 627-4163) — a place that’s been well profiled. The place is a great as always. In fact 103 years great as it opened in 1904 and is the Smithsonian-verified inventor (Abe Doumar) of THE ice cream cone.
Great BLTs, grilled cheese sandwiches, tuna salad sandwiches, hamburgers, fries, some shakes and, quite frankly, the best darn limeades on the planet (a title formerly held by Richmond, Virginia’s still wonderful Croaker Spot restaurant in that city’s Jackson Ward section).
However, best of all was the ice cream served in still, to-this-day, homemade cones so delicious that that they’re actually sold separately (and in paper towel-line, former pickle jars).
Doumars drive in in Norfolk VA. Founder invented the ice cream cone. Homemade barbecue and ice cream
Big Ugly Mich
How about Safe House?
Thanks. I lost my capacity to count for a minute there. Unless there’s a point that I’m missing, which I doubt.
Four pages to a troll.
If you want a serious dive, Jose’s at 3954 S. Division in Grand Rapids. 30 years they have under their belt. Finding the place is a project in itself (Lack of signage). Taco dinner is worth writing home about! (tastes like the meat or shell, yet to figure that one out, has corned beef hash mixed in the oil or meat)… But I’m pretty sure it’s a deep fried taco (Though sometimes I have to wonder).. Either way, a rare find at its finest…
Big Ugly Mich
Popcorn and jujubees, for starters. [:p]
Zupko’s Tavern in Dunellen NJ would be an interesting addition to Guy’s show. It’s attached to a 1930s movie theater which has had every other row of seats removed and replaced with coffee tables.
You can order a lg pizza, pitcher of beer or soda, and two movie tickets (first run movies… mostly Disney) for under $25. If you don’t want the pizza (handthrown, thin crust bar style), then the whole Zupko’s menu is available: prime rib, buffalo wings, pasta, etc. Good grub, Yuengling on tap, what else do you need?
You want a restaurant that looks like a dive with character? For the purposes of this thread, you might try the House of Como in Evansville, Indiana. The Arabian salad is what brings people there for miles around. Hard to describe the taste, but it’s like no other flavor you ever had.
The place is an Evansville institution. It’s been there since the 1930s; the building looks like it’s about to fall down, but it’s looked that way for at least 30+ years–and probably longer. It’s easy to recognize: there’s a worn out plastic Santa Claus on the roof. The interior is decorated year-round with Christmas decorations. Give it a try.
House of Como
2700 S Kentucky Ave
Evansville, IN 47714
Check out Abe’s Hot Dogs in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Address is 210 Barney Street. Great experience with local flavor. Specializes in hot dogs, hamburgers, homemade chili sauce, homemade soups, signature bbq sandwiches, and steak sandwiches. They also serve breakfast! Family-owned business since 1924. Definitely check it out. Five minutes off of I-81.
oDey in LA
Yep still there. They just keep on rebuilding until the next big blow…..
Big City Dogs in Fort LAuderdale Fl. 1199 E. Commercial Blvd. Zip code = 33334
Blanco’s Bar and Grill 3406 W. Alabama between Edloe and Buffalo Speedway. Although located in the heart of Houston, Tx in the Greenway Plaza area and a stones throw from River Oak, home to Houstons rich and famous, this place qualifies as a real dive. Located in an old wooden frame house, darkly lite, creaky floores and all. It has a small stage where bands perform on the weekends and a jukebox full of country and classic rock. In one corner are a couple of pool tables, shuffleboard and dart boards. The place gets packed everyday for happy hour.
If you follow the Galveston Bay shorline from La Porte north until you can’t drive anymore you are in Morgans Point, Texas. At the end of the road is an icehouse(Texas for bar with garage doors all around)called The Point. It is a square wooden structure on pillings next to the water where the Houston Ship Channel meets Galveston Bay. It is open on three sides has no A/C and a stove in the middle where they burn cardboard beer cases for heat in the summer. It has two pooltables, a dart board, a juke box and some of the best burgers on that side of town. It was featured in several music videos and the movie Full Moon In Blue Water with Teri Garr and Gene Hackman.
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