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Vierlings Restaurant
Marquette, MI
Photo courtesy Chibbqking

The Vierling Restaurant has been a local landmark in Marquette, MI since 1868. Today, the former Vierling Saloon is now called the Vierling Restaurant & Marquette Harbor Brewery. 05-09








Frankenmuth, MI
Photo courtesy Richard Weiss

Zehnder's Famous Chicken Dinners is a roadside institution in Frankenmuth, MI. According to the Zehnder's website, the origins of Zehnder's dates back to 1928 when Zehnder's Hotel opened by serving chicken dinners to hungry patrons for $1 per person. These days, the familiar neon sign still graces the Zehnder's site. 06-09



Bavarian Inn
Frankenmuth, MI
Photo courtesy Richard Weiss

The Bavarian Inn is an old restaurant that dates back under this name to 1959, though previously affiliated with the Zehnder's restaurant above. Three generations of the Zehnder family are involved in the operations of the Bavarian Inn today.

More information can be found at the Bavarian Inn website. 06-09



Texan Restaurant
Saginaw, MI
Photo courtesy Richard Weiss

This friendly young lookin' cowboy stands atop this marquee at the Texan Restaurant in Saginaw, MI. This place is a nice alternative to the other fast food chain joints along this highway. 06-09



Celebrity Soul Food
Detroit, MI
Photo and info courtesy Richard Weiss

Located near an old campus building for Jeep engineering is the Celebrity Soul Food and this neon sign. From the looks of the advertising on the marquee, food can be found here at reasonable prices. 10-09



Plymouth Restaurant
Chicago, IL
Photo and info courtesy Richard Weiss

Located in Chicago is this sign for the Plymouth Restaurant. This appears to be a replica. 11-09















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