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Dairy Queen
New Smyrna Beach, FL
Photo courtesy Rick Ibsen

This old Dairy Queen still serves its soft serve delights off of Highway 1 in New Smyrna Beach, FL. Here's a shot of the neon sign glowing and showing off a roadside treat to passersby. 09-08



Sloppy Joe's Bar
Key West, FL
Photo and info courtesy Paul Bauke

Here's the famous Sloppy Joe's Bar located in the town of Key West, FL. Sloppy Joe's originated as a saloon back on December 5, 1993 when Prohibition was repealed. Ernest Hemingway was a regular customer at the once called Russell's Bar and encouraged the name change to Sloppy Joe's.

Today, Sloppy Joe's still remembers its Hemingway ties and hosts the annual Hemingway Look-Alike Contest. In addition, the Hemingway Days Festival began here at Sloppy Joe's.

More information can be found at the Sloppy Joe's site. 01-09



Alonzo & Berlin's (A & B) Lobster House Restaurant
Key West, FL
Photo courtesy Paul Bauke

Check out the neon sign at the A & B Lobster House Restaurant in Key West. The big red arrow points the way into this waterfront restaurant known for its seafood. The restaurant has now been around for over 50 years. 01-09



Lakeland, FL
Photo courtesy Scott Strickland

Lakeland, FL is home to this sign illuminating spaghetti over its pizza. 10-09









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