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Sit Down Restaurants Central California

 

Farmer John's Pancake House (Demolished)
Bakersfield, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

 

For a good meal, stop by the Farmer John's Pancake House in Bakersfield. This place features not only breakfast, but steaks, chicken, carne asada, and you name it.

Unfortunately you can no longer grab a bit to eat at Farmer John's. This place is now an empty lot.

For more about this roadside treasure, check out Roadside Peek's Lost Treasures profile on the Farmer John's Pancake House.

 

 

Farm House Restaurant
Beaumont, CA
Photo courtesy Adriene Biondo


The Farm House Restaurant in Beaumont sports a big ol' rooster, standing guard near the roadside. Check out the look of the farm house themed restaurant as you see it from the nearby highway.

(Near right) Here's a look at the good old chicken at this Farm House Restaurant in Beaumont

 

 

The Branding iron
Madera , CA
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

Check out this marquee for The Branding Iron, complete with rancher imagery. The restaurant opened in 1952 and it appears that this sign is the original design. Plus, check out this sign at night.

 

 

Fruit Basket
Madera, CA
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

Somewhat of an institution in Madera, the Fruit Basket Family Restaurant serves up a nice marquee with your meal.

 

 

 

 

Chateau Basque Restaurant (Closed)
Bakersfield, CA
Photo courtesy Tony Craig

Check out this shot of the marquee outside the Chateau Basque Restaurant in Bakersfield. Looks like it was once an interesting place to visit for supper. Unfortunately this business is closed now.

 

Chateau Basque Restaurant
B Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteynakersfield, CA

 

UPDATE 09/01 : The Chateau Basque was a very nice sit down restaurant that served up Italian/Spanish food family style. Every thing was handed around in big bowls and each meal was many courses. Bread, salad, pasta, meat, vegetables, dessert. I remember a lot of wine flowing at the table. Wow. It was a great place. Many thanks to Stefanie Apel for update above. 09-01

 

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