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Sit Down Restaurants Northern California


Chow Mein
Morgan Hill, CA
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

Morgan Hill is home to this restaurant advertising an interesting combination of food. Let' see, how about some chow mein... and keep that steak medium rare. The sign itself looks like its in need of some neon tubing repair. Not sure what restaurant this is.

(Near right) A closer look at the sign displaying chow mein at this Morgan Hill restaurant



La Rue Steaks (Demolished)
Emeryville, CA
Photo courtesy Devil Doll

Check out this marquee for La Rue Steaks in Emeryville. Unfortunately, like many other roadside businesses in the area, La Rue's was demolished.



John's Grill
San Francisco, CA
Photo courtesy Devil Doll

How about this neon sign for John's Grill in San Francisco. This sign can be seen for blocks, grabbing the attention of hungry pedestrians as they pass by town looking for a good bite to eat.




Pring's Sea Food
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

Check out this bright sign for Pring's Sea Food, and its happy cow.


UPDATE 04/05 : The Pring's restaurant in San Leandro is still in business as far as I know. The restaurant has good home cooking, and sweet, or ornery classic "Flo" type waitresses. The pies and pastries are to die for! The place is like walking right into to 50's or 60's. Many thanks to John from Carson City for update. 04-05

UPDATE 09/06 : The building is still there and possibly the sign, but it is now an Italian Restaurant. The old Pring's is no more. Many thanks to Christine Safieddine for update. 09-06



Lil Joe's
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

Here's a couple of shots of Lil Joe'swith their $5.99 T-bone steak dinners. Plus the neon sign's lettering even changes colors.



Ole's Waffle Shop
Alameda, CA
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

Check out the neon display for Ole's Waffle Shop in Alameda, CA. Ole's prominently displays its food types, including steaks, hot cakes, and waffles.












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