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Sit Down Restaurants Northern California


Original Joe's
San Francisco, CA
Photos and info courtesy of Justin Montano

Original Joe's is a restaurant and bar that serves up American and Italian food (I believe). It's in the "Tenderloin" neighborhood, but it has had it's better days.

(Far left) A shot of the venerable Original Joe's in San Francisco



San Francisco, CA
Photo courtesy Justin Montano

Here's the famous neon fish from Alioto's off Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco.






Spenger's Grotto
Berkeley, CA
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

Looking for some good eats at a place with neon signs galore? Then Spenger's Grotto in Berkeley is the place to be.

(Near right) The neon sign for Spenger's Grotto in Berkeley, CA features a few neon fish atop some brightly lit letters

(Far right) The colorful signage alongside the Spenger's Grotto



Escalon, CA
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

Here's an old restaurant sign located in Escalon. This sign and restaurant may no longer be around.



Gold Spike
San Francisco, CA
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

Looking to grab an Italian dinner while in the Bay area? How does the Gold Spike sound? Though the name may not sound Italian, at least the neon marquee outside looks like a spike and lights up to boot.



Original Joe's
San Jose, CA
Photo courtesy Adriene Biondo

The Original Joe's in San Jose is quite the night stop in town. Check out the fancy neon script on the side building.













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