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Neon Eateries Southern California


Musso & Frank Grill
Hollywood, CA
Photo courtesy Georg Balandran

The Musso & Frank Grill on Hollywood Boulevard is purported to be the oldest restaurant in Hollywood.



The Hat
Monterey Park, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

The Hat features some of the best pastrami and neon around. The original Hat is still located in Alhambra.



Johnny Rockets
Los Angeles, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Looking to grab a quick burger at night. Well, Johnny Rockets is one stop you can make.




King Taco
Los Angeles, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Another good nighttime roadside stop is King Taco in East Los Angeles. Grab a few Al Pastor tacos and you're on your way.



In-N-Out Burger
Baldwin Park, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Check out the vintage sign at the very first In-N-Out Burger location in Baldwin Park. Not sure if the clock still works, but the neon sure brightens up the sky.

The In-N-Out chain started up in 1948 at this location. While the building was demolished in 2008, this neon sign was preserved.



Chris & Pitts
Bellflower, CA
Photo courtesy Adriene Biondo

This is Chris & Pitts No. 4, oldest remaining Chris & Pitts BBQ located at 9839 East Artesia Boulevard in Bellflower. Originally a 1940's diner, Chris & Pitts' owner has since painted it to resemble a log house so it is extremely unique. When you walk in, you're immediately transported into the past! Super friendly service and good food!



El Cholo Spanish Cafe
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Here's a nice neon shot of the El Cholo Spanish Cafe marquee all lit up to catch the eye of potential customers.



Santa Monica, CA
Photo and info courtesy Adriene Biondo

Rae's Restaurant historic 43-year old Googie era signage survives, defying Santa Monica's local sign ordinance banning free-standing and projecting signs. Rae's has been in business since 1958.










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