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Neon Eateries Southern California


Leon's Steak House (Demolished)
Burbank, CA
Photos and info courtesy Adriene Biondo

Leon's Steak House has been serving prime rib and cocktails since 1958. Scheduled to close when the lease expires July 31, 2003 to be replaced by a Walgreens.

[ed. note: yes, you heard that right. A Walgreens...!]


UPDATE : Leon's was indeed demolished as scheduled.



Melody Lounge (Demolished)
San Gabriel, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Check out this neon shot of The Melody Lounge. It's worth a visit, especially as the neon calls out to you.


UPDATE 08/05 : This Melody Lounge was demolished to make way for a Walgreen's parking lot. 08-05



Rainbow Bar
Hollywood, CA
Photo courtesy Kirk Maillet

Check out the marquee for the famous Rainbow Bar in Hollywood, CA. This continues to be a hot spot with many a celebrity stopping by here.



Shrimp Boat (Demolished)
Temple City, CA
Photo and info courtesy Dan MacPherson

The Shrimp Boat was located on the east side of Rosemead (Hwy 19) near Duarte road. The sign was removed and the building demolished quite some time ago.






Smoke House
Burbank, CA
Photos and info courtesy Adriene Biondo

Here's the Smoke House in Burbank, with its neon sign glowing at night. This restaurant is possibly threatened by a condo development.

Check out this Roadside Peek featured Spotlight on the Smoke House Restaurant.



Encounter Restaurant
Los Angeles, CA
Photo courtesy Adriene Biondo

The Theme Building/Encounter Restaurant at LAX is quite a sight to see, especially at night. This fine shot of the building shows this treasure all lit up in color.



Best Place Cafe
Long Beach, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Here's the Best Place Cafe of Long Beach, CA. This corner cafe just lights up the stucco at night.












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