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Pizza Pubs Southern California

 

Shakey's Pizza
Culver City, CA
Photo and info courtesy Adriene Biondo

Remember the old Shakey's Pizza joints with Mr. Shakey himself adorning the sign. Culver City, famous for preservation of historical sites, is home to one of these. If you're ever driving up Washington Boulevard, don't forget to give Mr. Shakey a wave. He may actually tip his chefs hat at you. Wouldn't that be a sight to see?

Shakey's Pizza was founded by Sherwood "Shakey" Johnson in 1954 in a remodeled grocery store in Sacramento. On the first night it opened, Sherwood played the piano and his partner Ed Plummer served only beer, since their pizza ovens were not yet completed. Don't forget to order Shakey's famous MoJo Potatoes!

 

 

Little Pietro's Pizza
Photo courtesy Georg Balandran

Little Pietro's Pizza features a little Italian chef merrily carrying his pizza in one hand on its marquee. Featuring the self proclaimed "world's greatest pizza," little Pietro's may be worth a shot when you're in town.

 

 

Casa Bianca Pizza Pie
Eagle Rock, CA
Photo courtesy Adriene Biondo

This Casa Bianca pizza joint looks somewhat like one of the The Hat locations found in Southern California.

 

 

 

Domenico's Pizza
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Here's a nice classic sign for a pizza joint. Domenico's Pizza features a nice mid-century looking sign.

 

 

Pizza King
Long Beach, CA
Photo courtesy Georg Balandran

Hungry for some pizza and looking to also check out a rather rotund king character? Well, then, Pizza King in Long Beach is the place to go.

 

 

 

 

Shakey's Pizza
Garden Grove, CA
Photo courtesy Bobby Joe Carrasco

Here's the vintage sign for the Shakey's Pizza located in Garden Grove, CA. This sign, though still quite visible throughout the area, has been around for decades.

 

 

Me N Ed's Pizza
Long Beach, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Here's an old sign for Me N' Ed's Pizza Parlor. This sign always resembled the Shakey's signs with its colors and shape. 04-06

 

 

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