John Schuster's Steak House Sharon, PA Photo courtesy Mark Hackett
If you happen to be near Sharon, Pennsylvania, stop by John Schuster's
Steak House. Yes, the sign is immense! Not sure about the size of
the steaks though. 11-00
Hazleton, PA Photo courtesy Mark Hackett
Here's a nice marquee out front the Knotty Pine Restaurant. This
eye catching sign still captures attention in Hazleton, PA. 08-01
Wilmington, DE Photo and info courtesy Kevin Powers
This is an authentic Howard Johnson's restaurant in Wilmington,
Delaware. Howard Johnson restaurants went out of business in the late
1970's, but a few profitable ones remained in business under private ownership.
This one is maintained just the way it was when it was built, probably
in the 1960's.
UPDATE 01/04 : The Howard Johnson's here in DE has been converted
to a new restaurant. Many thanks to Rick Pultorak
for update. 01-04
Hightstown, New Jersey is home of Mom's Peppermill Restaurant.
Mom's is famous for it's mechanical sign. At night, the sign becomes functional
as the crank on top of the peppermill turns via an electric motor. As
the crank moves, six rows of lights at the bottom of the sign alternately
blinks ground pepper. Any doubts? Then go check it out yourself.
Olean, NY Photo courtesy Mark Hackett
Check out the Castle Restaurant,
which sports a building whose architecture is like a castle. 11-00
UPDATE 12/05 : After years of vacancy, the Castle Restaurant is now coming down. The Castle Theater, motel office and rooms have already met the wrecking ball. It has been an icon for many years. According to The Times Herald, the famous Castle on West State Road was scheduled to be demolished on 11/28/05. Mee Roadside Peek'sLost Treasures tribute to the Castle Restaurant. Many thanks to Dave Wagner for update. 12-05
Kirby & Holloway
Dover, DE Photo courtesy Richard Weiss