Jimmy’s Diner, Auburn, Maine. The more I look at these, the more I think it may be a Ward and Dickinson.
Tried to go again for my yearly A-1 fix, but got the timing wrong. We did, however, hit it with the sun shining on it instead of from behind it for once, so we managed to get some good pics.
The A-1 is a Worcester semi streamliner located in Gardiner, Maine. There are a couple other posts on it on the blog with interior pics, etc.
We stopped to eat lunch across the road from this place at an old family restaurant.
It’s located on Route 1 in Perry Maine, and appears to be for sale.
In 1909 Harry Smith Shorey started making his own shoes in Downeast Maine. Today, the tradition continues in Perry , on the shores of Passamaquoddy Bay, smack dab on the 45th parallel; half-way to the North Pole and as far east as you can travel in the continental U.S.
Source: Quoddy History
For more info, view the Quoddy Wigwam Gift Shop website (last updated 2004) The following interior photos are sourced from that website
The A-1 is one of my all time favorite diners. Great food with an excellent selection served in a beautifully maintained Worcester semi-streamliner in a unique location.
After debating between the South of the Border Burger (with chili and pepperjack) and the North of the Border Burger (with cheese and Canadian Bacon), I picked the North, I figured it was appropriate. My dad got a plain hamburger.
The burgers were big and juicy, the fries were fresh and hand-cut. For dessert we had a slice of oreo cheesecake.
After reading this post , I figured a stop at Dave’s was in order. After a fantastic breakfast at the A-1, we were too stuffed to make it inside for food, but we took a few pictures of the remodeled ’65 valentine for the file.