Bob and Edith’s Diner – Arlington, Virginia

There are two Bob and Edith’s Diners, a very short distance apart. This one is the original, founded in the late 1960s. It’s the real deal, small, cramped, with good food and a real, friendly diner atmosphere. It’s right down the road from an old Ollie’s Trolley

Here they both are, shot during Winter, 2006.
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The old short stools in cheerful alternating blue and yellow.
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Then there’s the other one, obviously converted fairly recently from something else. Much flashier. More trendy. Bigger. I love the cantilevered structure on the left, sheltering the picnic tables. It’s complete with a large, round neon sign, oddly, inside the building

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DELUXE DINER – Arlington, Virginia

Here’s a diner, a newer on site construction, with a great modern style. It’s nice and flashy without being too terribly over the top, probably because of it’s small scale. The blue glass adds a little bit of color to the otherwise entirely stainless exterior. The slatted windows are a nice touch, and the angle of the roof and facade give it a bit of a googie flavor.

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539 23rd St S
Arlington, VA 22202
deluxedinerva.com