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Some quick and dirty sharpie sketches of Little Taverns

Do-Nut Diner – Front Royal Virginia (4″x6″)
This was originally part of the Donut Dinette chain. For more on the chain, look here.

Short Stop Diner- Wheaton, Maryland (4″x5″)

Diner Slides- 1976-1988

Some more from the archives, in no particular order.

Short Stop Diner, now Irene’s pupusas. Wheaton, MD
It’s a 1956 Kullman. The neon was nearly as big as the diner itself, but has since disappeared.

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Now:
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Diner- Front Royal, VA
It’s a 1956 Mountain View. Front Royal used to be a hotbed of diners. It had this one, Nick’s Good Food diner, the Do-nut dinette, and another ’50s stainless model. The other three have been knocked down, and this one’s now a used car dealer.

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Now:

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Frost Diner- Warrenton, VA
The Frost is a 1955 O’Mahony.

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Inside
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Counter
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A sign of the times- Disco Fashion T-shirts
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Pork Chop- $1.25, Fried Chicken $1.75
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Tastee Diner- Silver Spring, MD

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Tastee Diner- Laurel, MD
a rare Comac brand diner

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Bud’s Broiler – New Orleans, LA
Bud’s Broiler
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Allen Theater
Current Photos
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Flower Theater
Current Photos
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Summit Diner– Somerset, PA
Summit Diner
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Moody’s Diner- Waldoboro, ME
Moody’s Diner
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Diner- MA
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Virginia Auto Group- Front Royal, VA

A 1956 Mountain View that my parents had eaten at in the late ’80s. Now converted to a used car lot office. The two other diners in town, the Good Food diner- see 1 and 2– (where my dad was severely food poisoned in the ’70s), and the Fox Diner, are now both gone.

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Fox Diner- Front Royal, Virginia

Photos from the archives of the Fox Diner of Front Royal, Virginia, taken in 2003 or so. It was originally part of the Donut Dinette chain. The original donut shaped sign was behind the fox diner sign. It had changed names the second time we visited, in 2006, but retained the signage. Last I heard, it had been torn down.

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old exterior photo, showing the original sign.
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Interior. Notice at the bottom the fox lawn ornament
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Signage
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short stool
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Formica patterns
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