Pushnik’s Diner/ Marabelle’s Restaurant – Lebanon, PA

We visited the former Pushnik’s Diner/ D’Alexander’s during a period between 2003 and 2006 when it was operating as the Horn & Horn diner. It was built in 1960 by the Fodero diner company and replaced an early model Silk City which had previously been on the site. It re-opened on Monday as Marabelle’s Restaurant. The full news story can be read HERE
Their new website is marabelles.com

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Waterfall Rooms.

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gold and stainless

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Lightbulb Sputnik

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Excellent 1960 space age styling. Quilted stainless, bold thin, outwardly canted supports, flared roof edge, recessed spotlights.

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The original Patterson Vehicle Company built Silk City diner.

Mel’s Diner/ Lincoln Diner – Lebanon, PA

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Permanent metal awning and supports have been added to the front of the diner, partially obscuring the roofline.

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Reflection of the neon. I’m guessing when the diner was new it had horizontal bands of stainless and flexglas. It appears to have been replaced, or at the least, covered over, with vertical mustard colored metal bits. I don’t feel it detracts terribly from the design, however, evoking the fluted enamel facades of earlier diners.

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Side and corner

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“Mel’s” sign covering the original “Lincoln”

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Quality food

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That means you.

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With the exception of updated backbar equipment, the interior is still very original.

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Seeburg Consolette

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New stool tops?

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Donut

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In our line we lead the world

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What a terrible haircut.

The New Eat Well Family Diner

We hit this diner in early 2006, just before it moved to New York, where it was restored and reopened as the Elizaville Diner. It was built in 1956 by Kullman.

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Siding additions to the vestibule obscure the stainless and a tin mansard roof disguises space-age eaves.

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Turquoise and stainless

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Canted corner and rounded glass

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Join us for breakfast

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Jefferson Golden Hour Mystery Clock

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Flannel

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Seeburg

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“Atomic Bongo” stools

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15 year old me with cream chipped beef.

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Restored and on the cover of Diners of New York, by Mike Engle and Mario Monti