Does anyone remember Belisle's restaurant?

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  1. lwanthony

    lwanthony Earning My Ears

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    I remember I ordered a meatloaf sandwich, and it was as big as my head. You had to cut it into quarters then eighths to even start to think about eating it. yummmmmmm
     
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  3. eeyoresnr

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  4. RevDrJBTDDPhD

    RevDrJBTDDPhD Former Imagineering Disability Coordinator

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    I was born in Anaheim (the former Martin Luther Hospital near Euclid and Orangethorpe). Grew up in Anaheim (first home for a couple of years after our apartments was 6831 Blue Ridge Court in Yorba Linda, until we moved across Esperanza to the "flats of the Santa Ana Canyon part of Anaheim Hills" where we lived at 7761 East Northfield Avenue in Anaheim Hills).

    When I was growing up, and we were hungry, we went to Besliles to fill up and we left with full stomachs.

    Whenever we went to "Visit the Mouse" at Disneyland, we always ended our day after the fireworks at Besliles.

    When I worked for Disney Imagineering and I had to bring clients to Disneyland all the time. We would do the Club 33 bit, but to end the day, after the fireworks I would always get everyone well fed at Besliles.

    When I went on Disability back in February of 1989, after a heart attack at age 20 (on top of my being a paraplegic due to Guillain-Barre Syndrome), I went to Besliles less, but was there whenever I could afford it.

    I really miss Besliles, and I am so sorry that the "grandkids" did not want to continue the business. It was a "cash cow" and had a perfect location and was always busy, and making a lot of money. It was a shock in 1995 when they closed it after 40 years of wonderful service.

    God Bless,

    John
     
  5. Dan Moreno

    Dan Moreno Earning My Ears

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    I went there for my Honeymoon in 1974. Never forgot the place because it was so cool. I was just researching the restaurant to find out what happened to it. The one thing I remember vividly was the they also served RABBIT, yes Rabbit was on the munu there! Cool Huh? I have never seen Rabbit on any menu since.

    Thanks for the Posts and the memories!! Glad to see I am not the only one who was "smitten" by this fantastic place!!!
     
  6. woody73

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    I can still picture the dessert display case, with massive pies. Priceless!

    Woody
     
  7. usnuzuloose

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    I remember it but I never ate there. I used to live in fullerton and now I live in Sacramento not that far from you. I moved back here in 98 so I imagine orange county has changed so much.
     
  8. eeyoresnr

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  9. DharmaLou

    DharmaLou Once a Princess, Always a Princess

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    This restaurant was a part of all of my childhood visits from Minnesota to Disneyland, as one of my dad's close friends was a Belisle. We ate there at least once on every trip. I have some really fond memories of that place, back to age 6.
     
  10. Andreas Mom

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    When my DH and I went to California a few years we were told to try it out but when we looked the resturant up we were so sad to see that it had closed.

    Our last name is Belisle (no relation) but we thought it would be fun to go anyways.
     
  11. eeyoresnr

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  12. MatterhornYeti

    MatterhornYeti Earning My Ears

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    I ate there a few times and remember it had a great atmosphere. I'm extremely sad to hear that it closed. I admit that I cried inside. A classic.
     

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