Iconic Restuarants that are no more.

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  1. bushdianee

    bushdianee <font color=green>I had a water fun day planned<br

    Jun 24, 2004
    We still have Godfather's Pizza, Sizzler and a couplle of Hardees in Omaha!
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  3. PebblesMK

    PebblesMK DIS Veteran

    Apr 28, 2009
    Thanks for the background! I was probably 10 or so the last time I was there, so a good 20 years ago. I don't think it went out of business until a few years ago, but it was in such an off location that it was often forgot about. The smell when walking in was great...though I remember nothing about the food other than the mashed potatoes.
  4. Gumbo4x4

    Gumbo4x4 Note to the ladies who forgot to

    Jan 19, 2012
    We used to love the Shakey's in Cheyenne, WY. Drove out of our way to go there several times when I was a kid. Only one I've ever seen. In '93 we went out to visit my sister in Ft Collins, and one day drove up to Cheyenne to go to Shakey's. It'd been closed so long most of the people didn't even remember it LOL
  5. Swank

    Swank Lurker for Life

    Apr 11, 2008
    Little Cesears used to be all over the place but most of them closed, now I see they are making a comeback in our area.

    not a chain but a destination. Kapok Tree in Florida.
  6. Gumbo4x4

    Gumbo4x4 Note to the ladies who forgot to

    Jan 19, 2012
    Ours turned into a Hardee's and my wife got food poisoning there - does that count?:lmao:
  7. jl

    jl Mouseketeer

    Jul 25, 2000
    Morrison's Cafeteria in the southeast....we well remember the one in Lakeville, FL when we first went to the MK in 1974.
  8. maslex

    maslex DIS Veteran

    Apr 15, 2006
    We used to have a Bee Bee's Dairy in a local mall. The closed quite a few years ago but they were sooooo good. The foot long hot dogs were the best as a kid. Loved their cole slaw too.
  9. lovesmurfs

    lovesmurfs DIS Veteran

    Jun 24, 2006

    Woolworth's counter was my first job after high school! I was able to get a 20% discount on the stuff in the store, which helped outfit my dorm room!

    Lum's - Hotdogs steamed in beer!
  10. ChrisFL

    ChrisFL Disney/Universal Fan and MALE

    Aug 8, 2000
    I've been to the Philippines 3 times on business and vacation and its funny, because they have a LOT of American restaurants that I never see in America anymore.

    Shakey's is everywhere, I also saw Kenny Roger's Roasters, Mister Donut, El Pollo Loco
  11. daughtersrus

    daughtersrus DIS Veteran

    Feb 26, 2002
    Anyone from the Chicago area remember Farrel's Ice Cream (there was one in North Riverside Mall), C0ck Robin with the square ice cream scoop (apparently the first word is against Dis rules because it changed it all to ****;)), Arthur Treacher's Fish and Chips or Barnaby's Pizza in Downers Grove?

    There's a Ground Round in Tomah WI. Right off I94. I'm not sure if they still weigh the kids. ;)
  12. jen0610

    jen0610 DIS Veteran

    Jul 22, 2005
    We haven't had a Ground Round here in FOREVER. Back in 92 we were stationed at Roumulas NY and we loved to drive around the area. Needless to say, during one of our road trips to Ithaca, I saw the Ground Round and made DH go there for dinner. I had seen one in Auburn, but every time we were close to it, we were hungry.

    I totally agree. We ate at Rax's a whole lot more than we did at Arby's.

    Places that I loved growing up and miss:

    Ground Round
    Chi Chi's
    Bill Knapps
    Godfathers Pizza
    Lucky Steers Steakhouse
    MCL Cafeteria

    And for those local places only, Charky's and The Dutch Mill.
  13. Squirlz

    Squirlz DIS Veteran

    Oct 31, 2000
    We called it that too! It was our High School hangout in Ohio. We were there one day when an elderly woman quietly passed away in a booth.

    Our Chi Chi's here in Michigan closed and eventually reopened as an Outback steak house. Not a bad trade.
  14. Shadeaux

    Shadeaux DIS Veteran

    Aug 19, 1999
    I grew up in the Chicago area....I remember the square ice cream, Arthur Treacher's & Barnaby's (the one that used to be on Touhy). Whenever we're back up there, we go to the Barnaby's in Northbrook. It's still the same yummy pizza I remember from 40 years ago!
  15. yoopermom

    yoopermom Come join Bravo by the fire...

    Sep 27, 2000

    Remember the wall mural that was so politically incorrect I don't even dare describe it on the DIS?

    We didn't know any better, we just enjoyed the food;)!


    PS I won't go into how much underage drinking we did at Chichis....
  16. nchulka

    nchulka <font color=purple>it was funny when the creepy gu

    Jun 9, 2010
    Zantigos!!! Loved that place :lovestruc
  17. ChrisFL

    ChrisFL Disney/Universal Fan and MALE

    Aug 8, 2000
    That's right near where I work...its a music store now.
  18. Handbag Lady

    Handbag Lady Disneyland Bride 2000

    Jun 15, 2005
    They closed ours here at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Only it is still open, for special events. Makes no sense to me at all. You can get married there but no dinner for you!
  19. A_Princess'_Daddy

    A_Princess'_Daddy DIS Veteran

    Jan 5, 2010
    I adored Shakey's as a child! I had at least two birthday parties there.

    I remember Rax and their taco bar. It was one of only two fast food places my parents would eat (the other appears shortly).

    We discovered A&W when we moved to Iowa and it's fantastic. I love their fried cheese curds and fresh root beer. The rest of their food isn't very good, in my opinion, but I can make a meal (and five meals' worth of calories) with just the cheese curds and root beer.

    The single best fast food Mexican restaurant EVER! My father and I were discussing them just a few weeks ago and how they melted the colby-jack cheese on the nachos. They converted ours to a Taco Bell when I was probably ten years old and the fact that when my father said, with no context, "you know who had the best nachos" and I immediately responded "Zantigo's," lets you know they were good.

    Did they get bought out by Taco Bell, or did they go out of business?

    I went to Ponderosa a few times as a child and remembered loving it, so a few years ago my wife and I were driving cross-country and saw one when we were stopping for dinner so, at my imploring, we went there to eat. It was just atrocious. It may have just been the one at which we ate (it was in the middle of nowhere right off an Interstate, so not exactly a dining destination), but I was so disappointed.
  20. pansmermaidzlagoon

    pansmermaidzlagoon <font color=blue>Mickey asks that you not advise s

    Aug 8, 2005
    this is what I thought of when I thought "iconic".....so many great memories from vacations in Florida!

    It was part of the Peter Pan chain.

    I still have a couple of the Hurricane glasses that my parents brought home!!!

    ETA: also have a nice article on the place that my mom saved/

  21. Baliezer

    Baliezer DIS Veteran

    Nov 19, 2012
    I miss Gallaghers as well. I was little when we went, but I distinctly remember the bread and spreadable cheddar cheese.

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