1950's

Char-Grill

This is Char-Grill's third restaurant. The Hillsborough Street location in Raleigh, NC was the first which opened in 1959. This location on Atlantic Avenue opened in 1994, although when passing by, I always thought it had been there since the 60's. read more...

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4621 Atlantic Ave
Raleigh, NC 27604
United States
Phone: (919) 954-9556

Char-Grill

This Char-Grill opened in 1986, and was the second Char-Grill to open in Raleigh (sometimes referred to as Char-Grill Two). The first Char-Grill is the Hillsborough Street location, which opened in 1959. Located at Olde Raleigh Village Shopping Center.

 

 

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3211 Edwards Mill Rd
Raleigh, NC 27612
United States
Phone: (919) 781-2945

Char-Grill

This is the original Char-Grill restaurant, built in 1959

Bruce Garner, entrepreneur and restaurateur, builds the first Char-Grill on Raleigh’s Hillsborough Street, patterning the restaurant after Raleigh’s first fast-food hamburger grill, The Charcoal Grill. This small cinder-block building on the edge of downtown offers take-out service only, with orders taken on a ticket and prepared before customers’ eyes.

Source: http://www.chargrillusa.com/

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618 Hillsborough St
Raleigh, NC 27603
United States
Phone: (919) 821-7636

Hardware Cafe

I love theme restaurants, and I especially love theme restaurants set in actual, original old settings. The Hardware Cafe in Warrenton, North Carolina is literally in an old hardware store. Main Street in Warrenton is one of those classic, Southern small town downtown Main Streets. You can comfortably walk from store to store and cross the street without getting hot on a hot summer day because all the stores are close together. While shopping for antiques on Main Street, this is the perfect place for a lunch break. read more...

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106 Main Street
Warrenton, NC 27589
United States
Phone: (252) 257-2779

Zip's Dining Car

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Routes 101 & 12 Exit 93 off I-395
Dayville, CT 06241
United States
Phone: (860) 774-6335

Jennie's Diner

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2575 Lincoln Hwy E
Ronks, PA 17572
United States
Phone: (717) 397-2507

El's Drive-In

We came across this 50's drive-in burger joint one night after spending the day at Atlantic Beach. It was a week night during non-tourist season. We checked our GPS for local restaurants and when we saw "Drive-In" in the name, we knew we had to go. read more...

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3706 Arendell St
Morehead City, NC 28557
United States
Phone: (252) 726-3002

Sonic Drive-in

Sonic Drive-In Restaurants are 50's style drive-in burger joints in cities across America. While not built in the 50's, they still have that 50's fun atmosphere. read more...

Location

4648 Atlantic Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27604
United States
Phone: (919) 876-5185
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