Full service

Patrons sit down, order from a menu and food is delivered to the table.

Speedy's Barbecue Inc.

 Speedy's BBQ Restaurant in Lexington, North Carolina originally opened in 1963 as Speedy's Drive-In. According to their website, it became Speedy's Barbecue Inc. in 1970 when it was purchased by the Dunns'. Source:  http://www.speedysbbqinc.com/  

They offer BBQ sandwiches, BBQ plates, and BBQ trays. Known for their large portions. Dine inside or curbside service. 

Hours: Monday - Saturday 10:30am - 9:00pm


1317 Winston Rd
Lexington, NC 27295
United States
Phone: (336) 248-2410

The Soda Shop

 The Soda Shop is an original 1950's diner in Davidson, North Carolina. The Soda Shop opened in 1951. You can dine on red round barstools at the counter, wooden booths, or soda fountain style tables and chairs. There is also outdoor seating. Open 7 days a week from 8 am to 8 pm. Cash or local check. 

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104 S Main St
Davidson, NC 28036
United States
Phone: (704) 896-7743

Barbecue Center

 Barbecue Center in Lexington, North Carolina is an original, older barbecue restaurant, although we're not sure exactly how old it is. Lexington, North Carolina is famous for it's barbecue, so be sure to search Retropolis to find more original, old barbecue restaurants in Lexington, NC and throughout the state of North Carolina! Just search Retropolis for the words: North Carolina barbecue. Or, to find a variety of vintage North Carolina diners and restaurants, just click on TRAVEL to search by zip!




900 N Main St
Lexington, NC 27292
United States
Phone: (336) 248-4633

Lexington Barbecue

 Lexington Barbecue in Lexington, North Carolina opened 50 years ago, in 1962. This is one of the famous barbecue restaurants of North Carolina where true barbecue fans will make sure they stop for a meal while traveling. It's also a great stop for people traveling North Carollina's historic Highway 64 because travelers can experience the same barbecue people experienced 50 years ago. In fact, you can still dine from your car the old fashioned way. Just pull up and honk your horn, and someone will come out to take your order, then bring it out to your car. read more...


10 US Hwy 29 70 S
Lexington, NC 27295
United States
Phone: (336) 249-9814


Zabar's began in 1934, taking up just a counter at this location, but it has expanded over the years to what it is today. It is now almost as long as a city block, and they offer everything from cheese to fish to coffee to housewares to bagels, but there is so much more! Zabar's is the kind of place that people really miss when they move away. Zabar's offers gift boxes and gift baskets so people who miss it can experience it again. This also gives people who don't live in New York who have seen Zabar's on TV and in movies the opportunity to try Zabar's.  read more...


2245 Broadway
New York, NY 10024
United States
Phone: (212) 787-2000

The Cottage Cafe, Bakery & Tea Room

 The Cottage Cafe, Bakery & Tea Room in historic Old Town Bluffton, South Carolina is located in a cottage built in 1868, called Carson Cottage. They serve breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner. The bakery offers a large variety of desserts baked fresh from scratch - scones, pies, cakes, brownies, and more!

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38 Calhoun Street
Bluffton, SC 28910
United States
Phone: (843) 757-0508

Miller's Dutch Kitch'n / Miller's Dutch Kitchen

 Miller's Dutch Kitch'n (also spelled Miller's Dutch Kitchen) is a family owned Amish cooking restaurant in Baltic, Ohio that has been in business since 1973 and still has an old-fashioned atmosphere. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner - Homemade Swiss Steak, Broasted Chicken, Roast Beef, Ham, Homemade Pie, and more! Closed Sunday. Click on their website for full menu and business hours. Just five miles south of Sugarcreek. 

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108 East Main Street
Baltic, OH 43804
United States
Phone: (330) 897-5481

Coachmans Dinner & Pancake House

Coachmans Dinner & Pancake House is an original, old Salt Lake City diner that has an old-school Las Vegas vibe to it. We're not sure when it was built, but it has a tremendous original restaurant street sign.

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1301 S State St
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
United States
Phone: (801) 486-3579

Lena's Seafood

Lena's Seafood in Salisbury, Massachusetts has been at it's current location since 1972, although it originally opened as a take-out stand on Salisbury Beach in 1958 (according to their website http://www.lenasseafood.com/  ). They serve fresh New England fried seafood, and, according to their whale sign out front, you'll enjoy "a whale of a meal". 

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131 Rabbit Road
Salisbury, MA 01952
United States
Phone: (978) 465-8572

Gracie's Corner Diner

Gracie's Corner Diner on the Upper East Side (between 1st and 2nd Ave.) features classic diner food, such as the classic reuben sandwich, charbroiled beef burger deluxe, Belgian waffles, meatloaf parmigiana, and more! Counter seating and booth seating.

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352 E 86th St
New York, NY 10028
United States
Phone: (212) 737-8505
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