What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA)

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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) 2010/04/13 09:14:55 (permalink)
Ahh, yes, Cliff: Weatherbeaten Signs! I like this one, from Butte, Montana:
 

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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) 2010/04/13 09:21:31 (permalink)
Here is a really sorry sign that we came upon when entering a Holiday Inn many years ago. What I don't understand is if the training session is for people who already are competent or for those who want to be. (In the latter case, I suspect the sign maker was an attendee.)
 

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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) 2010/04/13 09:25:47 (permalink)
Michael, here's one that I know is near and dear to both of us...


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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) 2010/04/13 09:30:04 (permalink)
Correction... make that all of us!
post edited by Carolina Bob - 2010/04/13 20:41:34
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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) 2010/04/13 10:50:00 (permalink)
Someone needs to share the St. Louis classic:  "Brains 25 cents, Drive-in."  It was painted on the side of a building and was a source of great civic pride until its demise.  I don't have a copy of the image, but surely someone does out there, as it has long been available in these parts as a postcard.
 
I also have fond memories of a wonderful misspelling on another sign in St. Louis.  It used to advertise, among other delights (shrimp, tripe), "quarter pound bugers."  I wish I had thought to photograph it.
post edited by Mediator - 2010/04/13 10:52:40
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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) 2010/04/13 11:40:28 (permalink)
I can't find any images in the public domain, so here is a link to one at a poster company.

[link=http://www.artistrising.com/products/332765/Brains-25-cents-drive-in.htm]http://www.artistrising.c...-25-cents-drive-in.htm
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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) 2010/04/13 14:51:22 (permalink)
Thanks, MD.  I used to smile every time I passed that sign and I was sure sorry to see it go.
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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) 2010/04/13 15:27:05 (permalink)
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cecif 

 
 
Elliston's in Nashville?



CORRECT! (no guesses from anyone for the other(s)?)

I'm surprised Billyboy did not tell me I am not allowed to guess the "mystery" signs he's got there, since he KNOWS I know.

BTW here I was feeling badly that I loaded up 5-6 pics, so I made them extra small... I needn't have bothered, apparently.

I don't want to offend anyone, but isn't this a SIGN thread, rather than a buildings/various favorite restaurants/etc thread?? We have lots of space in trip reports for those kinda pics. I think. Just my humble two cents.
 
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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) 2010/04/13 17:05:33 (permalink)
buffetbuster 



For simplicity and rustic charm, I love the Family Pie Shop in Arkansas.

 
 

Beautifully workmanship. Obviously done by an expensive professional.


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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) 2010/04/13 19:15:54 (permalink)
Mr. Billyboy,
Though I am much excited that some distant relative runs a much loved Q place,
What's the deal with the Monarch Crown sign in the background? Pretty cool also.

 

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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) 2010/04/14 14:31:09 (permalink)
Sure, this may be a highly specialized category, but this has to be the best sign, written on a giant meat pie.
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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) 2010/04/14 14:38:45 (permalink)
Hee-hee!  In one of my RF books, It says " Rhymes with LAZYBONES!"  lovelovelove it!
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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) 2010/04/14 14:58:12 (permalink)
Hey Bill, Club Monarch is a banquet hall/wedding reception/dance club place.  Not sure if it is still open but that building has been there as long as I can remember.  I asked them at Voss' if they knew you and boy, the stories they told me!!  hehe

MS, this is quite the thread you started.  Thanks!
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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) 2010/04/14 19:08:04 (permalink)
Cecif, I'll not say anything about those pictures you posted, mainly because I watched you take a couple of them.  I'll let the others have a stab at it.  The only one that was new to me was the one in Nashville where the word "STAG" was plainly visible.  The others I knew in a nano-second.

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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) 2010/04/14 19:19:25 (permalink)
The sign definitely has been spiffed up since we first came across Keaton's:
 

Carolina Bob

Michael, here's one that I know is near and dear to both of us...




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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) 2010/04/14 19:36:43 (permalink)
Michael Stern

The sign definitely has been spiffed up since we first came across Keaton's:
 

Carolina Bob

Michael, here's one that I know is near and dear to both of us...





Michael, that sign in front of Keaton's still looks just as tired and worn-out as it does in your photo. My pic is of a new sign that the owners put up at the intersection of US 64 and Woodleaf Rd., about two miles or so north of the restaurant. I guess they got tired of hearing everybody complaining about how difficult it was to find the place; nowadays getting to Keaton's is no problem at all.
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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) 2010/04/14 21:57:22 (permalink)
Carolina Bob, I will meet you at Keaton's next month!
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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) 2010/04/14 22:41:51 (permalink)
Wabbit

Carolina Bob, I will meet you at Keaton's next month!


Traci, you better not get there after I do or there might not be any chicken left!
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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) 2010/04/15 04:21:32 (permalink)
Hieroglyph in northern California:
 

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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) 2010/04/15 12:41:07 (permalink)
What's up with the Swan????
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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) 2010/04/16 08:06:19 (permalink)
Caffeine in Rocky Mount, North Carolina:
 

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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) 2010/04/19 14:44:34 (permalink)
Spotted this weekend.
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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) 2010/04/19 14:48:45 (permalink)
Before I clicked on this thread, I knew EXACTLY which photo I would see.
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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) 2010/04/19 15:04:53 (permalink)





Bob and Ron's Fish Fry
Albany, NY
(photo borrowed from the internet)

Great sign, great fried fish, great memories of my college days.
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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) 2010/04/19 16:53:08 (permalink)
That is a beauty! On the subject of fish fries, this is one of my favorites:
 

 
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Bob and Ron's Fish Fry
Albany, NY
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Great sign, great fried fish, great memories of my college days.


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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) 2010/04/19 17:25:19 (permalink)
  As a graduate of (mccormick&schmick's) Fish University, I'm sayin' that is a damn fine plywood GROUPER....Very nice Mr. Stern,But, WHERE?
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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) 2010/04/20 12:26:45 (permalink)


Here's one of my favorite signs...
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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) 2010/04/20 13:25:59 (permalink)
Gotta love those combo signs.



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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) 2010/04/20 13:28:09 (permalink)
Let's not forget, "truth in advertising".



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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) 2010/04/20 13:30:39 (permalink)
This one is inside Coney Island(Lackawanna Ave) in lovely downtown Scranton.



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