Wayside Grill

Wayside GrillThe Wayside Grill, located at the corner of King and Kimball Streets in Littleton, Massachusetts. On the back:

Wayside Grill
BetweenConcord and Ayer (Fort Devens)
Good Food Is Good Health
No Liquor Served
Luncheon, Dinner and Refreshments
We Specialize in
Delicious Waffles, Fried Clams and Ice Cream
Under the same Ownership
and Management since 1933.
“Where Friends Meet”
Albion W. Clair, Prop.

Castleberry’s Restaurant

Castleberry's RestaurantLocated on the east side of Deming, New Mexico, this is Castleberry’s Restaurant. Car aficionados will recognize the sweet yellow hardtop as a 1955 Mercury Monterey, while the 2-door sedan is a 1950 or ’51 Ford. (I never could tell them apart) It seems that Castleberry’s became the El Mirador in the late ’90s, but I’ve found no other info on the eatery. (you can read about the El Mirador here) The cryptic description on the back of the postcard suggests that there is an interesting story behind the “hanging dippers”. Please, somebody, anybody, come forward and share this story!

U.S. 70-80 Deming, New Mexico East Side of Town

Wonderful food from the cleanest kitchen in the southwest. It is impossible to be a stranger and stay one when you dine here. Ask about the true story on the hanging dippers.

“IT” Drive In

IT Drive InFamous for their poor-boy sandwiches, this is the “IT” drive-in restaurant, Lejeune, North Carolina. I’ll bet this was a happening place in the ’50s. (the card is postmarked 1955) What do you think of that airport-like control tower? On the back is a thoroughly entertaining message:

Dear Buzz,
We went to the beach at Surf City yesterday. It’s beautiful, all kinds of pretty sea shells too. I got some for Sherry. The undertow is terrific and sharks were swimming just about 30 yards off shore, so I didn’t dare do any swimming. Just got wet. On the way back we ran over a copperhead & Hook killed him with a log. He was hard to kill & horrible looking. It’s still windy here but the sun looks mighty good. Say hello to B & W for me.
Love Altha

Zaffer’s Restaurant

Zaffer's RestaurantZaffer’s Restaurant (owned by Harry Zaffer) in Carlsbad, New Mexico, conveniently located at the Park Motel. On the back:

Quality food at economy prices. We serve STEAKS, CHICKEN, SEA FOODS. GOLDEN FRIED CHICKEN DINNER 98 cents. We specialize in Delicious ‘MEXICAN FOODS.’ Open at 5 A.M.

Tingles Cafe

Tingles CafeAn eatery in Asheville, North Carolina, Tingles Cafe specialized in country ham, chicken and dumplings, and hot biscuits. Yum! We can see that besides the original Broadway location (since 1918), there was also “Tingles Too” on the highway. If internet sources are to be trusted, it seems that Tingles Cafe on Broadway closed its doors in 2011.