Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Avenue Diner


Located in the tony Yorkville area where homes and condos sell for multi millions of dollars, the Avenue diner has been at this location since 1944 and continues to go strong. The inside of the small space is a typical 50s style diner with an open kitchen, stools along the counter and booths along the wall. The menu is typical diner fare - burgers, fries, milk shakes etc. I have always loved the retro sign!
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24 comments:

Lynette Killam said...

Great sign, Pat! I love those old diners, particularly if they have jukeboxes loaded with all the old tunes. Singing along with Elvis is a great way to get your big kids squirming in their seats...LOL!

VioletSky said...

the stencilled look is unusual, one might expect neon (but not in 1944, I guess!)

Sharon said...

This sounds like one of those community favorite spots. It bet the burgers are great.

Pat said...

Sounds like a great place to eat! I love the retro sign!

Postcardy said...

the stencilling seems out of place. The sign looks like it once was lighted or more artistically lettered.

Martha Z said...

It seems to have survived the test of time.

ewok1993 said...

I fancy those kind of diners.

Carola said...

Fantastic sign. It looks delicious.

LĂșcia said...

Love retro signs too.
Burger, fries and milk shake, yummi. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Yummy comfort food! In our old neighborhood, the "St. Clair Broiler" was the same kind of burger place!
Take us inside for a look with your camera...
Regards from EAGAN

Lesley said...

old diners are so comfortable.

Joy said...

Amazingly still there through all the decades of change. Maybe its the sign:-)

Carolyn said...

nice place. I want to visit this place someday..I'm just in the neighboring province:-) pls visit MY SIGNS,SIGNS

Regina K said...

Sounds like a wonderful place to eat and live : )

Jack said...

It looks great, Redpat. I like funky old signs like this. The person who questioned the stencilling has a good point. I wonder if this has been changed over the years.

Randy said...

Diners have the best food, and this one has a nice sign.

Jacob said...

There is one "diner" in The Villages, about 30 miles south of Ocala...but that is part of a chain. We used to visit a diner in Boca Raton that was quite authentic but it went out of business after a few years.

Glad to hear this one has been around for so long and is still viable...

Got to visit Toronto at some point in the future!

Mama Zen said...

I love that retro look!

Luna Miranda said...

i guess old diners stay in business because most people prefer something familiar. good looking sign.

Linda said...

Such a classic!

Greyscale Territory said...

A sign that's held the test of time proudly and beautifully!

Andy said...

Pretty cool. The bus even stops at the door.

Woody said...

Signs like this are very appealing to me and make me want to go inside for a bite.

Beyond My Garden said...

Thank goodness that some of these diners lasted into our time where they are now appreciated for the nostalgia they produce as well as the good dose of grease that we all love.
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