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Old 12-30-2010, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Orange County, California
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What restaurants do you all remember? I mean, ones that have been long gone?

Here we go for some of mine:

S.A.M.S.
This was located at the bottom of the hill at 97th & Q (kind of where HyVee has been for a long time now). I used to get all sorts of drinking glasses with cartoon characters on them.

Robin Hoods
108th and Q. Also became Macs Sports Bar I think, which is also no longer there. Robin Hoods had a cool decor that was like Sherwood Forest.

MOES
Ralson/Lavista Area. Along 84th st. between Ralson and Lavista. Steak house I think. I was real little when we would always go there with my grandparents.

The Drawing Room (Caniglias)
Millard - Great place. It also eventually became American Classics Bar & Grill where I proposed to my wife. When it went out of business their sign was in a dumpster so my dad and I heisted it and it is now hanging in my home arcade.

Dixie Kitchen
Dodge near Crossroads. Had a big treasure chest full of toys for the kids which I was at the time. Love to go there and get a prize.

Leisure Lanes
Bowling Alley and I think had great chicken. Is it still there?

Sambos
Off 84th and I-80. Kind of like a Dennys or Cocos. Used to go there alot, too. Also, right near there was the Cracked Pot, down the road from H & H Chevrolet.

PINKY's (Spelling?)
Great Pool place in Ralson. Pink felt tip pool tables. I was a bit older going there, but have fond memories playing pool with my friends there all the time. Near old Park 4 Movie Theater.

Pizza Keg
When we lived in Westgate as a small child we went there all the time. My dad had a fishing tackle shop next door co-located with a hardware store. I remember they always were giving away small foam red footballs to the kids. It was near the corner of the shopping plaza across from Manglesons and where Shopko is now, I think.

Big Boys
Right off of 84th and Center. Went there all the time too, when we lived in Westgate.

Happy Joes Pizza
Who remembers the red flashing police lights and siren that alway went off for peoples birthdays? Loved that place!

LUMBS
Off Pacific, on the way to Crossroads. Had great French Fries with Paprika/season salt.

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Old 12-30-2010, 04:50 PM
 
Location: South of Midtown
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Leisure Lanes was torn down 10+ years ago. There's a strip mall with a Taco Bell & Kwik Shop, among other things.

My folks used to take me to Nana's (35th & Center; it's a Greek place now) and Short Stop (42nd, just north of L; it was the Guaca Maya for a while and is now a used car lot) after my basketball games in grade school and high school. They both had excellent fried chicken. Scott's (80th & W Center) was another favorite, as was Clark's Cafe.
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Old 12-30-2010, 05:08 PM
 
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The SAMS I remember was on 132nd & Center, where the Stoysich (sp?) meats now is.

Shakey's Pizza, not sure if Omaha had that or not, but where I grew up in Albuquerque there was one.

Ross' Steakhouse. Now the Kohls on 72nd near Pacific.

Bishop's Cafeteria in Westroads.
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Old 12-30-2010, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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This blog should be required reading for anyone talking about Omaha Restaurants of years past. Make sure you check the updates at the top of the page as well!

My Blog: Forgotten Cuisine ...

I spoke to the blogger and she told me that Part 2 should be up pretty soon.
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Old 12-30-2010, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Orange County, California
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This blog should be required reading for anyone talking about Omaha Restaurants of years past. Make sure you check the updates at the top of the page as well!

My Blog: Forgotten Cuisine ...

I spoke to the blogger and she told me that Part 2 should be up pretty soon.
Ya, some good reading there Thanks,
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Old 12-30-2010, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Papillion
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Shakey's Pizza, not sure if Omaha had that or not, but where I grew up in Albuquerque there was one.
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We did have Shakey's! Loved that pizza and the enviornment was great as a kid - remember the movies?
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Old 12-30-2010, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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Leisure Lanes
Bowling Alley and I think had great chicken. Is it still there?


LUMBS
Off Pacific, on the way to Crossroads. Had great French Fries with Paprika/season salt.
There is a Leisure Lanes and LUMBS still open in Bellevue.
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Old 12-31-2010, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Bellevue, NE
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There was this restaurant my grandparents would take my brother and I to when we were kids over in Council Bluffs. I was called, "Club 64." I loved that place! They would bring my brother and I Roy Rogers drinks in these cool boot glasses. I remember the steak was to die for and the desert was awesome!!



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Old 12-31-2010, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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Club 64 was indeed pretty popular. My parents took me there a few nights before it closed and I thought it was pretty good. Lots of the high school kids used to go there after their prom back in the day.
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Old 12-31-2010, 05:51 PM
 
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I can just barely remember a small restaurant in south omaha called big joe's. They closed up when I was like 6, so I remember very little. From what my parents tell me they had the best root beer in town. Honestly I wish They were still there as I live less than 1/3rd of a block from where they once stood.
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