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We are lucky in Los Angeles to have a lot of spectacular vintage restaurants, but we are still losing many every year to owners who retire, sell out for money or lose their long-held lease to nasty gentrification.
Originally opened at 300 Alameda St in 1908 by French immigrant Philippe Mathieu, it moved to its current location several blocks away in 1951 after being booted from the old one due to construction of the 101 Hollywood freeway.It has an old fashioned feeling inside with embossed tin ceilings and wood floors. (1918) Golden Spur The Golden Spur is a classic mid-century steakhouse on Route 66 that started as a ride-up hamburger stand for patrons on horseback.According to realty records the building was constructed in 1932, but it formally became a steakhouse in 1954.(1915) Fair Oaks Pharmacy & Soda Fountain Genuine, old school soda fountain/pharmacy.It opened in 1915 as Raymond’s Pharmacy in the same location that it stands today.It is a traditional diner/cafe, with bar attached, featuring wood paneled walls and both counter and booth seating.
Housed in a low ranch-style building, its exterior is bordered with mid-century river rock.
Claims to have been a hangout of 1930s-40s gangster Mickey Cohen.
(1908) Philippe the Original An old fashioned delicatessen with sawdust on the concrete floors, long communal wooden tables, vintage wooden booths and photographs and historical ephemera covering the walls.
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This is the oldest restaurant in both Los Angeles and Orange Counties, though the current building technically dates to 1952.