Historic Stockton Restaurants

Closed and Bygone Restaurants

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A&W Drive In - Pacific Avenue & Rose Marie Lane - courtesy of Floyd Perry Jr. A&W Drive In - Pacific Avenue & Rose Marie Lane

A&W - E. Main St - Photo by Floyd Perry Jr A&W - E. Main St - Photo by Floyd Perry Jr

A&W Drive In - 1404 E. Weber on Southeast corner Weber and Sierra Nevada
A&W Drive In - 1404 E. Weber on Southeast corner Weber and Sierra Nevada A&W Drive In - 1404 E. Weber on Southeast corner Weber and Sierra Nevada -  Now auto storage lot A&W Drive In - 1404 E. Weber on Southeast corner Weber and Sierra Nevada

Alberts - 8009 N. Highway 99 Alberts Restaurant - 8103 N. Highway 99, on 1 Acre of land . Building was approximately 7400 sq. feet with a very nice bar Alberts Restaurant - 8103 N. Highway 99, on 1 Acre of land . Building was approximately 7400 sq. feet with a very nice bar, extra large kitchen, nice finishes and room for expansion. Near Hammer Lane and Highway 99. Previous site of the prestigious Manor House Restaurant. Demolished"> Alberts - 8009 N. Highway 99

Alder Bistro 151 W. Alder St. Bottley's BBQ - 2210 Country Club -

Alder Bistro 151 W. Alder St. Alder Bistro 151 W. Alder St.

Arroyo's - 324 S. Center Street - Arroyo's Cafe / Ace Auto Parts - Photo courtesy of Floyd Perry JrArroyo's - 324 S. Center Street - Arroyo's Cafe / Ace Auto Parts - Photo courtesy of Floyd Perry Jr

Arroyo's (El Rancho Grande Cafe, 1950s) - 116 W. WashingtonArroyo's (El Rancho Grande Cafe, 1950s) - 116 W. Washington

Larry Arroyos - Former 9303 Thornton Rd. location Larry Arroyos - Former 9303 Thornton Rd. location

Augie's Mexican Restaurant - 2530 Waterloo Rd.Augie's Mexican Restaurant - 2530 Waterloo Rd. - Closed

Bamboo Restaurant - 635 E. MainBamboo Restaurant - 635 E. Main

Best Pizza - 2339 W. Hammer Lane - Today Little Cesar's PizzaBest Pizza - 2339 W. Hammer Lane - Today Little Cesar's Pizza

Former Black Angus Restaurant - 2605 W. March Lane Black Angus - 2605 W. March Lane, Stockton Ca, 95207 - Demolished - Black Angus Restaurant at March Lane and Quail Lakes Drive. In September 2005, Black Angus' parent company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. It was indebted approximately $202 million and had in 2003 reported revenue of $276.6 million resulting in a net loss of $32.5 million. In 1995, the chain had 101 restaurants and reported revenue of $244 million. The parent company of the chain filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on January 15, 2009, due to the current recession. Purchased by Versa Capital Management Inc., Black Angus Steakhouse emerged from bankruptcy protection during March 2009.">Black Angus Restaurant - 2605 W. March Lane

Happy Holme Bobb Inn Restaurant - 1149 N. El Dorado Bobb Inn, 1149 N. El Dorado Street - Dean DeCarli was hired by Happyholme Dairy as a salesman and delivery route driver. In 1940, he became a partner in the Happyholme distributing business and opened Stockton's first drive-in restaurant

Former Bottley's BBQ</b> - 2210 Country Club Bottley's BBQ - 2210 Country Club

Brandenburgs 256 Club - 6002 Pacific Avenue - Today it's Finnegan's Brandenburgs 256 Club - 6002 Pacific Avenue - Today it's Finnegan's

Photo WantedBude-Burger Burger - 4410 E. Waterloo Rd

Brunch & Burger Hut - 1246 N. Wilson Way / Former Dave's Drive In (1976) /  Obrien's Ice Cream (1957) - Photo courtesy of Ron Chapman Brunch & Burger Hut - 1246 N. Wilson Way / Former Dave's Drive In (1976) /  Obrien's Ice Cream (1957) - Photo courtesy of Ron Chapman - Also a portion of Thrifty gas showing in the left part of the photo. Now J&S Flowers"> Brunch & Burger Hut - 1246 N. Wilson Way / Former Dave's Drive In (1976) /  Obrien's Ice Cream (1957) - Photo by Ron Chapman - Also a portion of Thrifty gas showing in the left part of the photo. Now J&S Flowers

Buttercup Pantry - 221 W. Yokuts AvenueButtercup Pantry - 221 W. Yokuts Avenue

Photo WantedCalifornia Pizza Kitchens

Cam's Drive Inn - 1236 N. El Dorado Street - courtesy of Floyd Perry Jr. Cam's Drive Inn - 1236 N. El Dorado Street - courtesy of Floyd Perry Jr.

Canton Low - Foo Lung - 108 East Washington Street Canton Low - Foo Lung - 108 East Washington StreetCanton Low - Foo Lung - 108 East Washington Street - Photo by Janice Louie Koster

Captain's Table Restaurant Menu - 221 N. Center Street Captain's Table Restaurant - 221 N. Center Street

Photo Wanted Carmen's Mexican Restaurant - Lincoln Center

Carnation Restaurant - An Outback Steakhouse sits on this corner today Carnation Restaurant - An Outback Steakhouse sits on this corner today

Carl's Restaurant & Catering - 3455 E. Cherokee Rd. Carl's Restaurant & Catering - 3455 E. Cherokee Rd.

Photo Wanted Carmen & Gene's Mexican Restaurant - 1226 East Harding Way

Former Castaway Restaurant - 321 W. Weber Avenue Castaway Restaurant - 321 W. Weber Avenue Castaway Restaurant - 321 W. Weber Avenue Castaway Restaurant - 321 W. Weber Avenue. Castaway Restaurant. Owned by the Specialty Restaurant Corp. It cost $500,000 to build in 1973. The Castaway advertised an Aloha luncheon from 11:30am to 4pm and every Wednesday was Luau night. The Castaway was demolished in the early 1980's and is now a parking lot.

Cedar's Fountain. 701 East Main Street - Ventura hotel Cedar's Fountain. 701 East Main Street - Ventura hotel

Chets - 148 N. Wilson Way, Stockton Ca - Former / Busalacci Tavern Chets - 148 N. Wilson Way, Stockton Ca - Former / Busalacci TavernChets - 148 N. Wilson Way, Stockton Ca - Former / Busalacci Tavern

Photo Wanted Chevy's - March & El Dorado - A closed Walgreens on this corner now

Chili Pepper Restaurant - 235 N. Center - Located behind the Holiday Inn Chili Pepper Restaurant - 235 N. Center - Located behind the Holiday Inn

Club Ninety Nine Tavern - 3305 N. Wilson Way Club Ninety Nine Tavern - 3305 N. Wilson Way

Costanzas Restaurant - 2041 Pacific Avenue - Photo courtesy of Kevin Shawver Costanzas - 2041 Pacific Avenue - Photo courtesy of Kevin Shawver

Country Boys Drive In / former Dutch Girl Drive Inn - 2648 E. Fremont Country Boys Drive In / former Dutch Girl Drive Inn - 2648 E. Fremont - Still open, but as a Chinese Restaurant

Crab Pot - 2030 S. El Dorado St. - Today a Mexican Restaurant - Photo courtesy of Terry Gust Crab Pot - 2030 S. El Dorado St. - Today a Mexican Restaurant

Dairy Queen - 1641 N. Wilson Way - Photo by Ron Chapman Former Dairy Queen - 1641 N. Wilson Way - Now a Smoke Shop Dairy Queen - 1641 N. Wilson Way - Photo by Ron Chapman
Dairy Queen - 1641 N. Wilson Way - Photo by Ron Chapman - Now a Smoke Shop

former Dave Wong's Deli - 5620 N. Pershing Avenue Dave Wong's Deli - 5620 N. Pershing Avenue Closed

Former Del Taco - 678 N. Wilson Way - Now a Tommy's Restaurant. Former Del Taco - 678 N. Wilson Way - Now a Tommy's Restaurant.

Former Dick's Drive Inn - 1301 E. Harding Way / China Garden Restaurant / Today Discount Grocery and Liquor 
Dick's Drive Inn - 1301 E. Harding Way / China Garden Restaurant / Today Discount Grocery and LiquorFormer Dick's Drive Inn - 1301 E. Harding Way

Dok Shoons - 348 E. Miner Avenue - Photo Courtesy of Floyd Perry Jr. Dok Shoons - 348 E. Miner Avenue - Photo Courtesy of Floyd Perry Jr.

Don's Drive Inn #2 - 147 E. Charter Way / J's Burgers / Mandy's Burgers Don's Drive Inn #2 - 147 E. Charter Way / J's Burgers / Mandy's Burgers

Photo Wanted Don's Drive Inn - 2455 Waterloo Rd.

Former Don's Drive Inn - 2 S. Wilson Way Former Don's Drive Inn - 2 South Wilson Way

Donut King - 6323 Pacific Avenue
Donut King - 6323 Pacific Avenue - Winchell's Doughnut House - 6323 Pacific Ave built in 1968, It was Winchell's Until 1980 when it became Donut King until 2008 when they moved to a smaller spot in the back of this strip mall The building was demolished in 2009 and replaced by Bright Now Dental. Donut King - 6323 Pacific Avenue

Former Elephant Bar - 5202 Pacific Avenue Former Elephant Bar - 5202 Pacific Avenue Closed - 5202 Pacific Avenue

Eddie's Coffee Shop - 1419 S. El Dorado St. Eddie's Coffee Shop - 1419 S. El Dorado St.


Former Nena's Mexican Restaurant / House of EJ Murphy - Courtesy of Ron Chapman - 1064 Waterloo Rd Former Nena's Mexican Restaurant / House of EJ Murphy - Courtesy of Ron Chapman - 1064 Waterloo Rd

El Tenampa Cafe - 901 W. Church El Tenampa Cafe - 901 W. Church El Tenampa Cafe - 901 W. Church El Tenampa Cafe - 901 W. Church

Emerald Restaurant - 315 S. Hunter Former Emerald Restaurant - 315 S. Hunter Emerald Restaurant - 315 S. Hunter / Former Filipino Recreation Center (labor union hall by day and a dance club and casino at night. 315 S. Hunter St - Left photo Ron Chapman

former Ernies on the Brickwalk Ernie's On The Brickwalk - 951-3311 - Dinner. Stockton Joes later located here

Former Fair Oaks Cafe - 2184 E. Main Street Fair Oaks Cafe - 2184 E. Main Street

Former Farmer's Grill (former Orlies location) - 6124 Pacific Ave Farmer's Grill (former Orlies location) - 6124 Pacific Ave

Former Felix & Betty's - Photo courtesy of Kevin Shawver Felix & Betty's - Photo courtesy of Kevin Shawver

Former Felix & Betty's - also at 701 E. Weber Felix & Betty's - also at 701 E. Weber

Photo Wanted Fish Market

Former Foster Freeze - 1562 S. El Dorado at Second St. The building sits vacant today Foster Freeze - 1562 S. El Dorado at Second St. The building sits vacant today

Former Foster Freeze - 202 E. Charter Way - Demolished to expand Bank of America Foster Freeze - 202 E. Charter Way - Demolished to expand Bank of America

Shi Ra Soni Japanese Restaurant Former Foster Freeze - 3249 West Hammer Lane. It opened in the early 1980's. Closed in 1993. Today it is Shi Ra Soni Japanese Restaurant

Former Foster Freeze - 1955 East Main - Demolished for the Crosstown Freeway. Foster Freeze - 1955 East Main - Demolished for the Crosstown Freeway.

Foster Freeze - 1612 Pacific Avenue Foster Freeze - 1612 Pacific Avenue - The site became a Red Top Burger and today a Manny's Restaurant"> Former Foster Freeze - 1612 Pacific Avenue

Garvey's Cafe - Cherokee & Highway 99 Garvey's Cafe - Cherokee & Highway 99

George's Drive In - 1521 North California St courtesy of Ron Chapman George's Drive In - 1521 North California St. In 1957 / 1958 /1959 Shower's Frosty Ice Cream and Shower's Hot Dog Stand in the back was located here - Photo courtesy of Ron Chapman

Gingham Gal Coffee Shop - Lincoln Center Gingham Gal Coffee Shop - Lincoln Center

Photo Wanted Golden Phoenix Restaurant - Pacific Bowl

Gan Chy Chinese Restaurant Closed - Gan Chy Chinese Restaurant - 417 E. Washington - Closed - Former Pacific Greyhound Bus Depot The building appears on the 1950 Sanborn map and is noted as the Pacific Greyhound Lines. Constructed in the 1930s, this building was originally the Greyhound Bus Depot. and played a major role in the transportation of the area. It remained as bus station until 1969 when a new depot was constructed down the street. The building is currently occupied by a Chinese restaurant, and has been slightly altered from its original state, but still maintains much of its historic integrity

Golden West Restaurant. Photo courtesy of Floyd Perry Jr. Golden West Restaurant. Photo courtesy of Floyd Perry Jr.

Happy Steak - Photo courtesy of Ron Chapman Happy Steak - Photo courtesy of Ron Chapman

Hatch Cover - 6629 Embarcadero Drive - Photo courtesy of Al Fonseca Hatch Cover - 6629 Embarcadero Drive - Photo courtesy of Al Fonseca

Hazel's Drive-In - 1801 N. Wilson Way Former Hazel's Drive-In - 1801 N. Wilson Way Hazel's Drive-In - 1801 N. Wilson Way - Mid 1940's - The ad said: A name on everyone's lips, a popular drive in with delicious food - It later became the Lelani Lane Drive-in during the 1950s Tiki Craze">Hazel's Drive-In - 1801 N. Wilson Way

Former Mel Frances Rollin Doughnut Former Mel Frances Rollin Doughnut - Now a Furniture Store - 901 N. Wilson Way

Henry's Rollin' Pin - 2328 Pacific Ave Henry's Rollin' Pin - 2328 Pacific Ave

Former Hong Kong Cafe / Today it's Sun's Garden - 721 E. Charter Way Former Hong Kong Cafe / Today it's Sun's Garden

Horse Shoe Club - 1415 Sharps' Lane - Airport & Charter Way Horse Shoe Club - 1415 Sharps' Lane - Airport & Charter Way - Photo courtesy of Kevin Shawver - Rancho San Miguel is on this corner today - Click for Slideshow

Iguana Wanna (Closed) Iguana Wanna - Closed - 7555 Pacific Avenue


Former Huck's Drive Inn & Huckins Mobile Gas (1959) - 1203 S. Center Former Huck's Drive Inn - 1203 S. Center Former Huck's Drive Inn - 1203 S. Center Former Huck's Drive Inn & Huckins Mobile Gas (1959) - 1203 S. Center">Former Huck's Drive Inn - 1203 S. Center

The Islander - 6623 Pacific Avenue - photo courtesy of Val Acoba. The Islander - 6623 Pacific Avenue The Islander - 6623 Pacific Avenue The Islander - 6623 Pacific Avenue - Left photo courtesy of Val Acoba.

Tommy Lee - 1960s - Photo courtesy of Val Acoba Tommy Lee - 6623 Pacific - photo courtesy of Val Acoba.

JJ's - 147 E. Charter Way - Courtesy of Ron Chapman JJ's - 147 E. Charter Way - Courtesy of Ron Chapman

Mandy's - 147 E. Charter Way Mandy's - 147 E. Charter Way

J's burgers - 147 E. Charter Way - Photo courtesy of Ron Chapman J's burgers - 147 E. Charter Way - Photo courtesy of Ron Chapman

Former Jackie's Drive-Inn - 2466 East Main Street Jackie's Drive Inn - 2466 E. MainJackie's Drive Inn - 2466 E. Main. Former Jackie's Drive-Inn - 2466 East Main Street - - A Sad Day - Looks like some sort of used tire storage. Photo courtesy of Floyd Perry Jr.

Photo Wanted JJ North's Buffet

Former Jimboy’s Tacos - 5350 Pacific Avenue Closed - 5350 Pacific Avenue (Sherwood Mall) - Now Dickey's BBQ

Former JJ Fish & Chicken - 611 N. Wilson Way Closed - JJ Fish & Chicken - 611 N. Wilson Way / Former Neil's Used Cars

Johnnies Waffle Shop - 345 East Market Street - Photo courtesy of Kevin Sawver Johnnies Waffle Shop - 345 East Market Street - Photo courtesy of Kevin Sawver


Johnnie's Waffle Shop - 222 S. Wilson Way - It was demolished for the Crosstown Freeway. Photo courtesy of Floyd Perry Jr. Johnnie's Waffle Shop - 222 S. Wilson Way. Photo courtesy of Floyd Perry Jr.

John's Incredible Pizza Co - 4555 North Pershing Avenue - Closed and now a health club John's Incredible Pizza Co - 4555 North Pershing Avenue - Closed and now a health club

Keyes House - California and Market Keyes House - California and Market

King Cafe - 32 South Sutter Street In the Hotel Sherman. King Cafe - 32 South Sutter Street In the Hotel Sherman.

Konrads - 2011 Pacific Avenue Konrads - 2011 Pacific Avenue

Photo Wanted Kress Hot Dog Stand and coffee shop

Le Bistro - 3121 W. Benjamin Holt Le Bistro - 3121 W. Benjamin Holt

Former Le Bistro - 405 N. California Street Former Le Bistro - 405 N. California Street

Long John Silver - Oakridge Shopping Center Click for Slideshow Closed - Long John Silvers - 7567 Pacific Avenue - Oakridge Shopping Center - Now a Popeyes

Lelani Lane - 1801 North Wilson Way, corner of Bradford Lelani Lane - 1801 North Wilson Way, corner of Bradford - Mid 1950's Photo courtesy of Floyd Perry Jr. - it was Hazel's Drive-In during the 1940's"> Lelani Lane 1801 North Wilson Way

Luigi Murphys - Now Arroyo's Restaurant - 2338 W. March Lane Luigi Murphys - Now Arroyo's Restaurant - 2338 W. March Lane

Lupes Mexican Restaurant - 3558 W. Hammer lane - Originally an Arbys Restaurant Lupes Mexican Restaurant - Closed Lupes Mexican Restaurant - 3558 W. Hammer lane - Originally an Arby's Restaurant

Lyon's Restaurant - 3113 W. Benjamin Holt - Now a Lumberjack Restaurant Lyon's Restaurant - 3113 W. Benjamin Holt - Now a Lumberjack Restaurant

Lyons Restaurant - Pacific & Yokuts Lyon's Restaurant - Corner of Pacific and Yokuts - After bankruptcy in February 1998 Lyon's was acquired by ICH, an Arby's franchisee. Lyons Restaurant - Pacific & Yokuts - courtesy of Floyd Perry Jr.

Former Mallards Restaurant - Brookside Rd. & March Lane Mallards - Brookside Rd. & March Lane - The Sang family's SC Restaurants Inc. bought the Stockton and Modesto Mallard's restaurants from founder Dan Costa, a Modesto entrepreneur, in November 2005. The Mallard's, located at 3409 Brookside Road in west Stockton, closed abruptly on Oct. 14, 2007 leaving employees unpaid. and Sang was subsequently arrested.

Manny's - 7925 Thornton Rd - Today a De Vinici's Restaurant - courtesy of Floyd Perry Jr. Manny's - 7925 Thornton Rd - Today a De Vinici's Restaurant - courtesy of Floyd Perry Jr.

Manny's - 2032 Waterloo Rd / Former Sno-White - Photo by Floyd Perry Jr Manny's - 2032 Waterloo Rd / Former Sno-White - Photo by Floyd Perry Jr

Manor House - 8103 N. Highway 99 - Later became Albert's Restaurant Manor House - 8103 N. Highway 99 - Later became Albert's Restaurant


McDonalds - 4515  Pacific Avenue - Photo courtesy of Floyd Perry Jr. - Still a McDonalds at this location McDonalds - 4515 Pacific Avenue - Photo courtesy of Floyd Perry Jr

Mead's Coffer Shop - 112 E. Weber Mead's Coffer Shop - 112 E. Weber - Demolished

Miracle Drive Inn - 2520 Pacific Avenue Miracle Drive Inn - 2520 Pacific Avenue


Murphy's (House of Murphy's - E.J. Murphy's) / Nena's 1064 E. Waterloo Rd. Today a vacant lot. - (See Nena's below) Murphy's (House of Murphy's - E.J. Murphy's)

Myrtle's Coffee Shop / John's Coffee Shop - 401 E. Charter Way Myrtle's Coffee Shop / John's Coffee Shop - 401 E. Charter Way

Naughty Nicks - 552 W. Ben Holt - Closed Jan 2007 Naughty Nicks - 552 W. Ben Holt - Closed Jan 2007


Nena's Mexican Restaurant - 1064 E. Waterloo Rd - Burned Down. Today a vacant lot - Photo by Ron Chapman Nena's Mexican Restaurant - 1064 E. Waterloo Road - Photo by Ron Chapman

Newby's Drive Inn - 925 E. Harding Way Newby's Drive Inn - 925 E. Harding Way Newby's Drive Inn - 925 E. Harding Way Newby's Drive Inn - 925 E. Harding Way

125 East Washington - On Lock Sam Chinese Restaurant 125 East Washington - On Lock Sam Chinese Restaurant - The original On Lock Sam was located at 125 East Washington Street between Hunter and El Dorado. It was started by an unknown person in 1898. Wong Sai Chun and two partners bought the existing business in 1920. Wong Sai Chun was from the K wangtung Province of China. He chose Stockton, the "third city. " over the other cities in Central California.

Orlies / Lozano's / Farmers - 6124 Pacific Avenue Orlies / Lozano's / Farmers - Pacific Avenue (Marengo Center)

Otto's Five Mile House - Pacific & Lower Sacramento Rd. Otto's Five Mile House - Pacific & Lower Sacramento Rd.

Paragary's - 110 N. El Dorado Street - Today French 25 Restaurant Paragary's - 110 N. El Dorado Street - Today French 25 Restaurant


Perry's Five Mile House / Mr Steak and then Pegasus Restaurant. A Laundromat today - 7627 Pacific Avenue Perry's Five Mile House / Mr Steak and then Pegasus Restaurant. A Laundromat - 7627 Pacific

Parrot Cafe - S. El Dorado and 7th Streets. Parrot Cafe - S. El Dorado and 7th Streets.

Peachtree Restaurant - 1831 Pacific Avenue Peachtree Restaurant - 1831 Pacific Avenue

Photo Wanted Peta's


Pioneer Tomale -  19 N. California - Photo courtesy of Ron Chapman Pioneer Tomale -  19 N. California
Pioneer Tomale - 19 N. California - Left Photo courtesy of Ron Chapman


	880 W. Benjamin Holt - American Hearing Aids - 952-9950 - <a target='_blank' href='http://www.starkey.com/pages/sha/dealer_sites/dealer_home.jsp?DEALERID=S9240-1'>
	American Hearing Aids Website</a> - Former Pioneer Tomale American Hearing Aids - Former Pioneer Tomale - 860 W. Benjamin Holt

Pollards Chicken Kitchen Pollards Chicken Kitchen

Former Pollardville - 10464 N. Highway 99 Pollardville - 10464 N. Highway 99 - Like many of the old businesses that line the old route 99, the Pollardville Amusement Center was closed and demolished. The Pollardville Palace Saloon closed its doors in 2002, and the Chicken Restaurant was closed in 2007. Originally opened in 1944 as the Chicken Kitchen Restaurant, the restaurant moved in 1957 to its current location along Highway 99 between Stockton and Lodi which started the Pollardville complex. After a fire destroyed the original restaurant, the Polynesian-themed Islander Restaurant was moved from Pacific Avenue in Stockton to Pollardville in the mid-1980's

Pollardville Palace Showboat Dinner Theatre Pollardville Palace Showboat Dinner Theatre


Portifino Pizza Cafe - 900 W. Benjamin Holt - Today it's David's Pizza. Before Portifino's it was a 7-11 and then a real estate office. Today a Pizza Place Portifino Pizza Cafe - 900 W. Benjamin Holt - Now David's Pizza

Prime Rib In - 1025 W. Robinhood - Today a Home Town Buffet Prime Rib In - 1025 W. Robinhood - Today a Home Town Buffet

Former Pump Room - 218-222 North Sutter Street S. T. Johnson Company Oil Burners - Also known as Torino's Bar and Restaurant - Appearing on the 1950 Sanborn map, but not the 1917 map. Stockton City Directories first list this building in 1930, when it was occupied by S. T. Johnson Co. Oil Burners. By 1935, F. W. Glick Auto Repair had taken over the space. In 1940, City Directories listed Fritz Brow's restaurant, and Leon Happel Drugs as occupants of the building. The drug store remained through at least 1950. By 1945, Ruth Cunningham Corsetiere was located here. In 1950, Pump Room Liquors replaced the former restaurant. The building has since been converted into a single tenant space for a restaurant and bar.

Click to Enlarge Closed QudobaMexican Grill - Spanos Park West

Quiznos - 7407 Pacific Avenue - Before Quiznos it was a Wendy's. Quiznos - 7407 Pacific Avenue - Formerly a Wendy's. Now Tommy's Cafe

The Ranch - 8900 Thornton Rd BPO Elks Club - 8900 Thornton Rd The Ranch - 8900 Thornton Rd. - Post Card by Terry Gust


Rare Steer Restaurant / Former Flamingo Club - 1233 E. Charter Way & Airport Way Flamingo Club / Former Rare Steer Restaurant - 1233 E. Charter Way

Rare Steer / Camelot / Golden West - Pacific Avenue Rare Steer / Camelot / Golden West - Pacific Avenue

Photo Wanted Rathgebs Ice Cream - 103 W Harding Way (Owned by Paul Torre)

Former Red Robin - West & March Lanes Red Robin - West Lane and March Lane


Red Top Burger - 1612 Pacific Avenue - Former Foster's Freeze site. Today a Manny's Restaurant Red Top Burger - 1612 Pacific Avenue. Today a Manny's Restaurant

The Reef - Lincoln Center The Reef - Lincoln Center

Rev-a-lon Restaurant At Connell Motors, 2211 North Wilson Way Rev-a-lon Restaurant At Connell Motors, North Wilson Way

Risso's Restaurant Interior - 902 Waterloo Road Risso's - 902 Waterloo Rd.

Former Roger's Cafe - 2075 East Main Street Roger's Cafe - 2075 East Main St. Still in the 1955 Telephone Directory. Today, the Santa Anna Mexican Restaurant and Taquera

Rollin Donut - 901 N. Wilson Way at Waterloo - A furniture store now Rollin Donut - 901 N. Wilson Way at Waterloo - A furniture store now


Sambo's - Closed - Pacific Avenue where Denny's is today and Puerto Vallarta Restaurant on North Center Street at Weber Puerto Vallarta Restaurant - Former Sambo's

Former Sambo's Restaurant - 4747 Pacific Avenue - Now a Denny's Former Sambo's Restaurant - 4747 Pacific Avenue - Now a Denny's

Santiago's Cocina Mexicana 222 Lincoln Center - Closed Santiago's Cocina Mexicana 222 Lincoln Center - Closed


Former Sam's Hof Brau, then The Brick House - corner of Market Street - 30 South. El Dorado Street The Brickhouse - Former Sam's Hof Brau - 30 South. El Dorado Street

San Felipe Grill / Senor Taco - 4601 Pacific Avenue San Felipe Grill / Senor Taco - 4601 Pacific Avenue - Demolished

Former Shakey's Pizza - 1000 Robinhood / Now Michael's Pizza Former Shakey's Pizza - 1000 Robinhood / Now Michael's Pizza

Shadows Restaurant - 7555 Pacific Avenue Shadows - 7555 Pacific Avenue

The Shamrock - 602-606 E. Market Street The Shamrock - 602-606 E. Market St

Photo Wanted Shannon's - Now a medical Billing Center

Showers Park-In - 6111 Pacific Avenue - Photo courtesy of Ron Chapman Showers Park-In - 6111 Pacific Avenue - Photo courtesy of Ron Chapman

Former Sierra Lunch - Main & Sutter - 1949 Sierra Lunch - 1949 - Moss Stores 434 East Main - The American Savings building wiped out the entire 400 block on the South side of the street Sierra Lunch - Main & Sutter - 1949

Photo Wanted Smorgy Boys


Sno-White Drive In's - Founded by Henry Nelson in the 1950s, Sno-white Drive In was a franchise that began in Stockton. Former Stockton Sno White Drive In's:
<br>2120 Country Club - Now Yummies 
<br>1945 South Eldorado Street - Now Manny's
<br>2041 E. Main Street - Now East Main Drive In
<br>2040 E. Mariposa Rd. - Demolished for Pharmacy
<br>7925 Thornton Road - Now Di Vincie's
<br>2032 Waterloo Rd - DemolishedFormer Sno White Drive Ins, 2120 Country Club, 1945 South Eldorado Street, 2041 E. Main Street, 2040 E. Mariposa Rd., 7925 Thornton Road, 2032 Waterloo Rd

The Sno-White Drive-in chain was founded in Stockton, Ca in the 1950s. By the mid-1960s, there were about 200 locations in California and two in Guam.  The last Sno-White was built in 1965.

Former Sno White - 2041 East Main Street - Now East Main Street Drive In Former Sno White - 2041 East Main Street - Now East Main Street Drive In


Former Stagecoach Restaurant - 4633 Pacific Avenue  -  Pacific Avenue Indoor Garden Supply Former Stagecoach Restaurant - 4633 Pacific Avenue

Former Stockton Joe's Restaurant - 296 Lincoln Center Former Stockton Joe's Restaurant - 296 Lincoln Center Former Stockton Joe's Restaurant - 296 Lincoln Center Former Stockton Joe's Restaurant - 296 Lincoln Center

Former Stockton Joe's Restaurant 1503 St Marks Plaza Former Stockton Joe's Locations: The first location was at 1503 St. Marks Plaza, they then moved to 236 Lincoln Center - Subsequently moved to The Former Ernie's location on The Brickwalk at 296 Lincoln Center.  After well over 30 years, Stockton Joes forever closed it's doors. Their last day in business was Monday March 17, 2014. They posted a heartfelt thank you to all who ever patronized Joes over the years and to the many many employees, past and present, who blessed the place over the years

Photo Wanted Strawberry Lane - E Weber

Steak House - 1771 N. Wilson Way Steak House - Wilson Way and Bradford

Photo Wanted Soup Peddler - Pacific Avenue - Hammer Ranch

Photo Wanted Swensons - Pacific Avenue

Former T's Drive Inn, Today Sam's Pizza - 3801 E. Main Street Former T's Drive Inn, Today Sam's Pizza - 3801 E. Main Street


Former Taco Bell - 608 E. Charter Way / Today it's Beto's Mexican Restaurant - Photo from 1978 Edison High yearbook
Former Taco Bell - 608 E. Charter Way / Today, Beto's Mexican Restaurant


Former Taco Bell - 608 E. Charter Way / Today, Beto's Mexican Restaurant Former Taco Bell - 608 E. Charter Way 
Former Taco Bell - 608 E. Charter Way / Today it's Beto's Mexican RestaurantFormer Taco Bell - 608 E. Charter Way / Today, Beto's Mexican Restaurant


Former Taco Bell - 8031 West Lane - Now Wing's Deli Former Taco Bell - 8031 West Lane - Now Wing's Deli

Tea Garden Restaurant - 619 E. Charter Way - Now Harry's Pizza. Tea Garden Restaurant - 619 E. Charter Way - Now Harry's Pizza.

Tio Pepies - 7920 Lower Sacramento Road - Demolished - Food 4 Less occupies this land today - courtesy of Floyd Perry Jr. Tio Pepies - 7920 Lower Sacramento Road - Demolished - courtesy of Floyd Perry Jr.

Photo Wanted Tony Romas - March Lane - Building demolished. An Olive Garden Restaurant there now

Toppers - 207 E. Charter Way - today a vacant lot - Courtesy of Ron Chapman Toppers - 207 E. Charter Way - today a vacant lot - Courtesy of Ron Chapman

Former Victoria's Express Lane - 5939 Pacific Avenuew Former Victoria's Express Lane - 5939 Pacific Avenuew Closed - Victoria's Express Lane - 5939 Pacific Ave (Pacific Avenue Bowl) / Now Chuck's

Tortia Flats - 6880 West Lane - Former Tortilla Flats / The Elbow room in the 1960's. Porfie's was there for a while. It later became Buffet Paradise - 
Today the building is vacant Former Tortia Flats - 6880 West Lane Tortia Flats - 6880 West Lane - Former Tortilla Flats / The Elbow room in the 1960's. Porfie's was there for a while. It later became Buffet Paradise - Today the building is vacant">Tortia Flats - 6880 West Lane

Former Victory Fountain - 1765 Mount Diablo - Now 	the Victory Grill Former Victory Fountain - 1765 Mount Diablo - Now the Victory Grill


Viking Haus - 7920 Lower Sacramento Road / Later Tio Pepi's - Demolished - Where the Food 4 Less is today - courtesy of Floyd Perry Jr. Viking Haus - 7920 Lower Sacramento Road / Later Tio Pepi's - courtesy of Floyd Perry Jr.

Ospital's Villa Basque - 448 S. Hunter Street Ospital's Villa Basque - 448 S. Hunter Street

Big Orange 1730 N. Wilson Way Former Wilson Tower Restaurant, (1957) - Oscar's Drive Inn - 1730 N. Wilson Way Former Wilson Tower Restaurant, (1957) - Oscar's Drive Inn, (1976) - Big Orange (1950) - Big Orange 1730 N. Wilson Way

Wool Grower's Inn - 325 South Hunter - Building still stands, although stuccoed over Wool Grower's Inn - 325 South Hunter - Building still stands, although stuccoed over

Former Ye Olde Hoosier Inn 1537 N. Wilson Way Former Ye Olde Hoosier Inn 1537 N. Wilson Way / Now a KFC

Lyons

After bankruptcy in February 1998 Lyon's was acquired by ICH, an Arby's franchisee. In January 2001 ICH sold Lyon's to Amber's Pacific Restaurants Inc., a company of San Diego restaurant owner Amber Lao. APRI filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in October 2001, blaming the economic turndown at that time. Closures continued steadily, with the Santa Rosa, CA location ceasing operations on March 17, 2012, leaving only a handful of locations still operating until the final outlets in Sacramento and Stockton were closed down by April 1, 2012. Middle photo by Mike Fitzgerald, right photo courtesy of Floyd Perry Jr.

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