Weird California
Weird California
Weird California - By Joe Parzanese

Peggy Sue's 50's Diner

Map 35654 Yermo Road, Yermo, California 92398

Peggy Sue's 50's Diner - Good food and a Diner-Saur Park too!
Peggy Sue's 50's Diner - Good food and a Diner-Saur Park too!

If you're driving out to Las Vegas along Interstate 15, and you want a bite to eat, or to simply reminisce about Elvis, pull off at Ghost Town Road near Yermo for Peggy Sue's 50s Diner. Peggy Sue's is a very tasty diner decked out all fifties style. The original roadside diner was built in 1954, but the current owners, Peggy Sue and her husband Champ reopened it in 1987. Peggy Sue worked in the movies while Champ was formerly employed at Knott's Berry Farm. In addition to dishing out great meals, they showcase their collection of movie memorabilia.

Front entrance of the Diner
Front entrance of the Diner
A stage in the back of the diner
A stage in the back of the diner

Upon entering the diner, you are greeted by Betty Boop. To your left is a gift shop with all sorts of kitschy items and to the right is the restaurant which is covered in pictures, statues, and other things from the fifties. Menu items include the King Kong Monster Burger, the Marlon Brando Mushroom Cheeseburger, the Buddy Holly Bacon Cheeseburger, and the Frankie Avalon Philly Steak Sandwich. Other menu items are named after Tina Turner, Richard Nixon, Chubby Checker, the Big Bopper, James Dean, etc.

Betty Boop greets you at Peggy Sue's Diner
Betty Boop greets you at Peggy Sue's Diner
Part of the Ice Cream Shop
Part of the Ice Cream Shop
Inside the diner.
Inside the diner.
Inside the diner.
Inside the diner.

There's also an ice cream parlor, a pizza parlor, and their pun titled Diner-saur Park! The Diner-saur Park has all sorts of giant metal dinosaurs surrounded by ponds, trees, bridges, decks, etc. A giant King Kong statue also lives in the park.

Peggy Sue's Diner-saur Park
Peggy Sue's Diner-saur Park
Peggy Sue's Diner-saur Park
Peggy Sue's Diner-saur Park
Peggy Sue's Diner-saur Park
Peggy Sue's Diner-saur Park
Peggy Sue's Diner-saur Park
Peggy Sue's Diner-saur Park

The restaurant is fairly cheap and well worth the stop, if only to look around and take a short break in the free Diner-saur Park.

Additionally California has other giant Metal Dinosaurs roaming its lands.

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Last Edited: 2013-10-18