Vintage Sign

Red Robin Diner

The Red Robin Diner, at 268 Main Street in Johnson City, New York, is a personal favorite. It’s a classic Mountain View-style diner that originally opened in neighboring Binghamton in 1950 and moved to its present location in 1959. The 35-ton diner took two hours to move. Chris and Pat Anagnostakos ran the business for 37 years until retirement. It was closed several years ago but looks like it’s open again!

Martha’s Dandee Creme

Martha’s Dandee Creme at 1133 U.S. Route 9 in Queensbury, New York (south of Lake George). Currently owned by Dennis and Beth Lafontaine, Martha’s began as a chicken farm in 1946. The rooster on this sign celebrates “Charlie,” a rooster who wandered outside the restaurant in the late 1950s. The sign used to read “Martha’s Motel Breakfast Restaurant.”