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Retro Lovin’ at Peggy Sue’s 50’s Diner (USA)

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As a little girl growing up reading Archie Comics, it has always been one of my dreams to visit an actual roadside diner like Pop’s Chocklit’ Shoppe. I imagined myself getting an ice cream shake, a slice of pie and a good ol’ cheeseburger as I wait by the booth.

Which is why I couldn’t pass up a chance for a visit to Peggy Sue’s 50’s Diner when we were traveling to Las Vegas. To me, it can’t get more Americana than this!

What and Where is Peggy Sue’s?

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Peggy Sue’s is an original roadside diner built in the 50’s. It’s owners today reopened the diner in 1987 in an attempt to restore and preserve it in its original state.

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It is 10 miles north of Barstow and halfway between California and Nevada, which was why it was the perfect stop on our road trip from Los Angeles to Las Vegas.

Inside Peggy Sue’s 50’s Diner

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Welcome to Peggy Sue’s! Just follow the Yellow Brick Road!

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I know it looks big from the outside but I just didn’t expect it to be THIS big! There were actually different areas with slightly different looks. It looks like the place was expanded over time, which would explain why there were different areas.

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Before coming in, I was afraid we won’t have seats because Google said the place was packed during lunch. Well, it WAS packed but thankfully, there was still room for us!

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According to their site, the owners had a great collection of vintage movie and TV memorabilia, which were obviously just perfect for the restaurant!

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I may not be old enough to have nostalgia feels when I hear 50’s music and see vintage decor, but I certainly appreciate (and LOVE) the whole vibe.

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One of the other sections where you can dine in.

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Ok, you know how it is with me: I get so excited about interiors and themed restaurants (remember the Hello Kitty Chinese restaurant in Hong Kong?) But I know some of you wanna know about the food, right? So, here goes!

The Food

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It’s your typical Americana diner! Burgers, onion rings, roast beef, mashed potatoes, sundaes, shakes and of course, pie!

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I’m trying to cut down on sweets so I’m sorry I wasn’t able to try this pie! It looks so delicious though. Huhu.

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My brother and dad both got milkshakes though and I took a sip. Heehee. SOO sweet but SOO good. I felt so guilty after. Haha.

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Also, I had absolutely forgotten how HUGE American serving was. I most definitely was not physically capable of devouring this entire plate on my own in one seating. We all forgot, and so we all ordered our own plates. Lesson learned. After this, we all split our dishes whenever we would eat out.

I got the Hot Roast Beef Sandwich with Mashed Potato and it was pretty good.

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This is the Peggy Sue’s special: 50’s style cheeseburger.

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And our awesome server, Juliet who looks super fab and retro!

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Had a lot of leftovers, huhu. These petite Asians didn’t so well. Ok, by petite, I meant excluding my dad okay, because he is most def not petite! Hahaha. 😀 Love you dad!

5 & Dime Store: Gift Shop and Old Fashioned Booths

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After our (very) heavy lunch, we made our way to the 5 & Dime store, which has a nice collection of vintage-inspired items. Get your Route 66, Elvis, Betty Boop and I Love Lucy merchandise here!

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Super cute Ice Cream Shoppe! This is the part that reminded me most about Archie’s Pop’s!! Love it.

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And you can even find some old fashioned bottled sodas here!

The Overall Experience

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If you’re into that whole 50’s Americana vibe, this is your place. Cool interiors, good food and interesting overall. For me, it’s such a worthwhile stop to make when you’re driving from LA to Vegas!


Disclaimer: This is tagged under both Las Vegas and Los Angeles even though it was technically in neither cities because as mentioned, this was a stop we took from LA on the way to Vegas. 

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    December 11, 2017 at 11:21 am

    I didn’t know something like this still exists! I definitely need to give this place a visit the next time I decide to go on a road trip to Vegas! I like how old school this place looks and it legit gives that 50’s vibe. The food looks delicious as well! Glad you enjoyed your experience here!

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      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      December 11, 2017 at 2:55 pm

      Yes you should definitely visit next time you go!! I really enjoyed it!

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    December 11, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    Such a fun place! You guys look so cute!

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      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      December 11, 2017 at 4:25 pm

      Thanks Jane, it really was fun!

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    December 11, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    Wow this is such a wonderful place! Super cute!

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      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      December 11, 2017 at 8:20 pm

      Yes it’s really such a cute place!

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    December 12, 2017 at 1:15 am

    This diner is so cool!

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      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      December 12, 2017 at 10:05 am

      It really is!

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    December 12, 2017 at 2:37 am

    That diner is so cute! I’m glad you got to live your childhood dream. So fun!

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      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      December 12, 2017 at 10:05 am

      Yes it was so much fun! Thanks Carly!

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    December 12, 2017 at 11:38 am

    I’m an Archie reader too and yea this is a reminiscent of the comics setting, so cute and vintage, love it. We didn’t drive from Vegas to LA so we never has this chance but it would have been cool and I would definitely stop by here.

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      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      December 13, 2017 at 7:07 pm

      Yes it’s super like Archie comics right? Hehehe I loove it!

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    December 12, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    Such a fun place ! Lovely pictures !

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      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      December 13, 2017 at 6:15 pm

      Thanks Nina it was super fun!

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    December 13, 2017 at 2:47 am

    The atmosphere of this diner is so cute!

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      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      December 13, 2017 at 6:16 pm

      It’s really nice!

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    December 13, 2017 at 4:18 am

    I so much love this type of ambiance. Vintage, cool and of course it takes you back. Reminds me of TGIF all the time.

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      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      December 13, 2017 at 6:17 pm

      Haha yeah, the ambience is awesome.

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    December 14, 2017 at 3:59 am

    Gorgeous place and the food looks amazing. What an experience! Thanks for sharing babe.

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      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      December 14, 2017 at 8:41 am

      It really was something else!!

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    December 14, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    Omg this diner looks so cool! It reminds me of the movies. Loving the retro vibes!

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      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      December 15, 2017 at 9:35 am

      It’s so cute!

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    December 15, 2017 at 10:18 am

    This looks like such a fun diner Sheena!

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      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      December 15, 2017 at 7:33 pm

      It really was such a fun diner!

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    December 17, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    OMG I love spots like these. I’d definitely pop in. So cute!

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      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      December 17, 2017 at 11:42 pm

      Right? Super love it as well!

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    December 18, 2017 at 2:39 am

    I love little places like this!! this looks so cool :)

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      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      December 18, 2017 at 1:12 pm

      It really was!

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    Susie | Mile High Dreamers
    December 18, 2017 at 6:22 am

    Haha this is definitely all American diner vibes! Such a fun experience, especially down in Vegas. But yes, our portion sizes are RIDICULOUS! But at least you got to enjoy the fun decor while trying to dominate that plate!

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      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      December 18, 2017 at 1:12 pm

      It was too much for me! Haha the portion sizes are really insane!

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    December 18, 2017 at 8:03 am

    This is so cool! I’ve never been to a retro diner, but I’ve always wanted to. I love the aesthetic! We literally have no diners near where I live except for chains like Waffle House, IHop, etc. I’ve always been hoping for a unique diner to open up nearby, but I won’t hold my breath. I don’t travel a lot, so my hope of visiting one somewhere else is probably unlikely too.

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      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      December 18, 2017 at 1:12 pm

      Same here, it was such a treat to be in an actual diner!!

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    togel singapore
    January 5, 2018 at 10:10 pm

    i like your happy family

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      Sheena Sy Gonzales
      January 6, 2018 at 8:45 am

      Thank you!

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