Posted by: Eating The Road | October 22, 2009

Sign-less Restaurants

Michael Stern of Roadfood states at the beginning of his review for Ernie’s:

Michael Stern
The most useless suggestion Jane and I can give for finding good Roadfood is to look for a restaurant that has no sign outside. That’s where you’ll find some of the best local meals … providing you can find the place at all!

So that got me thinking…what other restaurants are out there that don’t have signs but are serving excellent food? I figured I’d start looking around a try to put a list together.

I remember seeing a place on Jaime Oliver’s American Roadtrip where a hurricane had knocked out their sign and they never put it back up because all the locals knew they were there….but I can’t remember the name…I’ll look for it. Jaime also went to a really cool place in New York (I think it was) where they have these “illegal” kitchens where it’s just families that love to cook but they don’t have all the permits and obviously are under the radar of the Health Inspectors. I would love to eat at one of those! Here’s what I’ve been able to come up with so far (and I’ll keep this updated as I find more):

Ernie’sReview
64 Spring Street, Charleston, SC
Phone: (843) 723-8591

Illegal Peruvian Apartment (ask around)
84th at Northern Bouelvard, Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Phone: None

The Wreck of the Richard and CharleneWebsiteReview
106 Haddrell Point, Mount Pleasant, SC
Phone: (843) 884-0052

Rockaway Athletic ClubReview
2719 Rosewood Drive, Columbia, SC 29205
Phone: (803) 256-1075

Jamie’s Broadway GrilleWebsiteReview
427 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818
Phone: (916) 442-4044

Totoraku (Teriyaki House Pico)Review
10610 W Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90064
Phone: (310) 838-9881

Beffa BrothersWebsiteReview
2700 Olive Street, Saint Louis, MO 63103
Phone: (314) 652-7429

Rudar Soccer ClubWebsiteReview
34-01 45th Street, Long Island City, NY 11103
Phone: (718) 786-5833

68 Family RestaurantReview
8295 N Us Highway 68 , Wilmington, OH 45177
Phone: (937) 486-2111

Mike’s KitchenReview
170 Randall St, Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 946-5320

Clamp’s Hamburger StandReview
Route 202, New Milford, CT 06776
Phone: None

The Only CafeReview
5253 West Seneca Street, Vernon, NY 13476
Phone: (315) 829-3030

Dick’s HideawayWebsite
6008 N. 16th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: (602) 265-5886

Paseo Caribbean RestaurantWebsiteReview
4225 Fremont Avenue North, Seattle WA 98103
Phone: (206) 545-7440


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