Roy’s Cafe is a classic route 66 diner in downtown Barstow.
Located at 413 E Main St.
Snelgrove Ice Cream became a very common sight around Utah after its founding in 1929.
The 40 foot tall vintage pink sign with a double ice cream cone spinning here at 850 E 2100 S in Salt Lake has been a fun thing to see since it was put up in 1962.
The plaque on the sign says:
Site of the Former Snelgrove Ice Cream Company\Snelgrove Ice Cream Company (1929-1990) ran their popular ice cream parlor and factory on this site for 5 years. The distinctive double-scoop cone sign was erected in 1962 and was famously depicted on a 2002 Salt Lake Olympics pin.
Here’s another of their former locations with a double cone, this one is at 605 E 400 S in Salt Lake. Squirrel Brothers left the cone in place and then Jimmy John’s painted it black.
This cool old photo is one I found online here.
This Dër Ratskeller Pizza Shoppe was built in 1973, I love the classic vintage sign that remains. There were locations across Salt Lake and Idaho but it’s pretty much history now.
Located at 2060 S Windsor, just behind 825 E 2100 S in Salt Lake.
Nielsen’s Frozen Custard is a popular place with several locations around, this one is in South Jordan. I love their vintage looking neon sign.
3779 S Jordan Pkwy, South Jordan, Utah
For nearly 90 years eating at Dee’s has been a family tradition. Dee Anderson, a farm boy from Ephraim, came to Salt Lake City in 1924 with little more than the desire and determination to be in the restaurant business. In 1931, Dee borrowed $35, bought meat, pickles, and buns and began offering Utah citizens their first five-cent hamburger. Dee’s nine-stool hamburger stands sprang up around the city and were recognized as centers of hospitality.
During the golden era known as “the Fifties”, Dee introduced Utah to the high volume drive-in. All during this time, Dee expanded and refined the family restaurant concept to provide comfortable and clean surroundings accompanied with the finest quality food at an affordable price. Mr. Dee Anderson (1905-1997) passed away after celebrating 70 years of marriage and a lifetime of service in the restaurant community. Dee’s Family Restaurants are still locally owned and operated by JML Restaurants and are committed to maintain the same standard of excellence you have come to expect.
There are few Dee’s locations left, and the only one that still has a clown (the weather vane on the roof) and a vintage neon rotating sign is the location at 700 E 2100 S in Salt Lake.