We used to eat at Bob’s Big Boy when I was a kid. Hof’s Hut (Still in business) was an occasional place we used to go. Sir George’s Smorgasbord (Long gone) was an all you can eat place that was great. Then there was Sambo’s. When my mom had to go downtown Long Beach for whatever reason she would take me to Sambo’s for lunch. Back then coffee was a nickel with unlimited refills. If you spent at least a certain amount, (I think it was $5) they gave you a wooden nickel good for a free coffee. My mom loved coffee and would constantly drink it morning to night. She said Sambo’s had the best coffee.
I’m sure some of you here remember Shakey’s Bunch of Lunch? All you can eat pizza, salad, fried chicken, drink, etc.
Bob’s and Meg’s were awesome for lunch when I was growing up. My uncle had a shop in the area where I was moving boxes in the 40-60 lbs range most of the day. Back then, could eat two plate lunches. Now, I rarely eat all of one plate lunch. 😳😝
Byron's was the spot on Saturday night cruises. Avacado burger was disgustingly good, fat dripping off and oh so delicious.
Zippy's isn't mentioned, but it is the quintessential Hawaii drive in, was good, now they're getting junk. Too big and mainstream
Shiro's in Ewa Beach has the most awesome pork adobo... old school, but not. It was something else back in the day, I forget what it was called. They had a burger called "smashed cow deluxe" it was so ono!
Byron’s was awesome for lunch. Shiro’s Ewa was a staple after surfing. My buddy manages the Waimalu one and used to go there often after golf if we played that side.
Zippy’s was a staple HS time and my dad used to like there. But yeah, has gone way downhill and way expensive.