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Fef 2013/02/11 20:00:00
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Food, service, menu, prices, pictures, atmosphere... these essential elements of dining differ widely between newer and older restaurants. I personally get a kick eating at old restaurants with lots of character that have passed the test of time. Do you enjoy modern restaurants or historic ones -- like the restaurant below -- more?

PHILIPPES.COM reports:
Philippe the Original is home to the famous French Dipped Sandwich. For 103 years, Philippe's has been serving famous sandwiches, great sides such as macaroni salad and potato salad, delicioius chili and soups, freshly baked desserts and a great selection of beer and wine.
salad delicioius chili soups freshly baked desserts selection beer wine

Read More: http://www.philippes.com/

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  • sglmom 2013/02/10 06:46:11
    Historic Restaurants
    sglmom
    +9
    I'll agree with you on this ..
    in fact, when I do go travel ..
    I look for the HISTORY of the area ..
    and try to find and sample some of what made it great in the past ..
    there's something to be said about ..
    (for example -- Memphis BBQ from an established, trusted, old recipe)

    the modern takes are not necessarily as 'enticing' (or tasty)

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  • Dori 2013/02/11 21:55:46
    Historic Restaurants
    Dori
    +2
    Check with the shop owners when traveling for a recommendation. It's usually a local place, long term family owned, great food and a decent price.
  • ..::localeye::.. 2013/02/11 21:35:03 (edited)
    Modern Restaurants
    ..::localeye::..
    +4
    I go to "good" restaurants with great food...modern and historic mean nothing to me when it comes to choosing.
  • BigD_U.... ..::loc... 2013/02/11 22:49:21
    BigD_U.S.M."HD"Vet.
    +2
    "SNOOTY attitude-dude!"
  • ..::loc... BigD_U.... 2013/02/12 03:12:17
  • YourCompanionCube 2013/02/11 21:16:37
    Historic Restaurants
    YourCompanionCube
    +2
    I get more fricken food, xD I love going to the old 50s diner in town, :D
  • Rebel Yell 2013/02/11 21:10:31
    Historic Restaurants
    Rebel Yell
    +2
    Twice a month I go to Two M's Burgers. Been in business 45 years in what was once an old timey gas station. Homemade burgers, made your way, and the owner is still as cranky as he was in the 60's.
  • ⚥Κόζμω Græme اليا Mongrain 2013/02/11 20:59:45 (edited)
    Historic Restaurants
    ⚥Κόζμω Græme اليا Mongrain
    +3
    aristocratic restaurant

    Those were the days, now it's a Chapter's bookstore with a Starbuck's
  • Lovatic135 2013/02/11 17:23:02
    Historic Restaurants
    Lovatic135
  • jubil8 BN-0 PON 2013/02/11 17:16:16
    Historic Restaurants
    jubil8 BN-0 PON
    +3
    Nothing against modern -- everyone has to start somewhere -- but, like you, I prefer "character" and "the test of time."
  • Mark5610 2013/02/11 11:19:25
    Historic Restaurants
    Mark5610
  • JeffDeWitt 2013/02/11 04:48:30
    Historic Restaurants
    JeffDeWitt
    +3
    I love places that have real character, when I'm traveling I always look for interesting local restaurants (the older the better), and avoid McWendyKing like the plague.
  • fallnhope 2013/02/11 02:26:31
    Historic Restaurants
    fallnhope
    +1
    I enjoy anything that has good food and good service.
  • Quazimoto 2013/02/11 00:11:54
    Historic Restaurants
    Quazimoto
    +4
    Historic Restaurant
    bbq plate

    Modern Restaurant
    starve
  • alicest... Quazimoto 2013/02/12 03:02:16
    alicestarbright
    +1
    So true!
  • Michael 2013/02/10 22:56:25
    Historic Restaurants
    Michael
    +1
    But, sometimes they have more ambiance than good food. Too touristy also a possibility.
  • Ol'Dave 2013/02/10 22:37:42
    Historic Restaurants
    Ol'Dave
    +1
    I get to think about how NICE it was back then, history tends to FORGET THE BAD SIDE! (e.g. shorter lifespans, travel was limited to about 20 miles/day as that was about as far as a horse could take you, war might go on MONTHS after an peace settlement because the news wouldn't reach the other side's capital till then, ect)
  • MOMMA THOMAS 2013/02/10 18:59:08
    Historic Restaurants
    MOMMA THOMAS
    +2
    LIKE TO GO WHERE I CAN GET OLD RELIABLE FAVORITES.
  • thefatguy 2013/02/10 17:51:41 (edited)
    Historic Restaurants
    thefatguy
    +1
    I love Phillippe's. My dad took me there when I was a child and I fell in love with the place. A cup of coffee still only 9 cents and the best French-dipped sandwich anywhere! Now, if you want the BEST pastrami sandwich in the U.S., try Langer's Deli just east of downtown L.A. across from MacArthur Park. Order the #19. You will not be disappointed.
    langer s deli

    Best hot dog in L.A. is Pink's.
    pink s hollywood

    Classic donuts - Randy's Donuts.
    randy s donuts
  • Sister Jean 2013/02/10 17:50:48
    Historic Restaurants
    Sister Jean
    +2
    old ones
  • SoCalEx-Dem 2013/02/10 17:42:03
    Historic Restaurants
    SoCalEx-Dem
    +2
    Dining out is not something I do often, but really enjoy a time tested spot better than a flash in the pan.
  • Fashionable60s 2013/02/10 17:41:34
    Historic Restaurants
    Fashionable60s
    +2
    There's not that many left but whenever I feel like it, yes, I do enjoy eating in historic restaurants, budget permitting. In NYC, there's Katz's Deli in the lower East Side that has been around since 1888. They serve the best kosher frankfurters and pastrami sandwiches.
  • Racefish 2013/02/10 16:15:04
    Historic Restaurants
    Racefish
    +1
    Actually, both. It depends entirely on my mood and whether I'm adventurous.
  • Alexander 2013/02/10 16:12:36
    Historic Restaurants
    Alexander
    +2
    I would enjoy restaurants if I could afford to go to one
  • Jackie 2013/02/10 15:25:57
    Historic Restaurants
    Jackie
    +1
    They are more interesting. But what I look for most is good food and efficient service.
  • Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆ 2013/02/10 12:35:11
    Historic Restaurants
    Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆
    +2
    I rarely if ever go out. When I do, I enjoy something a little different, with history, or local flavor (especially when I'm traveling).
  • moonglum 2013/02/10 11:25:42
    Historic Restaurants
    moonglum
    +2
    i like historic ones
  • clasact 2013/02/10 11:07:56
    Historic Restaurants
    clasact
    +2
    It really depens on what I am looking for but food and service are more important then what the place looks like
  • Daryl 2013/02/10 07:36:18
    Historic Restaurants
    Daryl
  • Fef Daryl 2013/02/10 07:53:38
    Fef
    +2
    records only count if you can keep it in.
  • Manwé 2013/02/10 07:32:40
    Historic Restaurants
    Manwé
    +3
    Many go out of business due to competition from the chains. In San Francisco, there is the Golden Dragon and Zim's among others have closed and some still open like Gaylord India House and Top of the Mark.
  • OzSurfer 2013/02/10 07:21:48
    Historic Restaurants
    OzSurfer
    +4
    Historic restaurants have the best atmosphere.

    castle dining
  • Jim 2013/02/10 07:08:15 (edited)
    Modern Restaurants
    Jim
    +4
    It really makes no difference, it is the food that makes the difference and what type of food I am looking for. Also it depends on what you calssify as historic. Restauranys from the fifties and sixties could be classified as historic.
  • Gregaj7 2013/02/10 07:01:44
    Historic Restaurants
    Gregaj7
    +2
    The "modern" places tend to make you feel as though sitting down is out of the question. Not because of the lack of seating, but the kind of seating and decor.
  • Danale 2013/02/10 07:00:18
    Historic Restaurants
    Danale
    +2
    This one's an LA Fav of mine... tito s tacos
  • timothy.hill.14 2013/02/10 07:00:15
    Historic Restaurants
    timothy.hill.14
    +2
    I love old quaint places to eat although I don't know many historic restaurants around here. I did eat in the same diner as Tom Hanks in Sleepless in Seattle. The place even has a little plaque by the chair he used lol.
  • Louisa - Enemy of the State 2013/02/10 06:51:06
    Historic Restaurants
    Louisa - Enemy of the State
    +2
    Historic..........and we have some great dining spots in Annapolis! Sets you back 200 years and $200........
  • Rude&Reckless 2013/02/10 06:50:29
    Historic Restaurants
    Rude&Reckless
    +3
    Most of my favorite places to eat around town are local hole-in-the-wall joints. I'm not sure what those qualify as.

    places eat town local hole-in-the-wall joints qualify
  • Sophie 2013/02/10 06:46:34
    Historic Restaurants
    Sophie
    +3
    Prefer Historic. Old places with timeless class or gritty charm and character.
  • sglmom 2013/02/10 06:46:11
    Historic Restaurants
    sglmom
    +9
    I'll agree with you on this ..
    in fact, when I do go travel ..
    I look for the HISTORY of the area ..
    and try to find and sample some of what made it great in the past ..
    there's something to be said about ..
    (for example -- Memphis BBQ from an established, trusted, old recipe)

    the modern takes are not necessarily as 'enticing' (or tasty)

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