Hey Larry! Another Abandoned Lunchonette – UPDATE!

Abandoned Luncheonette 2009 3

Driving down Route 113 in Ellendale Delaware I caught a glimpse of stainless steel and red behind the foliage. I turned the car around immediately and honestly didn’t see the Keep Out sign as I pulled in the driveway for a closer look – I only see it now from across the highway as I type this on my phone from the parking area of the Ellendale Tract of the Redden State forest. (I  mention that as that was actually what I was looking at right before I spied the diner, and it’s just across the street, if you’re in the area and looking for a landmark.)
I am thinking this might be a diner that used to be English’s Chicken, if only because I was just wondering whatever happened to that diner and I think it was around here. You never know what you’re gonna find on a retro road trip!!! Sent from my iPhone

UPDATE! Our pals at Roadside have the insider skinny about this diner, it’s for sale. Read about it on their website:

Roadside / Diner For Sale: English’s Diner


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  • Larry Cultrera
    October 31, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    Beth, great find! A very large Mountain View Diner, I would say late model. Don’t know which one it is but it is really beautiful!

  • MaryDeluxe
    October 31, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Oh WOW! It’s beautiful!

  • mike e
    November 1, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Hey! you found that too! It’s one of the English’s diners

    • Mod Betty / Retro Roadmap
      November 1, 2009 at 9:10 pm

      Cool! I thought it must’ve been one. I remember eating some tasty fried chicken in one when I first moved to DE, but I am realizing now that was a number of years ago. The only English’s that is left is the one in OC MD?

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