As Bob’s Burgers is set to move from television to the movies, many food lovers are waiting for the day that animated restaurants move from the two-dimensional world to the real world. Although the food could be recreated in the real world, it wouldn’t have that same exciting feel you can find at restaurants.
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Whether it’s the atmosphere, the entertainment, or the unique cuisine on offer – these cartoon restaurants stand out for their ability to make fans wish the establishments were real.
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Located on Ocean Avenue, Bob’s Burgers is a family-owned restaurant by the Blecher Family. Meet Linda and Bob at their best and their three kids Tina, Louise, and Gene as the family bring their love and dysfunction to the restaurant. The burgers are made of 100% cow and not human flesh.
Entertainment can be found by watching their kids avoid work and through the burger of the day. The Burger of the day is a fun play on a movie title while also adding something new to the traditional burger recipe with burgers such as the Sweet Home Avocado burger. Bob and Linda will soon need to expand their restaurant in the Bob’s Burgers Movie releasing on May 27th in theaters.
From the classic Disney series Kim Possible, Bueno Nachos is Kim and Ron’s go-to place for after-school or defeating crime. This fast-food restaurant serves food fit for a naked mole rat with quick and tasty Mexican cuisine. Kim Possible’s friendships are made here as proven through her and Ron’s relationship.
Unfortunately, the best thing there can’t be found on the menu but must be created by hand as shown by Ron Stoppable himself. The heart of Bueno Nachos is the cheesy nachos rolled up in a softshell known as the “Naco.”The “Naco” became an important part of Ron’s character throughout the show. The only way you can put down this crunchy-soft combination is if Shego attacks.
Mung Daal’s Catering
Chowder is a Cartoon Network show dedicated to cooking and food, the eccentric characters are named after real-world foods. Chowder is a young chef, purple bear, cat thing with a true passion for cooking. This passion is learned and recognized in Mung Daal’s Catering. Run by Mung Daal himself, the place has pickup and delivery from some of the strangest, if not tastiest, food in Marzipan City.
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Mung Daal’s Catering serves out of the world food such as “Clabbage” Clobber, “Slawberry” cake, and Burble “Nurples.” The excitement is in the food just as much as it is in the kitchen. The food here may be a bit bizarre but visitors would be guaranteed to have a fun time.
Bloaty’s Pizza Hog
Invader Zim may plan to take over the world but even he can’t do that on an empty stomach. The mascot may be terrifying to look at and the place may fail multiple health and safety guidelines, but the important part of any restaurant is the food. The main attraction here isn’t the nightmare fuel hog mascot, but the cheesy, gooey pizza.
Earth is full of people that go absolutely crazy for this stuff as proven through Dib’s sister Gaz as she goes into a rage when she doesn’t get her pizza. Kids would love to go there as they can have fun jumping on Bloaty and scarf down all the pizza they want. The extra cheesy pizza allows parents to forget their surroundings and enjoy cheese heaven.
The Greasy Diner
When visiting Gravity Falls to see the Mystery Shack, The Greasy Diner is the spot that all tourists need to try. It’s the place to go to take a break from the supernatural and just relax.
Lazy Susan, with her stories of getting hit by a bus and seeing little men, is the waitress that serves as the heart and soul of the Greasy Diner. The Pines family’s funniest quotes can be heard as they bring their own form of entertainment. The only mystery within those four walls is the non-working pie machine.
Jean Juan’s French Mex
The Loud House combines two popular cuisines: French and Mexican. Although the father of Linkin Loud and ten girls does have his own restaurant, it doesn’t feel as rewarding as Jean Juan’s French Mex Buffet.
Jean Juan’s in the place to go to as a reward. Whether going on date night or bribing kids, Jean Juan’s is always the place to choose. Even if there are restaurants similar to Jean Juan in the real world, they don’t have the same branding and family feel as this beloved fictional family restaurant.
’90s Nickelodeon cartoon Rocko’s Modern Life entertains adults as much as kids with humor that will go past their heads. Fried Chicken is a classic that is loved by both the real and fictional world. Chokey Chicken is the place to go to for some juicy, crispy fried chicken. Heffer proved that he was willing to go to heck and back for Chokey Chicken.
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Adults that grew up watching this show know that no other chicken place brings joy like Chokey Chicken does. The container full of crispy, golden-brown chicken has a pleasing glow to it that can’t be found in Popeyes or KFC. Keeping the bucket alone as a souvenir brings a sense of nostalgia and satisfaction to all who have viewed this show.
House Of Mouse
Made in the early 2000s, The House of Mouse included Mickey and friends running a dinner theater that included short clips and characters from the Disney brand. Dinner time is the perfect time to sit down, relax, and enjoy some shows. Who better to host than one of the world’s most popular entertainers, Mickey Mouse himself? The House of Mouse is a theater that provides entertainment through shorts and cartoons performed by Mickey and his friends.
The food is only second to the host of characters that can be found dining and performing in The House of Mouse. It will get tricky to make reservations as it serves the elite tops stars of Disney such as the Mad Hatter, Maleficent, and many others, however, it is well worth it to sit with all those stars. If the villains take over, however, then it will be okay to just stay home and watch television.
Lard Lad Donuts
Since 1989, The Simpsons have been creating multiple restaurants that fans wish were real. Lard Lad Donuts is real but not real enough for all to enjoy as it can only be seen at Universal Studios in Orlando in Simpsons Land. There you can channel your inner homer and enjoy a giant sprinkle donut. However, it still makes it on this list as it is not worldwide for everyone to enjoy as it should be.
It may not be each Simpsons character’s favorite food, but none is as recognizable in the show as the donuts. Donuts are the heart and soul of the Simpsons as it provides some of the funniest scenes such as Homar being in donut hell. Lard Lad Donuts is the place to thank as the only donut shop in Springfield. The pink donut with sprinkles from Lard Lad would tempt anyone into breaking their diet.
Fictional restaurants cannot be talked about without bringing up SpongeBob SquarePants. For years, the Krusty Krab has been the dream place for every kid to eat at. Chef SpongeBob SquarePants would be more than satisfied to cook using extra love when dealing with the customer’s order. The menu includes a variety of options including Krusty Krab pizza, Jelly patty, and kelp shake, but nothing as covenant and valued as the Krabby Patty.
The Krabby Patty gives cravings that cause customers to wake up at 3 A.M. for a taste of Bikini Bottoms pride and joy. Different from a regular burger, the delight of a Krabby patty comes from the secret formula. The entertainment will come from seeing what Plankton will do next to get his hands on the secret formula. Just be careful not to eat too many Krabby Patties as they will go straight to the thighs and then explode.
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