These 10 Old Restaurants In Southern California Have Stood The Test Of Time

These 10 Old Restaurants In Southern California Have Stood The Test Of Time

Did you know there are restaurants here in Southern California that are over 70 years old? What if I told you there are even restaurants here that are over 100 years old? Not only are these places still standing, but they’re still delicious. Check out these 10 restaurants in SoCal that are full of history and full of flavor – they will all blow you away. Any guess how old the oldest restaurant is on this list? Keep reading to find out.

10. Sarinana’s Tamale Factory in Santa Ana — 1939
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9. Harbor House Cafe’ in Sunset Beach — 1939
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8. The Galley in Santa Monica — 1934
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7. The Rock Inn in Lake Hughes — 1929
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Not only did this spot serve as a restaurant back when it originally opened in 1929, but it also was the community post office, general store, overnight Inn and gas station. The gas pumps are still onsite and reflect the unique history and charm of this location.

6. El Cholo in Los Angeles — 1923
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5. The Tam O’ Shanter in Los Feliz in Los Angeles — 1922
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4. Musso & Frank Grill in Hollywood — 1919
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3. The Golden Spur in Glendora — 1918
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This popular old school steakhouse has been serving up memorable meals for almost 100 years, since 1918 to be exact, so it’s doing something right. Not only is the food fantastic, but nightly live music adds to the rustic ambiance of this old fashioned gem.

2. The Saugus Cafe’ in Santa Clarita — 1905
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1. Cold Spring Tavern in Santa Barbara — 1868
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It’s simply amazing how long these spots have been around. Have you been to any of these places in SoCal before? If so, let us know what you think. If you haven’t been to any of these restaurants, which ones are you going to try out first?