Old Lunch Counters & Restaurants

Map of Manitowoc’s Old Lunch Counters, Restaurants & Snack Shops

 

The Beacon Lunch – Saturday, December 23, 1933. Ad – Used by permission of Herald Times Reporter/Gannett.com

The Beacon Lunch – September 4, 1936. Ad – Manitowoc Sun-Messenger.

Coney Island Lunch – circa 1940s. Matchbook, front.

Coney Island Lunch – matchbook, back.

KarmelKorn Shop – Friday, December 24, 1937. Ad – Manitowoc Sun-Messenger.

Karmelkorn Shop – 114 N. 8th St. – Ad from Tuesday, December 27, 1949. This store was located near Beerntsen’s Confectionery and had a proprietor named Oscar. My mother tells the story of her and friends going in there and saying, “Hey Oscar, What kind of ice cream you got?” Oscar would always say, “I got two kinds – plain white and vanilla”. Ad courtesy of Herald Times Reporter.

Karmelkorn Shop – circa 1940s. Matchbook, outside.

Karmelkorn Shop – matchbook, inside.

Karmelkorn Shop – August 30, 1949, Photo. Image courtesy of Herald Times Reporter/Gannett.com

Karmelkorn Shop – August 30, 1949, article. Courtesy of Herald Times Reporter/Gannett.com

Karmelkorn Shop – Tuesday, December 11, 1951. Courtesy of Herald Times Reporter/Gannett.com

114 N. 8th St. – As it appears today from this November 2011 photo. The building that once housed the Karmelkorn Shop is now called The Junque Box.

Trio Lunch & Beacon Lunch – December 31, 1941. Ad – Manitowoc Sun-Messenger.

Chet’s Trio Lunch – 1948. This is a detail of the larger photo included farther down this page. Image courtesy of the Manitowoc County Historical Society and used by permission.

The Trio Lunch – July 1948 – 1300 block of Washington St. Image courtesy of Manitowoc County Historical Society and used by permission.

Maine Cafe – circa 1950s. Matchbook, front.

Maine Cafe – matchbook, back cover.

Coney Island Restaurant – circa late 1950’s. Matchbook, front.

Coney Island Restaurant – matchbook, back.

Tasty Crispy Shop – circa 1930s. Matchbook, front.

Tasty Crispy Shop – matchbook, back.

Tasty Crispy Shop, matchbook, inside.

Tasty Crispy Shops – Ad – June 25, 1937. Manitowoc Sun-Messenger.

The Princess 900 block of S. 8th St. – circa early 1950s. Front row – Carol Gauger (left), Marlys Ogaard. Standing – Marilyn Houghton (left), Donna Brennan. Image courtesy of Carol (Gauger) Hanson and John Hanson.

Savoy Cafe – circa 1940s. Matchbook, front.

Savoy Cafe, matchbook, back.

Savoy Cafe – circa 1940s. Postcard, front. The Savoy was located “kitty corner” from the Hotel Manitowoc at 115 N. 8th St.

Savoy Cafe – postcard, back.

Savoy Restaurant – matchbook, front. Harold Visser also was the proprietor of the Towne House at 214 N. 8th St. – later becoming the Left End Steak House in the 1960’s.

Savoy Restaurant – matchbook, back.

Singer Lunch – circa 1940s. This small walk-up diner sat next to the Linger Bar (1802 Washington St.) and would later be called Bud Willman’s. That’s Myrtle Ellestad Schlei and her brother-in-law Bob Schlei. Photo courtesy of Gerald Schlei.

1802 Washington St. – December 29, 2011. This photo shows that the walk up diner was attached to the building that was to become Bud Willman’s. Bud Willman’s was then eventually attached to the corner building (all currently vacant). Photo courtesy of Michael Novak.

Kreie’s Lunch – 1406 Washington St. This ad appeared in the Herald Times on Friday, January 8,1960. This business was located several doors west of Harold Hartwig’s bar (which was located in what is now the corner displaying the Pfeffer funeral home sign) on 14th & Washington St. Kreie’s lunch ran a series of funny ads in the 1960’s.

Kreie’s Lunch – From an ad in the Herald Times on Friday, February 5, 1960.

McDonald’s – 3512 Calumet Ave. From an ad in the Herald Times on Friday, January 15, 1960.

Penquin Drive-In 3900 Calumet Ave. From an ad in the Herald Times on Friday, February 5, 1960.

Warren’s Restaurant – circa 1966. Menu cover. Image courtesy of Dean Nedvecki.

Warren’s Restaurant – 1966 Menu. Image courtesy of Dean Nedvecki.

Mabel’s Fry Shack – 911-B Park St. Friday, January 6, 1967 – Ad. Image courtesy of Herald Times Reporter/Gannett.com

Powell’s Dog ‘N Suds – Thursday, December 28, 1972. Ad – Used by permission of Herald Times Reporter/Gannett.com