vintage figural dog ice cream shop stand

When Roadside Food Stands Went To The Dogs

So you and your family are driving down the road, on your way to some vacation destination spot, and suddenly a giant dog appears — I mean a huge building designed to look like a dog. A classic roadside attraction offering ice cream, coffee, sandwiches, and, of course, hot dogs. It didn’t matter if you were hungry or not, you’d just have to stop!

Photos via Old Chum (presumably Walter Manning of the Old Faithful Shop). If anyone knows more about these kitschy classic roadside wonders of yesteryear, please leave a comment and let us know!

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Deanna is the founder of Inherited Values, among other sites. She is also an antique dealer.

6 thoughts on “When Roadside Food Stands Went To The Dogs”

  1. The first building, the dog with the pipe in it’s mouth, is now on display at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. The entire building in was moved there several years ago and is now located in their Mainstreet USA themed section of the museum.

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