If you are in the USA for the ICFF tradeshow, here is a list of the 5 oldest restaurants!

Nowadays, it’s easy to find out where the most popular dining spots in town are, although more than ratings and reviews, longevity is an important reliable judge of a restaurant’s worth. Vintage Industrial Style ’s Blog has found 5 of the oldest restaurants in the USA, so you can see how these eateries have managed to survive and stay open through wars, prohibition, and more than a few food trends over the years, showing its real value.


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Alabama: The Bright Star

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This small coffee shop has been on the scene in Bessemer, since 1907, serving patrons at its horseshoe-shaped bar. Greek immigrants started the joint, and it still serves up Mediterranean-inspired specials, like Greek-style snapper.

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Alaska: The Historic Skagway Inn

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Olivia’s Alaskan Bistro is a storied spot to dine at this inn in Skagway. The original location opened in 1897 as a bed & breakfast and restaurant. Nowadays, you can still enjoy seafood an ingredients from the onsite garden.

Arizona: The Palace Restaurant and Saloon

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Established in 1877, this restaurant first served as a central gathering spot for old Western figures. It’s since been restored to reflect the décor it boasted following a complete post-fire renovation in 1901.

Arkansas: Oark General Store

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The little Ozark mountain town of Oark has been home to his beloved spot since 1890. Initially, it sold supplies and groceries and remained open through the Great Depression, now this coffee shop serves up classic diner fare.

California: Tadich Grill

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The art Deco vie doesn’t just remain on the outside of this San Francisco restaurant. Inside the high ceilings, wood paneling and majestic bar transport patrons back to 1849. They didn’t take reservations, but customers flock here for fresh seafood.


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