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Federal Auto: 1917
... a good hot 25-cent meal sure hit me between the eyes. Dairy Lunch I always assumed, when I saw "dairy lunches" mentioned in old ... this is the craziest kosher restaurant ever! So what is a dairy lunch, anyway? [The "dairy lunch room" came to prominence in the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/08/2012 - 12:18am -

Federal Auto: 1917

Detroiter and Argo: 1915
... I guess I've led a sheltered life or something. Seeing "Dairy Lunch" signs in at least a couple Shorpy photos and wasn't sure what it ... know more about this interesting term? [More on the "dairy lunch" phenomenon here . - Dave] Thanks Dave. In addition to ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/04/2012 - 11:38pm -

Detroiter and Argo: 1915

Our Confederate Dead: 1910
... many towns the main streets are so wide. Note Murray's Dairy Lunch with Coca-Cola "at our fountain" sign. And at least two wholesale ... for a while but I'm double-parked. Murray's Dairy Lunch Was Murray's the 1910 equivalent of the Kosher, Ratner's Dairy ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/21/2012 - 7:18pm -

Our Confederate Dead: 1910

National Theatre: 1918
... to the street. It's like walking into a cocoon. Dairy Lunch "Dairy Lunch" for a restaurant seems so unpalatable. I am wondering if there is ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/27/2012 - 5:21pm -

National Theatre: 1918

Mothproof: 1920
... [Mothproof garment bags. - Dave] "Cafe and Dairy Lunch" appears to be on the wall behind the Peoples Drug sign. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/08/2011 - 11:49am -

Mothproof: 1920

The Storms of Lewinsville: 1910
... Its bottling plant was at 3247 Q Street. There were also "dairy lunch rooms" at 2005 Florida Avenue and at Florida and Seventh Street. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 01/23/2010 - 3:57am -

The Storms of Lewinsville: 1910

Peoples Drug No. 3: 1920
... thing doesn't work out, we can reopen the cafe and dairy lunch. Bachelors, Second Floor ... Old Maids on 3. Step to the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/08/2011 - 11:46am -

Peoples Drug No. 3: 1920
 
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