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What is this San Pedro burger joint?


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What is this San Pedro burger joint?

Andrew Gore | May 25, 2006 11:24 PM

Watching again a favorite movie of mine, 1985's "To Live and Die in LA". A couple of times in the movie, the actors stop at a burger place in San Pedro, and I've always wanted to find out what & where this place is.

The place looks like it's been there forever, probly since the 40's, and is probly still open. They know who their customers are: longshoremen, and assorted dock workers. There are signs on the wall saying things like "Longshoreman Parking Only". I can tell the menu is: Beer, hamburgers, fries, cheeseburgers, and beer. There is outside seating in the back, picnic tables and such. A distinctive feature is that the fence around the 'back yard' eating area is made of a row of telephone poles driven in to various low hieghts, about waist high. On top of these poles someone has nailed the cushioned seats of what were once barstools. A patron might climb up into one of these stools, and their buddy in the one next to him, and they enjoy their burger and talk over the day.

I assume it's in the San Pedro area, but not in Ports o'Call. Any idea what this place is?

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