abandoned diner

by Kaylah Stroup

Last summer my pal Allie blogged about an abandoned diner she explored in Arizona. Check out her post here. She was road tripping around an area I’m fairly familiar with (She was actually in the area for my wedding!) so when I saw her post I was confused about how it was something Jeff and I had never been to over the years. A little further into the post and I realized we’d driven by it time and time again but always missed the exit. Had we known that there was an abandoned diner, we may have made it more of a priority but it was always like “Oh, what was that? Looked cool. We passed it though… maybe next year!”

Needless to say, after seeing her post, it was number one on our to-do list next time we were in the area! Although it was on the way home, it was something I looked forward to basically as soon as we set out on this roadtrip!

It did not disappoint!

I’m truly not sure what else to say about this place. It’s pretty straight forward, ya know? It was a diner and now it’s abandoned. This was my first restaurant of any sort so it was all new and fun for me. The two things I liked the most was the signage inside with prices and the booths, of course!

I’ve talked about this before but there are certain buildings that just kind of resonate with me more than others based on previous experiences. For example, I’ve never worked in a factory so abandoned factory, while big and exciting, doesn’t give me the same feeling as an abandoned school – somewhere I spent many years. Of course, it’s not the same school I went to but it’s very easy to see the similarities between the schools you grew up going to and basically any other school.

All that to say, it’s easy to picture myself sitting here. I’ve eaten in enough diners, a lot of which don’t look too much better. It’s a funny feeling to walk into a place like this and so easily be able to imagine the patrons and folks who worked there.

abandoned diner
abandoned diner kitchen
abandoned pancake house

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Until next time, Arizona!

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Allie November 14, 2019 - 1:37 pm

We stopped here a few weeks ago and it was in SUCH bad shape. Most of the booths were torn apart and it was just generally much more trashed. So glad I (and you!) got to see it relatively intact. Definitely a highlight of a trip JMP and I will talk about forever! (not to mention the best wedding I’m sure I’ll ever be invited to…)

Kaylah Stroup November 14, 2019 - 5:40 pm

Nooooo! That’s such a bummer! It’s really wild how quickly it happens.

B November 14, 2019 - 1:45 pm

It’s impressive how good of a condition this place is in!

Kaylah Stroup November 14, 2019 - 5:42 pm


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