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Peggy Sue's 50's Diner in Yermo California

Updated on July 10, 2011

Peggy Sue's is a survivor.

Remember the Disney movie Cars?

Well, just in case you didn’t know, Yermo, California is just like the town in that movie.  You know, the poor town that the new freeway passed up and left desolate? Well, back in 1947 when the Interstate 15 began being constructed, the old Route 66 became a thing of the past.  This construction resulted in the demise of the booming town of Yermo, which was passed right up.  Unfortunately, the poor town all but dried up and died… that is except for a few survivors like the Original Del Taco and  Peggy Sue’s 50’s Diner. 

Perhaps you have seen Peggy Sue’s while you were coming or going to Las Vegas?  You might have noticed the giant metal dinosaurs or even the giant metal King Kong statue?  I am sure you didn’t miss the giant juke box made into a restaurant, did you? 

Peggy Sue's 50's Diner

Stop in for a bite.
Stop in for a bite.

Hollywood's Peggy Sue

Established in 1954, Peggy Sue’s roadside diner was created by Peggy Sue Gabler and her husband Champ, but it wasn’t until 1987 that the restaurant really had the life breathed back into it.

Peggy Sue tells that she is the one that the song by Buddy Holly and The Crickets called, “Peggy Sue”, was written for, but I certainly can't find proof of that.  The fact is, Peggy Sue was a budding actress, who boasts of her participation in over 100 films and commercials before she gave it all up for the restaurant business.

Peggy Sue’s history in Hollywood can been seen in all the extensive memorabilia displayed throughout the place.  Peggy Sue’s has autographed pictures of movie stars of the era lining all the walls inside.  It is for certain many a celebrity has graced that restaurant in days of yore.

The Blue's Brothers and Elvis appear at Peggy Sue's 50's Diner every day!

Life size replicas of the Blues  Brothers and Elvis are just some of the Hollywood memorabilia that can be seen at Peggy Sue's.
Life size replicas of the Blues Brothers and Elvis are just some of the Hollywood memorabilia that can be seen at Peggy Sue's.

Peggy Sue's in Yermo California

I wonder who is behind those shades?

Celebrities, travelers, truck drivers, and locals are among the visitors at Peggy Sue's 50's Diner.
Celebrities, travelers, truck drivers, and locals are among the visitors at Peggy Sue's 50's Diner.

Peggy Sue's is for everyone!

Peggy Sue's 50's Diner is also an attraction for worldwide travelers.  Because Peggy Sue’s is right on the way from Los Angeles to Las Vegas many European vacationers stop and enjoy the Peggy Sue’s dining experience also. 

Not only celebrities and world travelers come to Peggy Sue’s, but you can always see big rig trucks parked in her lot as her “trusty truck drivers” stop and grab a bite to eat there too. 

Don't forget the colorful locals who grace Peggy Sue's with their presence every now and again....

Peggy Sue’s 50’s Diner has diversity that is for sure. 

Breakfast anyone?

I love to eat at Peggy Sue's for breakfast!
I love to eat at Peggy Sue's for breakfast!

Anytime is a great time for Peggy Sue's

My favorite time to stop by Peggy Sue’s is for breakfast.  They fix a mean omelet and hash brown breakfast, with ”hot rod hotcakes” on the side, my favorite being the “Milton Berle Ham and Cheese Omelette”.

 Peggy Sue’s opens early and stays open late, offering breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert to anyone just passing through.

The menu has a variety of things to choose from with entrees named after famous 50’s celebrities.   Some of the favorites are the Buddy Holly Bacon cheeseburger, the Fabian French Dip, and the Mickey Mouse Club Sandwich.  You can even wash them down with an Elvis Presley shake or malt, or an old fashioned ice cream soda.

Check out the menu from Peggy Sue's 50's Diner

Clever names are given to the different items on the menu that go with the theme of a 50's diner.
Clever names are given to the different items on the menu that go with the theme of a 50's diner.

I love Peggy Sue's

Just grab a menu and relax a while!
Just grab a menu and relax a while!

Peggy Sue's Dinosaur Park

Gigantic dinosaurs along with King Kong are places behind the actual diner for your viewing pleasure.
Gigantic dinosaurs along with King Kong are places behind the actual diner for your viewing pleasure.

Peggy Sue's is an experience....

Peggy Sue’s is more than just your average 50’s diner really.

The entire location has much more to offer than just a greasy spoon. Adjacent to the diner is a 50’s Dime Store that sells all sorts of memorabilia and has a full ice cream parlor with a soda fountain included.

In the rear of the diner is the famous Peggy Sue’s Pizza parlor which offers takeout pizza too.

Top all that off with the exclusive dinosaur park and duck pond in the back which hosts an area for outdoor seating, and you have the whole Peggy Sue’s experience.

Come on over to Peggy Sue's Diner in Yermo California

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35654 Yermo Road:
35654 Yermo Rd, Daggett, CA 92327, USA

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Peggy Sue's 50's Diner and Dinosaur Park

Peggy Sue's the Desert Oasis

So next time you are sitting in traffic on your way to Vegas and just need a break, remember Peggy Sue’s is just up the road near Barstow and Yermo.  It is like a welcoming oasis in the desert!

Why not start a 50's memorabilia collection of your own? Who knows maybe you will open a diner someday too?

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    • jdnyc profile image

      JR 

      3 years ago from California

      It's open 6 am to 9 pm every day. Have fun!!

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      Jacques 

      3 years ago

      Is some body know hours for opening peggy sue's dinner for lunch and dinner ?

    • jdnyc profile image

      JR 

      4 years ago from California

      Great hub! I love stopping at Peggy Sue's on every drive through this area!

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      vicky ramirez 

      6 years ago

      Fuimos con mi esposo a Peggy Sue el Viernes 27 de Abril de 2012, nos llevamos una tremenda sorpresa con el local, muy agradable, por cierto, desde Chile enviamos a toda su gente un abrazo y que sigan por siempre. VICKY Y GABRIEL

    • In The Doghouse profile imageAUTHOR

      In The Doghouse 

      8 years ago from California

      @Megavitamin- Glad you took my advice and visited Peggy Sue's 50's Diner. It really is quite amazing, isn't it?

    • Megavitamin profile image

      Megavitamin 

      8 years ago

      I went to Peggy Sue's this weekend. As amazing as you described it! It's officially on our MUST list every time we go to Vegas now. Thanks for introducing me :0)

    • In The Doghouse profile imageAUTHOR

      In The Doghouse 

      8 years ago from California

      @Hello, hello- Peggy Sue's is another great meal option when you are traveling. It is also a fun place to visit.

      @Megavitamin- Make sure you stop at Peggy Sue's on one of your Vegas trips... it really is worth the experience!

    • In The Doghouse profile imageAUTHOR

      In The Doghouse 

      8 years ago from California

      @ William F. Torpey- Thanks for the visit, it has been a while since I have hung around Hubpages, but you are an old friend! Peggy Sue's is a REAL 50's diner experience.. I bet you would really love it!

    • Megavitamin profile image

      Megavitamin 

      8 years ago

      I have driven past this on my way to Vegas a million times and always thought about stopping, but wasn't sure what it was. Now I will definitely check it out!

    • Hello, hello, profile image

      Hello, hello, 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      Well, you certainly know where to go for a good meal and pleasant surrounding.

    • William F. Torpey profile image

      William F Torpey 

      8 years ago from South Valley Stream, N.Y.

      I love the old-fashioned diners, In The Doghouse, and Peggy Sue's 50's Diner looks like one of the great ones. Next time I get out West I'll be sure to stop by. Tell them to keep a King Kong Monster Burger warmed up for me. Thumbs up!

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