They say there are certain things one must venture to at least once during the long and somewhat arduous drive to Las Vegas from LA. One of those includes a stop at Peggy Sue's Diner. Truth be told, you can't actually miss this diner because there are numerous vibrantly hued billboards sprinkled along the sides of the freeway. The retro typography and lure of 1950's whimsy daring you to take the exit and proceed towards a large pink building, ever so contrasting against the rust like tones of the surrounding mountainscape and desert sands. 

The experience itself is more out of novel fancifulness than for sumptuous cuisine. And while my travel companion may digress, personally I found the food to be lacking. Edible yes, but not something that leaves you salivating for more. And I think this is general understanding for most. You don't come here for award winning burgers and fries, you come here for uniqueness and oddity. You come here to peruse the laminated menus and chuckle over burgers named after Hollywood icons. For the 1950's diner "feels", of worn out booths and pink walls decked in forgotten memorabilia. For the hospitality of waitresses dressed in muted green uniforms with pink frilled aprons and white tennis shoes. And for the free sticks of old fashioned gum you receive upon payment of your bill (you actually need to collect it at their gift store, but still, novel nonetheless).

-Sxx

PEGGY SUE'S 50'S DINER
35654 Yermo Road,
YERMO, CA
AMERICA
(760) 254-3370
They say there are certain things one must venture to at least once during the long and somewhat arduous drive to Las Vegas from LA. One of those includes a stop at Peggy Sue's Diner. Truth be told, you can't actually miss this diner because there are numerous vibrantly hued billboards sprinkled along the sides of the freeway. The retro typography and lure of 1950's whimsy daring you to take the exit and proceed towards a large pink building, ever so contrasting against the rust like tones of the surrounding mountainscape and desert sands. 

The experience itself is more out of novel fancifulness than for sumptuous cuisine. And while my travel companion may digress, personally I found the food to be lacking. Edible yes, but not something that leaves you salivating for more. And I think this is general understanding for most. You don't come here for award winning burgers and fries, you come here for uniqueness and oddity. You come here to peruse the laminated menus and chuckle over burgers named after Hollywood icons. For the 1950's diner "feels", of worn out booths and pink walls decked in forgotten memorabilia. For the hospitality of waitresses dressed in muted green uniforms with pink frilled aprons and white tennis shoes. And for the free sticks of old fashioned gum you receive upon payment of your bill (you actually need to collect it at their gift store, but still, novel nonetheless).

-Sxx

PEGGY SUE'S 50'S DINER
35654 Yermo Road,
YERMO, CA
AMERICA
(760) 254-3370

86 comments

  1. I love this place it's perfect for a vintage themed photoshoot. I've never seen it on my way to Vegas, I wonder what freeway it's off of. I would love to visit this diner, it has such an authentic feel to it.

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  2. And yet, I've never ever been here before! I know it's popular but I haven't had the appetite to stop by every time I pass it! Love that you got to try this place out though, and as always... I love your photos!

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    1. Well I wouldn't go there on an empty stomach because I feel like you'd leave unsatisfied. Full? Definitely. They load those fries and sides like the world is going to end! But the experience of it all is enough for a quick stop over! xx

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  3. love the classic diner feel!!! always great comfort food, i assume :D

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  4. Oh my goodness! Your photos look AMAAAAAZING! How nice!
    Your photos are making me drool hun!
    Thanks for sharing hehe ;)

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  5. Such a mythical place Sonia! The food looks delicious!Thanks for sharing!
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  6. The diner looks so cool!! Wish we had one too

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  7. So vintage, this place sounds interesting!
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  8. Ah Sonia, it would be my dream to go there lol, how cool! I've heard of it a lot and even though the food could be just fine, the atmosphere and the mood are amazing, make me feel inside Grease! Kisses! xo

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    1. If you ever find yourself that way you should totally stop by Lilli. So nostalgic and fun. There's even more to see on the outside. We didn't get to see it because it was getting dark and needed to hit the road! xx

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  9. Oh, this place looks perfect! I love that 50s decor and atmosphere. Great pics!

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  10. OMG! I want to do this travel! The pics are amazing!!
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  11. I like going to places like this. It look delicious what you order and how cool to go back in time. I need to go to Vegas I want to try Giada De Laurentis from Foodnetwork restaurant is near Caesars Palace. Did you visit or know about it?

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  12. Shame that the food wasn't that impressive as the restaurant certainly looks great! :) Love the 50s theme :)

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  14. What a charming little diner!

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  15. This diner looks like something straight out of a movie. It's a shame that the food was lacking but at least the diner itself had a really cool atmosphere.

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  16. wow!! beautiful place!! *_*

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  17. I love places like this and I really want to go to one

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  18. burger! feel so hungry again

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  19. Aww that place looks amazing! I really want to visit it some day! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day!
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    1. Yes! You must if you happen to find yourself in those parts C xx

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  20. I explain the food lacking with the fact that they accent more on the appearance of it and the place itself. Thanks for your honest opinion, S! It's interesting to see your adventures in the US.

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    1. Oh for sure S. I think they state that the menu is also authentically 1950's which could also explain why it's a little bland xx

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  21. This is too cool! Love the atmosphere.

    Amy Ann
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  22. These are fab pictures and I've got such wanderlust now, though its such a shame you say the food was lacking as that burger had my mouth watering! x

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    1. Hahaha! Yes it is a shame, was starving at the time too. But the fries were pretty good though xx

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  23. Looks like you had an awesome time! hope you will come back to the US soon, so I can meet you! xx. gigi. www.gigikkitchen.com

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    1. Yes Gigi! We definitely have to meet up! xx

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  24. I had lunch there on Tuesday! I agree with you, the food didn't knock me off my feet. The interior is interesting though and I'm glad I went there instead of a generic Burger King or McD. I didn't get the gum in the end because I didn't fully understand what the checkout lady was saying. I understood that there was something for free but I didn't bother checking out their store.

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    1. Definitely a place for the novelty not the food. And at least you can say that you've been there too. Re the gum, from memory when we paid our bill the lady who served us ended up repeating the instructions to us! And I think I read somewhere about the gum too so I was all over it. The gum is more novelty too, it loses flavour within seconds hehehe xx

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  25. That looks so cool! Now I can't wait for my US trip in summer :D
    xx

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  26. I've been to quite a few places like this, where the food hans't been overwhelmingly impressive, but the decor most definitely worth seeing for the novelty!

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  27. What fun! It looks adorable! A very memorable vacaction stop. The burger looks delicious!

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  28. Yummy food and I'm hungry now. Ha!

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  29. Ohn, you're so lovely :3 Thanks!!

    Woooow seems to be an Hollywood place :o
    Perfect photos!

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  30. How cool:) I think this place looks fab. I'm a sucker for themed restaurants:D And yeah...u don't necessarily go for the awesome food, but still...:)

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  31. looove these photos! and can I say mmm mm mm at that burger?!
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  32. Hope I can set a meet up there one day
    Look warm and cozy

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  33. I've stopped by there a couple times and LOVED everything. Glad you experienced it Sonia darling. Big welcome back, :).

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  34. Even though food might not be the best, but that place looks amazing, definitely 50s diner!

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  35. Looks like a great place for a drink!

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  36. Peggy Sue as in Peggy Sue Got Married? Haha an oldie but a goodie. This diner looks like a hoot!

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  37. Oh you lucky girl, Sonia! We passed that diner and those signs on the way to Disneyland but we didn't stop! (we didn't stop in Vegas either, darn! I was in the back seat playing car games with the kids. I think one was called Rubberneckers, lol...(really fun and not just for kids:)

    Your pictures are incredible though. I know for sure the next time I go that way I WILL be stopping! Thank you so much for letting us tag a long, Sonia...

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    1. Yes you must stop Louise! I'm sure you're kids will LOVE this place xx

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  38. Love the ambience, Sonia! It's like you're being transported to the good old rocking days with their settings! Happy weekend, dear! xoxo

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  39. Wow, this place is amazing! I would SO love to have such vintage themed places in my city. Would love to shoot something cool in there and the food looks yummy!


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  40. Such cute interior! Love the theme!
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  41. Great pictures, the food looks absolutely delicious!
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  42. Ooh snazzy pictures, this place looks perfect!

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  43. Great place!
    Have a nice evening!
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  44. So beautiful pictures and so marvelous place!!! Kisses from Italy and thank you for your visit,
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  45. Great place! Would love to visit and try something there :)

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  46. Such a pretty place, I would love to be transport to that time through this place.
    The food looks so good too!!!
    Thanks for sharing.
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  47. I really want to drive one day from Los Angeles to Las Vegas; the road must be so fun and full of places like Peggy Sue's Diner :) For some reason, I am not surprised to hear that the food isn't as good as the ambiance of this place. Thank you for sharing these pictures and your experience :)

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    1. I don't know if you'd call it fun! I guess depending on the company but this stop is definitely one you should make along the way! xx

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  48. Oh wow this place looks so cool! I really like that retro 50's feel. Even though the food isn't that great, I guess it's still worth it because of the experience and the overall vibe huh?
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  49. How cool to enter a diner and just be transported 60 years back in time! I remember there used to be a diner in Melbourne with a similar concept but I think they may have closed down now. To be honest, 50s diners remind me of the Back to the Future films which I love so much!

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  50. Great photos!! Love this place!! Food looks yummy!
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  51. I was just thinking that burger looks pretty pathetic and glad to read that you have the same thought about the food. LOL! Nevertheless, that diner looks lovely, it's like a blast from the past!

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    1. Hahaha you're the first person to actually note how unappealing the burger actually is. I suppose it was authentically 50's though xx

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  53. The post is fantastic! I love it so much:)
    Have a nice day!

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  54. Oh my gosh, I literally just drove past here last week, haha! What a small world. I actually remember talking about it with my brother and wondering what it looked like. Now we know!

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    1. Ahhh really! Small world indeed! xx

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  55. This is so awesome! I love diners, and this one makes me wanna go to vegas just to visit it !
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  56. Looks like the diner out of Grease the movie.

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  57. I am loving these photos! Those fries look absolutely delicious! Also, I sent my mother-in-law the link to this post because her name is Peggy Sue! I told her we should take a girl's trip here. :D

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    1. That would be so much fun for you guys! xx

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  58. Your US travel looked awesome and insane! This looks like a cool spot!

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  59. Wow the diner looks pretty cool. Too bad the food isn't as good. Haha I guess one can't have everything :D Nonetheless I would love to eat the burger and fries right now. Have a great day Sonia :D

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  60. Love this post!
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  61. Wanna go there too! So many cool impressions of your trip on Insta, Sonia!!! Lucky you, honey!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed them Ira. I had so much more to post but never had a chance to do so xx

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  62. Oh wow, love the mood! Definitely need to stop by next time I'm in the area :)

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  63. So cool Sonia! I've never been here! I might have to pop in on my next trip to Vegas, but I'll probably save my appetite for something a little tastier lol.

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  64. what a darling place! I may have to head there sometime!
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