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Diner Spotted at Hills Seafood Newtown Square PA

Posted on: May 6, 2012


Look at what I spotted when we were out running errands today- a diner being used as a seafood store:

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The sun peeked out for a minute so I had to snap a photo of their vintage shaped sign too!

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Funny thing is that there’s a “diner” restaurant just across the street that isn’t a diner at all. What a wacky place!

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  • That’s a great looking Mountain View diner! Even without looking it up I could see Mountain View’s unique scrollwork – referred to as “Mountain View thingies” (copyright Larry Cultrera) – along the roofline.

    • Ah yes – the official Mountan View Thingies!

  • George

    This diner is nicely preserved, and they’re still selling food, sort of. Better than looking at a vacant lot or another “big box” drug store!

    • George – you’re correct, it looks like it is in really nice shape! And – small world – after I posted this I learned that a friend of mine from PXV used to work here during high school! The store had just closed up as we parked to take the photo – next time we’re in the area we’ll have to pop in 🙂

  • Matt Frederick

    Hill’s Seafood was originally the Green Hill Diner. I ate there a couple of times back in the 1970s.
    If I remember correctly sometime back in the mid-80s, it became Hill’s Seafood. As for the so-called Diner across the street, that was originally a Gino’s fast food restaurant, a mid-atlantic regional fast food chain. Home of the Gino Giant hamburger!
    Ate there many times growing up. In the early 1980s, it became a Roy Rogers restaurant, as the parent company bought out Gino’s. I do not remember what it was after that before it became what it is today.

    • Matt – thanks for the additional info! We’ve got 1 of the 2 “new” Ginos right near us in King of Prussia – Retro Roadhusband remembers them from when he was a kid. AND small world, he worked at a “Roys” when he was growing up too! I’m pleased to see the Hills folks take such nice care of the diner, and with the sun hitting it just right I could not resist snapping the photo. Now if only the sun would show itself again soon!

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