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Monday, May 03, 2010

1950'S TWO LONG GONE HAMILTON EATERIES


Many thanks to Mac McNicoll for these two graphics he found online. I ate lunch at both of these restaurants numerous times. I stopped eating at the Steer Inn when a rumor spread that they used kangaroo meat in their burgers. Steer Inn came on the scene a bit after McDonalds entered Mercer county with their 15 cent burgers.

3 comments:

rayfromvillapark said...

Hi Tom. It's been many years, but I believe Lockwoods stood on the corner of Rt 33 and the Hamilton Square-White Horse Rd. The Wachovia Bank occupies the corner today.
If I am right, I stood in the showroom at Patterson Chevrolet ( back in the day, when I was one of the sales managers) and watched the wrecking ball take the building to the ground. Very sad; a nice restaurant where we would go for coffee and some pastry each morning. My guess is between 1978 and 1980. Anybody know? I don't remember why they sold out. Maybe the bank made them an offer they could'nt refuse.rayfromvillapark

SJBill said...

The Lockwood brothers also sold boats, 'cause I bought one - a '64 Dixie 17 ft runabout with a 90 HP Evinrude.

Tom Glover said...

THANKS, GUYS. I REMEMBER LOCKWOODS, BUT MUST ADMIT I COULDN'T QUITE PLACE ITS LOCATION. STEER INN WAS NEAR THE BROMLEY INN.

TOM GLOVER