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Sfmikeegee Sep 2, 2012 11:30 AM

There used to be a drive-in just down from Masonic Street (towards Ocean Beach), just of Geary Blvd. Can anyone remember the name and/or street it was on?

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  1. Steve Green RE: Sfmikeegee Sep 2, 2012 11:39 AM

    Would that have been Munchies? This was in the early 70's, and IIRC it was in a little dead-end alley off the south side of Geary.

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      Sfmikeegee RE: Steve Green Sep 2, 2012 01:26 PM

      What is"IIRC"? Was it on Street where there is now a car wash, or another street where Lock World is? Maybe as far back as 60's????

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        kc72 RE: Sfmikeegee Sep 2, 2012 01:43 PM

        If I Recall Correctly

    2. smatbrat RE: Sfmikeegee Sep 2, 2012 12:51 PM

      you are talking about a theatre or restaurant?

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        Sfmikeegee RE: smatbrat Sep 2, 2012 01:23 PM

        Sorry, a restaurant. It was a "walk-up", where you could get burgers, fries, shakes, etc.

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          Steve Green RE: Sfmikeegee Sep 2, 2012 02:28 PM

          Sure sounds like Munchies. I only knew of it in the early 70's, when I lived nearby. I'm pretty sure it was gone by 1980, if not earlier. By the way, you don't need to apologize for not specifying "restaurant"; this is, after all, a food forum.

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            wally RE: Steve Green Sep 2, 2012 03:03 PM

            In the 60's, there was a Mel's, I think just beyond Parker, maybe set back from the street.

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        poser RE: Sfmikeegee Sep 2, 2012 08:41 PM

        Tony's Cablecar.

        http://www.tonyscablecar.com/

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          Steve Green RE: poser Sep 2, 2012 11:46 PM

          OP says it was west of Masonic -- Tony's is the other way.

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            poser RE: Steve Green Sep 3, 2012 09:38 AM

            I'm getting the feeling the OP is referring to some place not on Geary.

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              FoodTrippin RE: poser Sep 3, 2012 10:00 AM

              13 cent hamburgers. 1st help yourself soda dispenser that I can recall in San Francisco. Definitely Munchies.

              Time frame late 60's, early 70's.

              Across the street from where the car wash is now. +/- a city block.

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                Steve Green RE: FoodTrippin Sep 3, 2012 12:43 PM

                Thank you for confirming my memory of that time, which for some reason is a bit hazy. I don't recall the soda dispensers, but I do remember the 13c burgers.

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