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Oklahoma Diners

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Valentine diner
Chandler, OK
This Valentine diner was built in 1958. It was originally located in Leedy, OK. The diner was purchased by Patina Properties in 2003 and moved here, behind a former Phillips 66 gas station which is also owned by the company. These photos are from 2011. By 2012, it appeared that no work had been done to the diner. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Bree's Diner
Chickasha, OK
Valentine diner
Chickasha, OK
Both of these Valentine diners are located at Muscle Car Ranch. Bree's diner may be from the early 1950s. I don't know anything about the other diner.

Route 66 Diner
Clinton, OK
The Route 66 Diner is a Valentine, built in 1956. It was originally in Shamrock, TX where it was known as the Porter House Café. The diner closed in 1964 and in 2002 was restored and moved here to the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum. [map]

Valentine diner [gone]
Duncan, OK
This Valentine diner was vacant when these photos were taken in 2011. Just a few months after these photos, the diner was moved on the lot and damaged. By 2013, the diner was gone. For more, see this website.

Lenox Drive-in
Enid, OK
The Lenox Drive-in was installed here in 1953. The building was manufactured by Valentine. This is the company's Burger Bar model designed as a walk-up stand with no seating. [map]

Income Taxes R Us
Oklahoma City, OK
Valentine diner
Oklahoma City, OK
Income Taxes R Us occupied a Valentine diner from 1961 when these photos were taken in 2011. By 2014, the building was vacant and the windows were boarded up. [map]

City Kabab Gyros & Grill was housed in this Valentine diner when this photo was taken in 2011. The diner was built in 1963. The business was known as Foodies Asian-American Diner in 2014. That business closed and, in 2016, the interior was gutted. There are plans to incorporate the building into a larger complex. [map]

former B&C Cafe
Oklahoma City, OK
I believe this Valentine diner originally housed the B&C Cafe. These photos are from 2011. By 2012, the diner was vacant and had been repainted bright green. As of 2014, the building was still vacant. In 2016, the diner was painted purple and was housing Restaurante los Artesanos. For more, see this website. [map]

The Rock
Shawnee, OK
The Rock is a Valentine diner, manufactured in 1962. The building is used as a teen outreach center for the Living Word Church. [map]

Porter House Diner
Weatherford, OK
The Porter House Diner, another Valentine, is located at the Heartland of America Museum. It was originally located in El Reno and moved to Weatherford in the early 1960s. In 2002, the diner was donated to the museum and restored. This is an example of Valentine's Aristocrat model which was designed in the late 1940s. [map]

Guthrie, OK:
Patti Lynn Grill [map]

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