7 Best Fictional Restaurants From TV
Restaurants are generally used as just another backdrop in television shows, but sometimes they have a chance to become more than that. Occasionally a restaurant will become a big part of the story, and you almost couldn’t imagine your favorite show without it. Whether they’re from a TV show that ran for 12 seasons, or one that disappeared off the air after a brief run, there are so many fictional restaurants that we’d love to try. So, in no particular order, here are our favorites that made the list.
1. The Diner—Seinfeld
There’s nowhere else to start, really. It’s where Jerry, George, Elaine, Kramer, and the rotating crew of characters constantly end up to talk about their problems. It’s actually a real building in New York known as Tom’s Restaurant, but I think we all really know it as the diner.
2. Freddy’s BBQ—House of Cards
It’s a much newer addition to the list, but Freddy’s BBQ looks absolutely fantastic, and it combines delicious food with a downhome atmosphere. And if you’re a friend of Frank Underwood, you might just be able to get some ribs delivered right to your desk.
3. JJ’s Diner—Parks and Recreation
Here you don’t just get some bacon and eggs, you can get all the bacon and eggs they have. The big draw is that Ron Swanson eats here, but remember that you can order a breakfast dish that’s been condemned by both the American Heart Association and Doctors Without Borders.
4. Bob’s Burgers—Bob’s Burgers
There’s something refreshing about a restaurant that just does no-frills burgers, and there’s also something soothing about H. Jon Benjamin’s voice. Combine the two, and you have what has to be one of your stops on the fictional restaurant tour.
5. Los Pollos Hermanos—Breaking Bad
The fictional chicken chain in Breaking Bad has exploded onto merchandise like t-shirts and posters, and honestly, it looks like it could be a real chain. We would certainly eat there, although we’d have to be absolutely sure that this one wasn’t a front for a meth business.
6. Bluth’s Original Frozen Banana Stand—Arrested Development
Okay, so it isn’t exactly a restaurant in the strictest sense, but it is a hilarious part of a beautifully funny show. Frozen bananas actually don’t sound like a bad idea. Besides, “it’s one banana, Michael. What could it cost, ten dollars?”
7. The Soup Nazi’s Restaurant—Seinfeld
The diner isn’t the only fictional establishment that we’d love to visit in Seinfeld. The soup restaurant run by the Soup Nazi is a tempting place to go. You’ll either get a bowl of the best soup you’ve ever had, or hear the dreaded “No soup for you!” It’s the perfect balance between joy and heartache.
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