Chowchilla, California: Restaurant with Outer Wall of Fish

The "World Famous Fish Museum" at the Red Top Cafe is in fact its outer wall, sealed behind glass, filled with dusty, cobwebby taxidermied game fish.

Red Top Cafe and Market

Address:
22792 Road 4, Chowchilla, CA
Directions:
Red Top Cafe and Market. On Lincoln Rd/Road 4 just south of Hwy 152/Ave. 23, a mile east of its intersection with Hwy 59/Los Banos Hwy.
Phone:
559-665-2843
Admission:
Free
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Fish museum.

Walls of Fish Museum

The Redtop Market and Cafe is a market and small Mexican diner outside of Chowchilla. It has seen better days, but there is a display of taxidermied shark and fish that wraps halfway around the building. It is starting to decay and flake, but is worth a quick peek if in the area.

[Joe D, 12/28/2012]

Red Top Market.

Red Top Cafe and Market - World Famous Fish Museum

An extensive collection of dusty, cobwebby taxidermied game fish, displayed between a plexiglass wall and the restaurant's original outer wall.

[Edward E, 08/20/2012]

The "museum" includes at least one shark hanging from the ceiling in chains, while other fish appear to teeter precariously from their wall nails. Gravity and time have tilted the identifying signs.


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