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Eau Claire, Wisconsin: Classic Garage Diner (Closed)

A former auto repair garage has been turned into a 1950s diner with real vintage cars among the booths. Opened June 2015, closed in 2022.

Directions:
West side of the river, on the northeast corner 3rd St./US Hwy 12 BUS and Maple St. Look for the old cars.
Status:
Closed

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Classic Garage Diner

The diner is no longer. It is now a fitness club, Fifth Row Lifting Company.

[Erik Anderson, 07/10/2023]

Classic Garage Diner exterior view, 2019.

Classic Garage Diner

The Classic Garage diner is inspired by the style of a 1956 Texaco gas station, with fifties' details such as checkered floors and polished chrome. Rick Payton's classic Cadillac of the Day is parked under the canopy out front. Diners also sit beside one of Rick's Caddies inside the restaurant, elevated and on display. His fleet includes everything from a 1958 Eldorado Brougham to a 1955 Coupe De Ville, and every car will be on rotation within the diner. This place just opened last week.

[Rocky Williams, 06/09/2015]

It's like eating among fancy old cars inside a garage, except that the garage is a diner. Oct. 2019: Photo added.


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