New York, New York: Greta Garbo's Shoe at Joe Franklin's Restaurant (Closed)

Part of the celebrity lost-and-found decor at Joe Franklin's Memory Lane Restaurant.

Joe Franklin's Memory Lane Restaurant

Joe Franklin's Memory Lane Restaurant, 8th Avenue at 45th St.
Replaced by Joe Franklin's Comedy Club. (Call to verify)

Visitor Tips and News About Greta Garbo's Shoe at Joe Franklin's Restaurant

Reports and tips from visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Joe Franklin Opens Eatertainment Venue

What better way to show that eatertainment is a thing of the past than by pointing to Joe Franklin's Memory Lane Restaurant, which had its grand opening in New York last month? Even as many "themed restaurants" crashed and burned over the year or so, Joe Franklin, the long-running talk show host and nostalgia maven, decided to throw his hat in the ring. His 160 seater is located at 713 8th Avenue and 45th Street, in what many will remember as the old Beefsteak Charlies.


[01/28/2001] Complete News Story

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Create Your Own Bizarre Road Trips! ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

New York Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Houston's Miracle Water: Angel-Approved, New Market, Tennessee (Oct 18-24, 2021)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings Hotel & Motel Finder

Special rates for hotels.

Book Now


Favorite Quirky City Sights