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Hollywood Restaurants

Tick Tock restaurant Photos

The Tick Tock Restaurant in Hollywood

Although it didn't sparkle with the glow of bugle beaded gowns shimmering in candlelight were witness a parade of chauffeured Rolls-Royces at its welcome mat, the tick-tock restaurant earned a special standing in Hollywood's history.

Tick Tock PhotoEven without glitter, the tick-tock, located at 1716 North Cahuenga Ave., in the heart of downtown Hollywood, was a well-liked restaurant known for serving keeping portions of comfort food to Hollywood's residents, actors, and studio craftspeople who couldn't afford to dine in the cities more popular restaurants. While only Francis X bushman would admit to frequenting the humble tick-tock, everyone did. 

New Tick Tock Restaurant

In the 30s and 40s, the restaurant was popular for its three-course dinners; in those days the...

Vintage Hollywood Restaurant Photographs

Montmartre PhotoVintage Hollywood Restaurant Photos

The largest collection of Hollywood restaurant photos can be found on Bruce Torrence’s website.  There are hundreds of photographs covering more than 50 Hollywood restaurants.  

Montmartre Club

For years, Hollywood was known for many of the countries finest and most popular restaurants.

In addition to the increased retail business on Hollywood Boulevard, several fine restaurants and nightclubs have been established. One of the most popular, especially with the motion picture colony, was the Montmartre Cafe. Founded by Eddie Branstader in 1923, it was located on the second floor of the C. E. Toberman Building ...

More Vintage Hollywood Restaurant Photos

Barney's Beanery photos

Opened in 1920, Barney's Beanery on Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood, was an instant success.

Brown Derby Photo

1939: The Brown Derby restaurant on Vine St., in Hollywood, was the second Brown Derby restaurant. The first restaurant was located on Wilshire Blvd. and was in the shape of a  derby hat. The Hollywood Brown Derby was very popular with both Hollywood residents, businessmen and entertainment personalities.

Musso Frank Photo

Musso-Franks Grill on Hollywood Blvd. is the oldest restaurant in Hollywood....

Famous Hollywood Restaurants

Three Hollywood Eateries

It's perhaps the very definition of a classic Hollywood experience: a cocktail at the Formosa Cafe', dinner at Musso and Frank's, and a late-night stop at Pink's for a hot dog.  This year all three of these Los Angeles legends are celebrating a major anniversary, so it's the perfect time to experience Hollywood history. The website is the largest collection of Hollywood photos

Historic Brown Derby Restaurant Photo

Formosa Cafe

As soon as you go through the leather door, Formosa Café hits you like a blur. Black and red throughout, the dark atmosphere feels welcoming, romantic and just a little illicit. Movie fans will already have recognized it from Swingers, The Majestic...

Vintage Hollywood Restaurants

Vintage Hollywood Restaurant Photo

Over the course of the past 75 years, Hollywood has had many fine and popular restaurants, some of whom are world renowned. Some of the early restaurants included the Armstrong-Carlton Café, Henry's delicatessen and the Hollywood Hotel. Shortly after the motion picture industry settled in Hollywood the population of the once sleepy community began to grow. It wasn't long before Hollywood Boulevard was transformed into a popular commercial Street with theaters, stores and restaurants.

Musso & Frank Grill

The boom in popular entertainment necessitated the opening of new and luxurious restaurants on Hollywood Boulevard. Musso and Frank Grill was an instant hit when it over at 6360 Hollywood Blvd. in 1919. Founded by John Musso and Frank Toulet, they operated the small restaurant...

Old Hollywood Restaurant Photos

Vintage Hollywood Restaurant Photos

The largest collection of vintage and historical photos of Hollywood restaurants is on the website. All of the photos on the website are for sale. Both digital and actual photographs are available.


Hollywood Restaurants

Hollywood "Let's do lunch," can be the beginning or the end - the promise of a deal or the brush off. In a town where it's often said it's not what you know, but who you know, it could be said that more potential entertainment business occurs from noon to 2 p.m. than any other hours of the day as relationships are formed and future opportunities are explored.


Hollywood Restaurant Photos

Hollywood Restaurant Photos

Hollywood has the best and largest collection of photos of great restaurants and nightclubs. Beginning in the 1920’s, some of the most popular and famous eateries were located in Hollywood. Armstrong- Carlton was one of the earliest and popular restaurants on Hollywood Blvd. Others included Mike Lyman, Gotham and Musso and Frank Grill and Tom Breneman’s Restaurant (RN-015-3). M

Most of the most famous restaurants in Hollywood were on the Sunset Blvd, also know as the Sunset Strip.



William “Billy” Wilkerson opened the Ciro’s nightclub on the Sunset Strip. Photo number RN-036-20 shows Ronald Reagan seating his wife, Jane Wyman at the table at Ciro’s nightspot.  Other...