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Friday Flashback #211

When today’s Westporters talk about “the diner,” there’s only one: Sherwood.

The Post Road establishment — about 50 years old — is our go-to for an inexpensive meal, quick business meeting or coffee with friends. It’s where we head in a power outage, or pandemic. The food is familiar and comfortable, and there’s plenty of it.

Back in the 1950s though, there were many diners. From the “S” on the Southport line, where Organika is now …

… through Elwood (the current site of Pane e Bene), and on to Muriel’s by Taylor Place …

(Photo courtesy of Paul Ehrismann)

… and over to the Westnor (Post Road West, near North Sylvan) …

Westnor Diner, after it closed.

… this was a diner town.

If you remember any of these classics — or any I’ve missed — click “Comments” below.