A diner's oversize booths and oversize pies have long been a beacon of hope for teens dumped after prom and frowny clowns looking for new novelty-sized props. Take refuge in the crispy crust of an old-fashioned eatery with today's Groupon to Cafe 50's in Sherman Oaks. Choose from the following options:
- For $10, you get a retro dinner for two (up to a $23 value).
- For $18, you get a retro dinner for four (up to a $46 value).
The retro dinner includes:
- One beef, turkey, or veggie burger per person (up to a $9.75 value each)
- One scoop of ice cream per person (a $1.75 value each).
- For $9, you get $18 worth of '50s diner fare and drinks.
Cafe 50's invokes the era of hot rods with an extensive menu of house-made food, vintage memorabilia, and a jukebox filled with more than 1,000 songs. Diners can compete for widest jaw with chomper-challenging burgers, with patties packed fresh every day from Angus beef, turkey, vegetables, or the pages of Paul Bunyan's diary. The Super burger flies through the skies with avocado, bacon, and jack cheese sidekicks, while the La Bamba burger boogies on a mozzarella and chili dance floor. Jalapeño-turkey and teriyaki-veggie burgers pack flavor into healthier packages with heaps of toppings. Diners can mix and match scoops of ice cream from 16 flavor choices, while helpings of nonfat honey-vanilla yogurt offer diners a healthier dessert alternative than sucking on the frozen boughs of a pine tree.
Cafe 50's cultivates a healthy nostalgia for the era of Elvis tunes and poodle skirts with an all-American diner menu. Past a retro jukebox, a long line of round barstools awaits freshly grilled Angus beef burgers and gooey cheese melts complemented by classic soda-fountain shakes and malts. The burger joint also whips up all-day breakfasts of fruity pancakes and veggie-heavy omelets to confuse recently arrived time travelers. Free WiFi entertains munchers, and modish neon signs shine on both indoor booths and outdoor patio tables.