Enjoy our famous Chicago Style Hot Dogs, treat yourself to the best pecan pie around, or indulge
in frozen custard.
Serving daily, April 1 to November 31, from 11am – 4pm and
Wednesday evenings during
5pm – 8pm.
The Heritage Center Cafe is open
all winter long.
George & Sally’s
BLUE MOON DINER
In our historic campus
Serving Daily 11am - 4pm
April 1 - November 31
Some people travel several miles for a really good cup of coffee. In 2004, the Gilmore Car Museum brought that really good coffee over 790 miles! The Museum added to its collection a piece of Historic Roadside Americana, a 1941 Silk City Diner formerly known as the "Blue Moon Diner."
For nearly 60 years and countless cups of coffee, this eatery was a roadside landmark in Meriden, CT, serving locals and weary travelers alike. This remarkably well-preserved diner was located by the Museum in the fall of 2003 and has traveled 790 miles from its original location in Connecticut to Cleveland, OH to undergo a partial restoration, then continued on to the Gilmore Car Museum. It arrived amongst great fanfare June 3, 2004.
A substantial gift in the memory of Hickory Corner residents George and Sally Turner by their family started the Museum's diner project. Additional funds to purchase and restore the diner have come through continued donations, the Museum's Wednesday Night Cruise-ins and the sale of engraved paver blocks.