A Shoney’s Nashville Memory

Shoney’s Turns 50!

The Following Memories Courtesy Nashlinks

The Fifties and Sixties brought new freedom to teens and cruisin’ was a weekend tradition. Shoney’s, Griff’s Hamburgers, Yannie’s, Rawhide, Ford’s Drive In on Gallatin Rd. just past East High, The Black Stallion, Bar B Cutie on Murfreesboro Rd. and many others became the meeting places of choice. The famous Hi-Ho Drive-In Restaurant (with the best hamburgers and french fries) was another hot spot on Gallatin Road in East Nashville. Do you remember the sorority girls circling Shoney’s with the particular car honks they would blow? I know that SAP was Dah, Dah, Dah…Dah, Dah. Anther long standing Nashville tradition was to blow your horn as you passed through the dark and narrow railroad tunnel on Thompson Lane.


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