While the majority of the restaurants that you see on your favorite television shows may be fictional, there are some that really do exist. Here are OROGOLD’s favorite TV show restaurants that you can actually visit and have a meal at.
Cafe Grumpy, New York
Although Cafe Grumpy has six retail locations in New York, the one that OROGOLD is most interested in is its Greenpoint shop, as this store has appeared on Girls, a popular television show. Hannah, who is played by Lena Dunham, also the creator of the show, works in this coffee shop, which, in the show, is owned by Ray. Many dramatic scenes from the show have taken place in the cafe, making it an essential stop for fans of the show.
Those of you who are frequent fliers are likely to have already visited a Cheers bar, as there are 15 of them located at airports around the world. Cheers, which aired its final episode in 1993, still holds a place in the hearts of many, and its original bar can be found in Boston, along with a Cheers restaurant. The menu features classic pub food, and with the restaurant being a replica of the set of Cheers, long-time fans of the show will continue to be regulars for years to come.
Salta Burger, Palestine
Salta Burger, in the Palestine city of Ramallah, received a huge amount of attention on social media before it even opened its doors in June 2014. The reason for this is because it is the first restaurant in the world to be inspired by Krusty Krab, the burger restaurant on Nickelodeon’s Spongebob Squarepants. The restaurant featured many times in the cartoon, which is popular with both children and adults all over the world, and has now been beautifully replicated, complete with the cartoon characters dotted throughout. The owners hope to be able to experience enough success to soon expand, so all of you Spongebob Squarepants fans out there should keep an eye out, just in case one opens somewhere near you!
Holsten’s, New Jersey
In addition to being known for its homemade ice cream, Holsten’s, in New Jersey, is also known for being the location at which the iconic final scene of The Sopranos was filmed. This beloved wood-panelled diner is where the Soprano family shared a big platter of onion rings before…well, OROGOLD doesn’t want to spoil the ending for those who haven’t seen it yet! The menu features a huge variety of homemade ice creams, sundaes and milk drinks, as well as sandwiches, burgers and, of course, their famous onion rings.
From the world’s first restaurant inspired by Spongebob Squarepants, to the iconic New Jersey diner that saw the final scene of The Sopranos being filmed, each of these restaurants have been inspired by popular television shows. Unlike many other filming locations, where tours and admission fees need to be arranged, these restaurants are a great way to experience your favorite show on a more casual level, while enjoying a great meal at the same time.