The Owl and Turtle: Rockford Files Restaurants

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The names of restaurants in some ways remain unchanged; Samuel Pepys caroused at The Swan Hotel and enjoyed fish dinners at The Dolphin in Restoration-era London, and the television detective Jim Rockwell met clients at The Owl and Turtle in 1970s Los Angeles. A one-hour long detective series, The Rockford Files aired between 1974-1980, and the cars, costumes, and locations are a historic preservation of the place and time.

Screenshot (916)Tail o’ the Pup Actual hot dog stand at La Cienega and Beverly boulevards 1946-2005.
The Owl and Turtle
Tonga Lei
The Sand Castle Near Jim’s trailer on the beach.
Bay Bitty Motel In Bay City.
Fred Harvey’s Actual chain.
Screenshot (920)Marks Chic club run by guest star Sharon Gless’ criminal fiance Mark.
Trattoria Steakhouse “Out by the airport.”
Sea Cliff (Almeria) “The best restaurant in town.”
Restaurant Seacrest Motel
Sara’s Place
Oscar’s “If you could make soup like you negotiate this place would be packed.”
Jacks at the Beach
Buena Vista Inn: “Food Dancing Rooms”
White Owl Lounge: “Ten miles south of the marina on the Coast Highway.”

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