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Monk’s Café from ‘Seinfeld’
The neon sign that you’ve caught of glimpse of before every diner scene in nine seasons of Seinfeld doesn’t actually belong to Monk’s Café. It’s outside of a real place called Tom’s Restaurant in Manhattan’s Morningside Heights neighborhood, and though the interior isn’t where scenes were actually filmed, big fans still stop in for a quick meal and photo opp.
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Double R Diner from ‘Twin Peaks’
The Double R Diner was an iconic locale in David Lynch’s haunted mountain town of Twin Peaks, but in reality, the spot is Twede’s Café, located in North Bend, WA. On the show, FBI special agent Cooper enjoyed more than a few slices of their famous cherry pie and washed it down with some “damn fine coffee”—both real items on the menu—and to fans’ delight, the place was restored to it’s campy, diner glory to serve as a shooting location for Twin Peaks: The Return.
PHOTO: Flickr Creative Commons/Alison D
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Katz’s Delicatessen from ‘When Harry Met Sally’
When Harry Met Sally can’t take all the credit for this classic New York City diner‘s popularity. Katz’s Delicatessen been open since 1888, slinging it’s famous pastrami sandwiches to hungry hordes that often line up out the door, down Houston Street. For fans of the film, whispering “I’ll have what she’s having” while waiting to order is just an added bonus.
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Mystic Pizza from Mystic Pizza
Julia Roberts may not be behind the counter, but the real Mystic Pizza in Mystic, CT still draws crowds for “a slice of heaven.” Though filming didn’t take place inside the shop, the location did inspire the movie’s title. Thanks to the film’s cult following, the parlor has since been remodeled to look just like the set.
PHOTO: Flickr Creative Commons/m01229
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Serendipity 3 from ‘Serendipity’
The Frrrozen Hot Chocolate at this NYC restaurant might have been partially responsible for the spark between Kate Beckinsdale and Jon Cusack in Serendipity, and it remains one of the most popular items on its menu of over-the-top desserts.
PHOTO: Flickr Creative Commons/Calgary Reviews
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Café Lalo from ‘You’ve Got Mail’
We watched Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan have a heated conversation (and witnessed the first hint of a spark) in this café in the romantic comedy,