Since 1947, The Apple Pan’s classic all-American cuisine and down-home charm has made it a local landmark. This hotspot is said to have inspired the national chain Johnny Rockets, along with its deliberately clichéd ’50s soda fountain vibe and menu of hamburgers, french fries and milkshakes.
Yet unlike its bastardized chain cousin, The Apple Pan has only one locale, unchanged since its inception. It continues to serve house favorites such as its Hickory Burger and the Steak Burger that are served with their trademark house relish. The apple pie, especially, has garnered a cult-like following, but their other varieties of pecan, banana and chocolate mousse pies are certainly worthy contenders. Served with a dollop of vanilla ice cream à la mode, The Apple Pan proves itself time and again as a classic spot for nostalgia seekers to eat as heartily as the American diet allows.