Did you ever watch a movie where the characters were dining out at a restaurant or bar and wonder, “Wow, that’s a place I’d love to visit?” Well clutch those pearls and grab your purses because … you guessed it! Here’s a list of must-visit, true-blue restaurants that played a part in some of your favorite flicks.
Miss Donuts on Sherman Way in Reseda, California
Is a tiny shop that appears in the notorious Boogie Nights where Buck (Don Cheadle) ends up in the middle of a robbery and shootout.
Makes its appearance in Fast Times at Ridgemont High and more recently on the small screen for The Office.
It may be better known for its interior shots in L.A. Confidential than for its food.
The fine eatery has been the site of many flicks, including Memoirs of a Geisha.
It’s famous for its fried chicken dinners, but it’s also where the Nihilists in The Big Lebowski chowed down on lingonberry pancakes.
and was featured in Ocean’s Eleven-the Clooney version.
is where the When Harry Met Sally crew filmed the flick’s infamous “Le petite mort” scene. (featured image)
is the mood-lit skyscraper bar where Bill Murray first met Scarlett Johansson in Lost in Translation.
is where Julia Roberts flings a snail across the room during an important business dinner in Pretty Woman.
showed up in scenes with Whoopi Goldberg and Patrick Swayze from the classic afterlife film, Ghost.
appears in featured scenes of Woody Allen’s iconic Manhattan.
just as Cher did in Moonstruck.
where scenes between Michael Douglas and Glenn Close took place in Fatal Attraction before their liaison soured.
was in another Michael Douglas classic, Wall Street.
stars in the classic Tootsie.
was the cozy spot where Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks first met in You’ve Got Mail.
from Midnight In Paris appears in the scene where the character Gil asks Ernest Hemingway to read his novel. The restaurant dates to 1845.
appears in Inglourious Basterds and maintains its “La Belle Epoque” atmosphere, including stained glass windows, a gilded ceiling and Baroque columns.
Woody’s L Street Tavern from Good Will Hunting is a good old Southies’ dive bar in Boston
hosted Top Gun’s Maverick and Goose singing “Great Balls of Fire” at the top of their lungs.
So we know you’re dying to make a road trip. But remember, the restaurant biz is as transient as showbiz, so make sure you Google, call, write or otherwise verify that the restaurants on your bucket list are still in operation. If they are, switch on your GPS and start the car!