Thursday, July 23, 2015

Emmett's Restaurant

3187 Lemmon at Oak Lawn

Opened May 26,1950 with accomodations for 200, Emmett's was located about where the Pizza Hut on Lemmon now stands. It was owned by Emmett McConathy, who also ran the Pulley Bone in downtown Dallas. Emmett's featured chicken, barbecued or fried, served in a skillet.

In June 1959 a news item announced the opening of a new sidewalk cafe at the old Emmett's, but three months later, another news item announced that "Mr & Mrs Emmett are back, and again serving the best charcoal broiled steaks." An ad for Emmett's featuring charcoal broiled steaks ran almost weekly for about nine months until June 24, 1960, when it abruptly ceased, and I found no more mention of the place.

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