My dad's Standard Oil Gas Station was directly across Lawndale on Pasadena east of Gilbert's. Jack's Standard Service, 1113 W. Pasadena.
OMG - I LOVED that place!!!!!!!! We used to get take out from there all the time when I was little. Me and my family STILL talk about that place! One time I threatened to run away from home but I didn't because we were having Jack Gilbert's that night. :) They had the best batter fried............EVERYTHING!
There was also Gregorys on Ballenger and Flushing and Andys on Flushing and St Lukes church.
I remember growing up and having my parents pick up Gilbert's fish and chips for dinner. The best I've ever had... anywhere! Since leaving Flint in 1976, the only place I've found that has fish and chips that match Gilbert's is a pub across from Windsor Castle in England! A bit too far to go, though...
What great memories of the past. How great it would be to step back into time with the Gilbert's at the Wayside Inn. I married my fellow Marine Bob Gilbert,son of John's, and we moved to Oregon in 1962/63. I so miss seeing mom and dad Gilbert since they're passing.Pauline
Hi Pauline, make sure you read this post about Jack Gilbert's...http://www.flintexpats.com/2009/07/ben-hamper-remembers-jack-gilberts.html
My dad used to take my brother and I to Gilbert's. Mom was home with the younger kids so a big treat for us. He drank beer while we ate fish and chips. Nowadays that would be bad parenting I expect. Other times we got carryout from Gilbert's. Also St Luke's on Friday nights. I still love fish and chips.
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