They might not be the most luxurious American restaurants but they were absolutely among the ones which had the most beautiful views. These cool pics from The Cardboard America Archives that shows top 15 restaurants of the U.S with their beautiful views from the 1950s and 1960s.
1. Pier 66, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
|Pier 66, Fort Lauderdale, Florida|
17th Street Causeway, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. South Florida’s spectacular sky-high Rev loving Pier Top Lounge crowning Ft. Lauderdale’s newest, most luxurious 17 story Pier 66 Hotel offers a panoramic view of the Venice of America and the sun spangled Gold Coast. A glass enclosed exterior elevator adds to the enjoyment of a thrilling experience.
2. Hotel Mark Hopkins – Top of the Mark, San Francisco, California.
|Hotel Mark Hopkins – Top of the Mark, San Francisco, California|
World famous Top of the Mark…twenty floors above the rest of historic Nob Hill – a glamorous glass-walled tower with a 50-mile panorama view of sparkling cities, two might bridges, and the blue Pacific Ocean.
3. A & B Lobster House, Key West, Florida.
|A & B Lobster House, Key West, Florida|
View of Harbor from Dining Room at the A & B Lobster House, Key West, Florida.
4. Canfield’s Big Rock Cafe, Malibu, California.
|Canfield’s Big Rock Cafe, Malibu, California|
20356 W. Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, California. The Mahogany Dining Room. Diners enjoy their meals in a restful atmosphere of softly candle-lit tables set by huge picture windows over the Pacific Ocean.
5. Canlis’, Seattle, Washington.
|Canlis’, Seattle, Washington|
2576 Aurora Ave. N., Seattle, Washington. The world’s most beautiful restaurant. Holiday magazine since 1954. Marvelous view of city of Seattle. DINNERS ONLY.
6. Chimes Restaurant, St. Augustine, Florida.
|Chimes Restaurant, St. Augustine, Florida|
112 Bay Street, St. Augustine, Florida. On the beautiful Matanzas Bay, one block south of the Old Fort. Serving delicious food. Efficient service under the personal supervision of Mr. H.J. Latto since 1920. 100 % air-conditioned.
7. Dunes Hotel & Country Club, Las Vegas, Nevada.
|Dunes Hotel & Country Club, Las Vegas, Nevada|
Top O’ The Strip. Certainly one of the most glamorous views in the world may be obtained at the Top O’ The Strip Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge – 24th floor. Open daily from 12 noon to 4 a.m.
8. Glass House Restaurant (Interstate Host’s Cafeteria), Vinita, Oklahoma.
|Glass House Restaurant (Interstate Host’s Cafeteria), Vinita, Oklahoma|
Giant, power-driven louvers follow the sun shield Interstate Host’s Cafeteria patrons from the bright afternoon sun. This is on the Will Rogers Turnpike at Vinita, Oklahoma.
9. Hotel Utah Starlite Gardens, Salt Lake City, Utah.
|Hotel Utah Starlite Gardens, Salt Lake City, Utah|
This breathtaking setting in the heart of the business district overlooks historic “Mormon” Temple Square and commands an impressive view of the entire valley, including towering mountains to the east and sparkling Great Salt Lake to the west. Features dinner-dancing and luncheons.
10. Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park Village Inn, Gilbertsville, Kentucky.
|Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park Village Inn, Gilbertsville, Kentucky|
11. La Tour Cafe Francais, Chicago, Illinois.
|La Tour Cafe Francais, Chicago, Illinois|
The Outer Drive at Randolph Street, Chicago. High atop the Outer Drive East Apartments. Elegant dining with an incomparable dining with an incomparable view of Chicago’s lakefront and skyline.
12. Marine Room Restaurant, La Jolla, California.
|Marine Room Restaurant, La Jolla, California|
Ocean Front Dining, 200 Sprindrift Dr., La Jolla, California.
13. Oleana By The Sea Restaurant, Rockport, Maine.
|Oleana By The Sea Restaurant, Rockport, Maine|
The De Meule Family welcome you to Oleana. Enjoy a panoramic view of the Atlantic Ocean. Fresh New England seafood at its best. Daily specials. Moderate prices. Homemade rolls, pastry. Open April thru November. Air Conditioned.
14. Snowbird Village, Snowbird, Utah.
|Snowbird Village, Snowbird, Utah|
Snowbird Village, America’s newest major ski resort is located near the top of Alta Canyon, 31 miles from the Salt Lake International Airport at an 8000 ft. elevation with a 3100 ft. vertical rise. Average winter temperatures: Max. 31.6 degrees, Min. 13.8 degrees. Average snowfall 450.5 inches per year.
15. The Cliff House, Tacoma, Washington.
|The Cliff House, Tacoma, Washington|
6300 Marine View Drive, Tacoma, Washington.