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The Claycord Online Museum – The Nut Bowl In Walnut Creek


Who remembers the Nut Bowl in Walnut Creek? They had two locations on N. Main St.

One in downtown, and one near Oak Park Blvd.


This postcard is from the mid-1900s.


Dbcoop May 13, 2024 - 8:47 PM - 8:47 PM

Yep remember it as a kid but never ate there – our parents would take us to the red barn

The Professor May 14, 2024 - 7:16 AM - 7:16 AM

Or Jolly’s Beef Burgers.

Fred C. Dobbs May 14, 2024 - 2:31 PM - 2:31 PM

Loved Red Barn.
Still have a one of the Popeye glasses they gave away- Wimpy!

Cautiously Informed May 14, 2024 - 9:16 PM - 9:16 PM

Red Barn. Right next door to the Snow White drive in(played lots of pinball there), and across the street from Crystal Pool Hardare.

Badge1104 May 13, 2024 - 9:51 PM - 9:51 PM

Wow, I had forgotten all about this place. Never went there but would go by it in the car with my parents when I was a little kid. Do not thought about it in probably 50 years! Thanks for the memory.

Ancient Mariner May 13, 2024 - 10:04 PM - 10:04 PM

That’s where Black Angus was!

Renee Taylor May 13, 2024 - 11:04 PM - 11:04 PM

Went there as a kid for “special occasions.”

MoJo May 14, 2024 - 6:41 AM - 6:41 AM

Is that the restaurant that had the barrel of water in the lobby where kids could fish out prizes?

DD May 14, 2024 - 6:46 AM - 6:46 AM

I remember they had a barrel of goody bags that well behaved kids could fish for as they left.

Jeff (the other one) May 14, 2024 - 8:24 AM - 8:24 AM

Look at those cars! That Chevy on the end, and that old station wagon! Those were cars. Makes sense to have pics of these vehicles in an online museum too.

Concord Guy May 15, 2024 - 9:23 AM - 9:23 AM

I love the style of the free-standing sign!

Ward Pynn May 15, 2024 - 12:17 PM - 12:17 PM

I worked as a busboy at the Pleasant Hill Nut Bowl during the summer of 1966 and during Christmas vacation the same year. The owner, Vern as I recall, was a good boss. The waitresses were all pleasant and dependable. I earned $1.25 per hour. Worked a split shift. Rode on my bicycle to my grandparents home, where I was staying during the week, between the breakfast and lunch shifts. Rode to the Pleasant Hill library between lunch and dinner shifts. The most memorable memory was serving a former German World War II POW and his family one Sunday afternoon. He said that while he was a POW he knew that when the war was over he wanted to emigrate to the United States. He made it here with his family in 1953. In those days you had to be healthy and not take a cent from the government and you had to do it legally.

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