Who can resist that slogan?
In all actuality, this was NOT our intended destination – we were planning to meet up with my nieces at Rubios, but as we passed Joe’s, Sharolyn said – “Change of plans!” pulled into the turn lane and into the parking lot with the hope of providing me a unique Gilbert, AZ experience.
The restaurant is located in what used to be the Johnson family home ---built in 1966. You can’t mistake the feel of the place for any other era in time ---the slant of the walls, the remaining fireplace in the sitting area that used to be the family’s living room ---it was like walking back in time to my earliest years.
Thinking back--I could easily picture the entire Brady Bunch walking in the door and lining up to order their own lunch as well! What a fun place! Click for more info on the Joe’s Farm Grill website!
Front Walk to the entrance!
The lines were long but it was worth the wait!
Choose to dine inside or out when the weather is good!
Living room fireplace – where we dined inside. I think I remember that clock too!
Tables are shaded by enormous Tamarisk trees!
Close by on the property is a fruit and veggie stand with produce grown locally:
Sharolyn checking out the oranges and grapefruits!
However, being my normal usual easily amused self….I found my greatest flashbacks in the --- REST ROOM!!
In the wall over the commode are childhood icons such as Barbie and GI Joe behind glass panels!
((Yes, this was weird but fun!))
“I am NOT a doll – I am an ACTION FIGURE!!”
No wonder GI Joe and Barbie could never get together ----LOL
Help me! Help me! I’m stuck in here and I can’t get out!
And on the opposite wall ---THIS was hysterical – how many of you remember the THUNDERBIRDS show??
A wall mounted TV actually played episodes of the show while you are in the bathroom – ummm---taking care of business. Maybe this explains why it took forever for the lady ahead of me to come OUT?!
The menu was amazing – this place has been featured on the Food network’s “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” and our food was scrumptious.
If you are in the Gilbert area, it is definitely worth a stop, a wander --- and don’t miss the rest room!!
Dad is feeling much better and we are on our way up to Prescott today for my couple of days with the Thumb Butte Quilter’s Guild!
Have a great Sunday, everyone!