Mini Skirt Monday #126: Dining

Well, kids, today's theme is "dining" - whether at home or at a restaurant.  It's a smorgasbord of vintage miniskirts to satisfy even the most discerning of palettes. Come for the minis, stay for the snarky comments. Enjoy.

[1] Here's a detail from an ad for the Bonanza Sirloin Pit.  Please note that all drink refills are free with your meal..... except milk.  If you want more milk, buddy, you're gonna have to lay some money down. 

And just for the record, Hoss Cartwright would never eat a salad.

[2] "High five.... don't leave me hangin'."


[4] Care for a 45 cent tuna salad sandwich? Any ideas on who the mystery person is on the wall?  It sort of looks like a young Dustin Hoffman, but I'm sure it isn't him.

[5] Admiring the foliage and ignoring the mini.  No good will come of this.

[6] Is it me, or does the Shoney's Big Boy have a sly devilish grin whilst eyeing the minis? Hey, Big Boy has needs too.


[12] Anyone out there remember the diner booth jukebox? You could select the tune from your booth without having to get up and put your dime in the main jukebox. The magic of technology.

[13] The girl in the back is the only one looking at the camera. She's the fifth wheel and proud of it.


[16] Jeez, ladies.  Hungry?


[18] Why are there file cabinets and office furniture on the other side of that window?  Is this a snazzy office break room? Or does the restaurant manager really really need to by some blinds?


[25] Fighting the urge to make an inappropriate comment..... must.... resist...... must remain strong..... aaargh!!





  1. After looking over these photos I'm guessing, that in a few situations at least, the next course was pancakes. For example: 19, 28, 29, 30 But no pancakes for you Mr.5!

  2. #9: If the girl to the right actually is the waitress... Jesus Christ. Bend over, honey...

  3. Not posting anything inappropriate, just thinking of a certain observantion once made by George Carlin...

  4. I'm quite certain that's Dustin Hoffman from The Graduate in photo #4. It was sorta hip and mod to put up pictures of pop culture icons on the walls of places where you wanted to draw a young crowd. I remember places having pictures of Al Pacino, Steve McQueen, or even Groucho Marx on the walls back then.

    1. I'm certain it's Hoffman as well. The image to the right is a poster of Peter Sellers from the movie "I Love You Alice B. Toklas". An example is here: http://futuresantiques.com/items/var/resizes/Posters%2C%20Books%2C%20Matchbooks%2C%20Other%20Paper%2C%20%26%20Autographs/IMG_0303_edited-1.jpg?m=1307396985

  5. Nr 19 - Aku Aku, polynesian & and exotic drinks.

    I'd love to eat there! Alas, if only the missus wore miniskirts...

  6. LOVE the Big Boy pic! It's awesome on so many levels. I also like #s 26 and 28.

  7. From the Ponderosa Steak House menu, the Hop Sing Delight. The first rule of steak houses is to never order their seafood.

    1. Where's the Adam's Apple Pie, Little Cup of Joe and Eggs Ben-idict.

  8. ..oops--Bonanza Sirloin Pit. Someone's going to grill me on that one.

  9. I always love guessing which photos are from porno mags!

  10. #4...no one has commented about the football jersey tucked into the pants?

    1. Only slobs went around with untucked shirts then, even football jerseys.

  11. #6--they don't call him Big Boy for nothing!

    #16--Kawasaki lets the good times roll!

  12. #8 They need to wear paper hats in fast food restaurants again.

    #11 Pie King?! I wanna eat at Pie King! I bet they have pie!

    #23 Oh, girl riding bike through the Jack in the Box drive-thru, you don't know what you do to me.

  13. McDonald's. Employing the unemployable since 1954.

  14. "Pie King?! I wanna eat at Pie King! I bet they have pie!"

    Don't be too sure; Grape Nuts has neither.

  15. OMG ! I actually think I sat in that same booth as the guy in photo 13, looks frighteningly like an off-campus diner in Bloomington, IN !

  16. #7 & #24 Remember when you could smoke in restaurants? (Remember when you could smoke most anywhere?)
    #14 (both) and #28 FTW. Also #22 second from left.

  17. AnonymousJuly 29, 2013

    Back in the '80s, the carhops at the Sonic in Dyersburg, TN, wore what looked like cheerleader skirts. And at the Bennigan's in Memphis, a waitress there wore cheeky short shorts. I still remember her as she bent over to clear a table.