A Milwaukie landmark ~ The Bomber

The Bomber

I had lunch at The Bomber Restaurant Saturday. I have not had lunch there in years. I do occasionally eat breakfast at The Bomber. The Bomber gas station was opened in 1947, and the Bomber Drive-In opened in 1948. Although the gas station closed in 1991, the original family still runs the restaurant. One of the daughters runs the family’s catering business. A good friend of mine had her wedding reception catered by Punky (yes that is her nickname). The menu items for all meals are home-style cooking. You can order a variety of great fluffy omelets, biscuits & gravy, Corned Beef Hash and all of the traditional breakfast foods. There is a large selection of both hot and cold sandwiches for lunch and dinner. Comfort foods like fried chicken, chicken fried steak or choose a fresh salad or seafood meal. No matter what meal or what I order I usually have plenty leftover to eat the next day. There are many loyal customers that eat breakfast at The Bomber every weekend. If you do not get to the restaurant before about 9:15 AM there is usually a 20 – 30 minute wait for a table.
Facts about the Bomber ~ a timeline of the purchase and some interesting facts about the B-17 and it’s arrival in Milwaukie, OR. I found this to be interesting reading even though I am not into war planes. Also on this page there are some old photos and a link to the bomber’s restoration website.

The restaurant is full of WWII memorabilia and old photographs.

I couldn’t get far enough back to get the entire wing span in my photo.

The b-17 Bomber

ANoher of the B-17

wait to be seated


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