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Fong's Restaurant

Postby Phantom Gtowner » Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:19 pm

Fong's is gone. It went without a whimper. It's now a sushi bar. I might not even mention this except that I think Fong's could be the second oldest restaurant in Georgetown with a history of at least five decades. Originally it was on Main Street where Yong's is today then, I'm thinking it had to be the early to mid 1970's, they moved to the present location at roughly Mountainview Road and Guelph Street. As a long time resident of Georgetown, it irks me that these kinds of stories are almost never published in our newspaper. Any replies to this would be welcome.
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Re: Fong's Restaurant

Postby Mark Llew » Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:41 pm

Phantom Gtowner wrote:I think Fong's could be the second oldest restaurant in Georgetown with a history of at least five decades.

I'm guessing that the Georgeview, next to where the IGA used to be, is the oldest?
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Re: Fong's Restaurant

Postby Phantom Gtowner » Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:07 pm

I don't know for sure, Mark, but I figured Georgeview Open Kitchen as the longest continuous running restaurant in Georgetown. It likely opened in 1955 which I'm pretty sure would predate Fong's. An amazing record when you consider that many establishments are gone within five years. Okay here's a tough one, what's number three?
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Re: Fong's Restaurant

Postby linda paul » Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:48 pm

I know these two have changed names quite a few times but what about Hunter's Inn and The Jack-O-Lantern
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Re: Fong's Restaurant

Postby Scooter1 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:20 am

Phantom I agree, there should have been something written to thank the FONG FAMILY, I think FONGS was as GEORGETOWN as you can get, HANK & BETTY were just a young couple, starting a family, I watched the kids grow. What a shame the town did not even say farewell.

Thank you HANK & BETTY, great food, great people...
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Re: Fong's Restaurant

Postby Phantom Gtowner » Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:08 pm

Hunter's Inn wasn't even a restaurant when I was a kid in the early 1960's. It was actually a small variety store.
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Re: Fong's Restaurant

Postby Scooter1 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:25 pm

RITA MAWS wasn't it....
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Re: Fong's Restaurant

Postby mjmward » Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:29 pm

Now we are digging up the memories.
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Re: Fong's Restaurant

Postby Phantom Gtowner » Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:17 am

A friend of mine just pointed out that if you count Dairy Queen as a restaurant, it would pre-date Fong's. Well, I dunno. Dairy Queen only sold ice cream products until about 1970 when they jumped into hamburger rat race, so I'm not sure it would count. My guess for the 3rd longest (now 2nd without Fong's) continuous service restaurant in town is Golden Fish and Chips. But I could be wrong!
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Re: Fong's Restaurant

Postby John Ackroyd » Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:22 pm

Golden Fish and Chips was my guess but what about KFC? A friend of mine once told me he met Colonel Sanders in Nobles Dairy when KFC had their grand opening.
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Re: Fong's Restaurant

Postby Phantom Gtowner » Thu Mar 24, 2011 6:16 pm

Indeed John! Seems to me Kentucky Fried Chicken, as we used to call it, must have been there as early as maybe 1963. Anybody know for sure? (As a sidebar: Does anybody remember The Corner Cupboard on Main Street?)
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Re: Fong's Restaurant

Postby John Ackroyd » Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:04 pm

I don't know what year KFC opened but I did find that the Colonel inspected the place in September 1968.

http://news.halinet.on.ca/91968/page/8? ... =OOI.91968
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Re: Fong's Restaurant

Postby Mark Llew » Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:54 pm

Phantom Gtowner wrote:Indeed John! Seems to me Kentucky Fried Chicken, as we used to call it, must have been there as early as maybe 1963. Anybody know for sure? (As a sidebar: Does anybody remember The Corner Cupboard on Main Street?)

I remember The Corner Cupboard. To me as a young kid it seemed like something out of Archie Comics -- teenagers, milkshakes, rock 'n' roll !

Nobles was still going strong as a dairy store in 1964 (Anne Lorraine was in my class)
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Re: Fong's Restaurant

Postby Scooter1 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:23 pm

When did Stan's arrive and what year did it close? Still a restaurant and has been with many names.
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Re: Fong's Restaurant

Postby Al Darby » Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:32 pm

Scooter1 wrote:When did Stan's arrive and what year did it close? Still a restaurant and has been with many names.

It was there before Stan. IIRC, it was Long's Restaurant and was the official Greyhound(?) Bus stop.

My Mom worked there when it was Long's and also when it was Stan's. I worked there for a while, in High School, as a Dishwasher and Busboy.
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Re: Fong's Restaurant

Postby Phantom Gtowner » Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:12 am

Not Greyhound Al, it was Grey Coach (or maybe Gray Coach?). I can remember Stan's being the official Grey Coach outlet in town. Later it might have been the restaurant in the Delrex Plaza. Gray Coach was a division of TTC back in the day.
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Re: Fong's Restaurant

Postby Al Darby » Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:43 am

Phantom Gtowner wrote:Not Greyhound Al, it was Grey Coach (or maybe Gray Coach?). I can remember Stan's being the official Grey Coach outlet in town. Later it might have been the restaurant in the Delrex Plaza. Gray Coach was a division of TTC back in the day.

Thanks for that PG, I wasn't sure, hence the "(?)". I was just a youngster in those days (late 40s | early 50s), so that was a looonnnggg time ago. :clap:
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Re: Fong's Restaurant

Postby Mark Llew » Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:19 am

Al, why the picture of Mickey Rooney as your avatar?

:lmao:
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Re: Fong's Restaurant

Postby Scooter1 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:25 am

Delrex Tavern became the Bus Stop later...The Karolidis Family Pop, Pete, Bill & Andy
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Re: Fong's Restaurant

Postby Al Darby » Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:12 am

Mark Llew wrote:Al, why the picture of Mickey Rooney as your avatar?

:lmao:

Hey Mark, glad you like it.

It's a scan of a 35mm slide taken in '73 when I was participating in a Motorcycle Trials event, hence the sunnies and my Danish sea cap. Had a moustache for a few years, but got bored trimming it.
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Re: Fong's Restaurant

Postby Diane Beaulieu » Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:35 pm

Does anyone know the history of ahhhhh, ummmmm, it was called something like "blank" on 7. It was on hwy 7 near Delrex on the way out of town towards Brampton on the left hand side. Gosh, I really wish I hadn't grown up in the 60's!! My memory is crap these days! You had to have reservations and they only made a 5 or 6 course dinner and no alcohol as they felt that alcohol took away from the flavours of their meals. Am I insane?? Is this correct?
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Re: Fong's Restaurant

Postby Diane Beaulieu » Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:37 pm

I recently went to go to Fong's and discovered that it was changed to a sushi restaurant. I almost started crying! They made THE best Almond Soo Gai I've ever had and that's all I wanted that night. How could they???? They were a very nice family. I believe there is a Fong's in Alliston that perhaps one of their boys runs??
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Re: Fong's Restaurant

Postby kimsbirds » Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:27 pm

Diane I believe it was "Spot on 7"...never went there but did hear it was quite fancy...
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Spot On Seven

Postby Petitbois » Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:30 pm

We went there once, shortly before it closed. Don't recall the meal, but remember it was delicious. The lady who ran it made everything herself- her own breads, relishes etc, grew her own vegetables.... You had to order/state your preference (whatever the two options were that night- beef, pork etc) when you made your reservation.

Funny that you always go out of town to find a good restaurant....
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Re: Fong's Restaurant

Postby Diane Beaulieu » Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:42 am

Thanks! It was going to drive me nuts until I found out the name of it.
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