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George & Sally’s Blue Moon Diner

June 5, 2011

  • 6865 Hickory Road
  • Hickory Corners, MI 49060
  • (269) 671-5089
  • Website
  • No Online Menu

With J out of town for the weekend, I decided to pick up some extra work.  I got a call about some freelance work earlier this week but declined due to the fact I was supposed to take J to Chicago to catch a plane.  When I started my full time job on Friday, my Sunday opened up so I called the prospective employer back and told her I was available.  The job was still open, so I took it.

The job was on the grounds of the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners.  We’ve been talking about going to Gilmore for some time, but never got around to it.  We always thought it would be a good thing to do some afternoon when my family was in town, but I wasn’t sure if it would be worth the time and money.  I found out today it would be and next time my parents come to visit, we’ll be making the trip.

Not long after arriving on the large campus right off M-43 north of Gull Lake, we found our way to George & Sally’s Blue Moon Diner.  The 1941 Silk City Diner was moved to Gillmore in 2005 from Meridian, CT.  They kept the original name, but added the names of George & Sandy who gifted a “substantial” sum on money to get the diner project started. 

The Gillmore Car Museum is kind of set up with a number of barns housing the large collection of classic cars.  The diner is right next to the Carriage House on the north side of the property.  It’s a classic New Jersey diner with a lunch counter that seats eighteen and a row of booths.  The menu isn’t very large.  They only do a couple sandwiches, including a Chicago Style Hot Dog that they’re proud of,  but the main draw is the custard.

We took a seat at the end of the counter expecting to be served by one of the many waitresses who were dressed in 50’s diner outfits.  One of the ladies told us we needed to go to the cash register to put in an order.  My employer headed down that way and put in the order for a Vanilla Milkshake and a small cup of chocolate custard.

The milkshake was mine.  It was a pretty large cup of frozen custard mixed with milk to make a slightly thick concoction that was just a little too much to suck up through a straw.  The custard was delicious and perfect on a hot June day.

We spent more time in the Blue Moon Diner than we intended to just because you have to just sit there and soak it in.  It’s not very often that you run across a perfectly restored 1940’s diner.  It’s a great addition to the Gilmore Car Museum and something you have to check out while you’re there.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Garry permalink
    June 5, 2011 8:21 pm

    I agree with you, the custard is awesome! And I really enjoyed the Gilmore Car Museum, we were there approx two years ago and I understand the complex is even bigger now!

    • SW Michigan Dining permalink*
      June 5, 2011 8:27 pm

      They’re building a couple new buildings so they can stay open year round.

  2. Sally permalink
    May 25, 2015 8:05 pm

    I would love to visit some time, My deceased husband’s name was George, and my name is Sally from Kentucky! Enjoyed seeing this on the internet!

  3. Sally Delp 116 Louis Dr. McKeesRocks, Pa. 15136 permalink
    August 1, 2015 9:32 pm

    My husband is George and I’m Sally ! We found the picture of the diner in last years calendar ……’s so cute and we would love to see it in person but because of health problems my husband and I can’t travel any longer ! Do you have any pictures or postcards that we could buy?

    • Carol permalink
      September 2, 2016 1:30 pm

      Did you ever get postcards of diner? I will be going out there tuesday will check out pics.

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