Somebody Help This Poor Girl: Restaurant Memory Lane

This plea from another Disher suffering from restaurant memory loss:

I am trying to recollect the name of a restaurant that was operating in the 1970’s and 80’s located on the Circle – it was rather exclusive (and if my memory serves me correctly – required reservations). Probably around 1979, family members took my nephew there for his high school graduation dinner – and recently we were sitting around discussing that event – and guess what?  Not a one of us could recall the name of the restaurant.

Southern Kitchen?


  • Tom

    What is “on the Circle”?

  • Amy S

    Harry Hines at Northwest HIghway.

  • Tom

    Thanks Amy.

    According to, “the circle” ceased to exist sometime between 1972 and 1979. It certainly doesn’t look like a locale for an upscale establishment.

  • Scagnetti

    Is it the seafood place called The Bounty?

  • The Brad, I ate in every one of those restaurants. I’m puttin my money on Southern Kitchen. cinnamon rolls…

  • littleloo

    Oh yeah, Southern Kitchen is what I was thinking also!! My family always went there for celebrations. We went to the east NW High local though.

  • irodguy

    Yep it would be Southern Kitchen with the very proper southern waiters. I still really wish they would have sold out or moved instead of closing.

  • Rebross

    Southern Kitchen or Ralph and Kacoo’s

  • Twinwillow

    Southern Kitchen brings back great food memories. $3.95 for more food than anyone could ever eat including, oysters! Remember the sticky rolls?

  • Lakewoody

    Yep – Southern Kitchen – used to go there for xmas eve or something over the holidays – – think of that when I drive by there, in much the same way I will yearn for Whirly Ball now….