DR. PATRICK’S POSTCARD ROADSIDE: Golden Star Diner

DR. PATRICK’S POSTCARD ROADSIDE: Golden Star Diner

Golden Star Diner

The mobile, prefabricated restaurant known as the diner originating in the mill towns of New England in the 1870s, but shifted to New Jersey in the early 20th century where manufacturers like O’Mahony, Fodero, Kullman, Paramount, Paterson Vehicle, Mountain View, and Swingle scattered diners to the roadside.

Dripping stainless steel Modernity, the Golden Star Diner was a mid-1950s O’Mahony that served the ceaseless stream of traffic thundering through Little Falls, New Jersey, on US 46, main road west from the George Washington Bridge. Following the path of successful diner operators, the owners traded up for a bigger, newer model in the late-1960s.