Diners

Restaurants originally built to resemble a railway dining car. They are sometimes prefabricated and often have a long, narrow floor plan; they are further distinguished by serving short-order menu items, and usually having a counter and booths at which customers may eat. They were originally often located along roadways, although today they may also be found in urban environments.

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diners
diner
klein (weg)restaurants Dutch
klein (weg)restaurant Dutch
comedores Spanish
comedor Spanish

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Restaurants originally built to resemble a railway dining car. They are sometimes prefabricated and often have a long, narrow floor plan; they are further distinguished by serving short-order menu items, and usually having a counter and booths at which customers may eat. They were originally often located along roadways, although today they may also be found in urban environments.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300005190. The J. Paul Getty Trust.