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Old Chester, PA: Restaurants: Shooster's Drive-In

Shooster's Painting, courtesy of the artist, Stephen Shooster

Painting courtesy of the artist, Stephen Shooster, shoosty@bellsouth.net, 800-557-8383

NE Corner of 9th & Flower Streets

Shoosters Restaurant; Photo courtesy of Reece Thomas & Rick Nicholson
Photo of Shooster's courtesy of Reece Thomas & Rick Nicholson

Click here for a 1958 photo of Shooster's courtesy of Rocky (Hazel Hillard) Bohlmann

Original Shooster's from the Felton Fire Company's 100th Anniversary book; courtesy of Leigh Allvord
Photo of the original Shooster's from the Felton Fire Company's 100th Anniversary book
courtesy of Leign Allvord, ldamm3usn@comcast.net 

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Presidents | Other Employees | Company History | Recollections

Photos of some of  Shoosters carhops, courtesy of Jim Garvey, dakota2511@home.com

A letter from Harry & Herman Shooster about the newly remodeled SHOOSTER'S Restaurant

Presidents: Frank Shooster, founder [Obituary]

Harry Shooster
Herman Shooster

Other Employees Claudia Chandler
Dee (Sommers) Garvey
Dee Wanner
Hazel White

Company History:
Recollections: "In 1950 /51, there was a nightly radio broadcast called "Wieners Nightwatch," which originated at Shooster's Drive-in.  We could call up and request a song and dedicate it to someone, and they would announce it on the radio.  In those days, there were a lot of party lines, and all the lines would get crossed, and instead of reaching Shooster's, we would be on the telephone with 4 or 5 other people who were also calling the radio disc jockey.  It was a lot of fun, even if you didn't get to request a song, you got to exchange phone numbers with others.  I wonder if anyone remembers that.

-Carole Gelnack Mullen,

"If I recall correctly, it started out as a round white building.  It has been a long time since I thought about the word "carhops" but Arnolds on TV had nothing on the real Shoosters. Later a larger building was built with sit down booths, etc. but it was never the same as the original.  I am not sure about the color of the new building but I think it was brown. The building was later torn down as the land was used for an exit ramp off the Commordore Barry Bridge.  If I recall correctly one of the local Chester radio stations used to originate a broadcast from there."

"Joker" Jack Chambers, jokerjak908@yahoo.com

"The first drive-in in the area"




If you have any information and or pictures that you would like to contribute about Shooster's Drive-In in Chester, please forward it to john@oldchesterpa.com

2001, 2002 John A. Bullock III.

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This page last updated 02/24/07