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Oh where, oh where has the big doggie in Richmond gone?

By Chris Treadway
Sunday, May 29th, 2011 at 11:21 pm in El Cerrito, History, Richmond.


The famous Doggie Diner head so revered in San Francisco once smiled over Macdonald Avenue in Richmond, as shown in this image posted by Debra Harkness, administrator of the “I Grew up in Richmond, California” Facebook group.


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Debra added last week that the group will have a canopy at the Juneteenth Festival. Be sure to stop by and say hello.

The festival will be from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 18 at Nicholl Park, on Macdonald Avenue at 33rd Street, following the annual parade that starts at 10 a.m.

Juneteenth admission is free. Headline acts will include Miki Howard and Lenny Williams, along with a youth stage, food and craft vendors and a special tribute to fathers.

The Doggie Diner chain also had a location at San Pablo and Fairmount avenues in El Cerrito that also had the familiar doggie head.

If anyone has a picture of either location, we’d love to share it here.

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  • http://www.slimmbuick.com/images/Gerrit_Slimm_DoggieDinerPremierByLaughingSquid.jpg Slimm Buick

    LOVE the Diner Doggie Heads? See the Movie, Head Trip, yet? Here I am at the premier in Alameda a few years back. That’s our son Gerrit tenZeldam, on the Little Devil Bike an Art Bike by Slimm Buick (he is atop Rawhide, his usual ride)

  • lea

    Was on Treasure Island recently and THREE Doggie Diner heads were chained to a building going to seed. Not sure what they were doing there but I hope someone moves them to a place where all can appreciate them.

  • Sandra Jordan

    I was just telling a friend of mine about doggie diner in richmond. She don’ don’t remember a doggie diner on 23rd and Macdonald. I am glad the posting is listed so I can prove I am right.