Shelbyville's original Hobble House at its grand opening in early fall 1966. (T-G file photo)
A restaurant known as the Hobble House, which I guess was a successor to the ones on North Main Street over the years, was just replaced by a restaurant of another name on the first floor of the Gunter Building.
But here's a look at the original Hobble House, a Shelbyville institution for years, on its grand opening at its first North Main Street location. Not sure of the exact date it opened, but this was for the "grand opening" advertisement published Sept. 30, 1966.
The ad mentioned "homemade pies, cream waffles, charbroiled steaks and charbroiled hamburgers."
Was the Hobble House originally part of a chain? I Googled the name and only the Shelbyville location comes up.
The Hobble House moved from this building, which now houses Ernie Cook & Son Motors, to a building across the street which has since been torn down. I'm thinking the later location, which operated until a few years ago, was a remodeled ex-gas station.
And I always notice the cars. Look near the front door. Someone sure had a nice Porsche 911.
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