There are countless TV restaurants we wish were real, but why dwell on the spots you'll never be able to visit when there are real-deal bars, diners and beyond where famous movies and shows were actually filmed?More
The neon sign that you've caught of glimpse of before every diner scene in nine seasons of Seinfeld doesn't actually belong to Monk's Café. It's outside of a real place called Tom's Restaurant in Manhattan's Morningside Heights neighbourhood, and though the interior isn't where scenes were actually filmed, big fans still stop in for a quick meal and photo opp.
The Double R Diner was an iconic locale in David Lynch's haunted mountain town of Twin Peaks, but in reality, the spot is Twede's Café, located in North Bend, WA. On the show, FBI special agent Cooper enjoyed more than a few slices of their famous cherry pie and washed it down with some "damn fine coffee"—both real items on the menu—and to fans' delight, the place was restored to it's campy, diner glory to serve as a shooting location for Twin Peaks: The Return.