We wound up here on the recommendation of a friend. Yermo is a little more than half way to Las Vegas from San Diego and we were timed to hit it at lunch time. You can't miss Peggy Sue's because there are a gazillion signs at and before the exit.
It's a huge place, thankfully, because they are known to get the occasional tour bus. There are several dining areas each with different themes. It was fairly empty when we arrived (prior to a tour bus) and we couldn't understand why it was so over-staffed until that tour bus arrived. The service was a bit slow though throughout our meal.
There's a lot of 50s-60s decor on the wall. My husband and daughter went outside to see a big dinosaur which was neat. The decor is tired looking, in general, and kitchy. My husband liked his chili burger. My turkey sandwich was gross (loads of mayo, one ice berg lettuce leaf, white bread and cheap turkey). My daughter ate dino nuggers and fries - not bad.
However, what we did love were the fried pickles. Seriously, they were really good and not something I would normally order but the server said they were known for them.
I am not sure if we'd stop here again, but it's got a certain novelty to it. I would stick to American classics like burgers and shakes and forget trying to be healthy. Some of the pies looked good too.
We thought the decor would be more entertaining to our 5-year-old but she would have been just as happy at McDonalds or Chili's.
Soda fountain, ice-cream parlor, pizza parlor, burgers, steaks, homemade chili and soups, old-fashioned candy, 1950s music, a 1950s-style dime store, TV and movie memorabilia, curios, and souvenir shop. Extensive children’s menu. The kids will appreciate the game arcade, plus a park featuring cool lagoons and sparkling waterfalls surrounded by shady weeping willow trees.