Remembering Argento’s Diner in Shrewsbury


By Michael Perna Jr., Contributing Writer 

Remembering Argento’s Diner in Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury – Argento’s was a very large diner that stood on the corner of Route 9 and South Quinsigamond Avenue during the 1930s and 40s, roughly where the IHOP is located today (the road/intersection has been widened since those days).  It was open, according to this newspaper advertisement, 24 hours. It also had full “liquor privilege, which was unusual for most diners back then. Specials this week, as can be seen here, featured full meals for 25 cents! The diner was unusual and had been built on site, as opposed to most others that were built in a factory, then shipped to their operating location.  The diner was one of a number that served the many patrons of the White City Amusement Park. Like all of the others, Argento’s Diner is long gone.


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