When you find yourself hungry while visiting the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the Hollywood Wax Museum and other attractions on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, stop in at the Pig ‘N Whistle Restaurant.
Nestled right next to the world famous Egyptian Theatre, the Pig ‘N Whistle is where stars such as Shirley Temple, Cary Grant, and Jane Wyman came to enjoy meals before their movie premiers. Built in 1927, it is considered a Hollywood Cultural Landmark.
The restaurant and bar underwent changes over the years as most things in Hollywood have done. By the 90s it was a fast food pizza restaurant and little of its lavish old furnishings and decor remained. In 1999, British restaurant operator Chris Breed remodeled the building, recovering the spectacular original ceiling ornamentation, and re-opened the restaurant.
You’ll find rich wood furnishings in a style that will make you feel you have stepped back into the early years of Hollywood and some good food and drink. The menu offers everything from spicy calamari, fresh salads, and gourmet sandwiches to English pub favorites like Fish & Chips.
If you stop by in the evenings, Pig ‘N Whistle features live entertainment every Wednesday through Saturday in the Back Room along with Karaoke in the Main room every Wednesday and Thursday
It’s located at 6714 Hollywood Blvd, just east of Grauman’s on the opposite side of the street.