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Celebrity Spotting at the Smoke House Restaurant

Though it is located in Burbank, the old Smoke House Restaurant is probably more a part of Hollywood, movie making and the stars than many of the restaurants and clubs that are within Hollywood proper.

Founded in 1946, it is one of the oldest restaurants in Burbank and it is well grounded in the movie industry.  From day one you could see such stars as Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and others.

In 1948, it moved to its current location directly across from the Warner Brothers Studios.  Its proximity to both Warner Bros. and the Disney Studios make it a great place to dine if you hope to catch a glimpse of a celebrity.  Notable celebrities that once hung out in the restaurant include James Dean, Errol Fylnn, Milton Berle, Burl Ives and Judy Garland. Disney animators and stars have also frequented the Smoke House.

Today stars such as Andy Garcia and George Clooney are regulars. Clooney is so fond of the restaurant that he named his production company, Smokehouse Productions, after it.  There is also a booth in the back that has been dubbed the George Clooney booth.

The architecture of the restaurant is decidedly an “old world” style.  The interior features deep wood tones and bright wood booths.  Visit the Smoke House Restaurant website to see the menu.  We highly recommend you stop in for a bite to eat here after touring the Warner Brothers Studios.

4420 W. Lakeside Drive, Burbank, CA 91505


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