Remembering Seapy’s


Reader Susan Rose Fenske wrote recently from Brownsville, Ore., after finding my blog while searching for historical Pomona stuff. She attended Pomona High before graduating from Ganesha High in 1959. After her 50th high school reunion, she began thinking about times gone by.

And those included Seapy’s, a restaurant on East Holt near the old Pomona High.

“I used to go here with my friends and order mashed potatoes and gravy and chocolate cream pie. I loved those two things and ordered a la carte,” Fenske writes.

“I understand the restaurant has been gone for many, many years now. Do you know of any pictures of the restaurant when it was as it was?”

Bruce Guter of the Pomona Public Library couldn’t find any photos of the restaurant but he did find the charming advertisement at left in the 1956 Pomona High yearbook.

Anyone remember Seapy’s?

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  • Bob Terry

    In the ’60s when my dad golfed on the weekend, my mom and I would venture to north Pomona and have breakfast there very often. In fact, we would walk in…get seated…o.j. for me…coffee for mom…and our breakfast would arrive without even ordering. The cook would see us walk in and make bacon & eggs, scrambled well, white toast. That was service!

  • Susan

    What great memories. I attended Pomona High in the portables after the fire, prior to the opening of Ganesha High. I loved Seapy’s. My order; Mashed Potatoes & Gravy & Chocolate Pie.

    Thanks for these pictures. Susan, Ganesha ’59

  • Vanessa

    This was my family’s restaurant. I have the recipe to Grandma Barbara’s secret BBQ sauce. Thanks for writing about this. Made my day! PS, I love the photo. Where did you get it?

    [Hi, Vanessa. Nice to hear from a Seapy relation. Like I said, the photo came from the ’56 Pomona High yearbook, courtesy of the local library. Are you gonna share the secret recipe or keep it a secret? — DA]