Best Fictional Restaurants on TV
Everyone has their favorite burger joint or pizza place that they frequently visit with friends, and that applies to fictional characters as well. It's hard to think of a show that doesn't include a made-up local watering hole or food spot that acts as a backdrop to all of the characters' latest drama. After all, food brings people together and serves as a favorite social activity. Here are some of the coolest fictional restaurants that we wish were real.
"We'd like to hang out at the Max."
The Max, 'Saved by the Bell'
Even if you didn't grow up in the 90s, you can probably picture the bright neon sign of The Max, the local hangout featured in "Saved by the Bell." The crew of friends frequented the place after a long day of school to talk about the day's events, gossip about each other's love lives and, of course, poke fun at Screech. We'd like to hang out there and try some of the food that the group enjoyed from middle school on.
MacLaren's Pub, 'How I Met Your Mother"
What better backdrop to some of the deepest reflections of love and life than a bar with your friends? MacLaren's Pub, the fictional hangout spot in "How I Met Your Mother," is located in Manhattan and is where the crew gets together after work. The friends often meet there in the same booth at the same time to chat about Ted's latest love dilemma and offer him sound advice...until Barney makes an appearance, of course.
The Krusty Krab, 'SpongeBob SquarePants'
It may be an animated children's show, but that doesn't stop us from drooling over the sight of a Krabby Patty. There's even candy that mimics the look of the fictional burger. Using your Crock-Pot® Digital Slow Cooker with iStir™ Stirring System, you can make your own twist on the fake sandwich. Just try out a few different burger recipes in your slow cooker until you discover one that truly speaks to you and looks as fresh and tasty as the "real" thing.
The Hub, 'That 70s Show'
When the friends in "That 70s Show" weren't hanging in their parents' basement, they were usually causing trouble at The Hub. It's where the group chatted about life, got into fights, bonded with the owner and started romantic relationships. Who can forget the fictional-turned real-life power couple Jackie and Kelso, played by Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher? The sweet times at The Hub are partially responsible for this adorable duo.
Chubbie's, 'Boy Meets World'
Another scene of a classic duo, Chubbie's was always the best spot for good food in the hit show "Boy Meets World." Topanga and Corey, along with the rest of the crew, would come to the spot from middle school throughout high school to hang out and chat over some tasty burgers. It was also the spot that Eric and Corey reserved for a rave with their classmates - though it seamlessly turned into a classy surprise celebration for their parents' anniversary party. It takes a special restaurant like Chubbie's to serve as both a club and family hang out.