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In 1982 Corkys was changed over by new owner Peter Metsos to The Lamplighter Family Restaurant which became the second location of a chain of three Lamplighters in the San Fernando Valley.  Peter Metsos was and entrepreneur, but he knew better than to try and disturb the exterior of Armet and Davis’s design as he was a fan of them so he left it alone and just remodeled the interior. Mr Metsos had owned another one of Armet and Davis’s design previously in the 1970’s which was called Conrads and now known as Astros on Fletcher Drive. Mr Metsos and his son George Metsos owned and operated the Lamplighters for nearly 30 years in the Valley. In 2004 Peter Metsos passed away and it left his son to run the day to day operations. George Metsos who owns another famous location in Toluca Lake called PATYS came up with a plan to make a change. It was Christmas 2009 and George came up with the idea to remodel and re open Corkys once again. With the help of his wife Astrid, Mr and Mrs Metsos re opened Corkys in April 2010 capturing the The 1970’s architecture and feel along with re establishing Armet and Davis’s design. Mr  Metsos invited Mr Davis who at 94 years old came out to experience his creation and the re opening. Mr Eldon Davis passed away this year but he did get to see Corkys “ excavated from a tomb “ as stated by Chris Nichols associate editor for Los Angeles Magazine who is the expert in Googie Architecture in southern California. Corkys is family owned and operated by the Metsos Family. Corkys is known for using the freshest ingredients available and using fresh cut meats and poultry with out hormones and antibiotics. We prepare all our meals to order and we are proud of the quality of our product we serve. The Cork Lounge is truly a great experience, very comfortable with some of the best musical talent preforming in the city. The Cork Lounge has made some waves in music world and more and more entertainers want to preform on the stage. So come in and enjoy a great meal with some drinks and music and relax. Come and experience Corkys and The Cork Lounge you wont be disappointed.

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Parking: Lot

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Family Style

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: No

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average

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Love this place. Great for an early morning/late night stop over. Good service, and a beautiful bit of Valley history (and architecture). The bar lounge in back is a great dark place to hunker, as well. Ignore the listed hours. The diner opens at 7am. The bar closes down at 2am.

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5043 Van Nuys BlvdSherman OaksCA 91403

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