Get Your ’50s Fix At This Fabulously Kitschy Wisconsin Diner

Nostalgia is one of those really nebulous and undefinable feelings that just sort of takes us over at a moment’s notice. Sometimes it’s a taste or a smell or a specific song that can transport us to a different place and time. Most of the folks that have a meal at Gus’s Diner outside of Madison didn’t actually live through the 1950s, but there’s something about the simplicity of that era that really calls to people. Maybe it’s the feeling of simplicity or maybe it’s all the chrome and bright colors. Whatever the reason, you’ll love the feeling of nostalgia you feel the moment you step through the doors of Gus’s Diner. You’ll be instantly transported to a 1950s soda shop where the girls are in poodle skirts and the boys all have leather jackets. It’s a quirky and fun blast from the past that also happens to have great food and some of the best service you’ll find for miles. Gus’s is a celebration of the past and you’ll love getting to go back in time at this kitschy, fun and funky little diner.

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The Sun Prairie location is at 630 N. Westmount, Sun Prairie, WI 53590. The Verona location is at 110 Keenan Court, Verona, WI 53593.

You can find out more about this fabulously fun diner on their website or by checking out their Facebook page.

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