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Actual restaurants: where famous movies were shot

Want to have what Meg Ryan was having in the film ‘When Harry Met Sally’? to this day, the table where Ryan and Billy Crystal sat is marked with a sign that reads “Where Harry met Sally…hope you have what she had!”

Looking to sample the onion rings where the ‘Sopranos’ had their last meal? —but can you name the Brooklyn joint where John Travolta got his pizza in Saturday Night Fever? We’ve rounded up some of the favorite restaurants appeared in movies. Check out our roundup below.

Katz’s Delicatessen – Remember that scene in When Harry Met Sally where Meg Ryan was, uh, faking it? Yeah, that was at Katz’s. (And we’re not so sure she was really acting. If you’ve had our brisket, you catch our drift.) Or how about when Johnny Depp meets up with his FBI contact in Donnie Brasco? Katz’s again.  Head to Katz’s Delicatessen at 205 East Houston Street in New York City. The restaurant has also been featured in the following movies:

Donnie Brasco
Across the Universe
We Own the Night
Katzs-DelicatessenRandy’s Donuts – Located at 805 West Manchester Avenue in Inglewood, California. It has been featured in a long list of films, including ‘Earth Girls Are Easy,’ ‘Mars Attacks!,’ ‘The Golden Child,’ ‘Into the Night,’ ‘Stripped to Kill,’ ‘Problem Child 2,’ ‘Breathless,’ ‘California Girls,’ ‘2012,’ ‘Iron Man 2,’ ‘Get Shorty,’ ‘Volcano,’ ‘Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles,’ ‘Escape from Petropolis,’ and ‘Love Letters.’
Randys-DonutsCafe Lalo – In the film ‘You’ve Got Mail,’ when Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks arranged to meet for the first time after enjoying plenty of online flirtation, they picked Cafe Lalo for their meeting place. The restaurant is located at 201 West 83rd Street in New York City.

Lenny’s Pizza – In the iconic opening credits of ‘Saturday Night Fever,’ John Travolta struts his stuff along the streets of Brooklyn to the beat of the Bee Gees’ “Staying Alive.” When he gets a hankering for some grub, he heads to Lenny’s Pizza, an actual restaurant located at 1969 86th Street in Brooklyn, New York.

Kansas City Barbeque – If you’re a big fan of ‘Top Gun,’ you should head to San Diego, California and visit Kansas City Barbeque at 600 W Harbor Drive!

Mulberry Street Bar – Mulberry Street Bar, located at 176 Mulberry Street in New York City, appeared in the movies ‘Donnie Brasco’ and ‘The Godfather Part III,’ as well as on the television series ‘The Sopranos.’

Carver Cafe – Are you a fan of ‘Twilight’? You’ll probably be interested in visiting the Carver Cafe, then! The restaurant, which can be found at 16471 SE Highway 224 in Damascus, Oregon, was the backdrop for a scene in the 2008 film.

Coyote Ugly Saloon – Who hasn’t heard of Coyote Ugly? You may be surprised to know, though, that the actual Coyote Ugly Saloon at 153 First Avenue in New York City opened in 1993, seven years before the 2000 film was made.

The Dresden Restaurant – The Dresden Restaurant, which is located at 1760 N. Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles, California, has been a filming location for various films, most notably ‘Swingers,’ ‘What Women Want,’ ‘That Thing You Do!’ and ‘Anchorman.’

Gray’s Papaya – located at the intersection of West 72nd Street and Broadway, has been featured in a number of films, including:

Die Hard with a Vengeance
You’ve Got Mail
Down to Earth
Fools Rush In
The Back-Up Plan
Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist
Grays-Papaya21 Club – 21 Club, located at 21 West 52nd Street in New York City, has been featured in a long line of movies, which includes:

North by Northwest
One Fine Day
Two for the Money
Rear Window
Wall Street
Manhattan Murder Mystery
How to Save a Marriage and Ruin Your Life
Sweet Smell of Success
The Bronx Is Burning
Cradle Will Rock
All About Eve
Valley of the Dolls
In a Lonely Place
Written on the Wind
The Last Angry Man
Live and Let Die
Beach Blanket Bingo
The Man Who Came to Dinner
How to Marry a Millionaire
Week-End at the Waldorf
Cass Timberlane
Lady Be Good

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