Fertitta's Restaurant
2 East Mellen Street (corner of South Mallory)
Phoebus, VA

"FRANK'S RESTAURANT, 1 SO. MALLORY ST., PHOEBUS, VA ---- LARGEST SEATING CAPACITY ON THE PENINSULA" "FERTITTA'S RESTAURANT at 2 East Mellen Street is owned by Anthony J. Fertitta.  He has been in business at this location since 1949." Sunday, January 22, 2006

... I stopped to get a shot of the old Frank's Restaurant ... then Fertitta's ... now Lancer's.
Wednesday, September 8, 2004
Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64)
of VA - 01/15/06
Thanks, Dave!
Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64)
of VA - 09/06/04
Thanks, Dave!
Image by Dave Spriggs ('64)
of VA - 01/22/06
Thanks, Dave!
Image by Dave Spriggs ('64)
of VA - 09/08/04
Thanks, Dave!

I saw this (postcard of Frank's Restaurant) on Ebay and wondered where it might have been located ....
thinking that it was surely long razed.  But, the angled front door seemed vaguely familiar, so I had
a look at my images of Fertitta's.  Sho nuff .... the same building.

- Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 01/15/06
WOWZERS!!!  Thanks, Dave!

Dave, that building does resemble the Fertitta's building. I hated to see the original Fertitta's close, I have never
eaten a better hot dog in my life. As I worked in that area most of my adult life, I frequented the restaurant often.
But only to eat hot dogs. I don't believe I ever tried anything else.

- Cookie Phillips ('64) of VA - 01/17/06
Thanks, Cookie!

  Anthony J. Fertitta (11 July 1918 - 11 Feb 2014)

  HAMPTON - Anthony J. "Tony" Fertitta, 95, passed away at his daughter's home on Tuesday, February 11, 2014. He was a lifelong resident of Hampton.

Tony, often labeled as the "Hot Dog King of Hampton", was the former owner and operator of Fertitta's Place in Phoebus for 40 years.

He had a passion for golf which led him to a honorary membership with the Hampton Golf Association. He held memberships with the Elk Lodge, Moose, and the American Legion. Tony, a veteran of the U.S. Army, dedicated his free time to assist his fellow veterans at the Hampton V.A. Medical Center.

He is survived by his daughter, Terri Fertitta of Newport News and her companion, Charlie James; son, Anthony J. Fertitta, Jr. of Alexandria; sister, Frances Walker of Newport News; and several nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to send their appreciation to Tony's caregivers, Jacqueline, Leola, Krystal, Sheila, LaQuaya, Keisha, Tianah, Tinel. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home.

A celebration of Tony's life will be held at 2:30 PM on Sunday, February 16 at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Parklawn Memorial Park. Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolences with the family. Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave. in Hampton, 23666.

Published in Daily Press from Feb. 13 to Feb. 14, 2014
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You can get anything you want at Alice's Restaurant
You can get anything you want at Alice's Restaurant
Walk right in it's around the back
Just a half a mile from the railroad track
You can get anything you want at Alice's Restaurant


"Alice's Restaurant" midi courtesy of http://www.headeye.com/music/midi/ARLO_GUTHRIE__AlicesRestraurant.mid,
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 09/06/04
Thanks, Dave!

Chorus to "Alice's Restaurant" lyrics courtesy of http://www.arlo.net/lyrics/alices.shtml,
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 09/06/04
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Hampton High School's Crab clip art courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/agent99bm/ - 10/02/05
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