The building that now hosts Fred's Place has been a restaurant since 1959. It became Fred's Place around 1997, when the owner, Fred Ziaz, took a friend's tip to buy the yellow-topped eatery. The black-and-white checkered floors, lime-green paint, and empty gumball machine are as telling as the line of eight always-occupied bar stools. This place is a classic, and customers often seem to know each other. Fred's Place has become a cherished secret for regulars -- a place where they know a hamburger means a half-pound of beef on a bun.
- Hours: Mon - Sat, 24 hrs; Sun, closes at 6pm and reopens Monday at 5am.
- Handicap Accessible: It sits at street level.
- Payments accepted: American Express, Cash, Debit Card, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
- Food & dining options: Vegetarian
- General services: Eat-in, Take-out
- Specialties: Hamburgers with a half pound of beef
- ATM: No
- Parking: Free lot
- Private events: No
- What makes this community special?: There are more than a few regulars because if they come once, they'll likely be back.
- Cuisine: American, Burgers
- Signature dishes: Half-pound burgers
- What dish is most representative of the restaurant?: The half-pound burger
- Price level: $
- Number of tables: 10
- Features: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
- Atmosphere: Fun
- Dress code: None