The Original Rosie’s Diner located on 14 Mile Rd. (M57) in Rockford is getting a new neighbor. The Ice Cream Shoppe at Rosie’s Diner is having its grand opening this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 18-19.
What began life as Uncle Bob’s Diner in Flint, Mich., is the original 1947-built Jerry O’Mahony dining car. The diner car was moved to Rockford in 1987 and was joined by Rosie’s Diner from Little Ferry, New Jersey and the Garden of Eatin’ from Fulton, New York.
Rosie’s Diner and the newly renovated Ice Cream Shoppe, as well as the 18-hole diner-themed miniature golf course, are owned and operated by Jonelle Woods and her family. Rosie’s Diner gained fame through the 1970’s Bounty paper towel commercials featuring Nancy Walker, as well as recently being featured on FoodNetwork’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.” The Shoppe will offer timeless soda shop favorites that are known and loved, including hand-dipped milkshakes and malts, banana splits and towering sundaes. They’ll also be serving premium Michigan-made ice cream as well as soft-serve confections.
Visit this the local landmark that boasts the only place in the country with three original diner cars—and now a great stop to enjoy your favorite ice cream treats, too!