Ford Motor Company, as most are already aware, has quite a rich history as one of America’s most important manufacturing companies. That history also translates to a pretty cool dining experience, it turns out, as Ford’s Garage is proving at multiple locations across Florida, one in Indiana, and of course, a Dearborn, Michigan location.
Each Ford’s Garage restaurant is designed to look like a gas station from the 1920s and is filled with vintage Ford vehicles, fixtures, and gas pumps. Even the bars inside the restaurants are decidedly vintage, mixing prohibition-style elements like brick, richly colored woods, and a copper bar top that’s hammered by hand. It’s almost like stepping back in time, in a decidedly good way.
However, aside from all of this nostalgia, Ford’s Garage is a good old fashioned burger and beer joint, too. The eatery features a pretty extensive selection of hamburgers made from a variety of meats (and a vegetarian option), as well as gourmet toppings. And for those non-burger lovers, the Garage also serves up a variety of other options including everything from salads to mac and cheese. And it can all be washed down with a variety of craft beers.
The original Ford’s Garage opened up in Fort Myers, Florida back in 2012, less than a mile from Henry Ford’s winter home. In the years since, the concept has become quite popular and expanded to include a number of locations, most of which are located in the state of Florida.
And as one might imagine, the restaurant also hosts quite a few cruise-ins and special Blue Oval-themed events for fans of the brand, including a Model T owner meetup and charity fundraisers. All of which sounds like a great excuse to get out, enjoy some good old fashioned nostalgia, and snag some grub at the same time.