Mill's Drive-In Pizza restaurant in B...

Mill's Drive-In Pizza restaurant in Barbourville (1970s)

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jim thompson

Austin, TX

#1 Sep 5, 2013
Does anyone remember this restaurant? It was so good we used to drive up to Barbourville from Gray when I was a kid back in the 70s.

Just wondering if anybody knew the family who owned it or had any info on the background of the pizza cook. He had to be from NYC. It's still the best pizza I ever ate.
tracker

United States

#2 Sep 5, 2013
Pete Ledford owned and operated the restaurant. I worked there in the 70's for a couple of years. Pete made the pizzas and his brother, but the brother passed away a few years ago, He ( pete ) is the owner of Oasisis Pizza on the square now. Pizza should be about the same.
jim thompson

Austin, TX

#3 Sep 5, 2013
Thanks tracker, what kind of training had those men had? I've eaten at the Oasis a couple times, it's fine but man Mill's Drive-In was really something else.
heard that

London, KY

#4 Sep 5, 2013
jim thompson wrote:
Thanks tracker, what kind of training had those men had? I've eaten at the Oasis a couple times, it's fine but man Mill's Drive-In was really something else.
Everything was better in the 70's.When we were all about 30 years younger. But Mills was a great place to eat and have fun,
That was back in the day. Same people do own oasis though.
tracker

United States

#5 Sep 6, 2013
Yep, I made $l.00 an hour back then, plus tips and my free meal.
some one who know

United States

#6 Sep 6, 2013
yep I worked there too 48hrs a week for $1.00 an hr Dave Ledford was the best pizza maker in town
jim thompson

Austin, TX

#7 Sep 7, 2013
Can any of y'all tell me the address of the old building? I'm heading up to Knox County over the holidays and would love to take a gander at the old restaurant.
info

London, KY

#8 Sep 7, 2013
It's now a daycare across from Pope Lumber on Cumberland Ave.
tracker

United States

#9 Sep 7, 2013
They tore the original one down shortly after they moved into the "daycare building". They were about side by side though, the best I remember.
jim thompson

Austin, TX

#11 Sep 8, 2013
just looked at it on google maps,thanks for the vectors y'all.
FYI

Monticello, KY

#12 Sep 13, 2013
tracker wrote:
They tore the original one down shortly after they moved into the "daycare building". They were about side by side though, the best I remember.
No they didn't tear it down. They remodeled the inside and added onto it
Pizza in paper bag

London, KY

#13 Sep 13, 2013
The pizza had cornmeal on the bottom of the crust and was in a paper grocery bag- yes it was tasty!!
tracker

United States

#14 Sep 13, 2013
FYI wrote:
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No they didn't tear it down. They remodeled the inside and added onto it
There was definitely another one before the "daycare one". They were side by side. The first one sat on the ground, with only 1 step.(I remember because I made a many trip in and out taking "drive-in-orders". That was in either 1975 or76. I think they moved into the "daycare building" (which has several steps that I would have remembered climbing 10-15 times a day), in about 1977 or 78.
remember

United States

#15 Sep 14, 2013
Where the day care is used to be a grocery store by the name of Joe willis grocery.
LorLee

London, KY

#16 Jun 24, 2014
Does anyone know who ran the Oasis drive- restaurant near the Knox drive-in theatre?
half of it

Keavy, KY

#17 Jun 24, 2014
Louis something, I think.
half of it

Keavy, KY

#18 Jun 24, 2014
They sold a Louis Burger, but I like their BBQ sandwich with cole slaw on top. Oh man.
Very Interested

Orlando, KY

#19 Jun 24, 2014
it was Oasis then Joe Goodin ran it here is a web site with a picture of it..--------https://www.facebo ok.com/groups/petegrubb/
sinner

United States

#20 Jun 24, 2014
I remember the pizza it was awesome we didn't get it much but I can recall ripping the bag open mouth watering. Excitement for a depot dirty ear kid
stephanie

Willimantic, CT

#21 Jul 6, 2014
Ahh, nostalgia! When times were simpler and people were nicer! I miss the good old days. Didn't have much, but we made do with what we did have. Nobody was better off than the next guy...everybody was in the same boat, at least in my old neighborhood. We had an awesome pizza joint, too. Didn't go often, but when we did go, there were never any leftovers!!! There's a magazine publication called "Reminisce" that's all about "the good old days". If any of you get the chance, check it out.

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