The Back to the 60’s restaurant and more of Rennes !!!

The nostalgia of all things American took to read up on the story of this restaurant several years back ; therefore we went to check it out, it was an instant hit with the family and my dear late wife Martine love it, We have been back several times afterward, Let me tell you about the Back to the 60’s restaurant and the mountain dews of Rennes !


The first time we came in on market day, but were able to find street parking for the day for two euros at rue Legraveren off rue St Malo. We had réservations at Back to the 60’s, an American diner style resto full of American icons and mountain dew sodas, cheesecakes, milkshakes, and big burgers. A smoothie, mojito mangue,club sandwiches, coffees, and great 60’s music background, a very efficient friendly staffs and loaded with locals families and students from nearby Universities. It was a wonderful time and glad repeated several times afterward even after her passing for memories of always. Above pic my boys going in !


The Back to the 60’s resto is located at  5 bis, Rue Saint-Malo, a very popular youth/university student hang out in Rennes. Near off of it you have the Rue Saint Michel, or popularly called the Rue du soif, or street of thirst, as it is loaded with bars, restos and big university crowds. From the 60’s deco, and music from the period from Elvis Presley to Buddy Holly, Rick Valens, and Chubby Checker, wow, and the food American style with American products. We even brought home some mountain dew as take out are allowed, great place. We have been coming here since 2013 !!


In Rennes, Back to the 60’s, it’s almost an institution. It is strongly recommended to do reservation because of the affluence recorded at each service. A real American dinner, which has attracted crowds for many years now. Distinguishing itself from the wealth of bistros and creperies Back to the 60’s restaurant focuses on bringing back American cuisine to the heart of Rennes. The restaurant is a favorite among students, locals and tourist alike.


Back to the 60’s immerses you in the 1960’s. To you retro sensations with long live red sky seats, black and white tiled floor, and a good old 60s rock in the background. Enter a real diner or rather an American restaurant because here they serve you at the table. The soda map is great because  we can have Dr. Pepper and Mountain Dew, as well as many milkshakes!  And not to leave out the famous Cheesecake this time with strawberry and rhubard! An American Diner as we like them!


It must be said that everything lends themselves: the servers are nice, although a little stressed in times of rush. And at the planning level, Back to the 60’s has combined choice and quality. For most burgers, you can opt for a steak of beef, chicken or soy. Some are quite simple like the Barbecue and Bacon, others more exotic like Hawaiian, and Gaetan’s Burger is by far the most impressive in the whole city with its 3 steaks, 2 slices of cheddar, slice of raclette cheese, egg and bacon. That’s all it is! If you have room for dessert, you’ll love the Oreo Cookie Bash and the many milkshakes. It’s quite noisy when it’s full, but it does not spoil the quality of the ingredients, the plethora of menu and the very good atmosphere. An American Diner the way we love them!!! At Rennes, you have friendly service, fast, and good prices with a surrounding ambiance of Americana and lovely architecture just steps out in old town Rennes!  Recommended!

The official Back to the 60’s restaurant as of August 2022

A bit of history on the American Diner: The dinner originated in the second half of the 19C in the northeastern United States. Originally conceived as a traveling roadside restaurant, the “dining car” or “lunch wagon” captivates with speed of service, an affordable price and extended hours. The dinner then settles in the form of prefabricated buildings that retain the tradition of a rectangular structure and the conviviality of the banquettes but adopt from the 1920s an influence Art Deco. Popularized worldwide in the American cinema of the 50s and 60s, the American dinner is somewhat neglected with the emergence of large chains of fast food. It resurfaces today, often in its style of the 60s, and differs in this warm and simple atmosphere, born of its history.

The RestaurantGuru reviews on Back to the 60’s

My old favorite Yelp reviews on Back to the 60’s

The Rennes tourist office on the action in Rue Saint Michel

My dear late wife Martine was an avid gourmand and great cook which we missed greatly, WE are nulle at the kitchen ! She could speak fluent English and Spanish and was always looking for recipes in all these languages. As she love this place so much, let me put up a picture of the University hospital of Rennes , Centre Eugéne Marquis one of the best in France for cancer treatment and where we got second opinion on her treatment, The staff and the Doctor were great ! I did told them so ! This place is worthy of the mention of one of the best in France by several leading publications. Just for me and my memories of always ok, I put their webpage here on clinical trials :

Rennes centre eugene marquis centre cancer MF oct17

There you go folks, a large memories of always part of my travels in my lovely Bretagne and belle France, Rennes is the capital of Brittany/Bretagne and is loaded with goodies, see my posts on it, Hope you enjoy this post on the Back to the 60’s resto as much as it brings nice pleasant trips , and for a moment a gleem of hope for my family,

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all !!!

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