Sunday, January 29, 2023


A fun part of traveling: Finding silly business names

As we’ve traveled the country in our RV, we’ve seen many, many cleverly named businesses. You probably have, too. I love seeing how resourceful people can be when it comes to naming their businesses. Whether it’s alliteration, rhymes, or a play on words, shop owners want to name their businesses something that will catch your attention and be remembered by potential shoppers.

Here are some of the silliest shop names we’ve discovered so far on our travels. If you have additional suggestions, feel free to add them in the comments at the end of this article.

Pizza, anyone?

It’s a given. Each time we get settled into a new RV park, our first dinner is always pizza at a local restaurant. Setting up the RV’s systems somehow puts us in the mood for a quick and easy dinner, and pizza fits the bill. Here are a few cleverly named pizza places we’ve experienced: Pisa Pizza featured a leaning replica of Italy’s famous tower. Humble Pie claimed, “Our name says it all!” (Though I’m not sure what that means.) Pi offered great pizza and I hoped that the name reflected their prices (3.14=Pi). I was wrong, but the pizza was good at all these restaurants.

Ice cream

With so many different businesses offering this frosty treat, an ice cream shop must set itself apart and often a catchy name is the trick. We’ve enjoyed ice cream at many different places, but one of our favorites is “Do Yourself a Flavor.” The ice cream from this uniquely named business is served from a tiny, brightly painted booth that looks only a bit bigger than a doghouse. Though small, the ice cream satisfies in a very big way!

You guess!

Here are some more fanciful and clever business names. See if you can match the names on the left to the type of business listed on the right.

Use the comments below to add your favorite places to this list.




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Cheri Sicard
4 days ago

My favorite of all is here in Baja California, Mexico. One of the propane companies is called, I kid you not, Gasapasa. My friends and I laugh like Beavis and Butthead every time we see their trucks.

6 days ago

THere is a self storage place near Rochester WA called “Cram-a-lot” Storage.

7 days ago

Many years ago while on a bus trip through Oregon, we stopped a market which specialized in weiners. The name of the store was “Dink’s Market”

Matt Colie
7 days ago

A friend sent me a picture and I wish I knew the location of a shop that specialized in chairs.
The big sign proclaimed “Shack of Sit” !

7 days ago

Asshield Insurance We cover your assets. Lexington KY

Glenda Alexander
7 days ago

I bought some furniture from Furniture in the Raw in Austin, Texas, to replace some shoddy stuff in my motorhome. I had them finish the pieces, though, because I didn’t have room anywhere to do the job myself.

7 days ago

“Beaver Liquors” in Avon, Colorado. I think they make as much money selling T-shirts as they do liquor.

7 days ago

There was a bar and card room in Templeton Ca. back in the 80s, On their business card the slogan was, liquor in the front, poker in the rear.

7 days ago

Uranus Fudge Factory in Missouri… anyone?

Jack Koning
5 days ago
Reply to  Les

The BEST one!!

….and the fudge is surprisingly delicious!!

Bob Weinfurt
7 days ago

There’s a radiator repair shop in PA. that uses the slogan “BEST PLACE IN TOWN TO TAKE A LEAK”.

Mark K
7 days ago

We went past a Chinese restaurant called “Sanitary Restaurant”. I would hope so, but didn’t want to test it out. I believe it was in North Carolina.

Bill Forbes
4 days ago
Reply to  Mark K

The Sanitary Fish Market in Morehead City, North Carolina was world famous.

Bill Richardson
7 days ago

I kinda like Skinny Dick’s Roadhouse in Alaska.

7 days ago

Silly Al’s Pizza in Quartzsite, AZ and also Terrible’s Gas Station in Quartzsite, AZ. (The Terrible’s gas station is located just accross the street from Love’s Gas station but Terrible’s typically has gas cheaper….not so terrible)

7 days ago
Reply to  Stephanie

Terrible’s is also in Parker and Searchlight, AZ. The Parker location is a little hard to get in and out of with a big rig.

7 days ago
Reply to  Stephanie

Silly Al’s has great pizza highly recommend it.

Sandi Pearson
7 days ago

The Balloon Company in the 70s Slogan
Let Us Blow Your Next Affair

Paul B.
7 days ago

Then there’s always tavern and eatery “Big Dick’s Halfway Inn” in Gravois Mills, MO.

Tom Wilson
7 days ago

G Whil Liquors, a liquor store in Cortez, Co.

Dale Rose
7 days ago

In northern Michigan are the Sit and Spin laundromat, and the Chat and Chew restaurant.

7 days ago

We have a business in town called “camel towing.”

7 days ago

There was a hair salon in Old Orchard Beach, ME area called Curl Up And Dye. Not sure if it’s still there.

7 days ago

Stumpknockers seafood restaurant, Inverness, fl
Great food and service

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