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“The Last Resort” and more memorable, funny and unusual business names

As a kid growing up in rural Iowa, I always got a kick out of the nearby town’s small motel. It was cleverly named “Dew Drop Inn.” Even though the small motel units didn’t look like much, the business’s name intrigued me. I wondered what it might be like to “drop in.” The name was catchy and welcoming. It was unusual and memorable because I easily recall it, still today!

In our RV travels back and forth across the country, we’ve come across many unique, memorable and unusual business names. Perhaps you’ve seen some, too. I have to admit that many times just the quirky name has caused us to pull over or pull in for a closer look, a great meal, or even an overnight stay.

Funny campground names

First up is a delightful campground named, “The Last Resort.” My husband and I still enjoy telling other campers that after looking everywhere, we decided to stay at The Last Resort. The campground is located near Warsaw, Missouri, and is a real gem.

“Grandma’s Grove” is another campground featuring a memorable though, to me, confusing name. Does the name mean the campground is exclusively for seniors? Or does the name “Grandma” refer to the place where hordes of children love to stay? We’ve only driven by, so I’m still not sure! (This campground is located near LaBelle, FL.)

Photo from Google Photos by Mike

Over the years, we traveled many, many miles with our three children. After one such exhausting trek, my husband and I thought of a good campground name: “RV There Yet?” If you’ve traveled with children, you understand.

More unusual business names

When we’re home we like to eat at “Nachomama’s” in St. Louis. And yes, the name brought us in. This franchise restaurant has select stores throughout the U.S. They serve great Mexican food, along with yummy adult beverages, befitting the name.

“Strange Donuts.” How’s that for a memorable and unusual business name? Who wouldn’t stop by for a taste test? This favorite local Maplewood, MO, donut shop features all kinds of unique donuts, like Maple Bacon and so many more. (Good news! They’ve opened additional stores in the area!)

Near our current campground is a car wash named “Splash and Dash.” Nearby is the drive-through liquor store. It’s called, “Git and Split.” Perhaps one rhyme-inspired businessperson owns both? Who knows? I just like the names!

How about you? What memorable and unusual business names have you seen? Or invented? Share your ideas in the comments below.

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RhondaB
3 months ago

Saw a Chinese restaurant in Ireland. The name? Soon Fat!

Jane ‘n Les
3 months ago

In Orange, VA there is a convenience store named “Gas ‘n Stuff”, and way back in the 1970’s I remember a store by the side of the road in Orange (VA) called, “Animals and Appetizers”. I heard it was a pet shop, but don’t know a thing about the appetizers!

Pursuits712
3 months ago

On a business trip, I was to meet with the mayor of a small town in SC. He said we could meet at his diner: The Chat ‘n Chew.

MrDisaster
3 months ago

There is the “Sir Cramalot” storage place in Rochester WA.

Dan
3 months ago

There’s a Harvest Host location in Maine,”Packrat Phyls”. Kinda like a flea market gone crazy.
Phyl is actually a wonderful lady and we plan to visit again soon.

Bill
3 months ago

Quicker Liquor a drive thru liquor store

Gary Stone
3 months ago

Then there’s the Lost Resort, Lake Ozette, WA

Don
3 months ago

In London Ontario there is a gutter cleaning company called, Men In Kilts.

KellyR
3 months ago
Reply to  Don

When I had the gutters replaced on our house I hired “Gutter Done!”

Vanessa
3 months ago

You might think “Who Song and Larry’s” was an Asian restaurant. Nope Mexican. Vancouver WA.
“Who’s Dunes” is an establishment in Pahrump NV.

David Hagen
3 months ago

I went to an RV park in New Mexico a few years ago where the address was (xxxx) Rotten Road. And the road to the RV park was really bad.

Ron Miller
3 months ago

Ok, I was looking for propane one day and called Passmore Gas. I commented to the person on the phone how appropriate the name was and she sounded irate because that was their real name.

Debbie
3 months ago

As we travel the country, we see a lot of small-town bars named “The Office”.

KellyR
3 months ago
Reply to  Debbie

Bar in Deere Creek, IL is “The Library”

R Wray
3 months ago

There is/ or was a restaurant in a small Iowa town called “I Don’t Care” for those of us who could not make up our minds.

Robert Lea
3 months ago

Entering a rundown town out west:
“John’s Tax Service &
Screen Door Repair.”
Well, it is difficult to keep body and soul together in a rural berg.
Fortunately, I had no need for either service.

Eldon
3 months ago

A number of hair salons around San Antonio, Tx are called “Curl up and dye”. A pretty catchy name I thought.

billh42
3 months ago

Then there is the “Ho-Hum RV Park’ in Carrabelle FL and the “Ho-Hum Motel” in West Yellowstone MT. Funny part is I have stayed at both of them.

Bobkat3080
3 months ago

Helsinki, Finland has a restaurant called “The Wrong Asian Kitchen”.

Impavid
3 months ago

When we started our business of wholesaling fishing tackle my wife would not allow me to name it Master Baiters.

Jane ‘n Les
3 months ago
Reply to  Impavid

There was one named that for a few years in Orange, VA

Debbie
3 months ago

A former law office where I live was named using the last names of the attorneys: Hero & Slick.
There’s a Serbian restaurant across from Denali Park in Alaska called Moose-AKa’s, (the capital letters are correct). I ate there because of the name, even though moussaka is Greek, I couldn’t resist the name. (Great restaurant, too!)

Ron Miller
3 months ago
Reply to  Debbie

Reminds me of a game back in the 80’s that had a law firm in it by the name of Dewey, Cheatum and Howe.

Michael Galvin, PhD
3 months ago
Reply to  Ron Miller

I think that comes from Car Talk on PBS.

Jon
3 months ago

I also believe that they are a real law firm in the Cambridge, MA, area.

Last edited 3 months ago by RV Staff
Dan
3 months ago
Reply to  Ron Miller

The original is actually from an old Three Stooges feature.

Sarah
3 months ago

There is a ‘hot spot’ on Lake Ozark Missouri that is half way between Bagnell Dam and Truman Dam called “Big Dicks Halfway Inn”
They recently added a 2nd location on the Bagnell Dam strip “Big Dicks Dam Near Inn”
http://www.bigdickshalfwayinn.com

Michael Galvin, PhD
3 months ago
Reply to  Sarah

On the Denali Highway: Skinny Dick’s Halfway Inn, halfway between Fairbanks and Nenana.

Kent Dunn
3 months ago

A regular stop for many travelers. That would be me.

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