Welcome! This site is dedicated to memory of my grandfather, Andrew A. Brockles Sr., his family, and the Dallas restaurant and salad dressing business he founded with his brother Basil A. Brockles.
There are many in the Dallas area who remember Brockles Restaurant and the signature Special Dressing which were locally popular from the 1940’s through the 70’s. Unfortunately, their memories are likely becoming as poor as mine. So this site will be a place where my brothers, the Brockles aunts, uncles, and cousins can help me recall “the good ole days” as we reminisce together.
I have collected info here on the Restaurant, the Dressings, our Greek heritage, and other memories. Comments are welcome, especially from extended family and friends.
Above is a picture of the entance to the Restaurant at 817 South Ervay in downtown Dallas. This looks like it was taken in about 1952.
Below is a picture of the company truck with Andrew Jr. (my uncle) behind the wheel. This picture was taken at the old Belmont house probably around 1949-50. Thanks to cousin Maria for this picture of her Dad.
Following is a picture from a trade magazine showing the the two Brockles brothers with their oldest sons taking a look at a new menu in 1952. Get a load of the waitress uniforms.
Below is a picture of the whole Andrew Brockles family in 1962. Grandad and Nena are seated in the middle. I won’t give names of everyone else, but I’m sure you family members can find yourselves.