Mickey Crimmons
Bert Mattson
Mickey Crimmons and Bert Mattson attended the National Restaurant Convention in Chicago, where they decided to purchase a diner manufactured by the Jerry O’Mahoney company located in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

Bert Mattson and employees are photographed on opening day
Nightshift 1945-1947

Mickey’s Diner was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983 and was one of the first diners to be a registered historic place. The designation helped preserve the diner during urban re-development with in the city of St. Paul.
Mickey’s Dining car has been operating 24 hours a day 365 days a year for over 80 years. Spanning three generations the diner has remained family owned and operated.