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But the champion for restaurant names has to be The Good Place, which may number in the hundred's by now.
Heck, yes!

This article references a massive list of pun-based restaurant names which one of the writers came up with for a single episode. And, even then, the writer notes that it's an abridged version of the list.
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The Good Place resturants fail one of the conditions from the OP: mentioned a few times.
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I seem to recall that, on one or two occasions, various people from WKRP in Cincinnati went to a bar called Snooky's.
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Ah, thought of a few more. Going on memory here, so I may have a few details wrong:

Hotel: The bar was the Cavalier Bar, and the dining room was the Carlyle Room.

The Love Boat: I think that the dining room (where the Captain's table was) was called the Coral Dining Room. There was also a bar--well, there were many bars on the ship, but this one was inside, not outside by the pool--called the Pirate's Cove.

Square Pegs: When not in school, the kids hung out at a place they called "The Grease," although its real name was, IIRC, Acropolis Luncheonette.
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The Sopranos: Vesuvio's
And the Bada Bing strip club.
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My favorite from The Simpsons:
Professor PJ Cornucopia's Fantastic Foodmagorium and Great American Steakery.


Futurama: O'Zorgnax's Pub, Elzar's, Fishy Joe's, Panucci's Pizza
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The Gem and the Bella Union on Deadwood.

Los Pollos Hermanos, The Dog House, and The Grove on Breaking Bad.

Babbette's Supper Club and the Onyx Club on Boardwalk Empire.
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When they weren't committing murder, treason or torture, Olivia Pope and the gang on Scandal liked fast food from "Getty's Burgers". Well, Olivia more liked wine and popcorn than burgers, but everyone else liked their food.

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We can make this a game. The name of this restaurant was simply "Pierre's".
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"Club Chubby" from My Name Is Earl.
They spent most of their time in The Crab Shack.
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The Tropicana Night Club, later renamed the Club Babalu after Ricky bought it, on I Love Lucy
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Coach: The Touchdown Club.

Sabrina the Teenage Witch: Bean There, Brewed That; a coffee shop later known as Hilda's Coffee House.
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The Cheesecake Factory on Big Bang Theory
That was by far one of the best examples of successful product placement in modern sitcoms. Rather than a fictional place.

I still have friends and relatives from the UK who eat multiple times in the Cheesecake Factory wherever they see it. Standing in the manufactured "look as if its successful" line to eat there. Vegas, San Diego, San Francisco, Denver, Seattle, San Jose. Walking past highly rated restaurants and diners just to go to it.

I point out that it is purely because Penny and Bernadette worked there in the Big Bang Theory, that they continually hunt down this mediocre and common chain restaurant. But they stare blankly at me as if their brain has short circuited...

Some even more bizarre people from the UK seek out a Denny's as if its something special and unique. I suspect they watched Married with Children back in the day.

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Les Freres Heureux - Frasier
But Frasier's dad always did his imbibing at Duke's.
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Psych always had great shop names, although they were generally just one-offs. I recall:

- a coffee shop called Javva the Cupp
- a coffee shop called Latte Dah
- a Russian nightclub called Putin on the Ritz
- a haberdashery called Bling Crosby
- a mini golf course called King Putt
- a tanning salon called Yucatan
- a food truck called Meat and Mrs. Jones
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The original Magnum P.I. had "The King Kamehameha Club". I don't know about the reboot show as I've yet to ever see it and I don't want to look it up.
Yep, in the rebooted Magnum PI, Rick still runs the King Kamehameha Club.
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Aside from the title place in Bob's Burgers there is also:

Jimmy Pesto's Pizzeria
Big Bob's Diner
Pie in the Sky
Patricia's 77 Sandwiches
Dusty's Feedbag
Tiramisu Warehouse
Reggie's Deli
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Also from The Simpsons:

Krusty Burgers

Lard Lad Donuts

The Frying Dutchman Seafood restaurant. It's the restaurant Homer sued for their refusal to honor the "all you can eat" buffet.

The Happy Sumo Japanese restaurant where Homer almost gets poisoned by blowfish.

Luigi's Italian.
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In the old TV show Crime Story, Lt. Torello and his fellow cops did their drinking at The Orbit Room. The exteriors were shot not far from where I live, on Broadway in Lakeview. Alas, it was torn down not long after the series ended.
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Aqua Teen Hunger Force had The Super Trivia Bar.

Never got the name of Roman's watering hole in The Magic Christian.

Nor the name of this fine establishment from Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

The Birdcage in Harvey Birdman.

Bar Vitelli in Godfather II.

Didn't get the bar name in Team America: World Police. (warning: if you're puke-phobic, don't watch)

Johnny Nucleo's Top of the Reactor Restaurant in this fine Towering Inferno adaptation.

Sam the Lion's Bar in The Last Picture Show.

Prince Restaurant in Chinatown.

Dorcia Bar in American Psycho.

Citizen Cane - El Rancho Bar

The Tenant had The Aux Bon Amis Bar and the Café de la Cigale. Both closed and then renovated and reopened much later.

Greely's in Unforgiven.

Korova Milk Bar in Clockwork Orange.

The Hip Joint in Futurama.

Lost Lady Saloon in The Outlaw Josey Wales

Casablanca - Rick's American Cafe .

Trees Lounge.
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Moe's Tavern
It was also briefly Flaming Moe's.
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Club Obi-Wan in Raiders of the Lost Ark.

The club/disco in Airplane! ("Pinch me, I'm dreaming!" )
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Club Obi-Wan in Raiders of the Lost Ark.

The club/disco in Airplane! ("Pinch me, I'm dreaming!" )
I know: Not TV shows.
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The Gaslight Cafe is where Midge gets her start as a comic at an open mic night in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
For those who don't know, this was a real place in NYC (I guess the thread doesn't specify fictional places)
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And the diner that Roseanne opens is called The Lunch Box.

In Everybody Loves Raymond they eat every so often at Nemos.
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I know: Not TV shows.

I originally said on TV shows because I was looking for things that were established as a running thing "in universe", mentioned in more than one episode. But I'll allow movies (inevitable thread drift, after all.) Of course, if any series of movies mentions a place in more than one movie, that would be even better.
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But Frasier's dad always did his imbibing at Duke's.
After Duke's closed, Martin Crane always went to McGinty's.
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Roseanne also had The Lanford Inn and Rodbell’s Restaurant

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The cast of The Office (US) sometimes mentioned going to Poor Richard's after work. I'm not sure if we ever got to see Poor Richard's.
The first Dundie Awards ceremony was held at a Chili's.
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When it was not closed for gas leaks lol

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The Sopranos: Vesuvio's
Sorry to nitpick. The original restaurant was Vesuvio. No possessive.

After the accidental fire, Artie named the new restaurant Nuovo Vesuvio.

Cite.
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'Kavanagh's' on 'The Wire'.
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Krusty Krab. Spongebob.
And speaking of kids' shows, The Loud House has Jean Juan's French Mex Buffet, Giovani Chang's Italian Chinese Bistro, and the Aloha Comrade (Hawai'ian/Russian). And on the non-WTF-fusion side, the Burpin' Burger, Banger's & Mosh, Gus's Games & Grub (one of Lincoln and Clyde's favorite hangouts) and Lynn's Table (owned by Lynn Loud, sr, the father of the Loud family).
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King of the Hill had a bar called The Point After.
I don't remember that -- you could be right -- but Brothers (cable TV) had most of the action at The Point After, run by Joe Waters, played by Robert Walden.
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Cafe Nervosa from Frasier. And there was a fancy restaurant they went to a couple of times, but I can't remember the name.

Le Cigare Volant. Translation - The UFO.

Frasier dated the chef for a while, then was banned after the inevitable breakup.
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Cheers... but I can't remember what show it was on.
Melville's seafood restaurant was upstairs from Cheers.
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Puzzles? from How I met your mother (not really a bar, a bar they were drunkenly planning to open).
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