Little Jocko’s is getting ready to serve its last customers after nearly half a century in business.

The owners of the longtime Nipomo restaurant have said they are retiring and are closing their doors forever today.

“We’re retiring,” said owner Danny Knotts. “We’ve been at it for 48 years and we thought that that was long enough. We’re going to retire while we’re younger and we can enjoy our retirement a little more.”

Little Jocko’s has been a mainstay in the community for 48 years, serving up its popular hamburgers, onion rings, shakes, and many other favorites, at its site located along South Frontage Road, near the busy intersection of Tefft Street.

“This place is a landmark,” said longtime customer Jack Bell, who said he’s been coming to Little Jocko’s since 1976. “The neighborhood is going to miss this place. They all felt this was their own little special hamburger place and it’s been that way for a longtime.”

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