WELCOME TO RIVER DAVES PLACE

Badenochs

LAKEMAN

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 15, 2019
Messages
54
Reaction score
144
Janice Herrick, the longtime owner along with her husband Bill passed away yesterday. Badenochs was the place to go to help ease that morning hangover with one of their legendary breakfast. Janice and Bill, who passed away several years back were two of the best people on the river and I have fond memories of pulling up a bar stool there. To me Parker was never quit the same after she closed down. If you are on the river and go by, give her a toast to the many memories you have of that place. Rest in Peace Janice.
 
Last edited:

Parker Dreamin

Can I get a what what ???
Joined
Oct 23, 2007
Messages
1,271
Reaction score
348
Miss that place. Anybody have a picture of them?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

steamin rice

No Bad Days....
Joined
Dec 20, 2007
Messages
3,026
Reaction score
959
I remember going to Badenoch's a long time ago when my parents would stop there usually on the way to/from Havasu. RIP to them both
 

RiverDave

In it to win it
Joined
Sep 13, 2007
Messages
108,632
Reaction score
99,775
When Badenochs closed down I was literally Devastated. Not just the amazing food, but having grown up in Parker it was just part of the experience. Bill fixed quite a few things for me over the years on the down low so my old man wouldn't find out. LOL. Both and and now Janice are missed but not forgotten.

RD
 

RVR SWPR

Almost Off the Grid
Joined
Dec 19, 2007
Messages
7,943
Reaction score
9,892
Thanks Lynch, tresspased on your property to take pic. 👍

0CCCDE4E-DFF1-4FD3-928E-6358662EE8BF.jpeg
 

CJ_Donahue

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 24, 2018
Messages
1,085
Reaction score
2,462
I usually hate Bloody Marys but I don't think I had a breakfast at Badnocks without one. I thought there was a story here (RDP) about someone trying to reopen it a few years ago.
 

OCMerrill

All in...
Joined
Sep 24, 2007
Messages
24,908
Reaction score
5,730
The floor as clean as the tables. I remember spending a few hrs there helping them re-felt the bar box.

Ice freaking cold beer. Just above the freeze line.
 

rivermobster

Club Banned
Joined
Dec 28, 2009
Messages
42,575
Reaction score
25,791
That really was my Favorite place for lunch. I glance that way every time I drive by, hoping someday it would reopen.

Always loved that place!

Thanks for all the great memories. 🍻
 

DLow

Single Barrel Dweller
Joined
Jun 28, 2012
Messages
3,143
Reaction score
3,969
Damn. I remember the last day myself and my 3 best friends ate breakfast and talked trash to each other there like it was yesterday. Even though I knew it would never reopen, I always had a glimmer of hope every time I drove by.
Final end to an amazing era. Thanks, Janice, for the memories.
Rest peacefully.
 

Hammer

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 17, 2010
Messages
20,653
Reaction score
9,035
Spent many of morning there with River Lynchmob and Riverbound. RIP Janice.

It was definitely a staple on the strip...
 

Tamalewagon

Little Buddy
Joined
Sep 24, 2007
Messages
7,590
Reaction score
2,090
We loved Badenochs. We ALWAYS made a stop there on our way out of town to have one last breakfast on the river.
 

Backlash

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 14, 2011
Messages
8,458
Reaction score
12,475
There was nothing better than water skiing down river first thing in the morning and smelling the aroma of their bacon! I've missed that place for sure! RIP Ms. Janice!
 

cofooter

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 30, 2012
Messages
3,783
Reaction score
4,724
RIP Janice. Best breakfast and nicest people on the River IMO. And those huge togo Mimosa's certainly got the little woman in the mood for a great day on the river if you know what I mean........
 
Last edited:

Outdrive1

Outdrive1 Marine Sales https://www.outdrive1.com/
Joined
Dec 19, 2007
Messages
29,179
Reaction score
17,906
I miss Badenochs a lot. It was clean and good.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

ONE-A-DAY

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 21, 2010
Messages
16,717
Reaction score
21,231
That was such a good place back then. The post says she just passed but then says they both passed away several years ago?
 

ToMorrow44

27 Advantage TCM 800efi
Joined
Sep 2, 2008
Messages
2,378
Reaction score
2,095
Grew up going there everytime we went to Havasu. Loved that place
 

franky

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 27, 2008
Messages
1,720
Reaction score
1,290
That was such a good place back then. The post says she just passed but then says they both passed away several years ago?
You have to add the missing comma in your head. It all makes sense.
 

Wayn-o

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 24, 2012
Messages
606
Reaction score
805
Used to stay a dozen or so houses up the street from Badenochs. We always walked down to get a great breakfast with a bloody Mary and try to recover for the new day. Truly miss being there.
 

HB2Havasu

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 4, 2015
Messages
3,355
Reaction score
6,500
Sure miss that place. I started going there when I was a teenager and then later in life would always take my kids there for breakfast on Sunday mornings whenever we were in Parker. RIP Janice and Bill. The river will never be the same without these 2 legends 😌
 

One2go

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 1, 2017
Messages
425
Reaction score
498
RIP .....Used to go there with my buddies uncle in the late 70 s when we were kids. Staying at Wheeler inn and seemingly everyone from the park would go up to play pool and drink in the afternoons. We would watch the flats come out in the afternoons and make passes.Probly why I had a flatbotom as soon as I could afford one.
 

F.U.IRS

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 26, 2017
Messages
964
Reaction score
1,682
Sorry to here anyone remember Sports Valley on the river?

I do. I was pretty young at the time, had to be in the early 1960's. We stayed at a place called the Califonian and a couple of the adults would take turns skiing down there and back. I was the little kid observer sitting in the back next to that screaming motor always wondering if it was gonna blow up and take me out.
 

Ziggy

SlumLord
Joined
Sep 20, 2007
Messages
32,660
Reaction score
31,054
Sad to loose a river icon.😔
Can someone phonetically tell me how the name was pronounced for me? I've always wondered about that.
 

rivergames

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 7, 2008
Messages
14,967
Reaction score
9,598
Always grubbed at Badenochs just about every trip to the river. Deeply missed spot. Rest Easy Janice :(


Sorry to here anyone remember Sports Valley on the river?

I grew up going to Sports Valley when I was a kid. I'd play in the arcade room or sleep under the pool table. My pops and uncle spent a lot of time in there playing the Horsies. I'll always remember the GREAT French Onion Soup!


Tommy Gun Images grabbed such a Bitchen shot years back of my old 20'!
1X7A5941.jpg
 

GETBOATS

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 29, 2013
Messages
343
Reaction score
458
We will always refer to the bend just up river as "Badenochs corner" A landmark for sure. sad to hear of here passing
 

C-Ya

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 31, 2008
Messages
464
Reaction score
1,246
I rented a storage unit for many years from Bill and Janice….. RIP

Here is some trivia……. Badenoch’s was named after Boris Badenoch. Who was Boris Badenoch? He is a fictional character from the Rocky & Bullwinkle cartoons (Boris & Natasha) Technically, his name is Badenov, but back then, they spelt it like it sounded….. Badenoch. I’ve always wondered which came first……. Badenochs or Road Runner, since both names play off of popular cartoons from the early days of television.

There were a couple of other places on the river named after cartoons, that no longer exist….. can you name them? (This is for the old school guys) Hint….. one was a burger place just outside the keys.
 

warpt71

Lower River Lover
Joined
Sep 25, 2008
Messages
2,570
Reaction score
1,734
I rented a storage unit for many years from Bill and Janice….. RIP

Here is some trivia……. Badenoch’s was named after Boris Badenoch. Who was Boris Badenoch? He is a fictional character from the Rocky & Bullwinkle cartoons (Boris & Natasha) Technically, his name is Badenov, but back then, they spelt it like it sounded….. Badenoch. I’ve always wondered which came first……. Badenochs or Road Runner, since both names play off of popular cartoons from the early days of television.

There were a couple of other places on the river named after cartoons, that no longer exist….. can you name them? (This is for the old school guys) Hint….. one was a burger place just outside the keys.

Whimpy's
 

cofooter

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 30, 2012
Messages
3,783
Reaction score
4,724
Sad to loose a river icon.😔
Can someone phonetically tell me how the name was pronounced for me? I've always wondered about that.
Bad - n- Knocks. Someones name, maybe original owners, don't know.
 

h2o225

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 29, 2011
Messages
1,894
Reaction score
292
Rip....Janice.
Badenochs was our daily lunch stop while on the river.
 
Top