A couple of years ago when I heard that the Tick Tock had started serving wine, I had a sinking feeling that it must have fallen on desperate times. The place does rather look its age--the neon clock signs on the facade no longer tick--but I am pleased to report that basically the Tick Tock is unchanged. It's still a respectable family restaurant (just off the squalid corner of Hollywood and Cahuenga!), there are still 48 antique clocks on the walls, it still serves full dinners at quite reasonable prices (and offers discounts for regular customers) and the food has not changed a bit.
That was 1988.
This was taken earlier; I've assembled a few shots of the interior, and two things change. The chairs . . . and something else. Let's click on and see.