Where we went to eat, how many do you remember?

 

 Arthur Treachers Fish & Chips / No longer in the Chicagoland area (founded 1969)

 Arthur Treachers Fish & Chips / No longer in the Chicagoland area (founded 1969)


Slicker Sam's / 1911 Rice St. Melrose Park, IL. & 1723 N. Halsted St. Chicago, IL. (pictured)
Lockwood Castle / 5400 W. Devon Ave. Chicago IL.

Lockwood Castle / 5400 W. Devon Ave. Chicago IL.

jojos restaurant
JoJos Restaurants / Multiple Chicagoland area locations
chicken unlimited chicago

 Chicken Unlimited / Multiple Chicagoland area locations

beefy 19

Beefy 19 / 5241 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL.

Beef 'n' Barrel Barrel

 Beef 'N' Barrel / Multiple Chicagoland area locations

butch's melrose park
millionaires club

Millionaires Club / Multiple Chicagoland area locations (1960-1980)

jack in the box chicago

 Jack In The Box / No longer in the Chicagoland area (founded 1951)
buffalo Buffalo's Ice Cream Parlor / 4000 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL.

Buffalo Ice Cream Parlor / 4000 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL. 

LANDER'S CHICAGO

Lander's / 134 S. Wabash Ave. Chicago, IL.

QUEEN OF THE SEA NILES

Queen Of The Sea / 7710 N. Milwaukee Ave. (1976-1978) Image courtesy of Patrick Crane

 Burger Chef / Multiple Chicagoland area locations

 Burger Chef / Multiple Chicagoland area locations

pie-pan drive-in chicago
toppers drive in
Cal's Roast Beef

Cal's Roast Beef / Multiple Chicagoland area locations (19??-19??)  Image courtesy of Patrick Crane

Don & Angie's glen ellyn il.

Don & Angies Restaurant / Glen Ellyn, IL. (1951-1986)

TINCUP PASS RESTAURANT

Tincup Pass Restaurant / Image courtesy of Patrick Crane

leoni's melrose park
tad's steaks chicago
nielsens restaurant

Nielsen's Restaurant / 7330 W. North Ave. Elmwood Park, IL. (1945-1995)

kings kastles a royal treat chicago
PASQUALES PIZZA
the original italian u-boat great submarine sandwiches chicago
david's chicago

David's / 3100 S. Halsted St. Chicago, IL.

Louis' Addison

Louis' / 351 E. Lake St. Addison, IL. (1918-1989)

joe pepitone's thing chicago

Joe Pepitone's Thing / 12 E. Division St. Chicago, IL.

paul bunyan old town 1355 n. wells chicago
joe stein's chicago

Joe Stein's / 1900 block Maxwell St., 3328 W. Roosevelt Rd. & later, 5356 N. Sheridan Rd. Chicago, IL.   (192?-1980) 

Town & Country restaurant Chicago

Town & Country Restaurant / 5970 N. Ridge Ave. & 1500 W. North Ave. Chicago, IL. 

ELI'S ODGDEN HUDDLE
stevens steaks 476 N York St Elmhurst, IL

Stevens / 476 N York St
. Elmhurst, IL. (1958-2006)
stone cottage pub elmhurst

Stone Cottage Pub / 617 W. North Ave. Elmhurst, IL. (1972-1989)

HAPSBURG INN DES PLAINES
hamburger hamlet chicago

Hamburger Hamlet / Multiple Chicagoland area locations. (19??-1995)
HANS' BAVARIAN LODGE

Hans' Bavarian Lodge / 931 N. Milwaukee Ave. Wheeling, IL.

OLD SPINNING WHEEL RESTAURANT HINSDALE

421 E. Ogden Ave. Hinsdale, IL.

Come Back Inn

 The Come Back Inn / 1913 W. Lake St. Melrose Park, IL.


8305 W. North Ave. Maywood / Melrose Park IL.

SNOWFLAKE DRIVE-IN LYONS

Snowflake Drive-In / Lyons, IL
. (photo courtesy of  Eddie Kwiatkowski)
blue fountain restaurant berwyn

Sally Stage / 6335 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL. & 800 E. Roosevelt Rd. Lombard, IL. (1977-198?)
photo courtesy of  Joe Bortz / http://www.sallysstage.com/
The Cart restaurant wabash harrison chicago

The Cart / 601 S. Wabash Ave. Chicago, IL.

george diamond's steakhouse chicago

George Diamond Steak House / 630 S. Wabash Chicago, IL.

 Don the Beachcombers chicago

Don the Beachcomber / 101 E. Walton Chicago, IL. (1940-19??)

tree gables restaurant lisle illinois


Tree Gables / Ogden Ave. Lisle, IL.

ferrara manor
tower restaurant skokie

9925 Gross Point Rd. Skokie, IL.
Burgandy Inn 2706 N. Ashland Ave. Chicago, IL 60614

Burgundy Inn / 2706 N. Ashland Ave. Chicago, IL. (1938-2005)
Peacock's dairy bar ice cream
alpine inn restaurant glenview


Alpine Inn / 609 Milwaukee Ave. Glenview, IL.


The Terrace / 350 E. North Ave. Lombard, IL.

sharlo's villa park

Sharko's / 1 W. Roosevelt Rd. Villa Park, IL.

dutch mill candies ice cream chicago
happy dawg norridge
jim saine's restaurant chicago

Jim Saine's / 871 N Rush St. Chicago, IL. 
The Pinnacle restaurant chicago

The Pinnacle / 644 N. Lake Shore Dr. Chicago, IL.
Al's Fishery Chicago Multack

Al's Fishery / 416 E. Grand Ave. Chicago, IL. (1950-1986)

ferris wheel restaurant chicago

Ferris Wheel Restaurant / 120 S. State St. Chicago, IL. 
Dunlap's Restaurant   6513 West 123rd Street  Palos Heights, IL

Dunlap's Restaurant / 6513 W. 123rd St. Palos Heights, IL.
the dumpling house stickney

The Dumpling House / 4109 S. Harlem Ave. Stickney, IL.

peter pan snack shops

Peter Pan / Multiple Chicagoland area locations (1945-1953)
richard's drive-in chicago
WELLINGTON OF ARLINGTON

The Wellington / 2121 S. Arlington Heights Rd. Arlington Heights, IL. (1983-2012)

Snackville Junction / 9144 S. Kedzie Ave., Evergreen Park, IL. (1953-2014)

sally's bbq

Sally's Bar-B-Q / 6335 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL.
photo courtesy of  Joe Bortz / http://www.sallysstage.com/
charmet's restaurant chicago
Mr. Steer Family Steakhouse Chicago

Mr. Steer / Multiple Chicagoland area locations

ladner bros. brothers cohassset punch

Ladner Bros. / 207 W. Madison Ave. Chicago, IL. (1916-1986)

Chris' Place / 47 W. North Ave. Northlake, IL. 

cafe bohemia chicago game restaurant

Cafe Bohemia / 138 S. Clinton St. Chicago, IL. (1936-1986)
GENNARO'S

Gennaro's / 1354 W. Taylor St. Chicago, IL. (1959-2010)

aunt jemima's kitchen

Aunt Jemima's Kitchen / Multiple Chicagoland area locations
farmer coopr's chicken restaurant

Farmer Cooper's Chicken Restaurant / 303 E. Kensington Rd. Mt. Prospect, IL.

Ignatz and Mary Grove Inn

Ignatz and Mary Grove Inn / 3555 Milwaukee Ave. Northbrook, IL. 


The Red Star Inn / 1528 N. Clark Chicago, IL.(1899-1970) & 4179 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL. (1970-1983)

maxim's de paris

Maxim's De Paris / 1300 N. Astor St. Chicago, IL. (1963-198?)
fred harvey restaurants harvey house

Fred Harvey House Restaurants/Hotels/Shops / Multiple Chicagoland area locations
maple leaf candies & grill chicago

Maple Leaf Candies & Grill / 53 W. Van Buren St. Chicago, IL.

richard's berwyn
old prague restaurant
mill race inn
ALPHI'S STEAK HOUSE LYONS
LINCOLN RESTAURANT CHICAGO

Lincoln Restaurant / 4008 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL.
(1970-2013)
SNAPPY SERVICE SYSTEM HAMBURGER

Snappy Service System Hamburger / Multiple Chicagoland area locations
DOHL'S MORTON HOUSE
MAYORS ROW RESTAURANT CHICAGO

Mayors Row Restaurant / 131 N. Dearborn Chicago, IL.

Tast-e Hast-e Dog / Milwaukee Ave in Chicago, IL.

Tast-e Hast-e Dog / Milwaukee 5446 N. Ave. Chicago, IL.(1946-????)


Le Perroquet /
70 E. Walton Chicago, IL. (19??-1991)
kopper kettle chicago
sherwood castle lyons

Sherwood Castle / 8030 Ogden Ave. Lyons, IL.

kingman's landing 4022 N. Western Ave.,

Kingman's Landing / 4014 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL. 
papa milano pizza

Papa Milano / Multiple Chicagoland area locations
oscar's morton grove

Oscar's / 9040 Waukegan Rd. Morton Grove, IL.

3900 W Devon Ave, Lincolnwood, IL

Myron & Phil's / 3900 W. Devon Ave. Lincolnwood, IL. (1971-2013)

sky-hi drive-in

Sky-Hi Drive-In / 102 S. Cicero Chicago, IL.

doctor jazz ice cream

Doctor Jazz / 1607 W. Montrose Ave. Chicago, IL. & 913&1/2 Chicago Ave. Evanston, IL.  (1973-198?)
photo courtesy of Joe Bortz http://www.doctorjazzchicago.com/
golden bear family restaurant

 Golden Bear Family Restaurant / Multiple Chicagoland area locations (19??-1984)

andy's steak house oakbrook

Andy's Steak House / 2205 W. 22nd. Oakbrook, IL. (1922-1998)


The Burlington Diner / 4183 S. Halsted St. Chicago, IL. (1939-197?)

Zum  deutschen eck restaurant

Zum  Deutschen Eck / 2914-2924 N. Southport Ave. Chicago, IL.

silver nugget pizza crystal lake

Silver Nugget / Crystal Lake, IL.

red kerr's restaurant chicago

Red Kerr's Restaurant / 138 S. Clinton Chicago, IL.

fanny's evanston

Fanny's / 1601 Simpson St. Evanston, IL. (1946-1987)

FROSTED MUG 11541 S Pulaski Rd Alsip, IL

Frosted Mug / 11541 S. Pulaski Rd
. Alsip, IL.
boveri restaurant chicago

Boveri Italian Restaurant / 20 E. Lake St. & 1645 E 53rd. Chicago, IL. (1926-1971)


Branding Iron / 4200 W. 95th St. Oak Lawn. IL.

The Carousel in the Sky  The Morrison Hotel

The Carousel in the Sky  atop The Morrison Hotel Chicago, IL.

Kon Tiki Ports
Plentywood Farm

Plentywood Farm / 130 S Church Rd. Bensenville, IL.

Grassfields
The Showboat Sari S

The Showboat Sari-S / Chicago River, foot of Ontario St. Chicago, IL.

rocky's fish house chicago

Rocky's Fish House / Navy Pier Chicago, IL.

PICK'N CHICK'N GRILL CHICAGO
MOISHE'S PIPPIC
THAT STEAK JOYNT

That Steak Joynt / 1610 N. Wells Street (Piper's Alley) Chicago, IL.
pooch's

Pooch's / Palos Heights, IL.
Melody Lane

Melody Lane Drive-in / 87th St. Chicago, IL.

TRI-VILLAGE DRIVE IN

Tri-Village Drive In / Hanover Park, IL.


Artemis / 912 S. Busse Rd. Mt. Prospect, IL.

Higgley's Restaurant 2240 S. Arlington Heights Road Arlington Heights, IL

Higgley's Restaurant / 2240 S. Arlington Heights Rd. Arlington Heights, IL
red barrel restaurant

The Red Barrel Restaurant / 5214 S. Archer Ave. Chicago, IL. (196?-19??)

Zippy's
Biancalana's Elmwood Park


 Rex's Cork And Fork / 1317 E. Main St. St. Charles, IL. (1950-2009)

stock yard inn sirloin room chicago

The Pizza Cottage / 29 E. Irving Park Rd.  Roselle, IL. (1956-2007)

MICKELBERRY'S CHICAGO

Little Jack's / 3175 W. Madison Chicago, IL.


The Milk Pail / 3229 W. Devon Chicago, IL.

Ashkanaz Deli / Multiple Chicagoland area locations (1910-2012)

Ashkanaz Deli /
Multiple Chicagoland area locations (1910-2012)
the cork restaurant skokie

The Cork / 3555 W. Dempster St. Skokie, IL.

De Mar's coffee shop restaurant

Sauer's / 311 E. 23rd St. Chicago, IL. Image courtesy of Patrick Crane


O'Rourke's / 319 W. North Ave.Chicago, IL.
matt schulien

Schulien's / originally at 1800 N. Halsted St. / later moved to
2100 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL. (1886-1999)
THE HUT EVANSTON

What's Cooking? / Lincoln Village, &
350 S. Waukegan Rd. Deerfield IL.
Rascals Naperville

Rascals / 713 E. Ogden Ave. Naperville, IL.
Image courtesy of Nadine Salamon
The Rustic Manor Gurnee

The Rustic Manor Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge / Grand Ave. Gurnee, IL. (1945-1987)

The Brown Derby
Don Roth's Blackhawk Restaurant

Don Roth's Blackhawk Restaurant / Chicago & Wheeling IL. (1920-2009)
 Down The Hatch / 1414 Algonquin Rd. Arlington Hts., IL.

 Down The Hatch / 1414 Algonquin Rd. Arlington Hts., IL.

Chicken Bowl Melrose Park
Dove Candies & Ice Cream
Cal's
Willoway Manor

Willoway Manor / 1025 Aurora Ave. ( Route 65) Naperville IL.
dom's hot dogs melrose park

Dom's Hot Dogs / Melrose Park, IL
.
Navarone
JERRY SHARKO'S

Jerry Sharko's

Brown And Koppel Restaurant / Division St. & Damen Ave. Chicago, IL.

allerton tip top tap

Tip Top Tap / 701 N. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL. (19??-1961)

BRANDED STEAK HOUSE CRYSTAL LAKE

Branded Steak House / U.S. 14 & Route 31 Crystal Lake, IL. (1966-1983)

club el bianco chicago

Club El Bianco / 2747 W. 63rd St. Chicago, IL.
red barn restaurant
BARNEY'S MARKET CLUB
VICTORIA STATION
jimmys place

Jimmy's Place / 640 W. Northwest Hwy. Arlington Heights, IL. (1959-2011)
gibraltar room

Gibraltar Room

top of the rock stouffer's chicago

Top Of The Rock / 120 E. Randolph Dr. Chicago, IL. (1955-19??)

jimmy wong's


Ponderosa / Multiple Chicagoland area locations

Sammy Skobel's Hot Dogs Plus / Mt. Prospect IL. (1967-19??)

Sammy Skobel's Hot Dogs Plus / Mt. Prospect IL. (1967-19??)

The Bakery Retaurant
HENRICI'S

Henrici's / 67 W. Randolph St. Chicago, IL. (1868-1962)
Walter Payton's Payton Thirty Four's a sporty place
 Cock Robin Ice Cream / Multiple Chicagoland area locations (196?-2007)

 Cock Robin Ice Cream / Multiple Chicagoland area locations (196?-2007)

amy joy donuts
shangri-la

Margie's Italian Beef / 1334 N. Cicero Ave.
Chicago, IL.
frank buresh lobster house brookfield

Buresh's Lobster House / 8906 W. 31st St. Brookfield, IL.


Chances R / 1528 N. Wells Chicago, IL.

black angus
CHEZ PAREE

Chez Paree / 610 Fairbanks Ct. Chicago, IL.  (My Parents prom was held here)

math igler's

Math Igler's / 1627-29 Melrose St. Chicago, IL.

olivers
biasetti's

Biasetti's / 1625 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago IL.

ARMY & LOU'S

Army & Lou's / 422 E. 75th St. Chicago, IL. (1945-2011)
Mister Donut / Multiple Chicagoland area locations (1956-1990)

Mister Donut / Multiple Chicagoland area locations (1956-1990) 

chez paul
The Chez Paul Restaurant / 660 N. Rush St. Chicago, IL.
Cal’s Creamy Whip Toot's Drive-In

Toot's Drive Thru / Chicago, IL.  (1951-2006)
shanghai lil's
Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour / No longer in the Chicagoland area (founded 1963)

Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour / No longer in the Chicagoland area (founded 1963) 

SAM SUTTER'S KING'S PALACE

Sam Sutter's King's Palace / Lisle, IL.

SOPHIE'S BUSY BEE RESTAURANT

Sophie's Busy Bee Restaurant / 1550 N. Damen Ave. Wicker Park, IL.

the old barn burbank il.

The Old Barn / 8100 S.Parkside Ave. Burbank, IL. (1921-1988)

big boy chicago marc's

Marc's Big Boy / No longer in the Chicagoland area 

 Johnny D's / Schaumburg IL.

 Johnny D's / Schaumburg IL.

 Poppin' Fresh Pies / Mutiple Chicagoland area locations (1969-1983)

 Poppin' Fresh Pies / Mutiple Chicagoland area locations (1969-1983)

petricca's

 Petricca's Restaurant & Banquet Hall / Chicago IL. (My Parents wedding reception was held here)

Tuddi Toots, 6500 W. North Ave.

Tuddi Toots / 6500 w. North Ave. Chicago, IL.

Bonanza Steakhouse
SKIPS FIESTA DRIVE-IN

Skip's Fiesta  Drive-In / Melrose Park, IL. ( 19??-1971)

NAUGLES TACOS
Baily's restaurant
Mangan's Chateau Lyons IL.

Mangam's Chateau / Lyons, IL.
Demon Dogs
dave's drive-in franklin park
the winery
The Winery / 2906 Manheim Rd. Franklin Park, IL.
 Henry's Hamburgers / No longer in the Chicagoland area (founded 1954)

 Henry's Hamburgers / No longer in the Chicagoland area (founded 1954)

HARRIS RESTAURANT CHICAGO
Hob Nob Palatine

Hob Nob / 10 Northwest Hwy. Palatine & 4419 Northwest Hwy. & Crystal Lake, IL.

Bresler's 33 Flavors Ice Cream / Multiple Chicagoland area locations  (1927-1987)

Bresler's 33 Flavors Ice Cream / Multiple Chicagoland area locations  (1927-1987)

EAST OF EDEN SKOKIE

East Of Edens Restaurant / 5200 W. Dempster Skokie, IL.

Carlos Sweeney's
Manzo's / 3210 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL.

Manzo's / 3210 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL.

Terrano's Broadway Delicatessen Melrose Park
Terrano's Broadway Delicatessen / Melrose Park, IL. (owned & ran by my Great Uncle Angelo Terrano)
Hat Dance / 325 W. Huron St. Chicago, IL. / co-owned by Steve Dahl

 Hat Dance / 325 W. Huron St. Chicago, IL. / co-owned by Steve Dahl

HIPPO'S
wags
The Prime Minister
Jim McMahon's Arena Grill / Glenview IL.

Jim McMahon's Arena Grill / Glenview IL. 
 Chateau Louise

Chateau Louise / Route 31 Dundee, IL. (1962-1973)
SHAKEYS PIZZA
MAYFLOWER DOUGHNUTS

Mayflower Doughnuts / Chicago, IL. (1931-1970)

 Ye Olde Leather Bottle Pub /  7353 W. Grand Ave. Elmwood Park, IL.

 Ye Olde Leather Bottle Pub /  7353 W. Grand Ave. Elmwood Park, IL. 

Boston Sea Party
Golden Ox

The Golden Ox / 1578-80 N. Clybourne Chicago, IL. (1921-199?)

Michael Jordan's Restaurant

 Michael Jordan's Restaurant

Mr. Steak
the grubbery
The Grubbery / 6327 W. Gunnison Harwood Hts. IL.
Winchell's Donuts
fritzel's chicago

Fritzel's / 201 N. State St. Chicago, IL.


Ditka's City Lights  


Hot Doug's / 3324 N. California, Chicago, IL 

Shirley's Tropical Banquet Hall
Rocky Rococo
Stagger Lees Mt. Prospect Lee's
Lums
yankee doodle dandy
Cheli's Chili Bar
PIXLEY AND EHLERS

Pixley And Ehlers Restaurants / Multiple Chicagoland area locations

Dry Gulch
grover's oyster bar
Stan Mikitas Village Inn
sherlock's home 900 n. michigan ave. chicago

Sherlock's Home / 900 N. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL.

Carlos Murphys
Di Leo's restaurant
Di Leo's / 5700 N. Central Ave. Chicago, IL.
MR. HOBO'S FAMILY RESTAURANT
Steak and Ale restaurant

 Sabrina / 660 N. Orleans, Chicago IL. co-owned by Garry Meier

phil johnson's
prince castle castles ice cream

Prince Castle / Multiple Chicagoland area locations (1928-196?) 

The Kings Manor
kofield's 2758 w. devon ave. chicago

Kofield's / 2758 W. Devon Ave. Chicago, IL.

 House Of Pies / Multiple Chicagoland area locations

Doc Weed's
Doc Weed's / 8832 W. Dempster Niles, IL.
WILLOW INN CLUB 1622 WILLOW RD. NORTHFIELD

Willow Inn Club / 1622 Willow Rd. Northfield, IL.

Zephyr Cafe / 1777 W. Wilson Ave. Chicago, IL.

Horwath's restaurant

Horwath's / 1850 N Harlem Ave. Elmwood Park,
IL. ( 1931-2004)
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mill race inn

Mill Race Inn / 4 E. State St.Geneva, IL. (1933-2011)
Image courtesy of Nadine Salamon
illusions dennis rodman chicago

Illusions / 157 W. Ontario St. Chicago, IL. (owned by Dennis Rodman)

Allegretti's

Allegretti's / 10 Chicagoland area locations (1946-1996)

VAN'S BELGIAN WAFFLES
TOM THUMB SNACKS SNACK SHOP
Rustler Steak House
Sambos
Ed O' Bradovich's
ivanhoe

Ivanhoe / 3000 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL.
Chi-Chi's
Pickle Barrel
The Arc
Howard Johnson's
 A special thanks to Bill, Gloria, Barb & Bill Oerke for the use of several of the above images from their massive vintage collection of matchbooks from Chicagoland area restaurants.

Listed below, additional eateries with no known photo located:

 

St. George & The Dragon


Garden On A Bun


Our Dogs Make Friends


Corky's

 

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