Where we went to eat, how

many do you remember?

Lawry's The Prime Rib / 100 E. Ontario St. Chicago, IL. (1974-2020)
Wenzlaff's Famous Dinners / U.S Hwy. 41 & Rt. 21 Wheeling, IL.
the snuggery
Snuggery / Multiple Chicagoland area locations
Johnny-O's / 828 W. 31st  & later 3465 S. Morgan St. in Chicago, IL. (1959-2019)
Tavern On Rush / 1031 N. Rush St. Chicago, IL. ( 1998-2022)
LUIGI'S CHICAGO PLAZA HOTEL
Luigi's Restaurant / 1543 N. Clark Chicago, IL. (image courtesy of Bob Langer)
murphy's dogd red hots chicago
Murphy's Red Hots / 1211 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL. (1986-2018)
perkins cake steak house
Perkins Cake & Steak House / multiple Chicagoland area locations
Susie's Drive Thru / 4126 W. Montrose Ave. Chicago, IL. (1973-2022)
SCOOZI! CHICAGO SCOOZI
Scoozi! / 410 W. Huron St. Chicago, IL. (1986-2014)
ORIGINAL JOE'S CHICAGO
JERI'S GRILL
Jeri's Grill / 4357 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL. (1963-2020)
Corona Cafe / 531 Rush St. Chicago, IL.(1920-1986) image courtesy of Danny Bernardo
Thick Pan Alley Pizza / multiple Chicagoland area locations
BINYON'S RESTAURANT CHICAGO
Binyon's Restaurant / 327 S. Plymouth Ct. Chicago, IL. (1941-199?)
Carlo's  Lorenzetti's restaurant chicago heights
Carlo's Restaurant / 560 W. 14th Pl. Chicago Heights, IL. (1986-2020)
NANTUCKET COVE
Roselli's / 6166 W. Higgins Ave. Chicago, IL.
WILTON MANOR WHEATON
Wilton Manor / 2200 N. Main St. Wheaton, IL. (1974-2006) image courtesy of Brian Connors
AL FARBER'S STEAK
MARIO LANZA RESTAURANT MARIO'S LANZA'S CHICAGO
Mario's Restaurant & Lounge / 6732 Cermak Rd. Berwyn, IL. (owned by Mario Lanza)
Bridgeport Restaurant / 3500 S. Halsted St. Chicago, IL.
Santorini / 800 W. Adams St. Chicago, IL. (1990-2021)
THE COUNTRY SQUIRE GRAYSLAKE IL
Country Squire Restaurant / 19133 W. IL. Rte. 120 Grayslake, IL. (1954-2012)
Bohemian Crystal Restaurant / 639 Blackhawk Dr. Westmont, IL. (1981-2022)
ELI'S THE PLACE FOR STEAK
Eli's The Place For Steak / 215 E. Chicago Ave. Chicago, IL. (1966-2005)
HOUSE OF TROMBA
House Of Tromba / 6839 Milwaukee Ave. Niles, IL.
Yesterdays / 1850 Sherman Ave. Evanston, IL.
BANQUET ON A BUN
Sparga's Restaurant / 5537 W. Diversey Chicago, IL.
GENE SAGE'S
Condesa Del Mar / 12220S. Cicero Ave. Alsip, IL.
Honolulu Harry's Waikiki / 804 W. Wilson Ave. Chicago, IL.
MR. A'S ITALIAN BEEF CRYSTAL LAKE
Mr. A's Italian Beef / Route 14 & Dole Ave. Crystal Lake, IL. (1968-2021)
Riverside Family Restaurant / 3422 S. Harlem Ave. Riverside, IL.  (198?-2019)
Palm Tavern / 446 E. 47th St. Chicago, IL. (1931-2001)
SMOKE HOUSE GYROS
Smoke House / 1825 N Main St. Wheaton, IL. (1983-2018)
RICHARD'S LILAC LODGE
ASH MANOR CHICAGO
Ash Manor Restaurant & Lounge / 1600 W. Diversey Pkwy. Chicago, IL.
the hamlet carol stream il.
The Hamlet / 600 E. North Ave. Carol Stream, IL.
Luigi's / 732 Prairie St. Aurora, IL. (1953-2022)
Cotugno's / 4750 Roosevelt Rd. Hillside, IL.
FIORE'S DELI DELICATESSEN
Fiore's Delicatessen / 2258 W. Erie St. Chicago, IL. (1970-2020)
fast track hot dogs
SPIAGGIA CHICAGO
Spiaggia / 980 N. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL. (1984-2021)
willow-brook ballroom wilowbrook
 Willow-brook Ballroom / 8900 Archer Ave. Western Springs, IL. (1921-2016)
Laurie's Pizza / 5153 Broadway St. Chicago, IL. (19??-2012)
Tracy's Tavern / 401 55th St. Ste. 401 Clarendon Hills, IL. (1985-2022)
cape cod room chicago
Cape Cod Room / 140 E. Walton Pl. Chicago, IL. (1933-2016)
Chevys Fresh Mex / 1180 Plaza Dr. Schaumburg, IL. (1995-2018)
Wing Hoe Restaurant  / 5536 N. Sheridan Rd. Chicago, IL. (1971-2020)
JOHNNY'S LA GRANGE PARK IL
Glenn's Diner / 1820 W. Montrose Chicago, IL. 
MABENKA RESTAURANT
Mabeka Restaurant / 7844 S. Cicero Avenue, Burbank, IL. (1991-2022)
The Little Corporal / One E. Wacker Dr. Chicago, IL.
Friendly Restaurants / multiple Chicagoland area locations
Maddon's Post / 1119 W. Waveland  Ave. Chicago, IL. (owned by former Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon)
Ronny's Original Steak House / Multiple Chicagoland area locations (1963-2020)
The Real Seafood Co. / 216 W. Golf Rd. Schaumburg, IL.
Le Vichyssois / 220 W. Route 120 Lakewood, IL. (1976-2014)
grandma's receipts
CZECH LODGE
Czech Lodge / 2519 S. Des Plaines Ave. North Riverside, IL.
HAMILTON'S BAR & GRILL
Hamilton's Bar & Grill / 6341 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL (1933-2012)

St. George & The Dragon / Multiple Chicagoland area locations 

Chicago Joe's / 2256 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL. (1988-2020)
Jackie's Restaurant / 2478 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL. (1982 -1995)
Cooker's Red Hots / 469 Lake Cook Rd. Deerfield, IL. (1989-2018)
VILLA SWEDEN
Chicago's Blarney Stone / 3424 N. Sheffield Ave. Chicago, IL. (1970-2021)
black ram restaurant des plaines
Black Ram Restaurant  / 1414 E. Oakton St. Des Plaines, IL.
THE VIKING RESTAURANT
The Viking / 27 W. 150 Roosevelt Rd. Winfield, IL.  (1969-2008)
The Parthenon
The Parthenon / 314 S. Halsted St. Chicago, IL. (1968-2016)
Penny Road Pub / 545 Penny Rd. Barrington, IL. (1973-2022)
Monastero's
Monastero's / 3935 W. Devon Ave. Chicago, IL (1962-2017)
our dogs make friends
Our Dogs Make Friends / 3612 N. Harlem Ave. Chicago, IL.
Sabatino's Restaurant  / 4441 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL. (1978-2018) photo courtesy of Dave Plier
Le Grand Chalet / Main St. Wheaton, IL. (1974-????)
Harvest House Cafeteria
Harvest House Cafeteria / multiple Chicagoland area locations
NICK'S LA CANTINA
Nick's La Cantina (later Giuseppe's La Cantina) / 1062 Lee St. Des Plaines, IL.  (1963-2017)
Lenard's Restaurant / 1166 N. & 1307 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL. (1927-1962) photo courtesy of Charles E. Cwiakala
Mister Ricky's / 9300 Skokie Blvd. Skokie, IL.
Seven Eagles Restaurant / 1050 Oakton St. Des Plaines, IL.
Riggio's Pizza / (1952-2017)
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ARNIE'S DOG HOUSE ELMWOOD PARK IL.
El Meson / 34 Schaumburg Rd. Schaumburg, IL. (1990-2018)
TEXAS TOMMY'S SILVER DOLLAR COFFEE HOUSE DOWNERS GROVE
Full House / irving Park & Barrington Rd. Hanover Park, IL.
pete's famous steaks
The Atrium / 3223 W. Algonquin Rd. Rolling Meadows, IL. 
Mickey's Bar-B-Q / 841 N. Ashland Ave. Chicago, IL. (1939-1973) 

The Pacific Club / 50 Yorktown Rd. Lombard, IL 60148

Slice Of Chicago  / 36 S. Northwest Hwy. Palatine, IL.
Mama Batt's Restaurant & Lounge / 112 E. Cermak Rd. Chicago, IL. (1921-197?)
Lengl's Schaumburg Inn (later East Street Pub) / 17 S. Roselle Rd. Schaumburg, IL.
Big T Burger / Milwaukee & Devon, Chicago, IL. 
the hot shoppes restaurant
black pearl schaumburg il
guthrie's tavern chicago
Guthrie's Tavern / 1300 W. Addison St. Chicago, IL. (1986-2020)
frejlach's ice cream grille

Frejlach's Ice Cream Grille / multiple Chicagoland area locations (1930-19??)  

COLONIAL INN SCHILLER PARK

 Linn Burton's Steak House / 744 Rush St. Chicago, IL.

Silver Stallion Restaurant / 1275 Lee St. Des Plaines, IL

 Arthur Treacher's Fish & Chips / No longer in the Chicagoland area (founded 1969)

Mr. K's Restaurant

Mr. K's Restaurant / 5415 N Harlem Ave. Norwood Park, IL. (19??-2009)

stuart anderson's cattle compant
Stuart Anderson's Cattle Company 
ANDES CARRIAGE SURREY OAK PARK ILLINOIS IL.
Won Kow Restaurant / 2237 S. Wentworth Ave. Chicago, IL. (1928-2018)
The Traders (Trader Vic's) 17 E. Monroe St. & later  1030 N. State St. Chicago, IL. (1957-2011) 
Slicker Sam's / 1911 Rice St. Melrose Park, IL. & 1723 N. Halsted St. Chicago, IL. 
PLANET HOLLYWOOD CHICAGO
Planet Hollywood  / two Chicagoland area locations (1993-1999)
ron santo's american rotisserie
miller's steak house
SEMINARY CHICAGO / JOHN DILLINGER
the flame steak house illinois
The Flame / multiple Chicagoland area locations
Lockwood Castle / 5400 W. Devon Ave. Chicago IL.

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

The Ice Box / 500 W. North Ave. Elmhurst, IL.  (195?-1972)
jojos restaurant
JoJos Restaurants / Multiple Chicagoland area locations
North Pole Ice Cream Store / North Ave. River Forest, IL. 
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Rosita's / 10026 Roosevelt Rd. Westchester, IL.

Wimpy's Grill / multiple Chicagoland area locations
chicken unlimited chicago

 Chicken Unlimited / Multiple Chicagoland area locations

DUMAS WALKER'S CHICAGO
Holloway House Cafeteria / multiple Chicagoland area locations
febo restaurant chicago western avenue
Febo  / 2501 S. Western Ave. Chicago, IL. 
JOE BOSTON'S ITALIAN BEEF CHICAGO
Joe Boston's / 2932 W. Chicago Ave. Chicago, IL. (1949-2017)
California Brick Kitchen / locations in Oak Park & Evanston, IL.
the seven countries restaurant
The Seven Countries / 61 N. Milwaukee Ave. Wheeling, IL.
Tastee-Freez / No longer in the Chicagoland area
leo's beefburgers
Leo's Beefburgers / 1724 W. 51st St. Chicago, IL.  17

 No. 10 Downing St. / Route 31 West Dundee, IL.

beefy 19
Beefy 19 / 5241 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL.
beef n barrel

 Beef 'N' Barrel / Multiple Chicagoland area locations

Simonini's Restaurant / Rt. 62 & 31 Algonquin, IL. (1921-1974)
butch's melrose park
THE AQUARIUM CAFE CHICAGO
The Aquarium Cafe / 514 W. Diversey Pkwy. Chicago, IL.
Feebs / Multiple Chicagoland locations, including Comiskey Park (1973-1993)
Dieterle's
Dieterle's / 550 S. McLean Blvd. Elgin, IL.

Granato's Pizzeria / 907 W. Taylor St. Chicago, IL. (1924-1961)

adam belushi owned restaurant fair oaks chicago
Fair Oaks / 6500 North Ave. Chicago (owned by the Belushi Family) 
 Big Freeze / 602 W.Northwest Hwy. Arlington Hts. IL.
tropical hut
Tropical Hut / Chicago, IL.
SAM'S RED HOTS CHICAGO
Sam's Red Hots / 2345 W. Armitage Ave. Chicago, IL. (194?-2016)  
Rapp's Restaurant / 602 W. Northwest Hwy. Arlington Hts. IL.
Blackberry Inn/Bar & Grill / 1S731 IL. Rt. 47 Elburn, IL. (193?-2018)
GOLDA'S MAYWOOD
Golda's / 711 W Roosevelt Rd Maywood, IL
EL ADOBE WARRENVILLE
El Adobe / 29W012 Butterfield Rd. Warrenville, IL.

 Tiritilli's / 151 E. North Ave. Northlake, IL.

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)
94th Aero Squadron Restaurant / 1070 S. Milwaukee Ave. Wheeling, IL. (photo courtesy of Gerald D. Tang)
buffalo Buffalo's Ice Cream Parlor / 4000 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL.

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

Vosnos Restaurant / Dempster & Waukegan Rd. in Morton Grove, IL.
Grisanti's / 955 E. Golf Rd. Schaumburg, IL.
LANDER'S CHICAGO
Lander's / 134 S. Wabash Ave. Chicago, IL.

Millrose Restaurant & Brewing Company / 45 S. Barrington Rd. South Barrington, IL. (Held our wedding ceremony here)

 Chateau Louise / Route 31 West Dundee, IL. (1961-1984)

Umberto's The Italian fisherman / Irving Park Rd. & Rt. 59 Streamwood, IL. (1972-1982)
Re-Cardo's / 3801 W. Fullerton, Chicago, IL.
Shanhai Inn / 1945 W. Lawrence Chicago, IL. (1960-1995) photo courtesy of Leon Tong
John's Tavern / 27W482 Jewell Rd. Winfield, IL. (1921-2017)  
Redamak's / 2263 N. Lincoln 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

 Burger Chef / Multiple Chicagoland area locations

 Pie-Pan Drive-In / 5950 N. Cicero Ave. Chicago, IL.

THE LANCER STEAK HOUSE
The Lancer Steak House / 50 E. Algonquin Rd. Schaumburg, IL. (co-owned by Marshall Brodein) 
toppers drive in
d.b. kaplan's

D.B. Kaplan's Delicatessen / Water Tower Place Chicago, IL.

Café Parisien opened in 1972 and was located 696 W. North Avenue. They were known throughout the region for their signature dish -- duck flambé. The restaurant closed circa 2000

 Café Parisien /  696 W. North Ave. Elmhurst, IL. (1972-2000) image courtesy of Ute Nevara

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 & Angie's Restaurant / Glen Ellyn, IL. (1951-1986)
tincup pass restaurant
Tincup Pass Restaurant
Leoni's / 23rd & Lake St. Melrose Park, IL.
Yorkshire Pub / 811 E. Roosevelt Rd. Lombard, IL.
tad's steaks
nielsens restaurant
Nielsen's Restaurant / 7330 W. North Ave. Elmwood Park, IL. (1945-1995)
KINGS KASTLES
PASQUALES PIZZA
the original italian u-boat great submarine sandwiches chicago
david's chicago
David's / 3100 S. Halsted St. Chicago, IL.
LOUIS'
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.  
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 / 421 E. Ogden Ave. Hinsdale, IL.
nate's deli lyon's deli blues brothers

 Nate's Deli (formerly Lyon's Deli) / 807 W. Maxwell St. Chicago, IL. (192?-1995)

the eccentric oprah winfrey
The Eccentric / 159 Erie St. Chicago, IL. (1989-1995) owned by Oprah Winfrey
Come Back Inn

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

The Homestead / 8305 W. North Ave. Maywood / Melrose Park IL.
Walter Payton's Rounhouse / 205 N Broadway, Aurora, IL. (1996-2011)
SNOWFLAKE DRIVE-IN LYONS
Snowflake Drive-In / Lyons, IL. (photo courtesy of  Eddie Kwiatkowski)
blue fountain restaurant berwyn
yo-joe's chicago

Yo-Joe's /  6401 W. Addison St. Chicago, IL. (photo courtesy of Cragin Spring Flickr)

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 chicago
George Diamond Steak House / 630 S. Wabash Chicago, IL.
 Don the Beachcombers chicago
Don the Beachcomber / 101 E. Walton Chicago, IL. (1940-19??)
EL TORITO RESTAURANT CANTINA
tree gables restaurant lisle illinois

Tree Gables / Ogden Ave. Lisle, IL.

Parse's Hot Dogs / 7049 W. Higgins Ave. Norwood Park, IL.

Parse's Hot Dogs / 7049 W. Higgins Ave. Norwood Park, IL.  

moran & galvin's restaurant

 Moran & Galvin's Restaurant Lounge / Harrison St. Hillside, IL. 

FERRARA MANOR
Ferrara Manor / 5609 W. North Ave. Chicago, IL.
Tower Garden & Restaurant / 9925 Gross Point Rd. Skokie, IL.
Wally's Jumbo Red Hots / 2742 N. Central Chicago, IL. (1967-2001)
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 Restaurant / 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
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.

Kow Kow Restaurant / 6755 N. Cicero Ave. Lincolnwood, IL. (1949-2015) 

The Hollywood Snack Shop / Western Ave. & Lawrence Ave. Chicago, IL.

 Chambers Seafood Grille & Chop House / 6881 N. Milwaukee Ave. Niles, IL.  (1972-2015) 

the dumpling house stickney
The Dumpling House / 4109 S. Harlem Ave. Stickney, IL.
peter pan snack shops
Peter Pan Snack Shops / Multiple Chicagoland area locations (1945-1953)
richard's drive-in chicago
The Shoe / 3240 Kirchoff Rd. Market Plaza Mall Rolling Meadows, IL. (1979-1991)
WELLINGTON OF ARLINGTON

The Wellington / 2121 S. Arlington Heights Rd. Arlington Heights, IL. (1983-2012)
schroeder's 432 N Gilbert St Danville, IL 61832

Schroeder's Drive-In / 432 N Gilbert St. Danville, IL. (1960-2014)

Snackville Junction (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/
CHARMETS
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)

The Golden Point / Multiple Chicagoland area locations (1958-19??)

Old Heidelberg / 14 W. Randolph St. Chicago, IL.

Chris' Place / 47 W. North Ave. Northlake, IL. 
cafe bohemia
cafe bohemia
Cafe Bohemia / 138 S. Clinton St. Chicago, IL. (1936-1986)
CHARLOTTE'S PIZZA BARRINGTON ILLINOIS

Charlotte's Pizza / Route 14 Barrington, IL.   

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
Mill Race Inn / 4 E. State St.Geneva, IL. (1933-2011)
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 / Lincoln Ave. Morton Grove, IL.
Max's Italian Beef at 5754 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL.

Max's Italian Beef / 5754 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL. (1979-2014) 

le FRANCAIS 269 S. Milwaukee Avenue, Wheeling

Le Francais / 269 S. Milwaukee Ave. Wheeling, IL.  

PRINTER'S ROW 550 S. Dearborn St.

Printer's Row / 550 S. Dearborn St. Chicago, IL. (1979-2004)

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
Kingman's Landing / 4014 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL. (owned by Dave Kingman)
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
Red Kerr's Restaurant / 138 S. Clinton Chicago, IL.
FANNY'S EVANSTON
Fanny's / 1601 Simpson St. Evanston, IL. (1946-1987)
frosted mug 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)
BOB ELFMAN'S RESTAURANT

 Bob Elfman's Restaurant / 179 N. State St. Chicago, IL.

Branding Iron / 4200 W. 95th St. Oak Lawn. IL.
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.
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
BEVERLY WOODS RESTAURANT CHICAGO / MORGAN PARK IL.
Beverly Woods Restaurant / 11532 S.Western Ave.Chicago, IL.  (1954-2017)
red barrel restaurant
The Red Barrel Restaurant / 5214 S. Archer Ave. Chicago, IL. (196?-19??)
Zippy's
biancalana's elmwood park IL.

Biancalana's Restaurant  7372 W. Grand Ave. Elmwood Park, IL.

 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.
Sherwood Forest Inn / 8354 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL. (1971-1996)
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
roy rogers roast beef
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 / multiple Chicagoland area locations

Chicken Bowl Melrose Park
Dove Candies & Ice Cream

Braverman's Deli / Chicago, IL.

cereality chicago

Cereality / 100 S. Wacker Dr. Chicago, IL.

CAL'S CREEMERY CHICAGO 4354 N CENTRAL

Cal's Creemy Whip / 4354 N. Central Ave. Chicago, IL. (1959-1980) 

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 / Prudential Building
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.

 La Piazza / Piper's Alley Old Town 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 RESTAURANT
Black Angus / 7127 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL.
CHEZ PAREE
Chez Paree / 610 Fairbanks Ct. Chicago, IL.  (My Parents prom was held here)
CORKY'S RESTAURANT
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.
Shanghai Lil's / 5415 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL.
Shanghai Lil's / 5415 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL.
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 / 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.

POPPIN FRESH PIES

 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
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

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 CHICAGO 325 W. HURON ST. STEVE DAHL

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

WAG'S RESTAURANT
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?)
CHARLIE TROTTER'S CHICAGO
Charlie Trotter's / 816 W. Armitage Ave. Chicago, IL. (1987-2012)
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 / 201 N. State St. Chicago, IL.

Ditka's City Lights / 223 W. Otario Chicago, IL. 

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

Shirley's Tropical Banquet Hall
the spinnaker lombard il.

The Spinnaker / Lombard, IL. 

PANCHO MCGEE'S

Pancho McGee's / Lombard 

Rocky Rococo
Stagger Lees Mt. Prospect Lee's
lums
YANKEE DOODLE DANDY RESTAURANT
Cheli's Chili Bar
Pixley And Ehlers Restaurants / Multiple Chicagoland area locations
GROVERS OYTER BAR
Fin N Claw / 7225 N. Western Ave. Chicago, IL.
sherlock's home 900 n. michigan ave. chicago
Sherlock's Home / 900 N. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL.
Carlos Murphys
JONATHAN LIVINGSTON SEAFOOD

Jonathan Livingston Seafood / (1975-1985) 

di leo's
Di Leo's / 5700 N. Central Ave. Chicago, IL.
MR. HOBO'S FAMILY RESTAURANT
ron santo pizzeria
Steak and Ale restaurant

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

phil johnson's

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

LA STRADA OLD TOWN CHICAGO WELLS ST.

 La Strada / 1531 N. Wells St. Chicago, IL.

como inn chicago
DOC WEEDS
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 / 1850 N Harlem Ave. Elmwood Park, IL. ( 1931-2004)
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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)

EDGEWATER BEACH YACHT CLUB CHICAGO
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 RESTAURANT

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