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Nov 20, 1999 05:56 PM

Vintage diners in the Chicago area?

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I'm looking for vintage stainless steel or porcelain-enamel diners (with counter service, of course), serving decent food, anywhere in the Chicago area. Suggestions?

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  1. Years ago there was Quickee Snax (probably spelled that wrong) in Hammond. My dad used to take me there occasionally for a bowl of chil, with plenty of crackers of course. I doubt it's still there, but given the state of downtown Hammond, there's probably nothing new there that might have forced it out.

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    1. re: Jim Dorsch
      original chowhound

      Try the White Palace grill at Canal and Roosevelt.

      1. re: original chowhound

        The Palace Grill looks pretty authentic down 1400 W. Madison.

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      Kathi Alexandrakis

      Try Jim's Grill, 1429 W. Irving Park Road (near the intersection of Irving & Ashland)...mentioned on WLS-AM 890, Jay Marvin Show, and the home of "ham off the bone"...hand-carved ham...and lots of other good stuff!