Vintage diners in the Chicago area?
- Patrick Thompson
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?
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.
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!