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Neon Eateries Midwest

 

Henry's Drive-in
Cicero, IL
Photo courtesy chibbqking

Henry's is a familiar place for those familiar with the Cicero area of Chicago. The drive-in eatery sports the theme "It's a meal in itself" while the neon sign and attached hot dog shows off the type of eatery Henry's is.

Henry's is located along Ogden Avenue which is old Route 66 in town. 02-09

 

 

B&K Root Beer
Van Wert, OH
Photo and info courtesy Alan Culley

Check out the B&K Root Beer in Van Werth, OH showing off its neon sign. This B&K Root Beer is still open and awaiting warmer weather.

This B&K features a similar root beer mug marquee as the one in Kokomo, IN. 02-09

 

 

Jerry's Old South Tavern
Van Wert, OH
Photo and info courtesy Alan Culley

This sign for Jerry's Old South Tavern is eye-catching with its red paint scheme and its bright neon lettering. Jerry's Old South Tavern is still open, even on Sunday in downtown Van Wert. 02-09

 

 

Florentine Restaurant
Columbus, OH
Photo and info courtesy Michael Sekeres

Since 1945 The Florentine has been one of Columbus' best Italian restaurants and a fixture on West Broad Street in the Franklinton neighborhood. 02-09

 

 

Pete's #2 Pizzeria
Chicago, IL
Photo courtesy chibbqking

Here's the neon sign at Pete's #2 Pizzeria. According to the glowing neon letters on the marquee, Pete's #2 has been around since 1955. 02-09

 

 

 

 

Vito & Nick's Restaurant
Chicago, IL
Photo courtesy chibbqking

Check out the glowing window display at Vito & Nick's Restaurant in Chicago, IL. According to the Vito & Nick's website, the business has been around since 1932, when the present owner's grandfather opened up Vito's Tavern on the south side of Chicago. More information, including the menu at Vito & Nick's can be found here. 02-09

 

 

Emil's Steer Inn (Demolished)
Columbus, OH
Postcard and info courtesy Michael Sekeres

Check out the exterior at night of Emil's Steer Inn. This old restaurant located in Columbus, OH is gone and replaced with a Church's Fried Chicken. Here's a look at what Emil's Steer Inn looked like inside.

The postcard read "Nationally Known Drive In, Sandwich Shop and Restaurant. The Nation's newest and most ultra-modern eating place. Dedicated to the serving of delicious food, fine pastries, and rich French ice cream. A popular slogan here is: "Steer out to Emil's Steer Inn" 4484 East Main Street, U. S. 40 East, Columbus, Ohio". 02-09

 

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