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Sit Down Eateries Midwest


Lock View Restaurant
Sault Ste Marie, MI
Photo and info courtesy Alan Culley

The Lockview Restaurant is located in Sault Ste Marie, MI. Although next door to the Lockview Motel, is not owned by the same people. It did not take much investigation to figure out where the neon from the sign went since the neon in the window is the same script as what's on the sign. The Lockview serves fresh Lake Superior whitefish (served 5 different ways) and lake perch. Friday nights have several whitefish specials. 12-08



Marro's Restaurant
Saugatuck, MI
Photo and info courtesy Alan Culley

Marro's Restaurant is located in downtown Saugatuck just a block off of the older US 31 alignment. Marro's serves pizza and Italian cuisine. 12-08





Nick's Kitchen
Huntington, IN
Photos and info courtesy Alan Culley

Nick's Kitchen gained fame when it was the favorite place of hometown Vice President Dan Quayle to eat when back home visiting. The neon sign has been put up recently. I don't know whether it's a brand new retro or something that was in the back room and fixed up. The other sign is what was over the door for years. 01-09

(Near right) The sign over the door

(Far right) The neon sign for Nick's Kitchen that was recently put up



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

Check out the interior 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 at night. Emi's slogan was "Steer out to Emil's Steer Inn".

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



Russell's Bar-B-Q
Chicago, IL
Photo courtesy Chibbqking

Russell's Bar-B-Q is known in the Chicago area for its ribs. The neon lettering was working in full during the evening when this shot was taken. 02-09






Pig-Hip Restaurant
Broadwell, IL
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

The Pig-Hip Restaurant is a landmark that's about as much a part of Route 66 lore as any eatery found off the Mother Road. The Pig-Hip was first opened by Ernie Edwards in 1937 and served hungry locals and tourists alike until closing in 1991. The site of the restaurant was to become the site of a Route 66 museum until being lost in a devastating fire on March 5, 2007. 02-09










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