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Sit Down Eateries Midwest


New York Kosher
Chicago, IL
Photo courtesy Tammy Terwelp

Here's the familiar sign for the New York Kosher sausage shop off Devon Avenue in Chicago. Not sure if the Sinai sausages served here were impacted with the closure in early 2009 of Sara Lee's kosher hot dog and meat processing facility. 11-09



Maid Rite Sandwich Shop
Quincy, IL
Photo courtesy Tammy Terwelp

The Maid-Rite Sandwich Shop is a Quincy institution having served the community since opening in 1926. The Maid-Rite featured one of the first drive-up, walk-up windows for customer convenience. For more information, check out the Maid-Rite website. 11-09







Berghoff Restaurant
Chicago, IL
Photo courtesy Richard Weiss

Located just a few blocks from the Sears Tower in Chicago is this historic gem called The Berghoff Restaurant. The Berghoff dates back to 1898 when the place opened as the Berghoff Cafe after the founder's new brew of Berghoff Beer met with success along the Midway at the Chicago World's Fair of 1893.

More information can be found at The Berghoff Restaurant website. 02-10

(Far left) The well known neon blade sign at the Berghoff Restaurant



Potato Shak Restaurant Rockford ILPotato Shak
Loves Park, IL
Photo courtesy Kelly Sullivan

Located in the Loves Park area of Rockford, IL, the Potato Shak Restaurant features a somewhat eye-catching building off the road. From the reviews, the Potato Shak looks to be a great place for breakfast for travelers passing through town. 08-10


Capri RestaurantCapri Restaurant
Rockford, IL
Photo courtesy Kelly Sullivan

The Capri Restaurant in Rockford is an Italian Restaurant that is famous for its pizza. Check it out the next time you're in the middle of town. as it's located on E. State St. 08-10



Capri RestaurantChicken Restaurant
Rockford, IL
Photo courtesy Kelly Sullivan

Check out the lettering on this Chicken Restaurant found in DeKalb, IL. The letters appears to be rusted out these days and most likely no longer light up the street of DeKalb these days. 08-10











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