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Sit Down Eateries Midwest


Sugar Bowl Restaurant
Des Plaines, IL
Photo courtesy Don Gardner

Hungry but with a sweet tooth to boot? Then stop at the Sugar Bowl Restaurant in Des Plaines, Illinois and cool off with a bowl of ice cream in an air conditioned shop. The sign itself is worth a stop too. It has been up at the Sugar Bowl site since 1957. See more at the Sugar Bowl website.

Sugar Bowl Restaurant
Photo courtesy Tammy Terwelp


UPDATE 11/09 : Here's another shot of the Sugar Bowl Restaurant marquee in Des Plaines taken on a snowy day. Many thanks to Tammy Terwelp for photo update. 11-09



Denver Grill
Tulsa, OK
Photo and info courtesy Chris King

Here's the Denver Grill in Tulsa, OK. This roadside delight is just days away from being bulldozed for a new arena. Although the food is not the greatest, the history of this restaurant, dating back to 1933, is something else.

Also of note is the colorful marquee that looks like a firework shooting off into the night sky.



Rochelle Beacon
Rochelle, IL
Photo courtesy Don Gardner

Here's the marquee for the Beacon Restaurant in Rochelle, IL.



Lima, OH
Photo courtesy Dirk Burhans

Here's a Kewpee from Lima, OH. This place dates from the 1920's. Check out the interesting figurine standing over the doorway.






Indianapolis, IN
Photo courtesy Emily Steele

Here's the Steer-in dining hall, located in Indianapolis. The front of this place looks a bit weather beaten.



Phil's Bar-B-Q
St Louis, MO
Photo courtesy Dennis Dixson

The marquee for Phil's Bar-B-Q was recently refurbished and painted. The little piggy face of the character holding the sign is now much more prominent. 12-05












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