Paul Bunyan's Cook Shanty
Minocqua, WI Photo courtesy Dave Pophal
Hungry after a road trip? Appetite large enough to fit Paul Bunyan? Well,
if you're fortunate enough to be in Minocqua, Wisconsin you're in luck!
Stop by Paul Bunyan's Cook Shanty, home of the "all you can
eat" Lumberjack meals, and eat to your heart's content.
Indianapolis, IN Photo courtesy Emily Steele
The Milano Inn is known for some pretty decent food
in Indianapolis. Plus, this place has a couple of nice roadside signs (see below)
on the property.
Mr. K's Restaurant
Chicago, IL Photo courtesy Tony Craig
Mr. K's Restaurant features a rather unique and large
marquee in the parking lot. Check out this sign for this Chicago restaurant.
Mack's Fine Food
Elmhurst, IL Photo courtesy Tony Craig
Here's a nice sign for Mack's Golden Pheasant. This
restaurant is located in Villa Park, IL and still features the image of a pheasant as part of its moniker.
According to the Mack's Golden Pheasant website, the business is the oldest continuously family owned restaurant in DuPage County and started up sometime in the late 1930's or early 1940's. After being devastated by fire in 1962, the Golden Pheasant was rebuilt and has been a survivor to this day.
UPDATE 11/09 : The marquee for Mack's Golden Pheasant was recently restored. The sign itself is dated inside 1936. 11-09
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.
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
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.