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Old 07-25-2008, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Naperville, IL
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You're right, Jack straws a close second! And Vitorio's- we like the window too. Can't believe how packed it gets. Wish it were bigger but then it would proabaly loose it's charm. People come there from the city by train! Very, very good. I'm sure it will be more crowded since you and I plugged it on this thread! It's worth every bit of the 2 hour wait.
Jack Straws is nice, I used to go there to get a slice of Pizza if I was in town, it was so convenient.
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Old 07-25-2008, 08:31 PM
 
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A friend and I were discussing Jack Straws this week and does anyone remember where they were before they moved to their current location? In the late 70's early 80's their location was a Craigin Federal Bank drive thru. I remember when Jack Straws moved in but for the life of me I can't remember where they were before that? That place made out like bandits when Wheaton Central HS was still in town. We would walk there for lunch several times a week. For $2.56 you could get a hot dog, fries and drink and still make it back to class on time! Oh, the good old days
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Old 07-28-2008, 10:03 AM
 
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Breakfast - Dali's Cafe - Downer's Grove

The BEST breakfast restaurant around. Their Dali's French Toast on cinnamon bread with apples is amazing. There is hardly ever a wait for a table, even on weekends, and the waitstaff is great! I am so sad I am moving out of state, I will miss this place!
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Old 07-28-2008, 10:43 AM
 
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In the South/Southwest 'burbs:

Fast Food: Pop's (better beef and better fries than Portillo's, honestly)
Breakfast: Lume's (original in Palos Heights is my favorite)
BBQ: Exsenator's in Markham is amazing, Smokin Joe's in Palos Hts. is very good
Ice cream: Plush Horse in Palos Park, unless you're the slightest bit lactose intolerant, cuz this ain't no soft-serve.
YES PLUSH HORSE!!! Great ice cream, and nice little old fashioned house too which is cool to look around when you're in there. I think the house is from the 1800's. The ice cream shoppe is located on the south-east corner of 127th St and 86th Ave if I'm not mistaken.

I also wanted to recommend a breakfast place I just found. I got a skillet Saturday morning weighing about 4 lbs loaded with tons of meat and veggies for $8! I couldn't believe how much food you get there at such a low price!The restaurant is called Meile and is located in the strip mall on the southwest corner of 159th Street and Wolf Road in Orland Park. The restaurant is rather upscale too just to let yall know. http://www.cafemiele.com/

I also wanted to name a couple of my favs for pizza. Check out Traverso's on Wheeler Drive and Harlem Ave in Orland Park. Great thin crust pizza. Also if you like the thin crust pizza, take a look at Ed and Joe's in Tinley Park on 173rd and Oak Park Ave. Ed and Joe's was rated number 1 for best pizza in the Chicago suburbs by a pole in the Chicago Trib a few years ago. They have the postings in the restaurant. There's a really nice bar and the bar has live bands that play on the weekends not to mention there is outdoor seating to enjoy these hot summer nights, and a very pleasant dining room area as well as a small party room. http://www.ednjoes.com/

Great Italian food anyone??? Check this place out. WOW WAS IT GOOD! http://www.miafrancesca.com/index.asp

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Old 07-28-2008, 11:59 AM
 
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Great Italian food anyone??? Check this place out. WOW WAS IT GOOD! [url=http://www.miafrancesca.com/index.asp
The Family of Francesca Restaurants in Chicago and the Surrounding Suburbs.[/url]
I agree,never had a bad meal there. They now have about a dozen of their places all over the burbs.
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Old 07-28-2008, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Oak Park
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YES PLUSH HORSE!!! Great ice cream, and nice little old fashioned house too which is cool to look around when you're in there. I think the house is from the 1800's. The ice cream shoppe is located on the south-east corner of 127th St and 86th Ave if I'm not mistaken.
It certainly is one of a kind.

Just a slight correction: It's on the SE corner of 123rd and 86th Ave.
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Old 07-28-2008, 01:47 PM
 
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It certainly is one of a kind.

Just a slight correction: It's on the SE corner of 123rd and 86th Ave.
YES sorry about that. That intersection near there of the on ramps to SW Highway and coming off there all the time always gets me all twisted around as to what street I'm on.
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Old 07-30-2008, 07:30 AM
 
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I love Indian food and the best Indian restaurant I have ever eaten at is "The Taj Mahal" in Orland Park, right off of LaGrange. Very good food and the owners of the place are very friendly.
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