The Jubilee Cafe is a great diner in Edwards, Illinois and they’re known for their wonderful homemade pies. I’ve also heard reports that their fried chicken is really delicious. So I thought that fried chicken and pie would be a fabulous combination for this third motherclucking week of chicken! And so it's off to Edwards, Illinois we go!
Here we are in Edwards, Illinois at the Jubilee Cafe...hey, check out the welcome on the sign! We have a special guest star today, I wonder if he called to make that happen? As I entered I saw chicken on the sign and knew I had come to the right place! There’s also a spell check moment happening there, but let’s just ignore that and keep moving along!
There’s a front counter to dine at, but as I mentioned, we have a special guest star joining us, so we’ll get a booth in the spacious dining room. And as I head to the back I think I see the aforementioned guest star. It’s none other than...
Terry Grawey! Terry’s been a guest star on the blog many times and it’s always great to see him! This is his “constipated and stunned” look. Very stunned! Terry’s a Hypnohumorist who performs locally as well as all over the country. You can see photos from some of his fun and entertaining shows by clicking here. He even hypnotized me one night and you can see that blog post right here.
Lori was our waitress for the afternoon and here she is delivering our drinks. When we started to place our order, she hit us with a bombshell...
The fried chicken isn’t served till 5PM and we were there around 1PM. So no fried chicken for us! I resisted the urge to ask Terry to hypnotize her into thinking it was 5:07PM, but we improvised and ordered a couple of different chicken entrees. Keep on scrolling to see what we substituted for the fried chicken.
To ward off the disappointment of no fried chicken, I went over and looked at the pie display case. The pie here is so good and after gazing at all the different varieties in the case, the fried chicken loss didn’t sting quite so bad.
I glanced over by the cash register in the back and saw that they had not one, but two framed PJ Star articles hanging on display. I found the Dining Out one online and here it is.
As I made my way back to our booth, Lori had just arrived with our non-fried chicken dinners.
Terry ordered the BBQ Chicken and Cheese Flatbread and proceeded to eat it “girly style” with a fork. This was a little upsetting, but at least he didn’t drown it in Ranch Dressing. He generously let me try a piece and I ate it like a normal man and it was really delicious! They really pile on the bbq chicken and cheese and one slice of this could be a meal!
I got the Smothered Chicken Breast which is a chicken breast smothered in mushrooms, green pepper, onion and melted cheddar cheese. It looked fantastic, but before I dug into that, I ate this Jumer’s-like cinnamon roll that came with the dinner! That was a sweet surprise!
The chicken breast was juicy and was a tasty dish with all of the toppings complimenting it. I still wished I could’ve had the fried chicken though and I have to admit I’m still obsessing over it today!
You can’t go to the Jubilee Cafe and not have pie, so we each ordered up a fresh slice of their wonderful homemade pie. Terry got pecan and I ordered up a slice of Toffe Cream Pie. It was unbelievable and biting into this sweet slice of perfect pie made up for not being able to get the fried chicken...almost!
Terry decided to get ice cream on his slice and when the waitress told him that it would be an extra charge, Terry told her that money was no object. What he didn’t tell her was that I was paying the bill!
Three Dixie Chickens—Both chicken dishes were tasty but I’ve got to come back for the fried chicken! As always, the pie was the highlight of the dinner, if you’ve never had it, trust me, it’s worth the trip to Edwards for this heavenly pie! Thanks to everyone at the Jubilee Cafe for a delicious lunch and to Terry for joining me!
7203 N Kickapoo-Edwards Road