It’s time for yet another MBIP road trip and this time we’re going to get our kicks on Route 66!
Whoops-a-doozy, there’s a knock on the door, let’s see who it is….
Paul Bunyan? What does that have to do with anything? Hey Paul, take your ax and take a hike, we’re waiting for someone else.
And there’s another knock at the door, let’s see if it’s the someone else we’re waiting for…
Yes, it’s MBIP pal and Wheelman, Scott Turley! Time to hit the road!
We’re off for and driving and this time we’re headed to Atlanta, Illinois to a diner located on Route 66. And check it out, through the magic of these here interwebs, we’re here already. Hmmm…I feel like someone is staring at me…
Oh no, it’s Paul Bunyan again, and now he’s holding his giant wiener, we need to get away from this guy…
Luckily The Palms Grill Cafe is right across the street and we can take refuge in there!
This place originally opened in 1934 and as you can see, it’s achieved Landmark status here in Atlanta, Illinois. Let’s go inside and see what’s happening in there.
Wow, it’s packed in here and luckily we got the last table!
I checked out the menu and there’s some vintage photos of the diner back in 1940.
Our waitress Shelby took our order. This place is famous for their fried chicken, so Scott and I each ordered a fried chicken dinner for the 41st week of chicken on this fowl and clucked up tour!
The dining counter was filled up and there’s delicious looking homemade cake resting on top of it.
I love the vintage cash register at the end of the counter. That looks like it’s been there since the opening day in 1934.
They claim to have the best fried chicken ever, so we’ll see about that.
We decided to pass on the Taco Soup though, something about that just sounds wrong!
There’s a room in the back with army uniforms from the past and a vintage safe.
There’s also a fully stocked arcade room with a nice collection of games and pinball machines.
Meanwhile, back at the diner I got a shot of Scott at the table along with an obligatory mirror shot of myself!
Just as I sat back down, Shelby delivered our fried chicken dinners and they look fabulous! The dinners come with homemade Cole slaw, mashed potatoes and gravy.
There’s Scott digging in to his meal. He said the chicken was definitely some of the best he’s ever had. Time for me to try it out.
Wow, it’s no wonder the place is packed! This fried chicken is fantastic!
The batter is crispy and light and the chicken has a nice fried flavor and it’s so juicy!
I don’t know if it’s the best fried chicken ever, but it’s pretty damn close!
After that delicious dinner we walked outside only to find creepy Paul Bunyan and his giant wiener were still waiting for us! Aaaaahhhhh!
Four Dixie Chickens—It’s definitely worth the drive to Atlanta, Illinois to try this wonderful fried chicken, I might even try the taco soup next time!
110 Arch Street
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