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Palms Grill Cafe

110 SW Arch St, Historic Rt. 66, Atlanta, IL 61723-7521
+1 217-648-2233
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Diner, American, Cafe
110 SW Arch St, Historic Rt. 66, Atlanta, IL 61723-7521
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here on a trip for lunch. Very cute little place, clean and friendly staff and customers. We had a cheeseburger, Frisco Melt and Pony Shoe all were very good, fries are worth the extra $1!! Had desert, peach and blackberry pie ala mode and...More

Thank Manderson97
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off here today on our first day driving along Route 66 for some coffee and a slice of pie. We had BlackBerry and Black Raspberry. They were both really good and the coffee was top class. The diner is a real throwback to the...More

Thank Manunitedman
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Great little diner! Full of character. The fried chicken smelt amazing, but we went for hotdog and cherry pie, which was just as nice.

Thank Emma W
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We stopped in after looking up restaurant recommendations in the area. It came down to either the Palms or Chubbies, which was down the block. While we were pretty intrigued with the name "Chubbies" and all that might hold for us, we decided on going...More

Thank Sue R
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Great food, great service, great history. Small town museum on second floor. Be sure to make a stop here. You will fell like you went back in time, and the locals are super friendly.

Thank Shyla J
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I ate breakfast with the locals here. Our server was so friendly and gave us ideas on activities to do in the area. The food was good and prices seemed reasonable.

Thank SeeHisCreation2015
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

We ate here after visiting the arcade museum in nearby Mclean. Right off the bat the staff was genuinely friendly and welcoming. I had a pulled pork sandwich that was some of the best BBQ I have eaten. I don't even remember what the rest...More

Thank youevolve
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Marked this down after reading good reviews online and in our Route 66 guide and we were not disappointed. If you're doing Route 66, you're most likely going to stop to take a picture of the Bunyon's 'hot dog' giant opposite anyway, so it makes...More

Thank Louichan
Reviewed 27 July 2017

We were doing the Illinois part of Route 66 and this is recommended as a real US diner and part of the route 66 history. There were some fun things to see in Atlanta and we stopped here for a snack as it was too...More

Thank Rdnkh
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

We popped in here whilst on Route 66. Hot dog was awesome staff friendly and helpful. This place has a museum upstairs and defo worth the pit stop for pics. It has an original till and lots of little Artifacts around to see.

Thank wren76
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24 May 2017|
Response from palmsgrillcafe2015 |
yes we do! please call the restaurant at 217-648-2233 during business hours to find out more information
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
US$2 - US$12
Diner, American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 SW Arch St, Historic Rt. 66, Atlanta, IL 61723-7521
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Atlanta
  • Phone Number: +1 217-648-2233
Welcome to the Palms Grill Cafe... It's not only the sound of the 1930s-40s music playing in the background... It's not only the smell of the delicious, home-cooked, daily Blue Plate special wafting out from the kitchen... It's not even the taste of that first forkful of made-from-scratch coconut cream pie (...And all the other great pies, too!). It's when everything you've been hearing, seeing, feeling, smelling, and tasting combine that you realize you're living the Mother Road the way it used to be. Join us to experience Rt. 66 The way it was when the Palms Grill Cafe first opened up in 1934 along Rt. 66 In downtown Atlanta, Illinois.
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