Restaurants Near the Museum

In Park Forest:

One block from Orchard Drive and Lakewood on Orchard Drive, is our own Dunagain's, a bar with variety beers and cocktails. Now serving lunches Monday-Friday, and offering selected foods at other times. 

 Near Park Forest:

In Richton Park, on Sauk Trail, just on the border of Richton Park and Park Forest, Chicago Dough Company is decorated in antiques and has a very pleasant atmosphere, and serves pizza, salads and sandwiches.  Across the street, at the entrance of the METRA lot, is Richton Perk, a charming coffee shop in a refurbished home from the original Richton, serving coffee, soup and sandwiches.

Just south of the corner of Western and Lincoln Highway is the Big Apple which serves sandwiches and brunch items. It is open into the early afternoon.

Carlo's in Chicago Heights, is about 2 miles east of Lincoln Highway and Western. They serve sandwiches and Italian food in a very pleasant setting.

On Lincoln Highway, just after Governors Highway is Peachtree Café, with sandwiches and brunch items, also open into the early afternoon.

If you want to continue your 1950s experience:

There is a really fun 1950s McDonald's near the corner of Western and Lincoln Highway, about a 1/4 block west of Western, which is decorated like the 1950s. For larger tours, they may be able to arrange table service. They offer several types of entertainment on different days.

If you are coming from the south, within a block of the I-57 Monee exit, is a Schoop's decorated with 1950s movie memorabilia.

There is an A & W on Lincoln Highway near the I- 57 exit which is also decorated in 1950s style.

Other choices:

Near the I-57 exit there are several nice chain restaurants like Cracker Barrel, Olive Garden, Five Guys and Panera's.

There is a Red Lobster at Lincoln Highway and Governors Highway, on the way to I-57.


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