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Polka Dot Cafe

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Historic Route 66, Braidwood, IL
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good54%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Apr 26, 2017
“Good photo opportunity and nice burger”
Sep 11, 2016
“A Must stop to see & eat!”
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11:00 am - 8:00 pmAll hours
American, Diner
Historic Route 66, Braidwood, IL
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I were planning a day trip from the Chicago suburbs, and this diner had been featured on a travel program on PBS. The food was quite good, and we really enjoyed the chili cheese fries. The decor inside was fun. They had...More

Thank Natalie B
Reviewed May 6, 2017

We stopped in for lunch on our route 66 trip when we noticed it on the road side. If on the interstate you will miss this gem so you must follow the historic route to find it. It was towards the end of the trip...More

Thank Warren007
Reviewed April 26, 2017 via mobile

Lots of photo opportunities inside and out. The gents toilet walls are covered in Marilyn Monroe photos and the Ladies tell me the female toilet walls are covered in Elvis photo's. Drop in

Thank GrantHay
Reviewed September 11, 2016

We stopped here on our mini Rt 66 tour for a bite to eat. This place is so cute & has lots to see in a small space. We also ate there & the food was delicious and so cheap we we amazed. Don't know...More

1  Thank mcriss50
Reviewed July 6, 2016

Shortly after we started our Route 66 drive we chose this as our first stop for something to eat - it was a PERFECT choice!! We felt like we traveled back in time; the car hop outside, the jukebox inside the black and white tiled...More

1  Thank 518Mungi
Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Great food! Cool decor. We really enjoyed the food and atmosphere. A must visit on Route 66. I will stop every time I visit my family.

1  Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

This place was shown to me by a friend of mine. From the beginning I have loved it. There are so many hidden gems inside of this place. If your a history buff I recommend this place highly. And there is one thing that makes...More

2  Thank Killerindian
Reviewed August 23, 2015

Very friendly staf. Great nuggets and polish sausage. Travel Back in time to the 50's for a quick bite.

1  Thank Veerle V
Reviewed August 3, 2015

Stopped in for lunch. Loved the hamburgers! Pay phone on the wall and Route 66 sign painted on the floor. Funny mirror. Just like the 'old' days..

1  Thank Bridget S
Reviewed August 1, 2015

We stopped after the Gemini Giant in Braidwood and snapped some pics of the iconic statues outside and got some essential diner eats like chili cheese fries and milkshakes. Staff were very nice and I think we were the first Irish people they'd ever seen....More

1  Thank listenshh
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Historic Route 66, Braidwood, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Braidwood
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