Illinois June 02, 2019
There’s A Train-Themed Restaurant At The Start Of This Scenic Railroad Journey In Illinois
Train lovers will go wild to know that there’s yet another train-themed cafe in Illinois that deserves some attention. Located at the end of a Chicago rail line, this amazing little diner in Fox Lake has been in business since 1996 and is known for its homemade breakfast fare.
Great food and a community atmosphere bring locals back to this place time and again. You’ll come for the train theme and stay for its charming character. Check it out:
Whistle Stop Cafe in northern Illinois is a charming restaurant located at the end of the line for the MD-N (Milwaukee District North) Metra Train out of Union Station in Chicago. Though it is the city's commuter train, this line in particular, which goes through gorgeous Lake County, offers some very scenic views along the way.
This train-themed cafe has served as a pit stop for many traveling to and from Chicago on the Metra line. From the moment you walk in, you'll be greeted by a friendly staff as well as down-home decor and furnishings that will make you feel right at home.
Patrons get to dine right by the trains. Toy models line the walls of this themed restaurant. It is the perfect place for railfans and kids of all ages.
When it comes to the food, you'll find a slew of breakfast and lunch items available as the place is open daily between 6 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Be sure to stop in before too late in the day to be sure you get seated.
When it comes to breakfast, guests enjoy everything from sweet to savory. Pancakes, French toast, waffles, and biscuits stuffed with all sorts of fruits and creams will make your morning truly special. You'll also find classic and unique omelets, skillets, eggs Benedicts, and sandwiches.
For lunch fare, patrons enjoy sandwiches, wraps, salads, soups, and burgers. Favorites includes the chipotle chicken panini, California chicken, and crispy chicken club wrap. You can also get chicken fingers, grilled cheese, and patty melts.
Get more details about the Whistle Stop Cafe on its
website or Facebook page.
Address: 15 East Grand Avenue, Fox Lake, IL 60020
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