Route 66 is dotted with plenty of photo ops and classic diners. And you can find both of those in one in Braidwood, Illinois at the Polk-a-Dot Drive In.
The Polk-a-Dot Drive In has been feeding hungry travelers since 1956. With a full menu of hamburgers, chicken, hot dogs, ice cream, milkshakes, and their famous chili cheese fries, there is something to order for everyone.
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Inside the restaurant is decorated in retro diner decor complete with a checkerboard floor, classic movie memorabilia, jukeboxes, and more.
Outside you can take your photo with a slew of your favorite celebrities. Life-sized statues of Marilyn Monroe, Elvis, James Dean, the Blues Brothers and Betty Boop line up for selfies. There’s also a display featuring Superman, vintage photo booth and Daily Planet newspaper backdrop and all.
You’ll be sure to spot the Polk-a-Dot Drive In on your Route 66 road trip so pull over for lunch or dinner and a selfie or two. And, while you’re there, be sure to pop across the street to see another fun Illinois Route 66 roadside attraction: the Braidwood Zoo.
Polk-a-Dot Drive In
Address: 222 N Front St, Braidwood, IL 60408
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11am-7pm, Friday-Saturday 11am-8pm
Cost: Free to see, food costs vary