Atlanta, Illinois: Palm's Grille Cafe - Route 66The original Palm Grille Cafe opened in 1934, closed in the late 1960s, and was revived in the recent Route 66 boom to expose new generations to the virtues of bologna and SPAM road food.
- 110 Arch St., Atlanta, IL
- Rt. 66 downtown Atlanta, between Race and Vine Sts.
- Su-Th 8 am - 5 pm, F-Sa 8 am - 8 pm. (Call to verify)
Visitor Tips and News About Palm's Grille Cafe - Route 66
The Palm Grille Cafe is a Rt. 66 original. What sets it apart is their sensational food that includes not only Fried Baloney sandwiches, but even better a fried SPAM sandwich that definitely doesn't skimp on the SPAM. And save room for the homemade pie -- they've won numerous state fair awards and are as good as any I've ever eaten. Don't miss a trip to the bathroom either. The back room leads into an Atlanta/Rt.66 museum.
The Palm Grille Cafe is directly across from the Muffler Man, so you can't miss it.[Pete Krampert, 06/13/2011]
The Palm Grille Cafe opened in 1934, closed in the late 1960s when Route 66 fell out of use, then was reopened in 2009 as part of the Route 66 revival. Its decor and menu -- such as the fried bologna and grilled Spam sandwiches -- are part of a deliberate effort to recreate road-eating circa 1940.