Braidwood, Illinois: Polk-a-Dot Drive In

Retro drive-in diner along Rt. 66 since 1956. Decorated with many life-sized mass-produced statues of movie stars and music legends, and a 9-ft. tall guitar strumming Elvis Presley.
Address:
222 North Front St., Braidwood, IL
Directions:
Route 66, N. Front St.
Phone:
815-458-3377
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Polk-a-Dot Drive In

Retro diner with life-sized statues of Marilyn Monroe, Elvis, James Dean, the Blues Brothers and Betty Boop. The locals love it for their classic diner food and shakes. On the classic Route 66.

[Tansy Ridings, 06/19/2013]

Mass-produced pop legend statues spotted at many places, but usually not all of them at one business. The Polk-a-Dot has been feeding Braidwood since 1956.

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