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“favorite among the locals”
The cafe was built in 1924, two years prior to the establishment of Route 66. It is rumored to have been frequented by gangsters like Al Capone. The Luna did operate as a cafe‚ on the main floor, but had a gambling operation in the basement and a "house of ill repute" upstairs. The neon sign out front, still standing, has a cherry which used ruby glass to enhance its red glow. It is said that if the cherry was lit, the girls were in. At one time, the cafe was a "fine dining establishment" and so expensive that most law-abiding citizens could not afford to eat there. There is an ongoing effort to have the neon sign restored to its former glory.
My advice for Route 66 travelers: get a picture of the sign and leave! Unless you really need a beer, the Luna Cafe is worth skipping. This Route 66-treasured place has been around for a long... Read more
The Route 66 guides tell of the long storied history here and if you're passing by at the right time, as we were, it is worth a stop. Not that you'll gain anything of historical significance but... Read more
This is listed as being in Granite City, but I think it's actually in Mitchell, but whatever. This place opened in 1924 & has a rather colorful history. Al Capone has been here. You can still... Read more
- Sun - Fri: 10:00 am - 2:00 am
- Sat: 10:00 am - 3:00 am
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