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Luna Cafe

201 E Chain Of Rocks Rd, Granite City, Illinois 62040 USA

9 Reviews
$
Budget
Open Now
Wed 10a-2a
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    not Accepted
  • Public
    Restrooms
  • Outdoor
    Seating
  • Wifi
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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.

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Megan G.

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

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Sheena P.

Albeit the awesome (likely original) neon sign saying great chicken, steaks and seafood... this place doesn't even have a kitchen anymore. Once an iconic Route 66 establishment is now a local bar... Read more

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Linda R.

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

Luna Cafe

201 E Chain Of Rocks Rd
Granite City, Illinois
62040 USA
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Hours

Open now until 2:00 am
  • Sun - Fri: 10:00 am - 2:00 am
  • Sat: 10:00 am - 3:00 am

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    Wifi
  • Unknown
    Wheelchair Accessible
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    Credit Cards Accepted
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