3.4
17 votes

Luna Cafe

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

$
$$$$
Budget
Closed Now
Opens Fri 10a
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    not Accepted
  • Public
    Restrooms
  • Outdoor
    Seating
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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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Reviewed by
Austin Coop

  • 485 Reviews
  • 490 Helpful
July 20, 2014
Rated 4.0

First of all, it's a perfect little roadside dive bar with a fun bar atmosphere and a killer neon sign. Add in the fact Al Capone used to hide out here and you have a Route 66 roadside attraction well worth stopping in for a beer.

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Reviewed by
williamhuth

  • 5 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
August 29, 2021

I love roadside bars! This one did not disappoint. Nothing fancy! Just good people and good beer! Glad I stopped in! Was treated like I was one of the locals!
Will definitely stop in again the next time I’m down this way.

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Luna Cafe

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

Hours

Closed Now
  • Sun - Fri: 10:00 am - 2:00 am
  • Sat: 10:00 am - 3:00 am

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  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Reservations
Does not take
  • Coffee
  • Breakfast
  • Outdoor Seating
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