Saturday, October 15, 2011

A Carriage House for Lunch in Sycamore

Yesterday we stopped for lunch in Sycamore, Illinois, at a place we have been wanting to stop at for quite some time called the Towne Square. It has had several different restaurants in it over the years.

This place goes way back, to around 1900. It was at one time the carriage house of a local banker named Townsend where he kept his automobiles. His mansion is located next door.

After that, it went on to be a succession of gas stations, called the prettiest gas station in this part of the state, until about 1980 when it was converted into a restaurant. We think it was first called the Carriage House Restaurant.

It has a striking stone exterior.

We had an excellent all-you-can-eat fish fry for $9.99 with soup or salad and choice of potatoes.

Watch out, though, sales tax was 10%.

Eating in a Bit of History. --RoadDog

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