Polk Street Station Restaurant
Submitted by liz on Wed, 2014-11-12 11:44
Note: The Newberry Library holds the personal papers of author John Drury.
POLK STREET STATION RESTAURANT, Dearborn and Polk Streets
When we say that this is a Fred Harvey restaurant we have told you all there is to know about it. You know immediately that the food is of the best quality, wholesome, and carefully prepared. Like the station in which it is located, this restaurant is old-fashioned and has the decorative knick-knacks of the Nineties around its walls. It is small and quiet and the service is attuned to requirements of the travelling public. When Sherwood Anderson, the novelist, worked as an advertising man in Chicago he frequently used to sit in a corner of this dining room and, a cup of coffee beside him, write short stories. There is also a Harvey lunch room adjoining this dining room.