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RESTAURANT ON OAK STREET
Posted by: G.Schilling ()
Date: June 16, 2008 10:11PM

Does anyone remember a restaurant on Oak Street, between Michigan/Rush named "Isabelle's"? (Or something like that.) It was across the street from the Esquire Theatre and my aunt would take me there in the late 50's.

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Re: RESTAURANT ON OAK STREET
Posted by: querencia ()
Date: October 21, 2010 12:49AM

"Isbell's, 940 N Rush St, 950 W Diversey Parkway, and 1435 E Hyde Park Blvd. Take your choice of either of these fine restaurants. You will not be disappointed I am sure. the one on Rush St is,l I believe, the best for atmosphere. However, in all of them you will be served with the choicest of quality foods. Everything is neat and clean. They specialize in chicken, ribs, and charcoal broiled steak. Daily, 11:00 AM to 3:00 AM. Lunch 60 cents up. Dinner $1.00 up. AC,L [air-conditioned, liquor served]." From "Where to Eat and Sleep in Chicagoland" by Marie Pedderson, 1947.

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Re: RESTAURANT ON OAK STREET
Posted by: captain54 ()
Date: October 21, 2010 05:41PM

there are a few looks at the Rush Street Isbell's here

http://forgottenchicago.com/forum/2/2929/even_more__goldstein__1963

BTW. the Diversey Pkwy Isbell's in the 47' review has the wrong address..it was 590 Diversey Pkwy...

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Re: RESTAURANT ON OAK STREET
Posted by: MollyGo ()
Date: August 06, 2011 03:23PM

Anyone remember "The Oaks Club" which was next to the Esquire theatre?

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Re: RESTAURANT ON OAK STREET
Posted by: captain54 ()
Date: August 06, 2011 08:35PM

a screen grab from "M-Squad" shows a Peter Pan Snack shop @ 50 E Oak, one door or two doors west of the Esquire.. "Oaks Club" could have been east of the Esquire @ 70 E Oak.


[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4988887359/] [/url]
[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4988887359/]Esquire Theatre - Oak Street - Chicago - 1958[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/]captain54_01[/url], on Flickr

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