Welcome to the Palms Grill Café...

It's not only the sound of the 1930s-40s music playing in the background...


It's not only the sight of the faithfully restored small tables and vinyl-covered chairs, the long counter and its squat stools,

plus the pinball machine up front by the door...

It's not only the feel of the heavy, ceramic china plates, green-striped coffee cups, and real glassware...

It's not only the smell of the delicious, home-cooked, daily Blue Plate special wafting out from the kitchen...

It's not even the taste of that first forkful of made-from-scratch coconut cream pie (…and all the other great pies, too!).

It's when everything you've been hearing, seeing, feeling, smelling, and tasting combine

that you realize you’re living the Mother Road the way it used to be.


Join us to experience Rt. 66 the way it was when the Palms Grill Cafe first opened up in 1934 

along Rt. 66 in downtown Atlanta, Illinois.


To make reservations for a great meal, a family get-together, holiday party or other event phone 217-648-2233 or email: eat@palmsgrillcafe.com. We love large groups. Our backroom at The Grill seats up to 60.


The Palms Grill Cafe, 110 SW Arch St. [Historic Rt. 66], Atlanta, Illinois is open Tuesday-Saturday from 7am-7pm.



  • The Grill Storefront, 1940's
    The Grill Storefront, 1940's
  • The Grill Storefront, Today
    The Grill Storefront, Today
  • Dining area of The Grill, 1940's
    Dining area of The Grill, 1940's
  • Dining area of The Grill, Today
    Dining area of The Grill, Today
The Grill Storefront, 1940's
The Grill Storefront, 1940's
(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66
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