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Willowbrook in DuPage County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Dell Rhea's Chicken Basket

66 Roadside Attraction

 
 
Dell Rhea's Chicken Basket Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, October 1, 2020
1. Dell Rhea's Chicken Basket Marker
Inscription.  The Chicken Basket was established in 1946 born out of a gas station next door that sold fried chicken. It was a Blue Bird bus stop as well as a restaurant and used to have ice skaters on the roof to attract Route 66 travelers. It became Dell Rhea's Chicken Basket in 1963 when the Rhea family took over and has continuously operated as a restaurant and bar since it opened in 1946.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Route 66 Roadside Attractions, and the U.S. Route 66 series lists.
 
Location. 41° 44.735′ N, 87° 56.361′ W. Marker is in Willowbrook, Illinois, in DuPage County. Marker is on North Frontage Road south of S Quincy Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 655 N Frontage Road, Willowbrook IL 60527, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Get Your "Chicks" on Rte 66 (a few steps from this marker); Bruno F. Shustek (approx. 1˝ miles away); This was "Countryside"
Dell Rhea's Chicken Basket Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, October 1, 2020
2. Dell Rhea's Chicken Basket Marker
Marker is mounted on the building.
(approx. 4.1 miles away); The Indian Boundary Line (approx. 4.7 miles away); Masonic Temple (approx. 4.9 miles away); Main Street Cemetery (approx. 4.9 miles away); a different marker also named Main Street Cemetery (approx. 4.9 miles away); Farmer's and Merchant's Bank Building (approx. 4.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Dell Rhea's Chicken Basket. Official website for the legendary Route 66 restaurant. (Submitted on October 1, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 

2. Dell Rhea's Chicken Basket on Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 1, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
3. Dell Rhea's Chicken Basket (NPS). From the National Parks Services' page, this was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006. (Submitted on October 1, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 1, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 1, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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