Dec 11, 2013

Melody Lane

  1. melody lane drive in restaurant – 1425 w 87th – menu cover


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    buffalo Buffalo's Ice Cream Parlor / 4000 W. Irving Park Rd. Chicago, IL. Buffalo's Ice Cream .... Melody Lane Drive-in / 87th St. Chicago, IL. Tri-Village Drive In  ...

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    I'm thinking about these Chicago places that I remember from my ... Sak's at ChicagoAve and Damen was the GREATEST! ..... Melody Lane.

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    Heinie's Chicken in South Chicago was another favorite. .... Melody Lane was a real fun place because they had a gigantic thing called "McGee's Closet" which  ...

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    My grandfather (Edward J. Puschak) was the owner of Melody Lane Drive-In Restaurant (87th & Loomis - Chicago). Even though it was "before  ...

    EVEN THOUGH it wasn't in MG, many of us MG-ers have great memories of awesome times spent eating wonderful ice cream concoctions & awesome burgers at the old Melody Lane Restaurant, located somewhere around 87th & Loomis?? And there was an ice skating rink that we perceived as being in a "bad" neighborhood called Micheal Kirby's. SC High Club used to bus us there for a night of fun skating. I want to think that it wasn't too far from the Melody Lane??? And how about the old Purple Cow on Western?? Again, great memories.......................
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    • Bonnie Funk McCaffrey That's funny...I was just thinking about Melody Lane the other day. I remember those huge bowls of ice cream that would feed 6 or 8 people. That was such a fun place.
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    • Charlie Fisher Melody Lane was taken out by a tornado in the early 60s it was on 87th street 1 or 2 blocks west of Loomis.. The skating rink was on 79th and loomis
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    • Ed Barkowski Thus the name of their largest ice cream treat "The Tornado" The ice cream treat that fed 6 to 8 was the Buckingham Fountain.
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    • Ralph Komives I remember Melody Lane. How could anyone forget the immense ice cream deserts and the vinyl booths? Talk about super sizing, this place created the "Big Serving" franchise.
    • Norman Rick I think the "Tornado Special" was their biggest concoction (cost around $10 bux?)---made to feed ten people? If I'm not mistaken, when the servers brought it out (I think they wheeled it out on a cart??), it had lit sparklers & they would ring cowbells & sound a loud siren. Yes??? And they definitely had great burgers with lots of topping choices!!
    • Ralph Komives Norman, yes I remember the cart and the sparklers. You have a great memory. For anyone who hadn't been there they would have no way to understand the scale of these concoctions. Think of a punch bowl for a party of two hundred.
    • Norman Rick Ralph---the more I think of it, the more I remember that "Tornado Special" feeding 20 people. I hope they weren't "germaphobes"??? HAHAHAHA!!! They did have a concoction for 10, but it wasn't nearly as big as the Tornado Special---but it was BIG, too! And they used real ice cream---not that LARD that you get at Mickey D's. At least Culver's uses real custard...................
    • Craig Harlan Hullinger

    I was teaching Sunday School at Mount Greenwood Lutheran Church when I was a senior at EMPEHI in 1965.  I took 6 hungry little boys to Melody Lane in my Model A.
  6. They had some kind of a huge special ice cream float suitable for a bunch of people. It had sparklers on it.  They were very happy.

  1. My guys happily ate most of it.

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