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    Best restaurants in Terre Haute back in the day--OFC?


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    As I remember it:

    best pizza: Pizza Barn, Luigi's, Beneath the Salt

    best sub/strom: Pizza Barn

    best fried chicken: Henri's

    best home cooking: Goody Shop

    best coffee: Hulman Center snack bar

    best steak: who could afford steak?

    Any additions? Let's have some more fun with this!
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    Best Hot Dogs - the 25 cent Chili Dogs at Coney Island on Wabash.

    Best Chokers - see above.

    Best Water - Free Glass-of-the-Wabash at Coney Island

    Best Sliders - Those hamburgers that gurgled in that special sauce for days and weeks on end at Coney Island

    Best Chili - As we called it back in the day.... A Bowl-of-Death at Coney Island

    Best Entertaining Restaurant Owner - Bill Sakell, the guy who owned Coney Island, and practically lived there. Not a song and tap kinda person....but entertaining enough.....I always thought if ya got to know this guy long ....you could be a made man....like a "Good Fella"....and hang out wit duh Tony's and Sal's of the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gotta Hav View Post
    Best Hot Dogs - the 25 cent Chili Dogs at Coney Island on Wabash.

    Best Chokers - see above.

    Best Water - Free Glass-of-the-Wabash at Coney Island

    Best Sliders - Those hamburgers that gurgled in that special sauce for days and weeks on end at Coney Island

    Best Chili - As we called it back in the day.... A Bowl-of-Death at Coney Island

    Best Entertaining Restaurant Owner - Bill Sakell, the guy who owned Coney Island, and practically lived there. Not a song and tap kinda person....but entertaining enough.....I always thought if ya got to know this guy long ....you could be a made man....like a "Good Fella"....and hang out wit duh Tony's and Sal's of the world.
    I take it that you liked Coney Island a lot?;)

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    CI was good food!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlandrus23 View Post
    I take it that you liked Coney Island a lot?;)
    Everyone liked it a lot for the money....go do the math.

    One dollar got you four Chokers! Add a free Glass-of-the-Wabash to wash it down with....and you were ready to go drink more beer.

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    If somebody else was paying, Jimmy Adami's was pretty damn good. And of course the Horse Shoe Club.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluestreak View Post
    If somebody else was paying, Jimmy Adami's was pretty damn good. And of course the Horse Shoe Club.
    I was getting ready to mention the Horseshoe. That was my homecoming destiny for 20+ years. Lacked atmosphere but the steaks were pretty darned good. In the last decade, we had switched to the Black Angus. Then I hate to say, it got a little too pricy for this guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluestreak View Post
    If somebody else was paying, Jimmy Adami's was pretty damn good. And of course the Horse Shoe Club.
    Agree on Adami's--really good. Always heard of, but never made it to the Horse Shoe Club. Missed out on a classic as I understand things.
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    Dinner at the "Canopy Club" was my 13th birthday present from my grandparents. They used to play in the club (grandpa was a drummer for a swing band and grandma sang for the band). I remember them having great steaks..

    Also... best ribs in town back then: Big Shoe's Ribs... slow cooked, then stewed in sauce for possibly days... indoor pit... TENDER, served over bread...
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    For us older folks, Coney Island was a mainstay no doubt. The dogs were great and it was classic the way Bill would place the buns on his stretched out arm and then place the dogs in the buns and then lather with chili sauce.
    Cunninghams, I believe was the name, offered great broasted chicken, all you could eat for a low price.......want to say it was on Locust Street.
    Another place was Thompson's Truck Stop not far from campus on Third Street(U.S. 41).
    Also, there was an Italian restaurant on Lafayette Ave., around 12 points, can't remember the name, that was good.....spaghetti and price.


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