Lincoln Restaurant Closed For Good: Beloved Diner Among Chicago Eateries We’ll Miss In 2014

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Farewell, Honest Abe.

As of Monday morning, Lincoln Restaurant, a mainstay of the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Irving Park Road, has ended its 43-year run.

Chicagoist reported on the Lincoln’s closing earlier this month after the Lincoln Lodge, the diner’s popular in-house comedy club, announced the closing via its Facebook page. News of the greasy spoon’s closing was confirmed by a report in the Chicago Tribune on Saturday.


The Tribune reports increased competition and changes in customer dining preferences were to blame for the family-run restaurant’s closing.

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