Sunday, March 20, 2011

Lincoln Cafe Opens Again on the Lincoln Highway

During the past year or so the fate of Belle Plaine, Iowa's Lincoln Cafe was on hold pending a new owner and a top to bottom remodeling effort. The diner re-opened in November 2010.

This restaurant originally opened in 1925 catering to motorists on the famous transcontinental Lincoln Highway. In the above photo the highway can be seen on the right side running west and east. On Saturday the restaurant was full of folks eating their midday meal while a large private birthday party for a 92 year old town resident took place in a back room. It would be interesting to ask the party girl what she remembered of the diner and historic highway. But that had to wait, she was busy eating a red velvet cupcake. Know that.


  1. I just adore those old diners. Sure beats the heck outta those fast food joints today! Thanks for sharin' this one!!!

    God bless and have a marvelous day!!! :o)

  2. Good to see this history kept alive.
    Illinois had the benefit of both this highway and Route 66 (Mother Road).
    I did a few posts about 66 - here's one

  3. That's a great sign and so nice that the diner has reopened. I hope they serve up some great food :)