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A classic diner with stainless steel counters and tables, the restaurant welcomes customers from all walks of life, and you just never know who is going to stop in. Famously visited by Oprah Winfrey, Mayor Daley, Al and Tipper Gore, the Russian Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin, countless TV/radio personalities and of course everyone’s favorite- the Chicago Blackhawks. The Blackhawks regularly pick up egg sandwiches before practice, and they even brought the Stanley Cup to the restaurant three times in 2010.

The Palace Grill is known for breakfast food, such as its Denver Omelette and hash browns, corned beef hash, or skirt steak and eggs. Throughout the years the Palace Grill has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Windy City Live, the Sandwich King, Secrets of a Restaurant Chef and Chicago’s Best. The high praises come from hardworking Chicagoans and foodies alike: Sun Times food critic Pat Bruno recently voted the Palace Grill as the best breakfast restaurant in Chicago.

The restaurant’s legacy transcends even George’s out-sized personality: This year the restaurant will celebrate its 75th anniversary. In celebration of its anniversary, “The Palace,” as its affectionately called by its regular customers, will offer several theme specials. On Mon-days, for example, the restaurant offers 75-cent menu items. The Palace Grill can honestly boast that they have the best customers in the city of Chicago. This is their way of giving back to the amazing customers who have supported the business through-out the years. This summer, the restaurant is planning a customer appreciation party to celebrate the past, present, and future. Please join us, but be sure to stop in before then!

“George Lemperis has a large passion for life and the family business. He warmly greets customers by name as they enter his establishment.”

- Vigore magazine

The Lemperis Family George, Rosalie, Peter & Christina

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A sign "The Buck Stops Here" was on President Truman's desk in his White House office. On more than one occasion President Truman referred to the desk sign in public statements.

For example, in an address at the National War College on December 19, 1952 Mr. Truman said, "You know, it's easy for the Monday morning quarterback to say what the coach should have done, after the game is over. But when the decision is up before you -- and on my desk I have a motto which says The Buck Stops Here' - the decision has to be made." In his farewell address to the American people given in January 1953, President Truman referred to this concept very specifically in asserting that, "The President - whoever he is - has to decide. He can't pass the buck to anybody.

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