On my journey across the country, I decided to stop at Lola’s Diner in Park Ridge, IL. I knew I wanted to stop at a diner in Illinois to check that off. Sadly, many Chicago diners were either closed on Tuesdays or closed due to COVID. I stumbled upon Lola’s Diner just outside of Chicago and near the airport.
Lola’s Diner (Park Ridge) Atmosphere: C
We planned to get takeout anyway, but when we went inside to pick up the food, the only people wearing masks were employees. While there were signs that said, you must wear a mask; I watched as a few parties came in without masks. If I had been eating in the restaurant, I would have walked out.
The inside of the Lola’s Diner is typical of a diner. There are plenty of shiny tables, chrome interior, booths, and the kitchen can be seen from the restaurant.
Lola’s Diner (Park Ridge) Coffee: B
I ordered a regular coffee from Lola’s Diner and it was good. It was brewed, hot, and fresh. There wasn’t anything unusual about it but it tasted good.
Lola’s Diner (Park Ridge) Food: A
Lola’s Diner menu has everything you want in a diner. There are plenty of breakfast, lunch, and dinner specials. If you’re craving a greasy breakfast, Lola’s Diner has that. If you want something healthier like an apple pecan salad, Lola’s Diner has that too. I was in the mood for a BLT so I ordered a BLT with french fries.
The BLT tasted good and it came with crinkle fries, which I liked. The meal was excellent.
Lola’s Diner (Park Ridge) Service: B
The manager at Lola’s Diner was friendly and our food was ready as soon as I got there. I am disappointed but that it didn’t seem like they were enforcing masks.
Lola’s Diner (Park Ridge) Cost: $
For the BLT and coffee at Lola’s Diner, it was $10.
Overall Thoughts/Would I Come Back?
I liked Lola’s Diner in Park Ridge and thought the food was delicious. I am nervous about going into a restaurant that doesn’t seem to be enforcing the mask policy as much.
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Questions for you:
Are they enforcing masks where you are living?
Do you like BLTs?