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The Story Of Daley’s, The Oldest Restaurant In Chicago
Daley’s Restaurant, opened by Irish immigrant John Daley, has been operating since 1892. Meant to feed construction workers, it has become Chicago's oldest eatery.
In 1918, Daley sold the restaurant to Greek immigrants Tom Kyros and Paul Emmanual. Despite one setback in 1932 due to the Great Depression, they have been operating ever since.
Despite moving from their original plot after 127 years in 2019, Daley's continues to serve up plates of soul food and platters and has welcomed many stars and athletes.
At Daley's, breakfast is served all day, and lunchtime menus offer options like half-pound burgers and homemade chili. They also offer Sunday dinner plates.