The Silver Palm

The Silver Palm

West Town


768 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago IL 60642

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The Silver Palm opened its doors for business in January 2003. The restaurant and bar is named after the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, now operated by Amtrak, which runs from Washington, DC to Miami, Florida. The Silver Palm’s dining room is actually a 1947 Budd dining car, serving in the same capacity as it did on the original train. The kitchen, located in the back of the car, conjures up a nice menu of railroad-themed items including goat cheese and cranberry appetizer, slow-cooked baby back ribs (so tender, they fall off the bone) and the surprisingly tasty “Southern Pacific Railways Double Ginger Duckling.” Other favorites are The “Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad Calamari,” “Louisville & Nashville Onion Rings” with garlic aioli for dipping, and the “Seaboard Airline Railroad Shrimp and Scallop Po’ Boy” with Cajun remoulade and of course the “Three Little Pigs” sandwich.

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