Oldies & Goodies

A Guide for Golden Agers on the Go.

Updated: April 04, 2001

Good Eats

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago

318 N State St, Chicago, IL 60611

You've worked hard, now enjoy the good life (or at least a good steak).

Walker Bros Orig Pancake House

153 Green Bay Rd, Wilmette, IL 60091

Early birds get great pancakes (and shorter lines) at this popular breakfast spot.

Manny's Coffee Shop & Deli

1141 S Jefferson St, Chicago, IL 60607

Your cooking might be better, but this cafeteria-style deli's hearty helpings will come pretty darn close.

Don Roth's Blackhawk Rstrnt

61 N Milwaukee Ave, Wheeling, IL 60090

With old Chicago scenes on the wall and 'ol Blue Eyes in the background, you'll feel at home in this suburban classic.

Day Breaks

Newberry Library

60 W Walton St, Chicago, IL 60610

Chicago Botanic Garden

1000 Lake Cook Rd, Glencoe, IL 60022

Here's your chance to tip-toe (or tram) through the tulips far away from the city's hustle and bustle.

Chicago History Museum

1601 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614

Photos and exhibits documenting the city's rise hark back well before your time but make for an enlightening afternoon.

Pullman Historic District Gwt

11141 S. Cottage Grove Ave, Chicago, IL 60628

A Night Out

Coq D'Or

140 E Walton Pl, Chicago, IL 60611

Symphony Center

220 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60604

This classical music lover's haven has undergone a renovation or two, but it's still home to some of the sweetest sounds in the city.

Music Box Theatre

3733 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60613

The movies may have changed, but you can still watch them in this old-fashioned movie palace, a true Chicago landmark.