Crossroads Route 66 Diner

A 1953 Valentine diner in Mount Olive, Illinois

True Diner

995 Lakeview Dr (IL-138)
Mount Olive, Illinois 62069

Phone: (217) 999-3663

Status: Closed or missing


Tuesday to Sunday:
6:00am to 9:00pm


Last Updated: Feb. 2, 2019


36CX+GF White City, Mt Olive Township, IL

SW corner w/ Old Rte 66; just east of I-55 (Exit 44)

Originally placed 1953, opened 1954. The diner still sits on the original 1940-77 alignment of famed Route 66. Has been owned by the same family all along, the Oltmans, though leased out for most of that time. Two horseshoe counters represent the original diner space, which was expanded in the 1960s with more seating and kitchen space. Closed suddenly 5 April 2018. Reopened July 2018. Closed again Jan. 2019. No further information.

Mike Engle reports that this is a double-wide Valentine with horseshoe counter and large attachment.