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Burgers so big its like meatloaf on a buntheres no room for lettuce and tomatoes!
At age 8, Bill learned to cook these monster burgers from his grandma.
Since 1929, this country tavern on Highway 20 has catered to third-shift workers.
Were one of a few bars where you can have fun before lunch, Bill said.
A game of pool still costs 50 cents. As Bill said, Its supposed to be fun, not expensive.
If you prefer darts or video gamestheres plenty of variety.
Bill wants people to know Ridott Corners has the friendliest bartenders and clientele around and the best cleaning lady in the business. If were open, the grill is on, and the bathrooms are clean.
Bills family has operated Ridott Corners for 27 years, and he looks forward to 30 more.
Bill and his wife, Emily, are partners with Roger and Beth Sproule of Freeport. (Roger was raised in Galena, where his dad owned an antique shop.)
This quaint spot is great for a birthday party. For the price of a keg, you can use of the facility, bring your own food and belly up to the bar.
Ridott Corners also caters smaller receptions with a burger buffet and sides to your liking. They will deliver 20 or more burgers in the area on a days notice.
In recent years, they added a deck. During the summer, live bands perform two to three times a month from a trailer with a tent pitched over the parking lot.
Whether youre a biker, car enthusiast or music lover, plan a weekend getaway to attend their Rock-a-Palooza June 15-18. Watch for details.
And, of course, during football season you can enjoy watching Da Bears on the bars big-screen TV.
Ridott Cornersa great place to bond with family and make new friends.
From the April 26-May 2, 2006, issue