The Ariston Café: Oldest Restaurant on Route 66

Nick and Demi Adam. (Photo by Wikipedia/William Brockshmidt, Pubic domain)

The Ariston Café, now located in Litchfield, Illinois, is credited as being the longest operating restaurant along the entire stretch of historic U.S. Route 66.  As such it is yet another among the uncounted host of Greek-owned restaurants that have and continue to play a significant role in the communities in which they are found. Unintentionally, this very same café, is also an example of what the future of other Greek-owned restaurants in North America are likely to one day …

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