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Jim's Original Maxwell St Polish -- 2nd location!


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Jim's Original Maxwell St Polish -- 2nd location!

Cathy2 | Feb 20, 2004 11:23 PM


Some years ago, Culinary Historians had a tour of Maxwell ST which included meeting the owner of Jim's. He mentioned at the time there was a 2nd location in or near Indiana. Tonight, I decided was the time to ferret out this information once and for all.

Keep this in your treasure chest just in case it is ever needed. Jim's has a 2nd location just off I-90/94 at the 95th Street exit (just north of the fork where I-57 the glory road to Memphis begins). Jim's is located just east of the highway bridge on the north side of the street next to the gas station at State St and 95th.

Just to keep things confusing, the mounted parkway sign says "JJ Top Dog." Whereas the building facing 95th says, "Jim's Original Maxwell St. Polish."

Like our other Jim's, it has 24 hour service, the heady smells of grilled onions and Polish hit you in the face as you exit the car. There was also a polite panhandler who kept his manners despite my equally polite decline to feed his habit with my money.

What a wonderful life we have here in Chicago.



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