If you have watched the Cohen Brothers’ movie Inside Llewyn Davis then your curiosity was no doubt piqued at the appearance of the Harvey House, a set piece partway through the film where three characters stop for coffee—and other stimulants—in a dining room that straddles the tollway.
This was a painstaking recreation of a real restaurant on the Illinois Tollway, with the dining hall at Pace University Briarcliff Campus in upstate New York standing in for the long-departed actual Harvey House. It recreated what was one of five original Harvey House diners that offered a high highway view. The chain was at one time managed by motelier Howard Johnson’s.
I don’t know about you, but I’d gladly pay extra to eat my road trip meals in a diner that’s actually “on the road.”
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