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    Post #1 - June 22nd, 2006, 2:29 pm
    Post #1 - June 22nd, 2006, 2:29 pm Post #1 - June 22nd, 2006, 2:29 pm
    Hi gang

    Been awhile. Does anybody know of Rainbow Cone opening in Union Station? I just discovered this on Metromix. The published phone number
    connects to a fax machine.

    Thanks

    Dave
  • Post #2 - June 22nd, 2006, 4:29 pm
    Post #2 - June 22nd, 2006, 4:29 pm Post #2 - June 22nd, 2006, 4:29 pm
    As with many entries, the RC entry on Metromix is very old, not very new. There was a Rainbo Cone outlet in Union Station. While I have never lived in the suburbs, I used to take the train for several reasons; a Friday meal of Rainbo Cone, Gold Coast Dogs and a Guiness from one of Chicago's finest beer girls was something to look forward to.

    I suppose it could be coming back, but I doubt it.
  • Post #3 - June 26th, 2006, 8:45 am
    Post #3 - June 26th, 2006, 8:45 am Post #3 - June 26th, 2006, 8:45 am
    As long as You brought this up what the hell flavor is "Palmer"?
    (that's the white colored ice cream in the rainbow)

    dashboard diner
    "come as you are, you can eat in your car"
  • Post #4 - June 26th, 2006, 9:24 am
    Post #4 - June 26th, 2006, 9:24 am Post #4 - June 26th, 2006, 9:24 am
    dashboard diner wrote:As long as You brought this up what the hell flavor is "Palmer"?
    (that's the white colored ice cream in the rainbow)

    dashboard diner
    "come as you are, you can eat in your car"


    That's actually called Palmer House and, IIRC, is a New York cherry vanilla.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #5 - June 26th, 2006, 9:31 am
    Post #5 - June 26th, 2006, 9:31 am Post #5 - June 26th, 2006, 9:31 am
    There is now a Rainbow Cone outpost next to the Park Grill in Millenium Park; it's a small store on the south end of the restaurant area.

    Not sure about hours, but figured I'd let people know there is another way to try the famous Rainbow Cone (now 80 years old!), besides at the upcoming taste & of course, down in beverly....
  • Post #6 - June 27th, 2006, 8:09 am
    Post #6 - June 27th, 2006, 8:09 am Post #6 - June 27th, 2006, 8:09 am
    They also have a Rainbow Cone in Wausau. I live about 10 miles from there. So if you are on your way up North stop and visit.
    ELLEN
    RAISED IN ROGERS PARK SJS CLASS OF 70
    LIVING IN NORTH CENTRAL WI SINCE 1987
  • Post #7 - September 8th, 2009, 5:20 pm
    Post #7 - September 8th, 2009, 5:20 pm Post #7 - September 8th, 2009, 5:20 pm
    As promised in the "openings and closings" thread, they're now open in the loop. Image.

    The cones have received high praise in the Taste of Chicago thread, and I'll confirm that they're very good indeed. $2.79 for a small (pictured) which by loop standards is practically giving them away. For those not familiar, the rainbow is chocolate, strawberry, Palmer House (walnut & cherry), pistachio, and orange sherbet.

    Sharing a space with the Halsted Street Deli, which looks worth a try (I gather there are several loop locations).

    The Original Rainbow Cone
    177 N. State St (The Chicago Theater Building)
    312 931 3354
  • Post #8 - September 8th, 2009, 5:22 pm
    Post #8 - September 8th, 2009, 5:22 pm Post #8 - September 8th, 2009, 5:22 pm
    Wow, that was quick. Do we know what their hours are? I might have to make a stop tonight...
  • Post #9 - September 8th, 2009, 5:42 pm
    Post #9 - September 8th, 2009, 5:42 pm Post #9 - September 8th, 2009, 5:42 pm
    11:00!!! I just called. The menus don't list hours but mention that the deli is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I guess they're hoping to grab some of the post-show folks from the Chicago Theater as well as the dinner crowd.

    Actually, noticing the crowds in the loop at 8 and later every evening, I'm surprised that more places aren't staying open late. I noticed the other day that after Macy's closed at 8, it became more crowded at the Nordstrom Outlet, which keeps going till 9.
  • Post #10 - July 22nd, 2011, 2:22 pm
    Post #10 - July 22nd, 2011, 2:22 pm Post #10 - July 22nd, 2011, 2:22 pm
    Has the Loop location closed? I went in the other day and found the spot previously occupied by ORC is now a Yogen Fruz.
  • Post #11 - July 22nd, 2011, 2:54 pm
    Post #11 - July 22nd, 2011, 2:54 pm Post #11 - July 22nd, 2011, 2:54 pm
    cccpr wrote:Has the Loop location closed? I went in the other day and found the spot previously occupied by ORC is now a Yogen Fruz.

    Yes, I was devastated as well, and they confirmed it. I'm not even sure when the change occurred.
  • Post #12 - July 22nd, 2011, 4:44 pm
    Post #12 - July 22nd, 2011, 4:44 pm Post #12 - July 22nd, 2011, 4:44 pm
    Didn't they share space with a Halsted St. Deli on State St - or did that never materialize?

    http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-original-rainbow-cone-chicago?rpp=40&sort_by=date_desc

    Oops just realized you were talking about same location (thought you were referring to the Millennium Park spot which only lasted one or two seasons ... ).

    Even though my parents still live in Beverly, I never get over to Rainbow Cone enough. My 90-year-old grandmother still craves them, we should go for a cone this summer.

    miss ellen
  • Post #13 - April 14th, 2021, 6:24 pm
    Post #13 - April 14th, 2021, 6:24 pm Post #13 - April 14th, 2021, 6:24 pm
    The Original Rainbow Cone, a 95-year-old Chicago legend, is opening its 1st suburban shop in Lombard

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/c ... story.html
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard

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