Duck Inn

Street Address: 
4845 South Parkway (now King Dr.)
Chicago, IL

Culled from: Drury, John. Dining in Chicago, New York: The John Day Company, 1931, pp. 254-255.

Note: The Newberry Library holds the personal papers of author John Drury.

DUCK INN, 4845 South Parkway

Mrs. Elier Richardson, a large, amiable colored woman and an expert cook, is proprietor of this dining room on the first floor of an old mansion. Her fried chicken a la Richardson is delicious and done to a turn; so are the roast duck, the frogs* legs, scallops, hot biscuits, waffles, butterscotch pie and lemon pie, and the corn bread. Her Sunday dinners are $1.00 and many white people come to her board. Most of her patrons belong to the professional and commercial classes on the south side. Kenwood 6220.




1931 - 1931


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