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Welcome to Dell Rhea’s Chicken Basket

World Famous Fried Chicken

The Chicken Basket, as it is today, opened in the summer of 1946 on Historic Illinois Route 66. Because of the amount of traffic and distance from Chicago, the Chicken Basket was the perfect stopping place going to or coming from Chicago.

Dell Rhea's Chicken Basket has been in countless Route 66 documentaries and travel books on Route 66 and has visitors from around the world on a regular basis!

Our goal has long been to serve our customers the freshest, most outstanding food. We also promise to provide you with the best service in the world. We would like to thank you for 60 plus years of loyalty, and we would like to ask for another 60 years of that same loyalty.

Memorial Day Weekend SPECIALS

Live Maine Lobsters returning on Friday's Served with New England boiled potatoes and corn-on-the cob all for Only $15.99

Memorial BBQ Buffet Featuring our fabulous Soup and Salad Bar, Our World Famous Fried Chicken, BBQ Chicken, BBQ Brisket, Pulled Pork, Jalapeno Mac & Cheese, Baked Beans, Corn Muffins, Home make Desset. Only $10.99