|Cool that they restored the long-dead neon on the sign.|
I used to hang out at Fat Boy's back in the 90s when I had a couple friends working there. I love the look of the building and it's old sign.
They've given it a pretty extensive makeover...
The Clock. As long as you don't feel unsafe eating the food of course.
If the choice is to either update or disappear though, then obviously go for it.
It seems like the new owners had respect for the place's history; their decor definitely has a vintage style to it.
The breakfast I had was really good and not expensive. I'd place it above New Beginnings but not quite on the same level as The Westsider Cafe. I'll have to come try a burger some time.
Fat Boy is pretty awesome and vintagey. Check it out sometime if you're over on Plainfield.
So yeah, I'm not so great at writing "reviews" I admit. Reviews of things that a person REALLY loves or REALLY hates seem to be the most interesting but most things tend to be in that area of "it's pretty good, you should check it out."
At any rate, I think it's cool that this is a GR historical place that has managed to keep going, instead of being turned into another dollar store or something.