Shopper’s Rest

State Street, as everyone from Des Moines to Kalamazoo knows, is the main shopping artery of Chicago.  All the big department stores are here, from Marshall Field’s on the north to the Davis Store on the south, and here the women of the city, as well as from cities all over the middle west, buy those things which not infrequently cause their husbands to frown.

Naturally, while on these shopping expeditions, the ladies grow a bit weary along about 3 or 4 o’clock in the afternoon.  So, to meet this feeling, the State Street department stores have provided quiet and restful tea rooms where Mrs. Jones or Miss Smith may sit down and have a nice cup of tea and a light snack, the while several musicians play Chopin’s Nocturne in B Flat.  Luncheons are also provided in these places, composed of good wholesome foods, and in one or two of them you may have breakfast.

The men have not been overlooked, either.  These stores feature men’s grills that are the equal of any of the first-class dining places elsewhere in the city.  Herewith is a list of these department store restaurants, together with information as to their cuisine and other phases.



Marshall Field’s
Stop and Shop
Hillman’s Cafeteria
Stevens Building Restaurants
Boston Store Dining Room
The Fair
Davis Store

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