New Joliet restaurant ‘A cozy cafe for everyone’

JOLIET, IL – If you’re looking for a new Jolie restaurant that does “homemade food” and promotes “that our price isn’t expensive,” then you’ll need to check it out. Pit Stop Corner Cafe.

Pit Stop opened in January along Route 53 at 2050 South Chicago Street. The clientele is divided between people from La Joliet and truckers from overseas.

“The owner was a truck driver and he wanted truck drivers to be reasonably priced. It’s a cozy cafe for everyone,” said one of the Pit Stop managers in Joliet Patch during a recent interview. “It’s really unique for Joliet. Our price is not expensive.

“Every week gets busier.”

Pit Stop Corner Café is open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. It’s dine-in and take-out.

Pit Stop Corner Café has received 41 Google reviews since opening. All give it 5 stars.

Here are some of the most recent reviews:

  • This place has possibly the best breakfast sandwiches. My only complaint is that they are closed on weekends, so I have to eat somewhere else.”
  • “Best truck stop food ever.”
  • “Great place. They offer the best quality among other truck stops in the area. Great food choices.”
  • “Great sandwiches and chili! The area’s best kept secret.”
  • “Very good quality…like everything Cadence Premier does…highly recommend.”
Pit Stop Corner Cafe opened this year at 2050 South Chicago Street in Joliet. It has 41 Google reviews, all 5 stars. John Ferak/Patch

The Pit Stop Corner Cafe offers coffees with Italian flavors and an assortment of pastries as well as breakfast sandwiches including bacon, eggs and cheese. One of the most popular menu items is the “Pit Stop sandwich. Some people say it’s the best steak sandwich they’ve ever had in the country,” the manager remarked. “The panini sandwich is really good too.”

As for the dinner dishes, the manager of Pit Stop Corner Coffee said that the teriyaki salmon was a hit with customers.

In addition to truckers, Pit Stop also receives many customers from warehouses in the area, including Amazon and IKEA. “People come here just for coffee too,” he noted. “Coffee is a big deal here too.”

Pit Stop Corner Cafe is not part of any chain. It is locally owned by Murad “Moe” Ayrah.

“We’re looking for motivated, hard-working people,” he said, referring to the fact that the Pit Stop Corner Cafe is currently hiring baristas and cooks.

To learn more about the restaurant and its menu, visit the Pit Stop Corner Cafe website.

Richard Dement

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