June 13, 2017
Since 1981, Duke’s has been providing neighborhood iconic charm in both Edgebrook and Jefferson Park. That’s 36 years now! Don Ahn is at the helm, and together with Kathy, a very key person in the business who knows so many customers by name or what they like to eat; they have become that special fixture in the community. When you look at that old well-worn sign out front on the triangle corner it becomes a landmark on the map that holds many stories and memories over the past third of a century.
Open from 10-10, they can catch all meal offerings with an extended menu including anything from salads to burgers. But the mainstay features that Don mentions are those Vienna® Beef hot dogs and sausages and his homemade Italian Beef from a recipe that Don was given by Tony O.; an Italian beef master and an original owner of the famed Mr. Beef.
Duke’s has remained a vital part of the community in many ways. Don’s support of local baseball teams and charitable time and contributions to programs for nearby schools has been just a small part of their diverse involvement in the area. It’s that entire package of great food, camaraderie and community that has satisfied three generations of customers.