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.