Harvest House Restaurant


Welcome to the Carpentersville Memories Harvest House Page.  Our goal is to bring back some fun memories of growing up in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.  


We bring back Memories you didn’t know you had

Did you remember the Harvest House Restaurant?

The Harvest House

When the mall area of Meadowdale Shopping Center was rebuilt after the fire, the Wintergarden Pharmacy moved and re-opened in another shopping center. The restaurant known as Harvest House took over the former pharmacy area. It was open from 1966 until 1969. They were well-known for two menu items. The first was pan fried chicken. The other was their Friday fish fry. This location also became Bonanza, and later PM Bentley’s.

Click on the links below to view the Newspaper Articles and PDF Files

1966 Harvest House Ad

1966 Harvest House Smorgasbord

Images and Articles from Harvest House


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