The Iron Skillet


Welcome to the Carpentersville Memories Iron Skillet Page.  Our goal is to bring back some fun memories of growing up in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.  Please take your time and check out all of the Iron Skillet images and files, they are sure to bring back many memories.


We bring back Memories you didn’t know you had

How often did you go to the Iron Skillet?

This award winning restaurant was in Algonquin.  It was the first major restaurant encountered after leaving Carpentersville via Illinois Route 31.  My assistant remembers eating there with her family.

 If you have any images or menus from the Iron Skillet to share please contact us.

The Iron Skillet

The Iron Skillet was located just outside of Carpentersville, after entering Algonquin via Illinois Route 31.  Their specialty was country style food. They also had a popular cocktail bar.  They had fine dining that catered to budget conscience people.  They were also famous for the fish fry on Fridays.

Please check out all of the great Iron Skillet images and files from the past.

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

1967 Iron Skillet Newspaper Ad

1971 Iron Skillet Newspaper Article

1976 Iron Skillet Newspaper Ad

Images and Articles from the Iron Skillet


What People are Saying

“I love this place !”

Lets me relive some of my childhood every chance I get

Cathy D.

“Fabulous memories came flooding back”

So much to see and so many memories, this is an amazing web site “

Dan K.

“Another amazing experience”

Always something new every time I visit the site

Clyde L.

“Speechless, worth every penny”

Couldn’t believe all there was to see for such a small yearly subscription, and complete Yearbooks too !!”

Bob M.