The Town Pump Restaurant


Welcome to the Carpentersville Memories Town Pump 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 Town Pump?

The Town Pump

The original business at 127 West Main Street (Illinois Route 72) was The Canteen. Dundee High School students were known to hang out there as far back as 1952 (or before). Later on, it became The Town Pump.

Town Pump was a long running and popular restaurant. It had a coffee shop/family restaurant vibe. There were many, many regular customers. Henry and Joyce Voigt owned the restaurant. Over the years, they employed high school students, life-long wait staff, and those in-between. They sold the business to a former cook. The business continued to flourish.

It was a gathering place for all types of people for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and treats. There were bikers who meet to fuel up on breakfast before their ride, people bicycling or walking and stopping by, and couples and families would meet before school or work; sometimes after. Others stopped by for lunch or dinner before a night out or afterwards. Some even met up with teachers for afterschool chats. Some stopped by when visiting family.

Town Pump no longer exists. People still talk about it. Many miss this place.


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

October 1958 Town Pump Opening Ad

Town Pump Breakfast Menu

Town Pump Dinner Menu 

Images and Articles from The Town Pump


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.