Former location –

This is the location of the diner scene from The Blues Brothers movie which was released on June 20, 1980. In the movie, the location is called Soul Food Cafe with Blues legend John Lee Hooker performing outside the diner.

Aretha Franklin sings “Think” inside the diner after Jake and Elwood drop by to convince her husband, Matt “Guitar” Murphy, to re-join the band. They also convince her busboy, “Blue” Lou Marini to join them as well.

The location closed in 1994.

Nate’s Deli
807 W Maxwell St
Chicago, IL 60608