It's home to the famous frozen treat: five flavors - chocolate, strawberry, Palmer House (New York vanilla with cherries and walnuts), pistachio and orange sherbet. We're live with owner Lynn Sapp, granddaughter of the original owner Joseph Sapp who first opened the shop in 1926.
-Rainbow Cone is the oldest ice cream parlor in Chicago still owned by the original family. Lynn Sapp is the third-generation owner, granddaughter of founder Joe Sapp.
-Founder Joe Sapp was so economical during the Depression, he would take broken ice cream cones that couldn't be sold to customers, crunch them up and eat them with milk like Cornflakes.
-The original serving counter in the store was constructed of cinder block and brick, because Joe Sapp wanted a little extra protection from Al Capone and his gang, who golfed across Western Ave at the Evergreen Golf Course.
Original Rainbow Cone
9233 S Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60643