Restaurant Offers to Pick Customers Up in Canoe Amid Flooding

One Illinois restaurant isn’t letting flooding waters keep residents from dining in.

Ryan’s Pier in Aroma Park, where flooding along the Kankakee River has closed numerous parks and roads, has offered to pick up customers in a canoe and take them to the restaurant.

Though the restaurant, located on East First Street, is still accessible via land, by walking behind homes in the area, the restaurant said it wanted to “do something different and fun.”

“We will have a limited menu but isn’t it all about the adventure,” a post on the restaurant’s Facebook page read Wednesday.

The restaurant also offered to drop off food to customers at the end of the flooded road.

The owner wrote on the Facebook page that Ryan’s Pier planned on being open Thursday, weather permitting. It was not clear if the canoe food delivery would continue Thursday.  

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