About Us

Larry and Pat Boylan Top Of The Viaduct Restaurant was established in 1977 by Larry and Patricia Boylan. It was named "Top of the Viaduct" because it is located by the Lincoln Way Viaduct.

Upon Larry's Retirement in 1994, he sold the restaurant to his daughter, Beth Brown, who is the current owner with her husband Randy. They have 2 children.

Through the years, the restaurant was expanded several times. At this time, the restaurant can seat up to 150+ customers. The major renovation occurred at the end of 1999.

The restaurant prides itself on cleanliness and excellent value for your dollar. they will gladly share their health board inspections with you at anytime. They have a full time cleaning crew every night.

Over 40% of the staff has been employed for 10 or more years. They are wonderful assets to the company. It is a very family oriented business.

In 2000, Beth and the General Manager, Cathy Moore, started a full service catering company which has exceeded their expectations. As the business quickly grew, trailers, a van and lots of equipment were needed. They have served parties of 1000 guests. Beyond what they ever expected!

In July of 2001, Patricia Boylan passed away at 56 with complications due to a bone marrow transplant. Shortly after her passing, Larry Boylan "Loonie Larry" passed away in November of 2003 due to a heart attack. He was 74. The often asked question of "Who is Loonie Larry?" - that is who it is. He got his name from his daughter Beth because she thought he was crazy for selling eggs, home fries and bacon for such a low price. It is still their #1 breakfast special.