Lou Ragusi, whose Capt’n Nemo’s submarine sandwich shops fed generations, has died at 88

Dec 05, 2019 204

In 1971, Lou Ragusi opened Capt’n Nemo’s, a restaurant that promised customers “A Whale of a Sub.” The Army veteran used to joke about how he came up with his restaurant’s name. “I couldn’t get my rank in the service,” he’d say. “So I bought it.”

Since then, Capt’n Nemo’s has served hundreds of thousands of sandwiches at the original Rogers Park location at 7367 N. Clark St. and at a satellite in Winnetka. Forty-eight years after he founded it, the menu is largely unchanged. 

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