A good, classic, hearty patty melt is hard to top when it comes to choosing off the menu. Patty Melts have irresistible crispy bread, melted cheese (typically swiss), a thin beef patty, and slightly sweet onions, creating a perfect flavor and texture combo.

History of the Patty Melt
Several culinary writers suggested that Los Angeles restaurateur Tiny Naylor may have invented the patty melt sometime between 1930 and 1959, Even if Naylor did not invent the sandwich, it is agreed that Naylor and his family helped popularize the sandwich in their respective restaurants, that included Tiny Naylor's, Du-par's, and Wolfgang Puck's Granita, over the past half-century or more.

Fun fact:
The cover for the Beastie Boys 1994 album Ill Communication was from Bruce Davison’s 1964 picture of Tiny Naylor’s for Esquire magazine.

The Cottage
, located in Crystal Lake, Illinois proudly carries Patty Melts and many other menu favorites. We are a gathering place for you and your friends. Stop and enjoy our thin-crust pizzas, hand pattied juicy half-pound burgers, award-winning British Fish and Chips, or Bangers & Bash! In addition to delicious food, we have several Irish beers on tap. Watch every sports game from March Madness to football season on our flat-screen TVs. Visit us online or on Facebook today.