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Angels on the Route, Baxter Springs

Angels on the Route, Baxter Springs

The Angels on the Route building has been a part of history for quite some time. Originally opened in 1865 as Cooper’s Dry Goods Store, the building has been a drug store, treasure shop and donut shop before it’s new incarnation as a top rated restaurant in Baxter Springs. Visitors praise the staff, food and live… Read More

Becky’s Barn, Auburn

Becky’s Barn, Auburn

Located on the only brick Route 66 alignment in Illinois, Becky’s Barn sells antiques as well as vintage merchandise. They also carry Route 66 Soda, Amish jams & jellies, Rat Fink & Route 66 collectibles, and a small collection of road signs. Their snack shop and information centre offers weary travellers a place to rest… Read More

Boomarang Diner, Chandler

Boomarang Diner, Chandler

Well known for it’s great small-town atmosphere and friendly staff, the appeal of the Boomarang Diner covers all ages – great fast food will never go out of fashion. People not only talk about the best burger they have ever eaten but they speak of the genuine service and spotless restaurants. The decor is fun and… Read More

Cafe Daily Fare, Flagstaff, Arizona

Cafe Daily Fare, Flagstaff, Arizona

“This is a great place to stop for lunch and is only a block off of Route 66 in downtown Flagstaff. Prices are a little higher, but the servings are big and you could easily make two meals out it. We ordered fish tacos and the Big Fatty Tri-Tip sandwich. The sandwich was so good,… Read More

Cozy Dog Drive-In, Springfield

Cozy Dog Drive-In, Springfield

The Cozy Dog Drive-In is the home of the one and only “Cozy Dog.” The Cozy Dog is a delicious hot dog on a stick that is found nation-wide at many county and state fairs and is a speciality of this Drive-In. The restaurant features Route 66 memorabilia and it also features a gift shop… Read More

Dell Rhea’s Chicken Basket, Willowbrook

Dell Rhea’s Chicken Basket, Willowbrook

Dell Rhea’s Chicken Basket in Willowbrook, Illinois, started life as a simple sandwich counter in a gas station on Route 66. In 1946, following the purchase of the building next door, it was up-scaled to it’s current form and has been boasting excellent food and service to Route 66 travelers ever since. This iconic restaurant… Read More

Judy’s Place, Devils Elbow, Missouri

Judy’s Place, Devils Elbow, Missouri

“Such a fantastic, friendly, welcoming atmosphere. We are considering making the journey there again!!” Follow Route 66 to Judy’s Place – a home town bar that serves beer only. Kindly recommended by Nicola Beacham, UK 21754 Teardrop Rd, Devils Elbow, MO 65457 Find Judy’s Place on Facebook Read More

Launching Pad Drive-In & Gemini Giant, Wilmington

Launching Pad Drive-In & Gemini Giant, Wilmington

Situated in the small town of Wilmington, the launching Pad Drive-In has been feeding Route 66 travelers since it first opened it’s doors in 1960. The colourful decor inside makes it an inviting stop between Chicago and Springfield. On the south side of the diner is the Gemini Giant – a huge fibreglass astronaut and one… Read More

Lou Mitchell’s, Chicago, Illinois

Lou Mitchell’s, Chicago, Illinois

Lou Mitchell’s restaurant has earned it’s nickname “the first stop on the Mother Road” due it’s huge popularity with Route 66 roadies. Many folks stop at Lou Mitchell’s for a good breakfast and a caffeine injection prior to heading off on their Route 66 adventure. The restaurant is known for it’s quality food and generous… Read More

Lucille’s Roadhouse, Weatherford

Lucille’s Roadhouse, Weatherford

Lucille’s Roadhouse is inspired by the original Lucille’s historic gas station not so far down the road near Hydro, Oklahoma, including the vintage gas pumps just outside the entrance. The Route 66 themed restaurant is designed in the style of a 1950’s diner complete with brightly colored motifs, colored lighting, glass bricks and polished chrome.… Read More