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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 interior has had a recent makeover courtesy of new owners Tully and Holly and makes the diner an inviting stop between Chicago and Springfield. Recent posts on social… 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

MidPoint Cafe, Adrian

MidPoint Cafe, Adrian

If you have made it to the MidPoint Cafe in Adrian then congratulations – you have made it exactly half-way along Route 66! The MidPoint Cafe is located at the exact “geo-mathematical” centre of Route 66 – 1139 miles from both Chicago and Los Angeles. I found the cafe to be very welcoming and the food was… Read More

Pappy’s Smokehouse, Missouri

Pappy’s Smokehouse,  Missouri

Pappy’s Smokehouse is a very well respected BBQ restaurant in St Louis and has been voted the number one restaurant in the city on Urbanspoon. Pappy’s pork ribs – cooked dry and slow over apple and cherry wood – have been making mouths water since 2008. It’s frequently voted the best barbecue restaurant in the state and… Read More