Waylan's KuKu Burger, Miami, Oklahoma

Famous for its giant yellow fiberglass cuckoo bird emerging from the front wall, Waylan's KuKu Burger is an authentic Route 66 hot spot. Located just off Route 66, this restaurant remains the only surviving location of an original fast food drive-in chain from the 1960s. Believe it or not, there used to be close to 200 KuKu's in the US.

It remains a highly praised restaurant for both the quality of food and the nostalgic decor inside, and you'll meet plenty of other Route 66 roadtrippers here to swap stories. The KuKu is often cited as a top venue on Route 66 for burgers and other fast food. It's also home to a wonderful example of retro neon signage - after dark it really is something special!

"The food here was excellent. I asked the waitress what I should try and she immediately said "try the large cheeseburger", and I've no regrets! It was delicious and lived up to it's reputation as having the best burgers in town! The service was great and the staff were very friendly and welcoming. At the time I was there it was quite busy and there was a great sense of Route 66 community there among the many travellers. It had a wondeful Route 66 atmosphere - can't recommend it enough."

Kindly recommended by Lauren Stone, New Zealand

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