Here Are 13 Iconic Restaurants Along Arizona’s Route 66 That You Need To Try
If there’s any piece of America we wish we could get back, Route 66 would definitely be in our top ten. There are few places that create a feeling of freedom, adventure and American identity quite like it. Thankfully, Arizona is home to one of the largest stretches of the highway that still exists and we decided that a good way to honor it would be through food.
Here are 13 restaurants that have either stood the test of time—managing to survive the low points many towns along Route 66 suffered when the Interstate replaced the highway—or that recreate that atmosphere of the old highway.
Please note, Diamond Creek Restaurant is temporarily closed.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
How many of these restaurants have you visited? Are there any we missed that you think should receive its own share of fanfare? Be sure to share your thoughts with us!
If you’re looking for more Route 66 themed articles, you might want to head over to our recent article about one famous little motel that is still standing.
Monica is a Diné (Navajo) freelance writer and photographer based in the Southwest. Born in Gallup and raised in Phoenix, she is Tódich'ii'nii (Bitter Water People) and Tsi'naajinii (Black Streak Wood People). Monica is a staff writer for Only In Your State, photo editor for The Mesa Legend, and previously a staff writer for The Navajo Post. You can reach her at [email protected]
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