Route 66 News

Clanton’s Cafe featured on Roadfood.com

Clanton's Cafe, which has been feeding Route 66 travelers and locals in Vinita, Okla., since 1927, is the latest Restaurant of the Day in Jane and Michael Stern's popular Roadfood.com site.

I personally can vouch for the pies, pot roast, chicken-and-dressing, and breakfasts, especially the bacon. But the methods in which Clanton's owners describe to Roadfood.com how they make their chicken-fried steak have persuaded me to try it the next time I drive through Vinita.

I also enjoy looking at the autographed photos of celebrities who've stopped there, including Oklahoma native Ronnie Dunn of the country superstar duo Brooks & Dunn (he liked the chicken and dressing, too).

It's a classic Route 66 restaurant.