Otter Cove Diner and Gift Shop serves more than 1,100 on opening day

The Otter Cove Diner & Gift Shop in Miami, Oklahoma, served more than 1,100 customers during its opening day Monday, prompting some changes in the hours of operation due to the overwhelming (and gratifying) demand. The restaurant, which occupies a former gas station on a prominent corner of Route 66 and is owned by the … Continue reading Otter Cove Diner and Gift Shop serves more than 1,100 on opening day

Bel-Aire Motel sign in ends up at Route 66 Motorheads Bar in Springfield

The main neon sign for the defunct Bel-Aire Motel in Springfield, Illinois, now has resurfaced in a beer garden of the Route 66 Motorheads Bar, Grill and Museum in that city. The Facebook page for the Motorheads establishment announced the move of the sign: It previously had been reported in 2015 that Ron Metzger, who … Continue reading Bel-Aire Motel sign in ends up at Route 66 Motorheads Bar in Springfield

Del’s Restaurant in Tucumcari undergoes first ownership change in quarter-century

Del's Restaurant, which has served locals and travelers along Route 66 in Tucumcari, New Mexico, for more than 60 years, underwent an ownership change last week. Chase Waters, a Tucumcari native who first worked at Del's as a 15-year-old, on Wednesday took over the restaurant from sisters Yvonne Braziel and Yvette Peacock, who had run … Continue reading Del’s Restaurant in Tucumcari undergoes first ownership change in quarter-century

Box Car BBQ building in Sapulpa becomes a medical marijuana dispensary

The old Box Car BBQ building along Route 66 on the west side of Sapulpa, Oklahoma, recently reopened as a Cannected Dispensary to sell medical marijuana, according to the Sapulpa Times. The interesting twist is the dispensary's owner is the son of the restaurant's longtime proprietor, George Groenwold. Lance Groenwold made his intentions known for … Continue reading Box Car BBQ building in Sapulpa becomes a medical marijuana dispensary

Doc’s Soda Fountain in Girard is up for sale

Doc's Soda Fountain in downtown Girard, Illinois, is on the market, according to a recent Facebook post from ROUTE Magazine. Here's what the post stated: ANOTHER GREAT ROUTE 66 SPOT IS UP FOR SALEDoc's Soda Fountain in the heart of Girard, Illinois, is up for sale. What a great opportunity for someone to own a … Continue reading Doc’s Soda Fountain in Girard is up for sale

Denny’s launching America’s Diner Hiring Tour along Route 66

Denny's on Thursday announced it is launching an "America's Diner Hiring Tour" on Route 66 from St. Louis to Los Angeles to hire 20,000 new workers for its restaurant chain. The tour will make stops at these locations: Monday, June 28, at 8 a.m. – 10575 Watson Road, St. Louis, MissouriTuesday, June 29, at 8 a.m. – 1617 SW 74th Street, Oklahoma CityWednesday, … Continue reading Denny’s launching America’s Diner Hiring Tour along Route 66

Otter Cove Diner and Gift Shop in Miami scheduled to open July 1

The Route 66-themed Otter Cove Diner and Gift Shop, located in a former gas station at a prominent corner of Route 66 in Miami, Oklahoma, is scheduled to open its doors July 1. The diner announced its imminent opening with a Facebook post last week: The Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma last year purchased the former … Continue reading Otter Cove Diner and Gift Shop in Miami scheduled to open July 1

A Slice of Pie restaurant opens second location in St. Robert

A Slice of Pie restaurant, a mainstay in Rolla, Missouri, since opening just off Route 66 three decades ago, has opened a second location 25 miles west in St. Robert, Missouri. The bakery announced on Facebook on Wednesday the opening of its second site in St. Robert. The address there is 1106 Old Route 66. … Continue reading A Slice of Pie restaurant opens second location in St. Robert

FourWay restaurant in Cuba reopens as Weir on 66

The FourWay restaurant, housed in a former Phillips 66 gas station on Route 66 in Cuba, Missouri, recently reopened as Weir on 66 after it closed during the winter. Operator Joan Weir announced the FourWay's closing in January after five years, citing markedly high prices on goods during the COVID-19 pandemic. An email and message … Continue reading FourWay restaurant in Cuba reopens as Weir on 66

M’tucci’s Italian restaurant moving into Kellys Brew Pub site in Albuquerque

M'tucci's, an Italian restaurant with locations in Albuquerque and nearby Rio Rancho, is opening another eatery in the closed Kellys Brew Pub and Restaurant site along Central Avenue (aka Route 66) in the city. KRQE-TV in Albuquerque reported on the development: President John Haas says M’Tucci’s fans will find plenty of their favorites on the … Continue reading M’tucci’s Italian restaurant moving into Kellys Brew Pub site in Albuquerque