6 most authentic restaurants around Highway 66

Tasting the cuisine of cafes and restaurants along the iconic Route 66 is the best way to experience authentic American food. Along this historic scenic road, from Los Angeles, California to the magnificent Grand Canyon in Arizona, you can enjoy numerous beautiful views and sample a variety of American casual cuisine.

Seafood enthusiasts should start their journey at The Albright restaurant on the sunny Santa Monica Pier. At this renovated seafood spot, you can taste several different fresh oysters, as well as choose live crabs and lobsters from the seawater tank to be cooked by the restaurant. Sitting at a long table, you can enjoy craft beer and even make some new friends.
Traveling northeast for about two hours, you will arrive at Calico Ghost Town in California. Walk into the Calico House Restaurant, which looks like a backdrop from an old western movie. The restaurant mainly serves smoked meat and freshly baked bread (leave some room for homemade desserts!), and after dinner, you can sit on the stone bench outside the restaurant corridor and breathe in some fresh air.

Mr. D'z Route 66 Diner

Continue on to Kingman, Arizona and step back in time at Mr. D'z Route 66 Diner. Before your meal, try a tasty root beer float with ice cream, and then sample some of the breakfast specialties or a plate of fried chicken. Enjoy the wonderful melodies on the jukebox and check out the local antique car shows. It doesn't get more authentic than this.
After driving east for an hour, you will arrive at Seligman, where you can make a brief stop at Delgadillo's Snow Cap Drive-In, a roadside attraction. Take some photos by the antique cars and get ready to try some popular American foods like milkshakes, hamburgers, and french fries. This neon-decorated and quirky restaurant first opened in 1953 and still catches the eye of many. The restaurant owner parks a 1936 Chevrolet Master Deluxe at the entrance, which attracts many customers.
Continuing along Route 66, we arrived at Rod's Steak House in Williams, Arizona. This restaurant, with a 70-year history, is famous for its grilled steaks and prime rib, and even offers a menu in the shape of a little bull. The restaurant is only 97 kilometers south of the Grand Canyon and sells various souvenirs with the restaurant's little bull logo.

Roy's Motel and Cafe-Gasoline

Roy's Motel, Cafe and Gas Station in Amboy, California features a postcard-perfect neon sign and medieval-style architecture, making it the centerpiece of this abandoned town. Take a break from the scorching desert and enjoy a root beer along Route 66 while taking in the sights.