Grand Canyon Cafe
Flagstaff, AZ Photo courtesy M.C. Morrissey
The Grand Canyon Cafe is famous for its Chop Suey among other
dishes. Playing off of the name of the big ol' canyon to the North, this
roadside cafe is located along Route 66 in downtown Flagstaff. This Flagstaff institution opened ini1938 and went through a remodel in the 50's.
(Near left) A close up of the famous neon sign
(Far left) The cafe features bubbled out windows
along the busy Route 66.
Horse Shoe Cafe
Benson, AZ Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
The Horse Shoe Cafe in Benson, AZ features an interesting
horseshoe shaped sign out front. Not sure if this means that the meals
here are dead ringers or just "almost".
Horse Shoe Cafe
Benson, AZ Photo courtesy Larry Glass
UPDATED 04/09 : Here's another shot of the Horse Shoe Cafe, this view showing off the horse image on the wall of the building. According to this website, the cafe is "closed for good" as of July 2008 (see below, the cafe is "open"). With this news, another of Arizona's roadside institutions will disappear into the desert. 04-09
UPDATED 09/10 : Stopped by the Horse Shoe Cafe in July 2010 and the place was open and busy. 09-10
El Charro Cafe (Gone)
Flagstaff, AZ Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
Welcome to the El
Charro Cafe near downtown Flagstaff. This cafe features excellent
home style Mexican food and may even surprise with some evening entertainment.
UPDATE 04/17 : The El Charro Cafe and its home style food is gone. The Patio restaurant took over sometime in 2013 or 2014 and now a place called The Mayor bar is in the location today. 04-17.
Frontier Motel Cafe
Peach Springs, AZ Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
Ever hear about the long armed reach of the law? How about interstate
commerce? In this case, how about the long armed reach of a chef? This
stretch of a chef is found on the wall of the Frontier
Motel's wall along the Route 66 loop.
Gold Nugget Cafe
Wickenburg, AZ Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
The Gold Nugget Cafe in Wickenburg, AZ features a rooftop
marquee that looks like it belongs in Vegas.
Joe & Aggie's Cafe
Holbrook, AZ Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
Here's a shot of the well known Joe & Aggie's Cafe, located along Route 66 in Holbrook, AZ. This place may be worth a stop
if you're hungry and passing through.
Joe & Aggie's opened in 1943 and has been serving hungry patrons on Route 66 or Hope Drive ever since.