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Roadside Diners Arizona

 

Welcome Diner
Phoenix, AZ
Photo and info courtesy Jodey Elsner

This diner, now called the Welcome Diner and serving upscale diner fair (fresh ingredients, specialty soda pops), is located near downtown Phoenix. Originally, this Valentine Diner sat in Williams, Arizona and subsequently was trucked down to this spot 20 years ago.

 

 

Mr D's Diner
Kingman, AZ
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Route 66While traveling down the 66 in Kingman, stop by Mr D's Diner and grab a burger or two. Mr D's is located right across the Powerhouse. This roadside eatery which has been around since 2000 on Andy Devine has been featured in many television specials.

 

 

Goldie's Route 66 Diner
Williams, AZ
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Route 66The Goldie's Route 66 Diner in Williams, AZ is a relatively new one. Located along the 66, this diner features the boomerang overhang of yesteryear and looks like a Southern California googie coffee shop.

 

 

Dot's Diner
Bisbee, AZ
Photo courtesy Ann Berkery

Here's the Dot's Diner, a Valentine diner open for business in Bisbee, AZ. Located in the Shady Dell. Once a Southern California diner, Dot's moved to Bisbee and opened up to hungry Arizona travelers in 1997. 03-05

(Left) Another photo of Dot's Diner 04-06

Photo courtesy Gorb70

 

 

 

Galaxy Diner - 1996
Flagstaff, AZ
Photo courtesy Matthias Tippner

Route 66The Galaxy Diner is a throwback diner with a 50's theme found off of Route 66 in Flagstaff. Here's a shot of the diner with the neon glowing brightly. 01-07

 

UPDATE 05/20 : The Galaxy Diner abruptly closed in August 2019 to the surprise of many of its fans. Owned by JB's Restaurants of Tempe, AZ word is the diner closed because rent had not been paid. First opened up over 60 years ago in 1958, the diner fit in with the Route 66 culture serving up classic food to both locals and tourists passing through on their way to California or New Mexico. This diner was remodeled to its current look in 1994. Alas, yet another Route 66 gem has met its demise and its neon is now dimmed permanently. 05-20

 

Galaxy Diner
Flagstaff, AZ
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Here's another shot of the Galaxy Diner while shooting into the sun and trying to avoid the mirrored glass. Well given its closure, I won't have to worry about burning out my camera sensor on the mirrored sun rays. Ok, that is a total exagerration. Sad to see this place go. 05-20

 

 

 

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