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Cholla Restaurant (Closed)
Holbrook, AZ
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Route 66The Cholla Restaurant in Holbrook has the same name as the nearby power plant located off of Route 66. The restaurant features a multi colored tall sign that is is almost part of a theme along this stretch of Route 66. Check out the bulb arrow pointing the way to the door.

 

UPDATE 01/09 : The Cholla Restaurant is now gone, replaced with a Calvary Chapel. The old sign frame is still there, although the yellow arrow and bulbs on top of the sign have been removed. 01-09

Restaurants with signage like this were quite common in Arizona in the 1960s and 70s.

 

 

 

Rod's Steak House|
Williams, AZ
Photo courtesy Allen Sandquist

Route 66A roadside establishment off Route 66, Rod's Steak House in Williams, AZ serves up some good hearty beef to the hungry adventurer. The restaurant's mascot is named Domino and is depicted on the sign.

 

This little cow sits outside of Rod's. This establishment has been in business since 1946.

Photo courtesy Allen Sandquist

 

 

 


UPDATE 09/21 : Here are more photos of Rod's Steakhouse, a landmark in Williams. 09-21

A close-up of the Rod's Steak House sign
Williams, AZ
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

A close-up of the cow
Williams, AZ
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
The sign advertises the nearby steakhouse
Williams, AZ
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
A shot from the street
Williams, AZ
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

 

 

Copper Cart
Seligman, AZ
Photo courtesy Tony Craig

Route 66The Copper Cart is well known in Seligman and to Route 66 aficionados for serving food and friendly service for years. Not to mention this sign, which has been featured in many publications. The motel originally opened in 1950.

 

UPDATE 02/08 : The Copper Cart in Seligman is now closed. Many thanks to Dave van Hulsteyn for update. 02-08

UPDATE 01/09 : The Copper Cart restaurant reopened in April 2008 under new ownership. The interior was completely remodeled to look like the nostalgic diners of the 50's. The sign was repainted soon afterwards. Many thanks to Kelly for update. 01-09


UPDATE 09/21 : Here are more photos of the Copper Cart from 20 plus years ago. 09-21

The Copper Cart sign in 1998
Seligman, AZ
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
The Copper Cart sign in 2000
Seligman, AZ
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

 

 

The Plainsman (Closed)
Holbrook, AZ
Photo courtesy Tony Craig

 

Route 66The Plainsman Restaurant is still located in Holbrook still stands guard alongside the roadside with its rather large rifle. The Plainsman opened in 1966.

 

The Plainsman close-up of sign
Photo courtesy Rod Holcomb

 

UPDATE 01/09 : The Plainsman Restaurant is now closed and going through renovation. According to one of the owners family members, the restaurant should be open for business again one day. 01-09


UPDATE 09/21 : The Plainsman Restaurant closed down in 2005 and has sat vacant for over the past decade. The restaurant is getting dustier by the day though the sing still survives. The Plainsman is located next door to the Desert View Motel who's sign was unceremoniously removed several years ago. 09-21

 

The Plainsman Sign
Holbrook, AZ
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

 

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