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Wagon Wheel Restaurant

2420 Needles Hwy., Needles, CA
Phone: (760) 326-4305 Website:

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The sign outside says "since 1978" but the restaurant was around since the early 1950's as Lynn's Broiler before becoming the Wagon Wheel in 1978. As is typical of Route 66 dining spots the portion sizes here seem to be determined by how much food can be piled on a plate and delivered to the hungry diner. They also have a small gift shop with a variety of Route 66 goodies.

Jimmy Jackson became the owner in 1978, refurbished the place and changed the name to the Wagon Wheel Restaurant. Mike Dick and Susan Alexis bought the restaurant in 2005 and kept the name. The menu was designed by Bob Waldmire who also illustrated a postcard featuring the restaurant.

There's large mural on the side of the building.

Pictures taken May 2013.