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Ranch House Cafe (Ruins)

1009 W. Route 66, Tucumcari, NM

East < GO > West

Pearl & Doug Barnett built, and operated the early 1950's Ranch House Cafe for many years using the slogan "Good Food Always - Always Good Food". The sign for "Things", laying on the ground, is left over from Things Antiques & Collectibles that was located at 920 W. Route 66.

x The sign had seen better days and the neon no longer glowed in the night when we went by in 2012.


Vintage Advertising Highlights

Mid 50s Postcard
Ranch House Cafe
Complete Dining Service
Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Sandwiches - Malts
Always plenty of parking space.
On U. S. Highways 66 & 54
West Entrance
Tucumcari, New Mexico

Note: The sign says Mexican Food but the postcard doesn't mention it. Which makes me wonder if the emphasis on Mexican Food came later.

Photo(s): 2012



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xDid You Know: Many parts of the old 4 lane Route 66 were reverted to a 2 lane road after 66 was realigned to the interstate. In many places the abandoned lanes are still there.



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