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Rock Cafe

114 W. Main St., Stroud, OK
Phone: 918-968-3990 link

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The Rock Cafe was built between 1936 and 1939 by Roy Rives using stone he bought for $5 . The cafe has changed hands many times but has always been a cafe. At one point the cafe was also a Greyhourd Bus stop including the period around WWII when it served service men on their way to and from their duty stations. In 2008 there was a fire but the owner, Dawn Welch rebuilt and reopened a year later.

xThe neon sign was installed in the late 1940s. There are little multicolored flag panels on the sign posts. The former Mamies General Store occupies a small building next to the cafe. The gift shop was named for Mamie Mayfield who operated it and the Rock Cafe from 1959 - 1983. The cafe is on National Register of Historic Places.

x There is a small but very nice Veterans Memorial Park next to the cafe parking lot.

Photo(s): 2013



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