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Clantons Cafe

319 E. Illinois St. (Route 66), Vinita, OK
Phone: 918/256-9053

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"Sweet Tater" Clanton opened the Busy Bee Cafe in 1927 and later moved to this building, the former Grand Cafe and changed the name to Clanton's. Eighty-plus years later the Clanton's is still run by family members making it Oklahoma's oldest family run restaurant on the Mother Road. The place burned in 1999 but was rebuilt and reopened. It is the longest continually owned family restaurant on Route 66 in Oklahoma.

x Getting right to the point Clantons large neon sign out front declares "EAT"! That is so reminiscent of many roadside cafes on the early Route 66. And this sign is HUGE!

Photo(s): 2012



x About Us We started traveling Historic U.S. Route 66 as a destination in 2009. It's like a 2,400 mile long drive back in time from Chicago to Santa Monica! more
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.