The inside of the cafe was completely destroyed several years ago, but it has taken the path of the phoenix and risen up from it’s own ashes. Really good German food and buffalo burgers!
I haven’t seen The Rock Cafe since I drove out west with my grandparents <mumble, mumble …transmission unclear> years ago! I’m so glad that owner Dawn Welch re-built after the devastating 2008 fire that gutted the interior.
You may have noticed the large character cut-outs from the Pixar movie Cars in Gary’s photo (above). They are there because Dawn Welch was one of the inspirations for “Sally” (the little blue Porsche 911 in the film)!
Have you ever visited this great Route 66 icon? Tell us about it in the comments below 🙂
Some links of interest:
– What does Dawn Welch have in common with Garth Brooks?
– Route 66 News’ article about the Disney Channel’s visit to The Rock Cafe
– A piece about the restoration at Tulsa World