Rock Cafe in Stroud, Oklahoma

This Route 66 restaurant ROCKS. And it has been rocking since 1939. The Rock Cafe in Stroud, Oklahoma is a nostalgic road trip stop, with delicious food that you can’t miss.

Rock Cafe in Stroud, Oklahoma Route 66 restaurant

Rock Cafe was built in 1936 and opened on Route 66 in 1939. Roy Rives built the restaurant using local materials, such as a distinct sandstone, in its construction. It is after that material that the business was named.

For years Rock Cafe was a bustling stop due in part to its location on Route 66 and off of a busy local Greyhound bus stop during World War II. In 1959 the restaurant was so popular that it ran 24/7.

Today, the small restaurant is run by Dawn Welch, the woman who inspired Sally the Porsche in the Pixar movie Cars. She took over the business in 1993 and 2001 had it added to the National Register of Historic Places.

Chicken fried steak at Rock Cafe in Stroud, Oklahoma Route 66 restaurant

The Route 66 restaurant has persevered through many setbacks over the years, including the decommissioning of Route 66 and a major tornado that ran through Stroud. In 2008 a fire destroyed the restaurant but it reopened on May 29, 2009 after being rebuilt, maintaining the historic rock walls, foundation, and original WWII grill.

Stop in for lunch or dinner on your Route 66 road trip and choose from a menu featuring spätzle, Jägerschnitzel, buffalo burgers, sandwiches, salads, and chicken fried steak.

Rock Cafe in Stroud, Oklahoma Route 66 restaurant
Rock Cafe in Stroud, Oklahoma Route 66 restaurant
Rock Cafe in Stroud, Oklahoma Route 66 restaurant
Rock Cafe in Stroud, Oklahoma Route 66 restaurant
Rock Cafe in Stroud, Oklahoma Route 66 restaurant
Rock Cafe in Stroud, Oklahoma Route 66 restaurant
Rock Cafe in Stroud, Oklahoma Route 66 restaurant
Chicken fried steak at Rock Cafe in Stroud, Oklahoma Route 66 restaurant
Rock Cafe in Stroud, Oklahoma Route 66 restaurant

While traveling on Route 66 in Oklahoma be sure to also check out these other must see Route 66 attractions: the Sapulpa Route 66 Mural, Route 66 Brick Paved Broadway Street, the ​​66 Bowl sign at Rt 66 Bowl, and the Will Rogers Highway Markers. And, if you’re hungry again, stop for a meal at Lucille’s Roadhouse Diner in Weatherford.

Rock Cafe on Route 66

Address: 114 W Main St, Stroud, OK 74079
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 7am – 8pm, Last table accepted at 7:30pm, Closed Sunday and Monday
Cost: Free to See, Entree costs vary

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Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown up near Berwyn's famed car kabob, The Spindle, and a restaurant with a cow on its roof, her fascination with roadside attractions started early. Today, Val has visited hundreds roadside attractions across the United States and is constantly on the lookout for the next BIG thing!