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Rock Cafe

114 W. Main St., Stroud, OK - (918) 968-3990
A Route 66 landmark known for a well-seasoned griddle that imparts deliciousness to everything that touches it, the Rock Cafe has been reborn after a devastating fire in 2008 and now is every bit as good as ever.
57% Approval Rating (14 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Hash Browns
Sauerkraut
Spaetzel
Apple Streusel Pancakes
Chicken Fried Steak
Beignets
Hamburger
Buffalo Burger
Cheeseburger
Spaetzle

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (11)
Roadfood.com Editor
"This extremely well-worn cafe has been remodeled many times since it originally went up in 1939 as the last of Route 66 was being paved. Roy Rieves built it out of sandstone removed as the highway was constructed, and from 1959 to 1983 it was operated by Mamie ..."   [Read More]
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Stan Morgan
July 19, 2009
"Don't waste your time or money. While this small cafe has been nicely remodeled following their fire, the staff seems to take for granted their customers, the food quality, and the value of their food. Let's start with service. We waited over 50 minutes for four ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

114 W. Main St., Stroud, OK
(918) 968-3990

http://www.rockcafert66.com/

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
The European dumplings known as spaetzel are here used as the basis for a dish similar to loaded hash browns, i.e. mixed with peppers and tomatoes and topped with two kinds of cheese – Monterey jack and mozzarella. The difference is that the dumplings are firm and chewy and extra buttery.
"The European dumplings known as spaetzel are here used as the basis for a dish similar to loaded hash browns, i.e. mixed with peppers and tomatoes and topped with two kinds of cheese – Monterey jack and mozzarella. The difference is that the dumplings are firm and chewy and extra buttery."
Michael Stern





Here's a fine Route 66 Breakfast: chicken-fried steak with gravy, hash browns, and a couple of sunnyside-up eggs. The steak is unique because it is made not from beef, but from a pork cutlet.
"Here's a fine Route 66 Breakfast: chicken-fried steak with gravy, hash browns, and a couple of sunnyside-up eggs. The steak is unique because it is made not from beef, but from a pork cutlet."
Michael Stern


The old interior was a cozy spot to come for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Since the fire, the kitchen has been moved and seating capacity has doubled.
"The old interior was a cozy spot to come for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Since the fire, the kitchen has been moved and seating capacity has doubled."
Michael Stern


Not to be confused with the Hard Rock Cafe, this place is one-of-a-kind.
"Not to be confused with the Hard Rock Cafe, this place is one-of-a-kind."
Michael Stern


Served very hot, these beignets had a hard, crunchy exterior, with a soft, dense inside.  We would definitely order them again.
"Served very hot, these beignets had a hard, crunchy exterior, with a soft, dense inside. We would definitely order them again."
Cliff Strutz


When grilling potatoes, there is no substitute for a well-seasoned griddle or good old cast-iron frying pan. The proof is in Rock Cafe's hash browns, which are cooked on the restaurant's 70-year-old griddle. It is hard to describe the flavor it imparts, but it seems to make the potatoes glow with deep, rich character.
"When grilling potatoes, there is no substitute for a well-seasoned griddle or good old cast-iron frying pan. The proof is in Rock Cafe's hash browns, which are cooked on the restaurant's 70-year-old griddle. It is hard to describe the flavor it imparts, but it seems to make the potatoes glow with deep, rich character."
Michael Stern


The thick apple streusel crepes were a hit with my cousin who ordered them.
"The thick apple streusel crepes were a hit with my cousin who ordered them. "
Cliff Strutz


The new interior of Rock Cafe is spacious and attractive.  A group of locals exchange laughs over cups of coffee.
"The new interior of Rock Cafe is spacious and attractive. A group of locals exchange laughs over cups of coffee."
Cliff Strutz


Rock Cafe's owner Dawn Welch is believed to be the inspiration behind Sally Carrera, the blue Porsche in the movie Cars.
"Rock Cafe's owner Dawn Welch is believed to be the inspiration behind Sally Carrera, the blue Porsche in the movie Cars."
Cliff Strutz


Here is one good-looking cheeseburger that tastes good, too, for two main reasons: First, the beef is fresh and fatty enough to yield maximum juiciness; second, the griddle on which it cooks has been used for more than seven decades, giving everything that touches it a kind of edible authority … which is a fancy way to say it is delish.
"Here is one good-looking cheeseburger that tastes good, too, for two main reasons: First, the beef is fresh and fatty enough to yield maximum juiciness; second, the griddle on which it cooks has been used for more than seven decades, giving everything that touches it a kind of edible authority … which is a fancy way to say it is delish."
Michael Stern


Dawn Welch is proprietor, chef, dining-room ringmaster, and all-around good host.
"Dawn Welch is proprietor, chef, dining-room ringmaster, and all-around good host."
Michael Stern


The Rock Cafe's recipe file
"The Rock Cafe's recipe file"
Michael Stern


The Rock Cafe has been a Route 66 landmark since 1939.
"The Rock Cafe has been a Route 66 landmark since 1939."
Michael Stern


The secret to most of what's good on the menu is the kitchen's vintage griddle.
"The secret to most of what's good on the menu is the kitchen's vintage griddle."
Michael Stern


Rock Cafe's sauerkraut begins as ordinary stuff, like any of us would buy at the supermarket, but it takes on a special savor when chef Dawn Welch cooks it for a while on her grill. The warmth, the depth of flavor, the occasional bit of crispness elevate it to extraordinary.
"Rock Cafe's sauerkraut begins as ordinary stuff, like any of us would buy at the supermarket, but it takes on a special savor when chef Dawn Welch cooks it for a while on her grill. The warmth, the depth of flavor, the occasional bit of crispness elevate it to extraordinary."
Michael Stern



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