Stop on Route 66 - The Roadkill Cafe
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As it was getting late and we were all hungry, we decided to pull off in Seligman and see what we could find in the way of a restaurant to eat at. Melanie's friend and neighbor had recommended the town so we thought we'd give it a shot. The first place we saw was the Roadkill Cafe and we decided that has to be where we stop....just for the name alone!! LOL. Turns out we were on Historic Route 66 which was even more cool.
Although it was dark, I could see some of the buildings next to the cafe which included a jail! You know there were some photo opportunties there. :D The menu at Road Kill Cafe was hilarious - everything had a unique name that related to road kill - it was perfect! When we arrived, the place was completely empty but by the time we were leaving, every table was full.
All around the restaurant and bar are taxidermied animals and some of them could've given me some serious nightmares....scary! The food was good though - they have actual buffalo burgers which is what Melanie and Brett both got. I opted for another chili dog and Melissa was good and ordered grilled chicken.
For those not familiar with Seligman (me being one of them), it is considered the birthplace of Route 66. It was founded in 1886 at the junction of the railroad from Prescott to the Santa Fe's main line. Originally known as the Prescott Junction, it was renamed after Jesse Seligman, the NY banker who financed the railroad construction companies.
Did not really realize it until we were looking at the map while in the restaurant that it's a great place to stay if you are interested in doing local attractions like the Grand Canyon Caverns - known to have one of the greatest cave formations on the west coast! Also, Grand Canyon itself is only an hour or so as well as Hualapai Falls. Definitely somewhere to come check out when we have more time!
We finished dinner, took some more photos, and we were on the home stretch to Vegas.. Whoo Hoo!