Delgadillo’s Snow Cap

Seligman, Arizona

ArizonaDiningRoadside Attraction

Where on Route 66 can you get a cheeseburger with cheese, some “dead chicken,” and a mustard surprise, all served with a smile (or, at least a potato smile)? You can get all that and more at Delgadillo’s Snow Cap in Seligman, Arizona, a Route 66 institution that has been slinging burgers, milkshakes, and a unique sense of humor since 1953.

Delgadillo’s Snow Cap Drive-In opened on Route 66 in 1953. Local resident Juan Delgadillo (1916–2004) pieced the restaurant together with a limited budget using scrap lumbar from the nearby Santa Fe Railway yard. Outside he set up an old 1936 Chevrolet hardtop, sliced off the roof, added horns, and threw a Christmas tree on the back. The modified vehicle served as a fun roadside attraction that caught the eye of passersby, beckoning them from the road and into the restaurant.

From the start the Seligman Snow Cap was always known for the pranks and practical jokes that came along with your order. The doors have multiple knobs (only one of which works), clever signage warns you not stand on the floor. As you order your burger, hot dog, taco, or milkshake, expect the unexpected if you ask for ketchup, mustard, or a straw. (And if you order a side of fries, expect an extra potato smile.)

Behind the restaurant you’ll find Juan’s Garden stuffed full of a paradise of kitschy knickknacks. You’ll find vintage cars, a bench with a Route 66 face-in-hole photo op, hand-painted signs, and a menagerie of found objects put together in interesting ways.

Unfortunately, Juan Delgadillo passed away in 2004. But his family stepped in and now runs the restaurant, keeping the legacy of this Route 66 institution alive. You can expect to find the same great food served with the same signature humor and gags travelers have come to expect.

If you’re driving through Seligman, Arizona on Route 66 and are looking for lunch, just look for the lit-up neon sign declaring, “Sorry, We’re Open.”

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Delgadillo’s Snow Cap in Seligman, Arizona Route 66 Restaurant

Delgadillo’s Snow Cap

5 based on 1 reviews

Address:
301 AZ-66, Seligman, AZ 86337

Hours:
11:00am-5:30pm (Monday-Saturday)
11:00am-5:00pm (Sunday)

Cost:
$

Phone Number:
(928) 422-3291

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Know Before You Go

To make the most of your visit to Delgadillo’s Snow Cap in Seligman, Arizona, here are some things to know before you go.

  • There are a lot of attractions to see in Seligman! And each stop is packed pretty close by. Park your car and explore the tourist area by foot.
  • Seligman is a popular stop for motorcycle tours and tour buses, so prepare to wait in line during busy times.
  • Picnic table seating is available outside. Or take your fast food to go and eat it in your car!
  • While in the area, check out more of the best attractions on Route 66 in Seligman, Arizona.

Where to Stay Near Delgadillo’s Snow Cap

Complete your travel itinerary and get a good night’s rest on your road trip with a stay at one of these Seligman, Arizona hotels near Route 66.

The Postcard Motel

The Postcard Motel is a retro motel located in the heart of Seligman. The property offers pet-friendly rooms, contactless check-in, free Wifi, and parking.

The Aztec Motel

The Aztec Motel & Creative Space is a retro motel that has been renovated for the modern traveler. Housed in a space that was originally built as a guest house in 1915, the motel offers a take away breakfast, in-room coffee, and WiFi! It’s a great choice for road tripping families and groups!

Historic Route 66 Motel

Historic Route 66 Motel has a prime location to everything to see in Seligman. It offers Route 66-themed decor, air-conditioned accommodations, and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels.

Enhance your visit to Seligman with a tour! Whether you love history, the outdoors, or family-friendly adventures, there are plenty of options for everyone.

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5 based on 1 reviews

1 Review of Delgadillo’s Snow Cap in Seligman, Arizona

  1. This quickly became one of my favorite stops on Route 66! I had a cheeseburger (with cheese) for lunch, fries, and a chocolate milkshake. YUM! But beyond the food there were so many fun details to explore inside and out and everyone behind the counter was so full of humor and life! Such a fun experience at Delgadillo’s Snow Cap!

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