Route 66 Midpoint Cafe

Adrian, Texas

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When you’re here, you’re halfway there! And where is there? Either Chicago or Los Angeles, depending on whether you’re driving eastbound or westbound on Route 66. The Midpoint Cafe in Adrian, Texas is located at the halfway point of The Mother Road and is a must stop for breakfast, lunch, or a slice of pie on your Route 66 road trip.

The Midpoint Café is a small restaurant and gift shop located at the halfway point between Chicago and Los Angeles on Route 66, 1,139 miles from the beginning and end points.

The cafe was built in 1928, expanded in 1947, and went through a variety of owners and name changes over the years. For over 20 of those years, from 1990 until 2012, the diner was owned by Fran Houser. She originally named the business the Adrian Café but later made the switch in response to the growing popularity of nostalgic Route 66 travelers rolling through town. Houser because a beloved figure on Route 66 and was commemorated as Flo of “Flo’s V-8 Café” in the Pixar movie Cars.

Now the restaurant is owned by Brenda Hammit and Carrie O’Leary, who honor the past with a simple but classic menu, a stocked gift shop, and a full array of ugly crust pies.

Pull over on your Route 66 road trip for breakfast pancakes, a sandwich, or a hamburger. And don’t leave without topping off your meal with a homemade slice of their famous ugly crust pie. A variety of flavors are available daily, but I recommend a slice of the Elvis: a creamy chocolate, peanut butter, and banana pie!

When you are done eating at the cafe, cross the road to take some photos at the Route 66 midpoint sign to commemorate making it halfway to your destination!

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Route 66 Midpoint Cafe in Adrian, Texas - Route 66 restaurant in Texas

Route 66 Midpoint Cafe

5 based on 1 reviews

Address:
305 Historic Rte 66, Adrian, TX 79001

Hours:
Wednesday – Sunday, 8am-4pm

Phone Number:
(806) 538-6379

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Route 66 Midpoint Cafe in Adrian, Texas - Route 66 restaurant in Texas
Route 66 Midpoint Cafe in Adrian, Texas - Route 66 restaurant in Texas

Know Before You Go

To make the most of your visit to the Route 66 Midpoint Cafe in Adrian, Texas, here are some things to know before you go.

  • Look both ways! While there isn’t too much traffic on Route 66 in Adrian, be sure to keep an eye on the road as you’re driving in or walking across the street! With the cafe on one side, sign on the other, and shield markers on the road, you’ll want to keep an eye out for pedestrians and cars.
  • New Mexico observes Mountain time and Texas is in the Central time zone. So, if you’re driving east, you’ll lose an hour on the way to the cafe.
  • The cafe is famous for its “ugly” crust pies. Which flavor will you choose?
  • Be sure to stop across the road for photos with the Route 66 Midpoint sign!

Where to Stay Near Midpoint Cafe

Adrian, Texas is located between Amarillo, Texas and Tucumcari, New Mexico, so if you’re looking to spend the night near this Route 66 attraction, you’ll probably will want to look for hotels in Tucumcari or Amarillo!

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With one of the most recognizable neon signs on Route 66, the Blue Swallow Motel is a must-add for your travel itinerary, whether you spend the night or not. The motel has been operating since 1939 and offers warm hospitality, comfy beds, a touch of nostalgia, and a convenient location near everything you’ll want to see in Tucumcari.

Motel Safari

Motel Safari is a classic 1959 Route 66 motor inn. Look for its historic camel sign, Googie architecture, mid-century modern decor, custom furniture, memorabilia, murals, and vintage billboard ads. The hotel also features modern amenities like flat screen TVs, free wi-fi, and “the best beds on the Mother Road.”

Stopping in nearby Amarillo on your Route 66 road trip? Enhance your visit with a tour! Whether you love the outdoors, walking tours, or family-friendly adventures, there are plenty of options for everyone.

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Reviews & Ratings

5 based on 1 reviews

1 Review of Route 66 Midpoint Cafe in Adrian, Texas

  1. Love the pie at the Route 66 Midpoint Cafe! The first time I was there a couple near me ordered a slice of every flavor they had! Goals right there. Alas I only had room for one slice (the Elvis pie with chocolate, peanut butter, and banana) but it was DELICIOUS! Maybe next time I’ll order one of each!

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