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Clanton’s Cafe featured on Roadfood.com April 30, 2006

Posted by Ron Warnick in Restaurants, Web sites.

Clanton's Cafe, which has been feeding Route 66 travelers and locals in Vinita, Okla., since 1927, is the latest Restaurant of the Day in Jane and Michael Stern's popular Roadfood.com site.

I personally can vouch for the pies, pot roast, chicken-and-dressing, and breakfasts, especially the bacon. But the methods in which Clanton's owners describe to Roadfood.com how they make their chicken-fried steak have persuaded me to try it the next time I drive through Vinita.

I also enjoy looking at the autographed photos of celebrities who've stopped there, including Oklahoma native Ronnie Dunn of the country superstar duo Brooks & Dunn (he liked the chicken and dressing, too).

It's a classic Route 66 restaurant. 


1. RoadDog - May 1, 2006

Great place to eat, We were attracted to it by that great “EAT” sign.

I notice Michael didn’t try the “calf fries”.

2. Ron - May 1, 2006

But Mr. Stern is no stranger to calf fries. He waxes eloquently of their taste and preparation at Clark’s Outpost in Tioga, Texas, in one of his books, “Blue Plate Specials & Blue-Ribbon Chefs.”

So I don’t think Michael is bashful about sampling “Rocky Mountain Oysters.” Maybe he was simply full.

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