With the historic Route 66 cutting right through Arizona, all-American drive-ins and diners previously dotted the map of The Grand Canyon State. Unfortunately, with urbanization and the building of interstates, those classic drive-ins are all but extinct. We list the top restaurants that are keeping the memory of Arizona’s iconic drive-ins alive.
You simply won’t find a more classic American drive-in than Mr. D’z Route 66. This spot is everything that you would expect from a diner. The exterior is painted a vibrant bright turquoise with pink accents, making it a can’t-miss stop along historic Route 66. Inside, the restaurant is classic all the way from its black-and-white checkered floor to the bright, vinyl-covered booths, and the jukebox in the corner. For a full experience, find your favorite Elvis or Frankie Valli track, order a cheeseburger or a patty melt, and live life rewound to another time. Mr. D’z also makes their own creamy caramel root beer. It is perfection in a frosted mug alone or with vanilla ice cream for a tasty float.