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Clanton's Cafe

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American, Diner
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319 E Illinois Ave, Vinita, OK 74301-3235
+1 918-256-9053
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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336 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were headed to Claremore on Route 66 and decided to stop at Clanton's for breakfast. We each had coffee and breakfast burritos with hashbrowns. The burritos came out and they were big. They were loaded. They had good taste and were filling. Our waitress was pleasant and kept our coffee cups filled. The restaurant was clean and bright. We... More 

Thank Steve K
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in for breakfast and was told that they stopped serving breakfast at 10:30 AM. We were very disappointed because we wanted breakfast. We had a sandwich instead. The service isn't as good as it used to be. A lot of waitresses on the floor but no one takes the time to be friendly. We got the feeling that... More 

1 Thank Ninee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

Friendly people. And very good food. They work hard to make everything right. They adjust menu to fit the needs of every one.

Thank Dale S
Toronto, Canada
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

We were excited to try this Route 66 classic diner after seeing it on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Maybe that is what the food is supposed to taste like but we found it pretty disappointing. Our meals came with starter salads that were pretty terrible (very watery and flavourless) but we were still hopeful. I mean, no-ones goes to a... More 

1 Thank SkyboxTO
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

Went with here with a large group of people on a Sunday afternoon the staff was very accommodating. The Sunday menu is a limited selection but still has a lots of great choices. The food was of decent quality and portion size is good. The Sunday meals come with a roll and dessert. The overall experience was good

Thank Kevin O
Sherwood Park
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

This restaurant was very busy when we arrived, however, we found a table and still got good service. The food was very good.

Thank Motorcylcler
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

Home style cooking. Clanton's, located on historic Route 66, in Vinita is famous. It's been featured on Triple D with Guy Fieri. He loved the chicken fry but he passed on the calf fries(testicles). Guy did make a special sauce for the calf fries and I always buy some to take home when we visit. Clanton's has daily specials-blue plate... More 

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Midway, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

Forget the lengthy review.....this Route 66 Cafe is simply the best for cafe food. Try the breakfasts or the chicken fried steak...you can't go wrong!

Thank glhfishing
Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Even at 3 in the afternoon on a Friday this was a busy restaurant. Typical home cooking, relaxed atmosphere, service was good.

1 Thank RSnOK
Rochester, Minnesota
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Saw Guy Fiere review this place on his show and we actually made a special side trip to EAT here. We heard about the chicken fried steak and that's what we both had. It was as good of a representation of a CFS as I've ever had. The grill their hand breaded beef instead of frying it, leaving the beef... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 319 E Illinois Ave, Vinita, OK 74301-3235
  • Location: United States  >  Oklahoma (OK)  >  Vinita
  • Phone Number: +1 918-256-9053
Clanton's has been a family tradition in Vinita Oklahoma since 1927. Generations of Clanton's have prepared meals for their neighbors. It is the oldest continually owned family restaurant on Route 66 in the state of Oklahoma. The Clanton's family have been deeply involved in the community of Vinita and have given countless hours and dollars to support various school, community and charitable organizations.

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