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Clanton's Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner
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319 E Illinois Ave, Vinita, OK 74301-3235
+1 918-256-9053
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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Cleveland, Ohio
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were greeted by everyone in the restaurant, very friendly.. We got take out meals which were the chicken and dressing... We heard it was fantastic and couldn't wait to try it. Well we did not eat any of the chicken and dressing other than our first mouthful. It was virtually inedible unless you enjoy having your mouth burned by... More 

Thank ladydebv
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Given Guy Fieri rated this one of the best chicken fried steaks and I literally had no idea what that is it was inevitable that we stopped for a late lunch. A truly charming diner with delicious wholesome food. Still have no idea what a chicken fried steak has to do with chickens but what I can say is that... More 

Thank stevecbr
Yellville, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great atmosphere,great people and great food! Got to visit with Dennis,one of the owners,really nice guy,added to the visit. The only bad part of the visit was I was there for breakfast and I didnt have any pie.

Thank jm64832001
Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were traveling on route I44 and after a 12 hour day decided to stop at the Holiday Inn Express for the night. When we exited I44 we asked where to eat and was told " go to the stop sign, turn right past the light Clanton's is on the left. We checked in first and asked where to eat,... More 

Thank Richard R
Franklin, Tennessee
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has been owned by the same family since 1927---FIVE generations! The menu is pretty extensive, and the food was delicious. I got the chili which is made from a recipe from the 1950's, and it was marvelous! My husband got a grilled cheese with their made in-house chips--amazing! Pauletta was our waitress and was great! You must make... More 

Thank tootski
Poole, United Kingdom
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518 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Did not realise this place would be so popular with locals. It was very busy but service was efficient and friendly. Amazing experience, a little strange by UK standards but great to do. It's been owned by same family since 1927. Pork sandwich with gravy and fries was tender and interesting; corned beef sandwich with marbled bread was good. Neither... More 

Thank Chris S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had the Chicken Fried Steak....DELICIOUS....recommended on D,D & D and they did not steer us wrong. It was lunch time and the place was mobbed. Everyone seemed to be enjoying their meals. Definitely worth the trip. Good place for families and very reasonable prices fo the generous portions.

Thank 2268cs
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

Very reasonable, good chicken-fried steak, great onion rings. Enjoyed our time in the restaurant. Good service and friendly. We really enjoyed the meal!

Thank BubblesSenior64
Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

After traveling 12 hours from Kentucky, we arrived in Vinita looking for a non-chain, homestyle type restaurant. We walked in at 7:50, not knowing they closed at 8. After being seated and discovering they closed in less than 10 min, we were going to leave and find somewhere else to go eat (I wouldn't want someone doing that to me... More 

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Clydebank, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Perfect place to stop , good food , attentive staff and great food and atmosphere . Defo worth a stop . Tasty French cinnamon toast , and delicious cooked breakfast

Thank missjoani

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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, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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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