We were driving from St. Louis, MO to Chicago, IL and wanted to stop at a diner on old Route 66 for lunch. The GPS was no help, so we drove parallel to I55 for about 10 miles until we approached Litchfield. Right on the corner as we approached town, we saw the Airston Cafe and thought that it would be as good as any. Well, come to find out it is an original (and oldest) cafe on Route 66 and is listed on the registry of Historic Places in America. The food was delicious--even the hamburger was wonderful--a handmade hamburg. Many meals come with soup and salad bar. The desserts were fantastic. The decor and ambiance is 50-60's before the interstate was built and destroyed travel through small town America. Definitely a must visit, especially for Rt. 66 fans. The friendliness of the waiter topped off the visit!
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