Old Dell Rhea's Chicken Basket, Hinsdale, Illinois - "Get Your Chicks on Route 66” is the current slogan of this historic roadside restaurant that--no surprise--specializes in the tasty bird. Located 15 miles from downtown Chicago along historic Route 66, Dell Rhea’s Chicken Basket tempts the hungry traveler with its special recipe of fried chicken served up in a historic Route 66 atmosphere.
Lou Mitchell's Restaurant Chicago, Illinois - One of the first stops on the Mother Road offers a scrumptious send off to travelers headed out on historic Route 66. A visit to this crowded, urban establishment is not your average main street experience. It serves to remind us that the hundreds of small towns strung along the great arc of the Mother Road were connected to the two metropolitan giants of Los Angeles and Chicago.
Erick, OK is a town that is on the verge of rebirth. With the resurgence of interest in Route Erick is primed to take off as a destination Route 66 town. The old homes are well cared for, and there are modern businesses sprinkled throughout the downtown.