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Restaurants - Kansas

Here are links to some notable restaurants (past and present) found along Route 40.

IconUniversity Motel and Coffee Shop (site) (Kansas City, KS)

Ruby's Dagwood CafeRuby's Dagwood Cafe (Kansas City, KS)

IconNelle Belle's Diner (Kansas City, KS)

IconTaqueria Mexico? (Pop's Diner) (Kansas City, KS)

IconYour Diner (Kansas City, KS)
"From their web site: "...wholesome and delicious food In an environment of righteousness. Located in the heart of the community in Kansas City, Kansa......"

IconUptown Diner (Leawood, KS)

IconParadise Diner (closed?) (Overland Park, KS)

IconTee Pee Restaurant and Motel (closed) (Lawrence, KS)

Union Bus DepotEinstein Brothers Bagels (Union Bus Depot) (Lawrence, KS)
"This bagel shop was at one time the Union Bus Depot......."

DeLuxe CafeDeLuxe Cafe (site?) (Lawrence, KS)

Trude's HamburgerTrude's Hamburger's (closed) (Perry, KS)
"Manufacturer: Valentine (1960's), Roadside model......"

IconPorubsky's (Topeka, KS)
"Since 1947, this little eatery has been a famous Topeka landmark. Famous for its chili and blazing hot pickles......."

L&J's CafeL&J's Cafe (Don's Drive-In, Patty's Place) (Topeka, KS)
"Manufacturer: Valentine (1971), Quick Food model......"

Icon(Launching) Pad Restaurant (Topeka, KS)

IconEl Mexcal (Dave's Diner, Gammon's Diner) (Topeka, KS)

IconOrtega's Taco Carryout (relocated) (Topeka, KS)
"Manufacturer: Valentine......"

Old Valentine diner at the Shawnee County FairgroundsConcession Stand (site) (Topeka, KS)
"Manufacturer: Valentine This diner was dismantled and sold as scrap. Sigh........."

IconBoBo's Drive In (Topeka, KS)

IconKansas Museum of History (museum display) (Topeka, KS)
"Manufacturer: Valentine The museum has rebuilt the interior of a Valentine diner......."

Bob's DinerBob's Diner (Manhattan, KS)

Stacy's RestaurantStacy's Restaurant (Junction City, KS)
"Manufacturer: Valentine (1954)......"

IconPusan Diner (Junction City, KS)

IconUnknown Diner (closed) (Enterprise, KS)
"Manufacturer: Valentine, Aristocrat model This diner is a few miles south of Route 40......."

IconBrookville Hotel (Abilene, KS)
"Formerly located in Brookville. Famous for its family style chicken dinners......."

Viola Tourist CourtViola Tourist Court (Abilene, KS)

Rock Liquor StoreRock Liquor Store (repurposed) (Albert Miller Liquor Store) (Abilene, KS)
"Manufacturer: Valentine (1949), Aristocrat model, serial number 767......"

Willie's BBQWillie's Bar-B-Q (closed) (Salina, KS)
"Manufacturer: Valentine......"

Dunn's Barber ShopDunn's Barber Shop (closed) (Salina, KS)
"Manufacturer: Valentine......"

IconBasket Restaurant (Salina, KS)

Old Valentine Diner in SalinaUnknown Diner (site) (Salina, KS)
"Manufacturer: Valentine This old Valentine was razed. Sigh........."

Holiday InnHoliday Inn (Salina, KS)
"111 rooms......."

Brookville HotelBrookville Hotel (closed) (Cowtown Cafe) (Brookville, KS)
"In 2000, the restaurant closed and relocated to Abilene......."

Fabulous 50s DinerFabulous 50s Diner (relocated) (Elkhorn Diner) (Ellsworth, KS)
"Manufacturer: Valentine (1967), Double Deluxe model This diner has ben relocated to Decatur City, Iowa, and is operating as th Dinky Diner......."

IconMidland Hotel (Wilson, KS)

IconMidland Hotel and Restaurant (Wilson, KS)

IconMade from Scratch (Wilson, KS)

Liggett's KitchenLiggett's Kitchen (site) (Russell, KS)
"Manufacturer: Valentine This Valentine has been relocated......."

El Charro Motel and CafeEl Charro RV Park and Motel (El Charro Motel and Cafe) (Hays, KS)

IconTed's Steakhouse (site) (Hays, KS)

Garden GrillGarden Grill (closed?) (Hays, KS)

IconAbbie's Cafe (closed?) (Hays, KS)

Dew Drop InnDew Drop Inn (site) (Ellis, KS)

IconPhillips 66 (closed) (Kent Oil) (Ellis, KS)

IconCity Cafe (Ellis, KS)

Alloway's RestaurantAlloway's Restaurant (Ellis, KS)
"Good food and home of the presidential drinking glasses......."

Q InnBudget Host Q Inn (Quinter, KS)

Twistee TreatTwistee Treat (site) (Oakley, KS)
"This business was one of the finest examples of programmatic architecture remaining on Route 40. It was a welcome treat after driving across Kansas on......"

IconPenny's Diner (Sharon Springs, KS)
"Manufacturer: Valiant/Starlite A smoke-free diner. Part of a small region chain of classic diners......."

Heyl's Modern CottagesHeyl Traveler Motel (Heyl's Modern Cottages) (Sharon Springs, KS)

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Last updated: 2009-09-08 04:28:09

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