Blackpool is a decent distance from the USA, but if you’re searching for a taste of the American West along the Fylde Coast, then you need to take a trip along Route 66. Their menu is a culinary tour of the United States and takes in all the favourites, from big breakfasts to burgers, southern fried chicken, ribs, steaks and hot dogs. You can find them easily on Talbot Road, right in the heart of Blackpool city centre and close to the North Pier, so get the gang together and book a table at Route 66 for a proper American feast.
Route 66 is one of the most iconic roads in the world, famed in songs and films for bringing migrants from Chicago and the Midwest out to the promised land of California back in the years of the Great Depression. While the lustre of such a highway might not be replicated in the East Lancs Road that takes travellers from the Pennines to the Irish Sea, a little slice of classic Americana can be found when you get to the end point in Blackpool city centre. Route 66 American Diner on Talbot Street will be on hand to take your order, bring that damn fine cup of coffee and offer you a range of American classics.
Getting your kicks at Route 66 couldn’t be easier. Indeed, the only issue is choosing from the huge range of American options in front of you. The Route 66 ribs are famous, as are the burgers and the hot dogs, but we’d go for an early risers special such as the breakfast steak and eggs, replete with fried egg, hash brown, beans, tomatoes and mushrooms. If you’re an even bigger appetite, then go for The Challenge: ten 3oz burgers in three buns, a pound of chips, two corn on the cobs, four onion rings, a portion of chilli and a two litre bottle of Coke. If you can finish it in time, it’s free, so take your chances at Route 66 on Talbot Road in Blackpool’s city centre.