When we stopped by in Kingman during our last roadtrip, we stumbled upon this supercute little diner and checked it out. We were surprised, both by the food and the service we experienced there.
Armando and Michelle Jimenez founded it in 2000 right off Kingman’s main road Andy Devine Ave. And it wasn’t just founded by anybody; Armando worked some 20 odd years as a chef, his latest occupancy was as a sous-chef at the former Brown Derby at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. A tough job that prepared him well for running his own little 50ies-Diner.
We were attracted by how it looked from the outside and were not disappointed, when we went inside. The whole diner is decorated with 50ies and Route 66 memorabilia, it looks very authentic and the food just amazing.
During our first visit we had dinner there; you should definitely try the onion rings and the maccaroni and cheese hot dog – for me as a non-american that was a revelation. And because we really loved the menu and were so curious about the breakfast (but couldn’t stuff more into our bellies), we came back next morning for breakfast. And that even topped the dinner! I had the fluffiest pancakes ever – they were floating into my mouth. Not to speak of the unforgettable peanutbutter shake and very good coffee.
We would like to specifically mention our waiter Sean. Even though it was very early in the morning he was the most attentive and friendliest waiter we met on this trip. He was simply perfect for an early-morning-road-trip-cheer-up. Thank you Sean, you’re the best! Last thing to mention is the price: A full stack of fluffy pancakes are about 6 USD, a breakfast burrito 7 – a real bargain for that quality of food. If you ask me: My highlight of Kingman!
Mr. D’z Route 66 Diner
105 E Andy Devine AVE
Kingman, AZ 86401
Open every day from 7 am to 9 pm with breakfast served the whole day!