In San Bernardino, you can stop by the unofficial First McDonalds Museum, which has historic Route 66 exhibits.
Dinky diner with grilled burgers, well-lubricated fries and mountainous blackberry cobbler, made from scratch. Cash only.
Displays road-tripping artifacts and a recreated folk-art landmark: Miles Mahan’s Hulaville, made entirely of roadside trash.
Cruising through Fontana, birthplace of the Hells Angels biker club, pause for a photo by the Giant Orange, a 1930s juice stand of the kind that was once a fixture alongside SoCal’s citrus groves.
Truckers aren’t the only ones who know to take the Oak Hill Rd exit for the Summit Inn. Surrounded by transportation memorabilia, this old-fashioned truck stop serves ostrich and buffalo burgers and date shakes.
This drive-in has been piling up hot pastrami sandwiches since 1951 – they’re served on French bread topped with au jus or gravy for dipping.
Colorful as a box of crayons, Elmer’s Place is a roadside folk-art collection of ‘bottle trees,’ made from recycled soda and beer containers, telephone poles and railroad signs. Elmer Long, who was a career man at t…