Rod’s Steakhouse – Grand Canyon, AZ
Rod's Steak House on Route 66 in Williams, AZ

Headed back to Flagstaff from the Grand Canyon we opted to visit the little town of Williams and try out local landmark, Rod’s Streak House for dinner. Evocative of just how one pictures restaurants along historic Route 66 Rod’s is indeed a throw-back to another time, before interstate’s ruled the land.

301 E Route 66
Williams, AZ 86046

The venue is peculiar and the ambiance elcectic but in that sort of way as one might expect from a town like this, tucked away in a part of Arizona that unto itself defies the typical Phoenix/Sedona-esque vision of what things should look like. The menu is brief, offering several different cuts of steak and a brief array of sides, soups and salads…but then in a place like this, a menu too big would just get in the way. Of note, the awesome die cut menu’s are a real novelty and worth taking one home almost as a Route 66 souvenir. That being said, the steaks are fair if not a little overpriced. This is not Outback or Longhorn however, so given it’s remoteness the prices seemed fair. A different sort of steak than I am used to, I was only moderately impressed with the quality of meat or flavor but others my party seemed more impressed… The salad and sides were good as was the service. All in all, worth a visit if for no other reason than the nostalgia of dining on Route 66.