The Route 66 Place to Eat in Tucumcari

Since 1956, Del's Restaurant has been a destination break on Historic Route 66. Stop in and meet our friendly staff and enjoy delicious food, an attractive setting and over the top service. Whether your hunger is more on the light side, or you've worked up a vigorous appetite, we have a delicious fare for all. Make Del's Restaurant a major stop when seeking the flavor of Historic Route 66, you'll be glad you did!

Our History

Old Exterior

Del's Restaurant was built in 1956, owned and operated by Del Akin until 1978. At this time he sold the restaurant to his secretary, Jessica Braziel, even though he said a woman could never run it. Well, she ran it for a few years, sold it, got it back and then leased it out. Then, in 1995, Jessica's daughters, Yvonne and Yvette, returned to Tucumcari and purchased the restaurant from their Mom. Remembering the days before the interstate bypass, when the whole world passed in front of Del's Restaurant and every motel was filled each night during the summer, inspired the sisters' vision to bring the restaurant back to its glory days and help revive Historic Route 66.

Fine Food Since 1956

Our Location

Del's Restaurant

1202 East Historic Route 66
Tucumcari, NM 88401

(575) 461-1740

Hours

Monday - Saturday: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

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