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Midpoint Cafe and Gift Shop

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305 W Historic Route 66, Exit 22 I-40, Adrian, TX 79001-2014
+1 806-538-6379
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Saint Peters, Missouri
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First and foremost, a shout out to the owner, Dennis, who is what makes Route 66 what it is. He is the model of what an ambassador of the Mother Road should be. He went out of his way to make us feel welcome and went above and beyond to guide us down the road. He even went so far... More 

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Thank Mcsgotraveling
Dennis P, Owner at Midpoint Cafe and Gift Shop, responded to this review

I was my pleasure to assist you all with travel on RT 66 and play tour guide. It is something I love to do for our guests. and thank you for the shout out on the pie...I love baking them!!! Travel safe on RT 66 and we hope to see you back at the Midpoint Café and Gift Shop. More 

Chipping Norton, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I stopped here on our journey across Route 66. This family run cafe was so welcoming to travellers and brought a smile to everyone's face. I had a coconut ugly pie and I will honestly say this pie was the best I have ever tasted. I'm from England so maybe we don't do pies as well as... More 

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Dennis P, Owner at Midpoint Cafe and Gift Shop, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by the Midpoint Café and Gift Shop and taking the time to write such a nice review. Coconut is one of our top selling pies here at the café and we try to have that pie everyday!!! We are now up to 36 different types /flavors of pie we offer. Next time you are back visiting the... More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Cafe was closed on our stop. Owner was at a funeral. A little disappointed but understand. Took its of pictures at midway sign and line in the road. We decided to stay at the local RV park. In a wide open gravel parking lot. They did what it says. Hook ups and clean restroom. Nothing else. We can say we... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We still stopped and took pictures, but the cafe and gift store are now closed. It would be a neat place to stop if it ever reopens. You can still stop and take pictures with the Route 66 marker, which is well maintained.

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Dennis P, Owner at Midpoint Cafe and Gift Shop, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by the Midpoint Café and Gift Shop and sorry we were closed, but we are closed every year between Nov and March, reopening in April. We are a seasonal business. For 2017, the business will reopen no later than April 15th. The Midpoint Café and Gift Shop was for sale over the winter to due health and... More 

Cheltenham
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83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

As we were travelling Route 66 we just had to stop here. We were not to be disappointed. We both decided to have one of the ugly cream pies. My fiancé went for the peanut butter, banana and chocolate cream pie. I plumped for the strawberry rhubarb cream pie. Amazing!!! Don't miss out on the ugly pie experience!! Great people... More 

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Essex, England
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

Most people will know of the Midpoint Café if doing Route 66 - the fact that there are several claims on the actual halfway point on R66 is moot - you've gotta visit here if only to try an ugly pie. We had lunch as well and it was excellent. Could be a little bit cheaper, we felt, but never... More 

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Cape Cod
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

They have "Ugly Pies". What are ugly pies you ask...Ask the lovely woman who bakes them and you will get an answer that starts your day off with a great laugh. They are FRIENDLY people who serve own and run this place and their food is delicious. Good stop so you can take a pic across the street that marks... More 

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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

What can I say I have been dreaming about elvis pie ever since I left. My husband had the pecan pie which was pretty good too. This is a lovely stop off on Route 66. Some great souvenirs to be found in the gift store too. I'd highly recommend anyone trying the elvis pie, just wish I could get it... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

It's bang in the middle between Chicago and Santa Monica and well worth a visit if only to say you have been there. But for us it was a very nice break for coffee and muffins home made and great.

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Essington, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We arrived at midway point to find the cafe closed due to owners illness although when we saw we he did open the gift shop up for we to buy gifts the cafe did look very nice ideal place for photos while travling the 66 we was happy with our visit

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$12
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 305 W Historic Route 66, Exit 22 I-40, Adrian, TX 79001-2014
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Adrian
  • Phone Number: +1 806-538-6379
Description
The Midpoint Cafe and Gift Shop is an old cafe style restaurant on Historic Route 66, located at the "Midpoint" between Chicago and LA. New Owner, Dennis Purschwitz, purchased the cafe in March 2012. We cater to locals and those touring Route 66, with numerous international travelers visiting.

In 2015 (between April 1 and end of October), we had guests from 80 countries visit the Midpoint Cafe and Gift Shop. We are within sight of I-40, just off of Exit 22 on RT 66.

Very nice gift shop, specializing in a large selection of Midpoint and RT 66 souvenirs.

Basic American grill for lunch. We are no longer serving breakfast but ware offering limited selection of bake goods for our guests. Specializing in homemade desserts including our world famous "Midpoint Ugly" pies (pies sold by the slice; we do not offer full pies for sale) all made on the premises.

Our normal business hours are open 7 days per week, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., with meals (grill) ceasing at 3:00 p.m. We start our lunch menu (grill) at 10 a.m. Please remember that we are in the Central Time Zone, so if traveling east from New Mexico, you lose 1 hour!! Call ahead for tour reservations or to confirm hours of operation.

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