Three things attracted us to Cruiser’s Cafe 66, conveniently situated in Williams, in the way to the Grand Canyon: they had a singer playing music we like (folk music & soft rock), they had a nice patio for outdoor dining and we found a parking space nearby.
For lunch my husband and I split a rack of pork ribs ($20) and my daughter had the kid’s mac & cheese ($7 or $8, I believe). She was happy with hers and ate the whole thing. She must be going through a growth spur, because she then had several ribs as well.
Fortunately, neither my husband nor I are in need of extra calories, so the remaining ribs were enough for us. Unfortunately, they weren’t that great. The first thing that greeted you into the restaurant, even before the music, was the smoke from the grill – but none of it seemed to have permeated into the ribs, which tasted parboiled. The BBQ sauce was just generic.
Service was quite good, our waiter was pretty attentive (Yelp reviews contained complaints of bad service). Alas, we usually get good service even at restaurants when others don’t. Perhaps we aren’t so picky, or perhaps we just look like bigger tippers.
In all, Crusier’s Cafe 66 is still a good place to stop for the atmosphere, just don’t order the ribs.
Cruiser’s Cafe 66
233 W Rte 66