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Aug 08

Pop’s: Route 66 Effervescance

While traveling Route 66 through the Arcadia area of Oklahoma, a little before lunch time, we spotted an awesome little treasure of a place to eat.  From the side of the road we could see a towering soda bottle jutting out of the ground like a space ship and a futuristic, colorful, angular building fronted by some high tech gas pumps.  We knew instantly it was somewhere we had to stop.Route 66 Popsvia
As we approached the building we could see that the giant glass walls that make up the front of the building were completely lined, floor to ceiling, with a rainbow of soda bottles.  Immediately upon entering we could see exactly why this place is called Pops.  They have shelf after shelf of bright, colorful bottles of soda, every flavor and brand you could imagine.  Over six hundred to be exact.  You feel sort of like a kid in a candy shop, just overwhelmed with all the options.

The whole building was a buzz with activity and excitement.  One half of the building is a retro style 1950’s diner while the other half houses their amazing soda selection along with some souvenirs and other treats.
Dad and M at Pop'sWe were quickly greeted and were offered a booth seat next to those bright walls of soda.  After scanning the menu we saw several delectable options including chicken fried steak, burgers, sandwiches, Pop’s has it all!  Kenny quickly settled on his signature cheeseburger while I got a little creative with the B(E)LT, (bacon, egg salad, lettuce and tomato).  We agreed to share an order of fries and an order of onion rings.  Then your awesome drink option… you can have a fountain favorite or venture into the aisles of soda and pick out whichever bottle you want.  What a treat!
Pop's BELTOur food arrived quickly and we chowed down.  Man oh man was it ever good.  I have been craving another B.E.L.T. ever since we left.  Kenny’s cheeseburger was fresh and well seasoned and we scarfed down the onion rings and french fries like there was no tomorrow.  They offered us some pretty irresistible dessert options, hand scooped ice cream or their signature milk shakes but we were so full we had to pass.

The only thing we missed out on was seeing their giant soda bottle out front after dark.  Each night as the sun sets on Arcadia, LED lights transform it into a dazzling light show of Times Square-quality.  We have since seen pictures and it must be breath taking. Just to let you know we were not paid or perked to write this review in fact we doubt Pop’s has any idea who we are. Karen and I just wanted to give our humble opinion on Pop’s.

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If you are ever cruising Route 66 through Oklahoma do not miss this one of a kind experience.  You will be glad you stopped!

To see other restaurants we have reviewed click here.

Pop’s
Located at 660 W. Highway 66, Arcadia, OK 73007
Hours of Operation: Lunch/Dinner served daily 10:30am – 9:00pm, Breakfast served Saturday & Sunday 7:00am – 10:30am.  The store is open daily 6:00am – 10:00pm
For more information you can visit their website by clicking here.

Ppsst, we were not paid or perked to review this restaurant, in fact Pop’s has probably never heard of Plain Adventure.  It’s just our humble opinion of a great place.

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