Sometimes you notice something so irresistible on a road trip you just have to pull the car off the road and take a look! We were driving down the highway on the long, lonely stretch of road between LA and Vegas when we noticed Peggy Sue’s 50’s Diner. There had been nothing to look at for an hour or more but this was so retro and cute we had to stop.
The diner was exactly what we had expected inside! Opening the front door was like going through a time warp. Peggy Sue’s 50’s Diner was decorated with rock and roll memorabilia from the 50’s and was full of atmosphere. A juke box belted out the hits from the period, while waitresses dressed in teal and candy pink uniforms took orders.
While we were waiting on lunch I took a walk around. Each time someone entered the busy diner the waitresses would tell them there was more seating out back. They were instructed to “follow the yellow brick road.” I followed the yellow brick road and found Peggy Sue’s expanded into an even larger cafe with more kitsch 50’s memorabilia.
I could have explored for so much longer but Anais came to tell me lunch had been served. I had ordered the La Bamba burger. The burger was a homemade ground meat patty served on a soft white roll and then smothered in a tasty chilli and cheese combination. It was delicious. Although perhaps not exactly healthy it felt homely and wholesome. It was exactly what I needed after travelling for so long and being stuck with chain fast food outlets. The burger was served with crisp curly fries. I tried one for research purposes only… it was good! So golden and crispy… must not eat any more fries…
Peggy Sue’s 50′ Diner10 miles north of Barstow on the I-15 Fwy
Ghost Town Rd
Halfway between Southern California and Las Vegas