Royce and Neva Adamson opened the Royce Cafe in 1933. Located at Fourth and Broadway in Edmond, the building was made from native red sandstone. Customers enjoyed 24-hour service with favorites like hot Dr. Pepper in the winter and their famous Blue Cheese Dressing. Legend has it that John Dillinger, the notorious gangster, stopped for a cup of coffee one evening at the Royce. The building still stands today, although the Royce is no longer in operation.
Make History in your Kitchen…With this Royce Cafe favorite:
Recipe Taken from: The Route 66 Cookbook: Comfort Food from the Mother Road, Clark & Wallis, Council Oak Books, 2000.
Photos and artifacts From the Collection of the Edmond Historical Society & Museum