Home of the 66 Sizzler
Casual dining for families and couples in a setting of generous hospitality, delightful food, and a restful atmosphere.
It may seem out of the ordinary to recommend a restaurant based on its potato chips, especially when that same dining room serves the best in mouth-watering Black Angus steaks, scrumptious pasta dishes, and desserts as irresistible as homemade cheesecake, but such is the case with the Old Route 66 Grille, located 6 miles north of Greensburg on Business 66. A favorite of the InWestmoreland staff, we never stop at the Old Route 66 Grille without beginning our dining adventure with a generous starter of Homemade Chips and Dip. Made fresh from choice, locally grown potatoes, the most difficult decision is whether to go with the warm, blue cheese sauce topping or the more traditional French onion dip.
Whether it is your first or your fiftieth visit, an attentive staff makes you feel right at home. Nor are they shy about helping you make the best choices. The menu ranges from the time-honored steak and sea dishes to Pasta Puntanesca and Singapore Chicken or Shrimp. Entrees average in price from $13.66 to $16.66, and a Children’s Menu is available, as are incredible desserts, including homemade cheesecake and fresh baked fruit pies (served with ice cream). You may wish to savor an international coffee with your meal, or order a relaxing drink from the bar.
Many will remember the Old Route 66 Grille as Timothy’s nightclub and lounge, but some years ago a transformation took place under the guidance of partners Harry and Mary Schaab and Mike Kitch. The focus changed to upscale food and casual dining for families and couples. A successful move, the business has been growing ever since. For this interview, we were lucky enough to catch Mike Kitch in a rare free moment, and we couldn’t resist asking him about his own favorite dishes.
“Well, our most popular item is the “66” sizzler,” said Mike, “and I have to agree. This is a sirloin strip steak, served on a sizzling platter with our own special blend of garlic butter. All of our steaks are hand-cut and individually inspected to insure quality. For the adventurous palate, we have some of the hottest and best banana peppers available, stuffed with hot sausage and served with tomato sauce and provolone cheese. They’re great.”
Of course, there is no reason to limit your visits to dinner only. The Old Route 66 Grille opens for lunch, Monday through Friday at 11:00 a.m. Wonderful Reubens, steak sandwiches, burgers, and salads round out a hearty menu. If you are looking for the perfect light dinner, the Old Route 66 Grille’s luncheon menu is served in the evening as well.
For those on the go, all menu items are available for take out.
Handling private parties and special events is no stretch for the staff of the Old Route 66 Grille. “We’re capable of handling semi-private events,” said Mike, “from birthdays and anniversaries to showers and baptisms, we’ve done it all. Our seating capacity in the dining room alone is 85. We would be glad to take care of you and make your special event a memorable one.”
From the finest steaks to the good-hearted hospitality of its staff, the Route 66 Grille offers a pleasant dining experience to families and friends throughout Westmoreland County. Come and give them a try.
(And no, unfortunately, the Old Route 66 Grille does not sit at the end of the Historic Route 66, which begins in begins in Los Angeles and ends in Chicago, but if good food and a great dining experience are your pleasure, you can still “get your kicks” at The Old Route 66 Grille.)
The Old Route 66 Grille is 6 miles north of Greensburg on Business 66. They are open for lunch, Monday through Friday at 11:00 a.m. Dinner is served Monday through Saturday from 4:00. The Old Route 66 Grille is closed on Sunday.
Casual Dining for the Entire Family.
For more information, call them at 724-834-9877, or visit the website at www.oldroute66grille.com.