A new restaurant has moved into the space across from the courthouse on Dewey, after continued delays following city inspections and of course, Coronavirus.
“Dick’s on 66” opened for business on Monday and finally brings a restaurant within walking distance again for those working the shops and offices in downtown Sapulpa.
The hot dog and burger joint had a one-day run back in December to kind of feel things out, and they expected to open in January. They had to push that back because of staffing issues. But the opening would’ve been short-lived, anyway, because COVID-19 swept the globe and the economy ground to a near halt for several weeks.
Dick’s has expanded their menu from hot dogs and Frito-chili pies to include burgers and pasta, as well as a large selection of appetizers. We’ve been there twice so far, and the first time we had the Bacon and Slaw Dog, which was a ¼ lb all-beef hot dog topped with bacon and homemade coleslaw. It was the right mix of sweet and savory that tasted great as a summer lunch. It came with house-cut fries, but other options for side items included potato salad, house-made potato chips, Red O’ Rings (onion rings), and even a Mango Jalapeno Pasta Salad.
On the second trip, we had their burgers, which were every bit as good as the dogs. Some of the shortcomings of the visit, such as inexperienced wait staff, and a bit of a longer wait time, should be expected to improve as they get a few more days of operation under their belts. The menu is plentiful but tough to read, and most items are missing their prices.
“Dick’s on 66” is open Monday through Saturday from 10 AM – 2 PM, and closed on Sundays. Starting Thursday, they’ll be opening at 7 AM to serve new breakfast items, including breakfast burritos, homemade biscuits with sausage gravy and biscuit sandwiches.
Five to Try at Dick’s on 66:
Starters: Scarlet Blossoms ($6.99) – Red onion slices, hand-dipped, and fried to golden perfection. Served with a house-made sauce.
Dogs: The Bacon and Slaw Dog we mentioned above, or try the Chili Cheese Bomber – ¼ lb. Polish sausage smothered in homemade chili and topped with a generous portion of cheddar cheese.
Burgers: Can’t go wrong with the standard cheeseburger – A juicy ¼ lb. burger with your choice of American, Cheddar, Pepper Jack, Provolone or Bleu Cheese on a buttery brioche bun. Served with lettuce, tomato, pickles, red onions and choice of condiments. You can also add bacon for $1.49.
Pasta: 4- or 5-Way Chili ($6.99) – A healthy portion of tender spaghetti noodles smothered in homemade chili with beans, freshly-grated cheddar cheese, and optional diced onions.
Sides: Mango Jalapeno Pasta Salad – not something you’d expect to see in a hot dog shop, which means it must be there for a reason!