Nell's Shell Station - Vega, Texas, USA.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 35° 14.595 W 102° 25.948
13S E 733622 N 3903040
Quick Description: A former Shell gas service station, known locally as 'Nell Shell' Re-born as 'The Roosters Rest' a Mexican hole in the wall type café. standing alongside Route 66 in Oldham County the midpoint of the Mother Road, Vega, Texas.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 1/29/2015 11:55:01 PM
Waymark Code: WMNA7W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team RAGAR
Views: 1

Long Description:
After 9 days on the Mother Road, from Chicago, and only just half way, you just do not have time to call in to every attraction, oddity, & or great looking little Restaurants.

This is another place I never went into, just stopped for a few photos after spotting what I thought was a vintage restaurant, with a nice Mural on the end wall & the Rooster, made out of oil drums.

I was told they had great pie at the Midpoint Café in Adrian, just down the road.

Its only when I get home & browse the various places we visited, that you find out this was a former vintage gas station, know as "Nell Shell Station". Probably a casualty of the interstate opening.

From the Oldham County Chamber of commerce Web Site;
"This great little Mexican Restaurant revitalized an old Route 66 gas station, known locally as the Nell Shell Station. It's inexpensive and a great place to unwind at the end of the day with happy hour on Tuesdays." text source: (visit link)

Photos of the Roosters Rest, & other local attractions in Vega:
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Address of the station:
1300 Vega Blvd, Vega, TX 79092


Type of Gas Station: Reborn

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veritas vita visited Nell's Shell Station - Vega, Texas, USA. 2/6/2014 veritas vita visited it