Maybelle’s Diner, the pitstop that never was
Last weekend, Johnpaul and I went on a little photo-adventure to the Rio Puerco Bridge which is out on Historic Route 66 west of Albuquerque. From there, we decided to take Hwy 6 back to Los Lunas and, on the way, came across Maybelle’s Diner.
After posting a few photos on Twitter, one of my followers shared some interesting information about this location, namely that there never was any such place as Maybelle’s Diner.
Turns out the original name of this place was Wild Horse Mesa Bar. After it closed, Hollywood came in and used it for an on-location set in the 2016 movie Katie Says Goodbye. It was renamed Maybelle’s Diner for the movie.
The building was renovated for its new purpose but was again left in a state long decline once Hollywood was done with it.
Maybelle’s Diner / Wild Horse Mesa Bar sits at the junction of Route 66 and Highway 6 in Correo, New Mexico.
These photos were shot on January 12, 2019.