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Space Age Restaurant
Gila Bend

Space Age Restaurant is as much a tourist attraction as it is a restaurant, in large part because of the giant spaceship on the roof and the celestial murals on the walls. The restaurant’s manager, Salena Cipriano, says many people stop by to take pictures but stay for the food, which, fortunately, isn’t astronaut fare. More from Cipriano:

How did it all begin?
The restaurant was built between 1964 and 1965 and was designed by the original owner, Al Stovall. He also owned a magnesium mine that provided materials for NASA space shuttles — that’s why [the restaurant is] space-themed. In 1998, there was a fire, and the restaurant was rebuilt. Originally, there was a “man on the moon” on the roof, but the owners replaced it with the spaceship.

Is the food out of this world?
We serve both Mexican and American cuisine. The most popular item is our half-pound Space Burger. We also offer a quarter-pound burger with bacon and grilled onions, called the Duke Burger. It’s named after Duke Fox, one of the current owners. People love our Mexican pizza, which is a grilled flour tortilla with seasoned taco meat and a choice of cheddar or spicy jack jalapeño cheese. We also have a salad bar. — Kayla Frost

Space Age Restaurant is located at 401 E. Pima Street in Gila Bend. For more information, call 928-683-2761.

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