Redfield, Arkansas: Mammoth Orange Drink StandOriginally named the "Big Orange," which was later upgraded to "Mammoth Orange." Built in 1966.
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I have visited this restaurant for many years until moving to Chicago. I have always been greeted by the amazing Miss Ernestine, the owner, who was always ready with a hug and greeting and a minute to chat. If we called ahead and let her know we were coming on Catfish Fridays she would make an extra hot batch of her famous jalapeno hush puppies. I have never met a more perfect example of Southern Hospitality. When I walked in to the Orange it was like coming home.
I have just learned that Miss Ernestine passed away last month. She will be missed by all.[Erika Gray, 10/31/2007]
I ventured from Hazen to the Mammoth Orange for lunch today before work in Little Rock. Chocolate and vanilla real milk shakes were shared by a friend and I. I also had a grilled cheese and bacon cheeseburger. The menu is quite large for a dairy bar and making food selections is a difficult choice. Everything there has been great during my visits. The menu states that the (formerly Big I think) Mammoth Orange opened in June of 1965 and the place still seems to be going strong.[Lance Larkan, 03/24/2006]
The Mammoth Orange Cafe in Redfield between Pine Bluff and Little Rock at the intersection of highways 46 and 365. The orange globe was built in 1966. The more conventional cinderblock architectural elements were added later.[Russell T. Johnson, 01/17/2000]
2003: Further detail from S. Draper: "Has plate lunches, catfish on friday. Was originally named the 'Big Orange,' changed to Mammoth Orange at unknown date."
A great roadside relic, probably from the 'forties or 'fifties, located on Old U.S. 65, halfway between Little Rock and Pine Bluff, AR and still in operation, as far as I know. As the name suggests, a building shaped like a giant valencia orange, with a counter and stools cut out of the face. An annex added in the seventies sort of spoiled the symmetry, but enables you to enjoy your grilled cheese and OJ in the healthful indoors. Our family used to stop off here every time we'd make a trip to the big city of Little Rock.[Ralph J. Smith, 05/09/1997]
Mammoth Orange Drink Stand
- 103 N Highway 365, Redfield, AR
- Between Pine Bluff and Little Rock, intersection of Hwy 46 and 365. Take the Redfield exit off I-530/US Hwy 65 and follow Arkansas Hwy 46 through town to 4-way stop sign. Turn left and the Orange is on right.