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Rocking V Cafe

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$$$
American, Southwestern, Seafood
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97 West Center Street, Kanab, UT 84741
14356448001
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12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Mon 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children
Description: We set out to create a fun place to eat great food, served by really...
We set out to create a fun place to eat great food, served by really friendly people, in a relaxifying atmosphere, surrounded by cool art & good music. Simple. We want our place to be a spot where you can come and have a wonderful time after a fantastic day of hiking, a long day of driving, or a lazy, waste-lots-of-time-doing-nothin' day & find an oasis of enjoyment for your senses. There's a reason we don't have WiFi. Chill. Exhale. Sit. Listen. Look around. Power down. Kill the phone. Stow the tablet. Talk to the people you're dining with. Talk to the people sitting next to you. Enjoy your meal. Don't rush.(Unless you've been at the table for three hours, then you need to: eat it & beat it!. And no, we don't mean eat the table, that would take a long time and the splinters are hard to digest). Smile.
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    Very good
  • 103
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  • 26
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good supper

Nice atmosphere and really good food. The people were friendly. We would recommend this cafe and would eat here again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
grassbaron
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San Antonio Texas
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San Antonio Texas
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice atmosphere and really good food. The people were friendly. We would recommend this cafe and would eat here again.

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Los Angeles
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39 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Service was excellent. They even picked up my napkin from the floor when I didn't realize I had dropped it and gave me a new one. Prices are high but you get a lot for what you're paying for and it's homemade quality. We went there for dinner twice in a row during our stay in Kanab. The pork chop... More 

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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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225 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Rocking V Café has always had great food, but the last time I ate there the service was horrible. I tried it again last week, had a different server, and the service was nice. I had the nightly special and it was great. If the owner/manager will keep customer service in mind, this place will shine.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our Hotel Receptionist recommended the Rocking V Cafe. she said it was one of the few restaurants open (because January is out-of-season) but also very good. We went there twice and enjoyed both visits. We tried bison and several other dishes which were all good. The ethos is friendly and fun. There was a good range of local beers. Cost... More 

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Rogersville, Alabama
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to try this place after reading the many glowing reviews here. We were not disappointed! We were a party of 4 arriving at about 7pm. We were seated promptly at a table that was booth seating on one side and chair seating on the other side. Personally, I didn't find the booth seating to be very comfortable, but... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the chicken enchiladas. The chicken was dry and the rest was a little bland. I expected more for the price of around $20, for my entrée alone. I have been told other menu items are much better...specifically the meatloaf. The decor and ambiance was good though!

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Friday Harbor, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Southern Utah can be a challenge to find good local sourced food for the discerning diner. Victor Cooper the owner of the Rocking V has done just that in Kanab. I guide groups regionally on week long walking tours, and make a point of never missing an opportunity to treat my guests or myself to an outstanding meal here whenever... More 

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Bozeman, Montana, United States
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Each year as we travel south to Arizona for the winter we make a special effort dine at the Rocking V while staying in Kanab, Utah overnight at the Best Western Red Hills hotel. The food and service is first class. The décor and the artwork on both levels is of a high quality, interesting and very pleasant to observe... More 

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Thank Tom V
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was flawless from appetizers to service then to dessert. We went there thrice when there's so many others to try. We were recommended by the staff at Best Friends Animal Society nearby. They're really FANTASTIC!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staff are really friendly, food is amazing and normal portions. The menu indicates vegan, gluten free which was super handy as my husband is allergic for milk. They were supposed to close at 8pm (Monday) and we walked in at 7.15pm. We never felt rushed to finish our meal, quite the opposite! I had the salmon on a bed of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 97 West Center Street, Kanab, UT 84741
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Kanab
  • Phone Number: 14356448001

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 46
  • Cuisine: American, Southwestern, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children

Description

We set out to create a fun place to eat great food, served by really friendly people, in a relaxifying atmosphere, surrounded by cool art & good music. Simple. We want our place to be a spot where you can come and have a wonderful time after a fantastic day of hiking, a long day of driving, or a lazy, waste-lots-of-time-doing-nothin' day & find an oasis of enjoyment for your senses. There's a reason we don't have WiFi. Chill. Exhale. Sit. Listen. Look around. Power down. Kill the phone. Stow the tablet. Talk to the people you're dining with. Talk to the people sitting next to you. Enjoy your meal. Don't rush.(Unless you've been at the table for three hours, then you need to: eat it & beat it!. And no, we don't mean eat the table, that would take a long time and the splinters are hard to digest). Smile.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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