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“Great Food, Local Spot” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Dining Room Cafe

Dining Room Cafe
185 N. Apache Trail #6, Apache Junction, AZ 85119 (Formerly The Speckled Hen Cafe)
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Cuisines: American
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Lakewood, CO
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40 restaurant reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Great Food, Local Spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

We stopped in here for lunch on the way to Goldfield Ghost Town. I had a burger, my husband had the BBQ sandwich and my son had the grilled cheese. We all enjoyed our food, and the service was great. There were lots of locals at the restaurant. They were out of the type of soda my son wanted, so they gave him a free piece of pie... which was totally unexpected and very nice. The pie was excellent! They had a great selection of pies, and we would have loved to try some of the other pies as well, but were too full from our meals.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Apache Junction, Arizona, United States
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“Good Food, Great People and Good Prices”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

First - it's not "Formerly the Speckled Hen"! That restaurant was the previous tenant of the location. It was a completely different business, different owners and nothing to do with the Dining Room Cafe and I'm glad about that!

Jim and Mary Jo have worked hard to create a home style cafe with good food, great service and good prices. We eat there regularly - usually breakfast and dinner - and are always treated like family. My favorite breakfast is the Veggie Omelet - if you get it "fully loaded", it includes not only the usual onions, mushrooms, peppers and tomatoes, but it also includes spinach and broccoli. Believe me, it is LOADED! Their pulled pork sandwich is a favorite of my husband. We enjoy their fish fry and the nightly specials like meatloaf (there's literally a "mountain" of meat on the plate) and liver and onions. With breakfast, you may choose the usual hash brown potatoes or have a cup of fruit, which is prepared fresh every day with seasonal fruit, including raspberries, kiwi, tangerines, pears, plums, etc. Just about everything at the Dining Room Cafe is homemade - right down to the cream of mushroom soup with wild rice and bacon (another favorite of mine!).

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Great Breakfast at a Great Price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2011

The Dining Room just opened and it's already a fav in our house. Perfect neighborhood breakfast place. Large portions, endless coffee and cheerful smiles all around.

The restaurant is located in a small strip mall and is a little tricky to find but don't let that stop you. If you're heading out of town to the east - Apache Trail, Roosevelt Lake, Lost Dutchman, Globe, Tonto - this is your place to fuel up with good food.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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