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“Great all you can fish fry” 5 of 5 stars
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Long Valley Cafe
Hwy 87, Lake Mary Rd, Happy Jack, AZ 86024
928-477-2212
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Ranked #2 of 2 Restaurants in Happy Jack
Cuisines: American
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Payson, Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great all you can fish fry”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

We love the fish fry! The folks who run this place know what people want, economical food and lots of it. They will even accommodate my Mom with baked fish, as she is unable to enjoy the fried. We have only had one bad experience with service, but have to take into account a packed restaurant with one server. Sometimes it happens. All other times we have been waited on and served promptly. There is a little gift shop next door at the gas station that my Grandson loves. They have fishing equipment, camping stuff and taxidermy of wildlife. Great place to take the young-uns for the experience that makes conversation and good memories of times with family. They also have the choice of shrimp instead of fish during friday fish fry. My Honey said it was excellent, and he specifically said that the fish fry isn't greasy; nice soft, flaky fish, lightly battered. He loves the unlimited portions also. There is also a prime rib night, but haven't tried it yet. Just something to look forward to, I'm sure. If you're in the area, stop in and enjoy the food!

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Jose, CA
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129 reviews 129 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 64 cities Reviews in 64 cities
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
“Well Known by locals for Bad Service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

We had high hopes for a good diner exerience at the Long Valley, we were very disappointed. What was astounding was the Very long wait for food. Some folks came in after we did and ordered about the same as our party. These people got their food first which they finished at a leisurely pace and were paying their bill when out order finally arrived. When I brought this to the attention of the waitress I got a serious dose of attitude. We thought we were getting the cold shoulder because we are not locals. I found out from a regular that the place is notorious for being slow and not following any logical sequence with food orders. The food was mediocre by diner standards, but certainly not worth the aggravation. This is one I'll skip next time...

  • Visited November 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Scottsdale, AZ
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104 reviews 104 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
“A must every time we are in the area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2011

This place is great. The Friday fish fry has shrimp as an option. Other nights the specials are just as good comfort style food. Portions are good size too. We always try to plan our trips to be at meal time when we drive by. Sitting outside is always a treat.

  • Visited July 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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