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“great food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of R & F Restaurant

R & F Restaurant
149 East Center Street, Monticello, UT UT 84535
+1 (435) 587-2400
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Ranked #8 of 16 restaurants in Monticello
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cottonwood az
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

Great meal and friendly service - Wed specials were mexican!

Visited May 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Monticello, Utah
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
“R & F Restaurant is Welcomed Comfort.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

After reading many reviews online, I was a bit hesitant about having a meal in this local establishment. However, I wouldn't be very useful at restaurant reviews if I just went by what others wrote. Camera and reading material in bag, off to R & F I went to get my own conclusions.

As I was walking up to R & F's door, I was greeted cheerily by employees standing outside; and even had the door opened for me. My hostess and waitress was Fana; and if you want to feel like a little kid in grandma's kitchen, she'll oblige you with a smile. Now I could have been a tourist passing through or a local dining alone, the employees there didn't know, but they treated me very, very well.

The interior is reminiscent of an old time country kitchen and that decor is intentional; just like the feeling of being in grandma's kitchen. The entire place is clean and that includes the kitchen area which I was allowed to visit. R & F is open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner; 90% of the menu items are house made.

For dinner, I chose the Chicken Strips which came with a choice of potato, vegetable of the day and a cup of soup or a salad. I tried the soup of the day which was Chicken Noodle. A savory seasoned thick broth with old fashioned noodles, carrots and shredded chicken; a real stick to your ribs kind of soup. Just writing about it is making me crave more.

The chicken strips are coated in a mixture of flour and cornmeal; then deep fried to a crispy golden brown. At a half inch thick, the chicken was tender and juicy; it came with a spicy bbq sauce on the side, but you didn't really need it. The fries were crispy on the outside, fluffy inside and piping hot. The corn on the cob was hot, sweet and a perfect side for what I had ordered. No dessert for me; the meal I had just eaten was just right.

R & F is on Route 491 as you are going to or coming from Colorado; and if you're hungry, make sure to stop on in. There are many hotels and motels in Monticello, Utah and I hope they're giving their guests a hint about R & F. Oh, and if you're there on a Wednesday, stop on in for Mexican night; we're talking authentic Mexican cuisine. Whether you're a tourist or trucker passing through, or one of the locals; you'll feel welcomed comfort at R & F.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Woodinville, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

We liked the food and the staff was very nice considering it was very close to closing time. We were starving and it was a welcome place.

Visited May 2012
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Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Not bad”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

This place would probably appeal to old people (they have an early-bird special) and small-town good ol' boys/gals. It is no frills and has home-style cooking, just not my style of good food. My meal was smothered in gravy and was all around quite odd. The salad bar was okay if your meal comes with it; if not, it's not worth the $4 they charge for a single small plate. The lunch prices looked reasonable, but it was too expensive for what it was for dinner.

Visited March 2012
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Riverbank, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Only place open on Sunday night”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

and it still was not crowed. That should have been the first clue. Food was bland, service was poor, and everyone seemed like they had something better to do than to serve the customer. If this is the only palce open next time, I think I will go hungry.

Visited February 2012
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