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Crown Railroad Cafe

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American, Cafe, Diner
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3300 E Route 66, Flagstaff, AZ 86004-4031
+1 928-522-9237
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Indio, California
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Had breakfast in this "greasy spoon" diner. The ambiance was terrifc but the food was just average. I love the trains circling the diners from above. Really nice dated decor with a 1900s feel.

Thank Arnold C
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

We were attracted to the old diner look and feel. The train above was neat at first, but got noisy quick. The server was attentive and pleasant. The owner was on site talking loudly to a man who would be reupholstering the seats, which is badly needed. So much of our visit was spent listening to the train and the... More 

Thank Sharon H
Nashville, TN
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97 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed October 15, 2016

This place reminded me of Sambo's from back in the 1970s. It is a diner with a full menu of anything your mamma or Grammy might have cooked when you were growing up. Burgers, pork chops, spaghetti, steaks, grilled cheese, etc. something for everyone. The food tasted great, and we didn't have to choose one type of food (I.e., Mexican/seafood,... More 

Thank BobTennessee
Troy, Michigan
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 14, 2016

Great omelets, nice family atmosphere and good location. Not as many trains as expected from the advertising, but being right across the street from the tracks made for a nice view. A little boy stood on his chair fascinated as he watched the toy train circle the ceiling, and the ride on train made for a nice after meal reward... More 

Thank DjTrip2015
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3 reviews
Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere is awesome with the trains going around inside the restaurant the staff is very excellent in the job they do always wanted to get you a fresh hot cup of coffee or a cold beverage food is always fresh and hot and Homestyle Cooking if you leave they're hungry it's your own fault I would recommend this to... More 

Thank Raymond H
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2016

This was a pleasant surprise. On Rte 66 on back road from Grand Canyon to Sedona. Cute railroad motif with electric train Running around the room above windows. Very down to earth American food, at a good price.

Thank petec525
Sanders, Arizona
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 23, 2016

tired of fast burgers where your dog will not even eat it, well i found a place that serves lots of breakfast items and burgers. hand patties on bun sides on side. cook how you like it medium well or well done, add fries nice and hot, i added swiss and mushrooms with green chili strips to mine, oh boy... More 

Thank ted m
Dover, Ohio
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 18, 2016

We had been driving all day and it was late for dinner. We were staying at the attached hotel and just wanted to eat and relax. It was a very nice surprise to have such a wonderful, delicious dinner. I had the Fried Chicken Dinner and wow, was greatly surprised at the light breading, sweet flavor, and how good it... More 

1 Thank jolex0414
Las Vegas, Nevada
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2016

We ate a late lunch there. The decor inside is that of any old-style restaurant/diner. They have a model train on a track that runs along a continuous track close to the ceiling. The food was good with very large servings. There is nothing ground-breaking here on the menu, but good food and plenty of it.

1 Thank Marymclv
Ipswich, Massachusetts
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed August 31, 2016

We got into Flagstaff late in the day and ready for dinner. We saw what appeared to be a Howard Johnson's restaurant - a blast from our past! It had become the Crown Railroad Cafe, an eatery featuring standard American diner-type fare - and a model train running around over our heads! There were a number of exhibits of railroad... More 

1 Thank Priscilla H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3300 E Route 66, Flagstaff, AZ 86004-4031
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Flagstaff
  • Phone Number: +1 928-522-9237

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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