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“The BEST prime rib in years!!!”

Elk Mountain Resort Restaurant
Ranked #8 of 17 Restaurants in Stanley
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Description: This is listed as an RV resort, but I notice most of the reviews aren't about the park -- they are about the restaurant. After dining here this weekend, I think it deserves a place among restaurants as well (it was very good).
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Description: This is listed as an RV resort, but I notice most of the reviews aren't about the park -- they are about the restaurant. After dining here this weekend, I think it deserves a place among restaurants as well (it was very good).
Enumclaw, Washington
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“The BEST prime rib in years!!!”
Reviewed October 19, 2013

The Pot Belly Cafe at Elk Mountain Resort is THE place to eat on Saturday nights in Stanley. What a great place--from the fantastic service to the reasonably priced food to the awesome atmosphere--what a delight!

When you enter the restaurant, you are in one big room containing the dining tables, the front section of the kitchen on the left back side, the beverage area on the other back side where there is also the owners friends and family table. Behind that is the big pot belly stove for which the restaurant is named--very cozy and comfortable.

The primary waitress (one of the owners, perhaps?) is very welcoming and friendly and took our order immediately. While waiting the short time for our food, we were entertained by the number of locals, both adults and children, who were also eating there. When our perfectly cooked dinners did arrive, I bit into and tasted one of the best pieces of prime rib I have had in many years. The meat was definitely properly aged and, I am guessing, was probably locally raised.

The other menu items sounded really good, as well, but we did not have another night in Stanley and could not return this trip. We definitely will eat at the Pot Belly again next time we are in the area!

  • Visited September 2013
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2 Thank Enumclaw1991
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Caldwell, Idaho
Level 6 Contributor
94 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
“Best deal in Stanley area”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

The service is very good and the food is outstanding. Also the most reasonable prices in the entire Stanley area. We tried several restaurants and cafes and there's no comparison on quality, service, price and friendliness of staff. It's our new "usual" in Stanley.

Did I mention the coffee is self-serve with several choices?

  • Visited August 2013
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3 Thank KenD3
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Medford, Oregon
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Won't Leave Hungry!”
Reviewed August 22, 2013

Great food and lots of it! Self-serve coffee so you never have an empty cup! The staff is very friendly and make you feel at home. Always a treat to eat here.

Visited August 2013
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2 Thank Ellen W
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A diamond in the ruff”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

The Pot Belly Cafe at the RV resort is a real find. Went there for breakfast and dinner. Try the pancakes, you won't beleive them. Ribs were great for dinner also. Most of all, prices are very reasonable and staff friendly, easy to get seated as opposed to a lot of places in Stanley. This place is located a little outside town but worth the short drive.
I was there on a fishing trip and very highly recommend this place for breakfast and dinner.

  • Visited August 2013
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2 Thank Southsider62
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Scottsdale, Arizona
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Excellent BBQ”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

Great ribs and chicken. Our waitress had a wonderful attitude and made our dinner a lot more fun. Don't forget to save room for the pie!

Visited August 2013
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2 Thank Dante97444
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