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“Great grocer”
Review of Olsens Patio Cafe

Olsens Patio Cafe
Ranked #3 of 12 Restaurants in Ajo
Price range: $1 - $25
Cuisines: American
Description: Olsens Patio Cafe offers a wide variety of delicious lunch and dinner offerings, including homemade hamburgers, sandwiches and fried chicken dinners. Hours of Operation: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday - Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Sundays.
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Description: Olsens Patio Cafe offers a wide variety of delicious lunch and dinner offerings, including homemade hamburgers, sandwiches and fried chicken dinners. Hours of Operation: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday - Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Sundays.
Ajo, Arizona
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great grocer”
Reviewed June 9, 2012

Olsen's offers an amazing variety for a small town grocer and the owner, Don Olsen, is always open to ordering specialty items by request. Ajo is lucky to have this place.

Visited May 2012
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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1,131 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 511 helpful votes
“A good place to get sandwiches to go for hikes.”
Reviewed April 3, 2012

The deli has premade or made-to-order sandwiches plus a few salads and bakery goods galore. There are salamis, mesquite turkey and many other selections. Fruit is available in the store. Buy a keep-cold bag and some beverages and you are ready for the day

Visited April 2012
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Show Low, Arizona
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“great burgers, burritos, specials”
Reviewed March 10, 2012

Inside Ajo's IGA supermarket is a deli that serves the best food in town at bargain prices.

Everything is prepared onsite with fresh ingredients pulled from the supermarket shelves.

Their burgers are excellent. This is not fast food; it will take them about 15 minutes to cook your burger, but it's well worth the wait for a perfectly cooked hamburger on a lightly toasted bun, with pickles and fresh lettuce, tomatoes and onions. Condiments come on the side. The cooks' attention to detail is impressive; they will meticulously prepare your burger to your precise specifications.

The regular french fries are good, but the curly fries, tater tots and onion rings are superlative. The fried potatoes come in heroic portions, but they are a little stingy with the onion rings.

Lots of other good fried food is always on offer, including fried chicken, chicken strips, mozzarella sticks and jalapeno poppers. This is not just fried frozen food; they bread their own chicken behind the counter.

An assortment of affordable and tasty breakfast and lunch burritos. The red chili carne asada burrito is particularly delicious. For the Monday special, they serve a larger version of this enchilada style.

All of the daily specials are worth trying. The chicken fried steak meal was so good that my wife had it for lunch and then went back to get it for dinner.

Small, pleasant dining areas are available both inside and out front, but most people take their food to go.

Not the place to go for a late dinner, as the deli shuts down at 6:30 p.m.

  • Visited March 2012
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