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“Terrific Food - Great Friendly Service” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Crown Railroad Cafe

Crown Railroad Cafe
Ranked #123 of 338 Restaurants in Flagstaff
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff
Queenstown, New Zealand
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423 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 545 helpful votes
“Terrific Food - Great Friendly Service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2012

Ate supper and breakfast at this place and we were happy that we did. Railroad mo-tiff. Model train runs around the perimeter of the dining room on a high shelf. Extensive family style menu.

My wife ordered the stuffed cabbage and I had the liver. My wife's meal was excellent. Honest to God home-made mashed potatoes. The stuffed cabbages were just like Mom used to make. Kayla our waitress and daughter of the owner was friendly and attentive to our needs. Our only complaint was that the vegetables were of the frozen variety but I guess it's hard to get fresh produce in Arizona in January. My liver dinner was a bit overcooked (a word to the chef would probably have solved this problem) but flavorful and the bacon was excellent. Fresh baked rolls come with the meal as well as a small mountain of whipped butter. The cream of broccoli soup was the best we had ever tasted. We had cherry pie for desert. Not made on the premises but good nonetheless.

We came back for breakfast the next morning. Monster-sized buckwheat pancakes (two of these pancakes should be enough for any normal human). Vicky, our waitress, kept the hot coffee coming and advised us on a couple of travel questions. Very, very accommodating staff.

We would go back to this place any time. Plan on $15 for a dinner and $10 for breakfast.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Green Valley, Arizona
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49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Repeat Breakfast along Rt 66 - Thumbs UP!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2011

On Route 66 - visited Crown Railroad Cafe in 2006 - repeat visit in 2011 (ok so not so recent repeat) - on 11/27/11 roadtrip visit we decided this was our breakfast spot... great VERY filling breakfast!! Enjoyed watching trains out front diner window. Attentive service. Great food & reasonable prices. Read the menu & see that they now have two locations (IDK the location in this addy is the one we frequented - we went to original location on Rt 66). If you're looking for a LOCAL classic diner then the location on Rt 66 is the one - with a train running overhead - train memorbilia around... can't comment on lunch/dinner items - but breakfast is great!

  • Visited November 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Debbie85614
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53 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Big menu, good food, family feel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2011

We frequent this place when visiting Flagstaff. It has a lived-in, family feel. Trains running high on the walls help keep children occupied (and adults can enjoy them too). It's a big, diverse and affordably priced menu, and the food and service are consistently good.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Azguy602
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“M & H Vacation 2011”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2011

Great breakfast and great service with a railroad in the background only a few hundred yards away. They even had an O gauge model train going around and around in the canopi.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Smoothrik
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Camp Verde, Arizona
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Watch Our For Trains”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2011

In the morning if you have good coffee and good service you have my vote. Now if you have trains running overhead this is a plus. Talk about keeping kids interested and calm. If you like omelets this is the place, well if you can decide from over 60 choices. I ordered the peppers, onions and mushrooms and my spouse ordered the vegie. Both were cooked to perfection. You can overcook or undercook eggs, but ours were perfect. The prices are very reasonable for the size of the portions. I highly recommend this breakfast. Did I mention the great coffee?

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank poorturtle
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