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“not as good as it was”
Review of Ranch House Cafe

Ranked #2 of 3 Restaurants in Ash Fork
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Diner
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Ash Fork, AZ
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“not as good as it was”
Reviewed 19 September 2013

I'm a local and have been going to this restaurant for over 10 years. The service used to be good, prices reasonable and the food was good. Over the past couple of years, since new ownership, the service has been lacking and the prices are rising (overly so). The quality of the food depends on who's doing the cooking. Sometimes it's good, sometimes it's not. I've seen where simple orders take 30 minutes to get. I've seen tables of four people where two got their food and the other two were still waiting for theirs 20-30 minutes. The place was busy but they only have 10-12 tables. It was a Sunday morning and my friend ordered one pancake with bacon and it took 20 minutes for them to take her order and 30 minutes for her to get it. I am really saddened that the only restaurant we have in town has gone downhill like this. If you're traveling through, do give it a chance and if you don't like your experience, please let them know. Maybe it will help them see why the locals are staying away in droves.

  • Visited September 2013
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4 Thank Yvonne G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good food at an affordable price.”
Reviewed 6 July 2013

Not sure what happened with other reviewers, but we eat at The Ranch House fairly regularly. They have good food at an affordable price. Their service is good. Its a small family run business. Recommend as a good place west of Flagstaff to stop for a meal.

  • Visited July 2013
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3 Thank stars837
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Ash Fork, Arizona, United States
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Best Fried Chicken”
Reviewed 17 May 2013

The food is always good, but the service can be better. The Fried Chicken is the best I've tasted anywhere, and the Burgers are good too. I like the French Fries.
The wait staff is inattentive-that is the draw back.

  • Visited April 2013
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2 Thank Karen R
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Ash Fork
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Disappointing!”
Reviewed 7 April 2013 via mobile

We are locals and like to go to breakfast on the weekends. Two weekends in a row very disappointed. Service is always good, to bad the food isn't. We decided today would be our last visit to the Ranch House.

  • Visited April 2013
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3 Thank Onegirlashfork
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Williams, AZ
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Used to be better...”
Reviewed 28 February 2013

I wish I knew what went wrong. We were always happy with the food at this little diner. Lately it hasn't been as good though. The service is usually prompt, except coffee refills are scarce. And the staff does spend quite a bit of time chatting among themselves, or texting. When we do get our food it is cold and undercooked. There's no difference between breakfast or dinner, as both were cold on our latest visits. And one is wary of sending food back, with all of the horror stories heard about that. The prices are average. We enjoy going there, but they need some improvement or they will probably see their business begin to decline if it hasn't already.

Visited January 2013
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2 Thank MJD4d1c
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