Cricket’s Dessert & Sandwich Shop

4225 E Zuni Cir
Lake Montezuma, 86335
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Excellent food for a fair price. I got the combination omelet with a sweet roll. The omelet was delicious and the entire sweet roll tasted like the very center of a "normal" sweet roll. Take the time to go out of the way for breakfast or lunch here!
CLOSED. Was a gem. Smaller than Mayberry, RFD. It's a beautiful drive off I-17. Great menu, daily specials and don't forget they are dessert specialists. Make sure they're open. Genuine hospitality makes one feel welcome throughout the whole visit. If you are lucky you will be greeted by Ralph Nye, the Telescope Guy.
What can I say about Cricket's that hasn't already been said? Any review I could write would be bias. My wife and I love this place. Kay and Ralph have been running this place like a true family café for years. Their food is always great. I have never had anything come out of that kitchen that was not full of the love and attention that Kay offers. The service always makes you feel like your at a friends for breakfast. Ralph, who works at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, loves his astronomy and is always excited to tell you about his heavenly exposures of the night sky. On Saturdays you can enjoy some of Kay's specials that are not offered during the regular week. Her hash brown casserole is one of my favorites. Baked with scallions, cheese and sauce it is crispy on top and hearty in the middle. I love her avocado and bacon omelet. Stuffed with those two ingredients and cheese and nothing more, it will fill you up. Our kids love her French toast and fresh pancakes with strawberries and whipped cream. And don't forget that Kay has options for the more health cautious. Her muffins are great, a side of very fresh fruit is always available as a side and she will usually make most of her egg dishes with whites on request. If you are looking for a great, homemade, hearty breakfast with genuine family service with an option of sitting out on the porch, enjoying a beautiful Rimrock morning, you need to make this your next stop.

(928) 567-5761

Desserts, Breakfast & Brunch, Sandwiches

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Cricket’s Village Square

4225 E Zuni Way
Lake Montezuma, 86342
Reviews:
Not sure where to start as this is now the BEST breakfast restaurant I have ever been too. My family and i were on a spring break vacation in Arizona. After eating breakfast at several chain restaurants over several days and not having anything super I checked Yelp and found this restaurant. While typically a restaurant that has only 2 reviews is not a restaurant that I will try this restaurant looked interesting as the photos of the meals looked very good. Also the previous reviews talked about how good the cinnamon rolls were and I really like cinnamon rolls. Be warned, this restaurant is not easy to find and is really a restaurant that typically is frequented by locals only. All the locals were greeted by name. My family and I felt that we were welcomed at this restaurant as the owners and staff were very friendly. The cinnamon rolls and bear claws were OUT OF THIS WORLD! Fresh and tasty do not do these rolls justice. The omelets were large and also fresh and tasty. Eggs and hash browns were cooked to perfection. On Saturday my son attended a photography seminar at Out of Africa in Camp Verde and my wife, daughter and I went back for another breakfast. One of the owners, Ralph Nye, was working at the restaurant (Ralph has a regular job at the Lowell Observatory) and was kind enough to share information with my family and me about the restaurant (Ralph and his wife have owned the restaurant for 30 years - Ralph's wife is the chef) and his work at the observatory. Ralph is very interesting and great to talk to. But back to the restaurant - the restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch and get there early if you can.
Came with my bro. He just moved down here from NW. Heard this is the place to come! Wow the pastries are so light and fluffy (they go down like a fresh Krispy Kreme from the belt). Your choice with breaky , cinnamon roll, apricot , almond paste,(another fruit i forgot)bear claw. Go early cause when we left they were out if most!! Good specials too
We really found a treasure with this little place. It was around the corner from the lodge where we were staying so decided to try it for breakfast. We lucked out and got a table on the front patio. They were very busy so call ahead for a table. The cinnamon roll and cinnamon twist were out of this world! The omelets were also great. Our server was really friendly and gave us the history of the restaurant. She told us it is being listed in the next AZ Highways, so get there early in the morning before they run out of the baked goods!

(928) 567-5761

American (New), American (Traditional)

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El Patio

2069-2099 Forest 119 Rd
Lake Montezuma, 86335
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My family and I go here every Friday night. Great food, great family owned restaurant. The fajitas and taquitos de pollo are amazing.
Not always excellent service but the food is the best Mexican food within the verde valley.
Eaten here a few times and always tasty and good service. The chicken fajitas are so yummy! Small dining area can get crowded at lunch (and only one bathroom, yikes!) but also has patio seating. Free chips, salsa and Mexican coleslaw =)

(928) 592-0340

Mexican

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