Do you want a purse with that? There are at least 8 handbags on the counter that are for sale here. One is duck hunting camo with orange 'leather' and bedazzling. Another is zebra striped with the biggest magenta flower I've ever seen. I guess it's nice to get your line and shopping done in a single stop.
As a east coaster I am used to various diners, drive-ins and dives. This place is the best! There aren't too many locally owned places around this area that I feel match the quality and quantity you get here! The fry sauce is great but it's just ketchup and mayo from what I can tell, so don't get too worked up over it. :) the portions are just great! They are joining this new craze that's happening out here with making names for drinks. Basically, they take a soda you love and mix flavors into it. We have been doing that back east for as long as soda shops have been around! Glad to see the trend has made it out west! The burgers, fries and just about everything is tasty! So it's worth the trip.
Excellent. Large menu choices, decent portions without skimping but without overloading to a ridiculous degree. The fries are crisp. The onion rings: they're like half an onion in each one with great tasting batter. The rings are greasy, I won't deny it. I also had the pastrami burger. Yes, pastrami on a well cooked burger with fresh veggies on the sandwich. Nice portions of each meat. If you want health food, just move along. But for roadside diner fare, this place is wonderful. I'd never eaten here before. When I drive through Santaquin from now on, I will save my appetite for a stop here. We had tried a restaurant down the street which was overpriced and had no seasoning on its food. Then we noticed that the Santa Queen was always busy. That's a good sign. Last thing, I had a lot of questions for the very busy clerk and she answered them all patiently. Then I joked with her at the end and she laughed at my dry humor. Can't beat that. (They do not take Amex)
We are local and eat at Jeff's Hot Rod Diner every Saturday for breakfast. The food is good and fresh and served hot off the grill. The owner Jeff and the staff are very friendly and accommodating. Place your order with changes is not a challenge like some old one man band locations in the area. Try it, you'll like it
Quaint restaurant owned and operate by a funny bunch of folks. Food was good enough -- diner food. The novelty is that you call your food in from the booth. You literally pick up this red phone (think the Batphone from the campy Batman series) and order your food. It's a cute idea, but I'm not sure I'm the biggest fan. For one, you have to touch a handle that has been touched by tons of people already. Don't ask your germaphobe friend to order. Second, it's weird to basically be on the phone with some standing ten feet from you -- I could easily yell my order over. When it's busy, I suppose it's more practical. When things are slow, though, it's kind of awkward. I'd give it a 3.5.
Stopped in here after day in the desert. Food was good, service was good, and it was clean. Scones were excellent. Good end to our day.
Is actually located in the town of Santaquin, Utah. Surprised by the other two reviews as our experience was excellent. Their reviews were in July 2008 and in May 2009, so this review is far more current. This family restaurant gave the name Family Tree in two ways: there are at least 5 family groupings of photos, all part of the owner's family trees and the interior is faced with wood and log so it is very "treeish." Comfy atmosphere and friendly. We chatted with the owner quite a bit and she explained lots of ancesters and her work in ancestry.com . Breakfast starts at 9am, which we thought a bit late, but the economy and the local moods pretty much had them scale back operating hours except when snow storms force a lot of touristas off the road. My Denver omlette was excellent and the portion of hashbrowns was more than double what you would get elsewhere. Wife had a special for $3.99 of eggs, potato and toast. Beverages, we ordered colas, were served in canning jars with fresh slices of lemon. The scones were not the dry hard things you might expect. Rather, they are about 16 inches long, served so hot that you will burn your fingers tearing them apart. They are like a "fry bread", a sweet dough fried in a very hot oil that browns the outsides and leaves the insides cooked, but still soft. Very tasty and the honey butter served with them is perfect. The restrooms were clean as could be and there were no flooring issues that we could see in either area. The entire place was spotless. We liked it and the menu gave a lot of choices for B - L - D. The location is just north of poor dying Nephi and just south of Provo on I-15. If our travels coincide with a meal and we are in the area, we will return. This could have been a 4-star, but time will tell.
Finally stopped going there. I grew up going to the family tree and loved it. Any special occasion we had we would meet up there and the food was AWESOME. Over the years though it has lost its appeal and the food/service have taken a back seat. The atmosphere seems greasy and old. Needs a revamp before I will go back again. I personally believe the only reason it is hanging on is because of what it used to be.
The food is good and most of it is homemade. The scones are the big thing here and they are served with homemade honey butter. They are giant scones and so good. The fries are homemade, fresh cut and fried. The food is over-priced for the quality of the food. The vegetable beef soup is usually so delicious but this time it tasted like canned tomato soup with vegetables added to it. I had the French dip sandwich with fries. The bun was homemade and so good but lots of bread for the couple of pieces of thinly sliced roast beef. The condiment containers were so gross. They were sticky and gooey and just plain made me cringe to touch them. There is a bottle of hand sanitizer on each table. It came in handy before and after the meal. The service left a lot to be desired. There was a big sign outside that said "Happy Hour, everyday 5-7:00 pm. Receive a free drink with all meals." When I asked the server about the free drink she didn't know what I was talking about. Forget about it, we just had water. This place need a deep cleaning and fresh condiments. It makes me wonder what the kitchen area is like if the dining room is that dirty. At least there wasn't cobwebs. As long as you know what to expect, you can enjoy a hot meal and wonderful scone.