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“Good food, interesting art and lots of fun”
Review of Rocking V Cafe

Rocking V Cafe
Ranked #4 of 42 Restaurants in Kanab
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$11 - US$48
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: NOW on our WINTER menu & Hours Extensive ALL DAY menu plus a few Lunch Only & a few Dinner Only options 11:30a - 8:30p Thurs - Mon Closed Tue & Wed We set out to create a fun place to eat great food, served by really friendly people, in a relaxifying atmosphere, surrounded by cool art & good music. Simple. We want our place to be a spot where you can come and have a wonderful time after a fantastic day of hiking, a long day of driving, or a lazy, waste-lots-of-time-doing-nothin' day & find an oasis of enjoyment for your senses. There's a reason we don't have WiFi. Chill. Exhale. Sit. Listen. Look around. Power down. Kill the phone. Stow the tablet. Talk to the people you're dining with. Talk to the people sitting next to you. Enjoy your meal. Don't rush.(Unless you've been at the table for three hours, then you need to: eat it & beat it!. And no, we don't mean eat the table, that would take a long time and the splinters are hard to digest). Smile.
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Rocking V Cafe, with a major emphasis on rocking, is an art-filled restaurant and art gallery serving eclectic slow food in an artfully enhanced setting, a mercantile building that dates to 1892. Located at 97 West Center Street in Kanab, Utah, it combines good food with local art and lots of fun in an old-time western atmosphere. The main floor is old and creaky, the front windows still have old glass with ripples, the original adobe bricks still show through gaps in the stucco, the cubbyholes from the days when the building was a post office still remain and the safe dates to 1902 or 1906. Upstairs, the Rafters Gallery displays oils, pastels, black and white photographs, wood sculptures, ceramics, steel work and plasters from local and regional artists. But the food is the main attraction. Open from 11:30 to 10 Thursday through Monday, Rocking V Cafe features a menu that offers a few pleasant surprises. My wife and I started by sharing a Caesar salad with shrimp and hickory smoked Rainbow trout with fresh greens, peppers and salsa. For an entree, my wife was delighted to see a Hawaiian favorite, grilled Mahi Mahi, with coconut jasmine rice and fresh vegetables. I couldn't resist the specialty of the house, the eight-ounce Bison tenderloin, chargrilled, seared with a blend of garlic, wild mushrooms and black truffle and served over baby greens with garlic sour cream Yukon gold mashed potatoes and fresh asparagus. A very entertaining and satisfying experience to be sure.

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Reviewed 23 October 2018

A popular south-west style restaurant in the heart of Kanab. Open for lunch and dinner.

The menu is creative, the servers are knowledgable and helpful in answering any questions. The food was fresh and well seasoned.

We ate at Rocking V for lunch. We had the popular Wave sandwich (chicken, spinach, zucchini, pepper jack cheese, avacado, roasted red peppers in a tortilla). The chicken was perfectly seasoned and the sandwich was very tasty. The mashed potatoes were some of the best we've ever had. We also had the Adobe chicken (chicken with garlic mashed potatoes and topped with hominy and roasted corn salsa). This was an amazing plate -- so very delicious.

We highly recomment this restaurtant. Reservations suggested for dinner. Closed on Tuesday and Wednesdays.

Thank elaine212
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Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

3 starts to food. A piece of my fish was burnt and the slaw tasted strange/sour. Chicken was bland and needed more curry. I am giving one star because it was very rude to bring the bill and point out where to write the tip. US is not the only country where people tip! Give your employees well deserved benefits (401k, health insurance) and add the expense in the price of meals.

Thank Burak Y
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Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

This is a combination of style and taste usually found in big cities and it's also an art gallery. The owner sat us and kept checking on us as did our server. Will return next time for sure. Dont must it

Thank riverdoc2
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Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Simply excellent food, and a welcoming atmosphere—the owner is amazing! I had the deep dish enchilada, which I highly recommend. There are lots of good vegetarian options. Be sure to make a reservation, as this is a popular spot! I really enjoyed the art, as well.

Thank RedYoga
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