The Toasted Owl

Itís quaint, itís charming, and it has all the Verde Valley Vibe that I find myself craving every time I read The Noise. Unfortunately, perhaps for those very reasons, the place is also insanely popular. The food I had isnít really anything to write home about, the service is friendly but fumbling and apologetic (I experienced no problems, but I frequently heard issues at other tables around me), cleanliness is middle-of-the-road, and itís noisier than I would like.

The location used to be Canyon Pet Hospital, which moved to a larger and more modern facility near Warner's Nursery. It was recently voted one of the best places to eat outside, which is not really an option right now. I may wait for warmer weather before I try it again. Now that I think of it, the other place it reminds me of is the Crossroads Cafe in Joshua Tree, CA, which also seemed far more popular than it really deserved to be.

Recently, they opened a second location on Country Club and Cortland, where the Christmas Tree spent its final years. I think they did a great job with the interior: it's definitely a nicer place than the other one. However, it's way off my beaten path, and I doubt I'll eat there again any time soon.

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Business Category:Local establishment (1-2 locations)
Breakfast (1-10):7
Lunch (1-10):
Dinner (1-10):
Cleanliness (1-10):5
Service (1-10):6
Noise (1-10):5
How often visited:Once
How likely to return:Maybe not
Last known visit:2018-05-17
Last updated:2018-05-19

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