Despite being the primary lodging area for Grand Canyon visitors, as well as a major road stop for travelers en route to many Western cities, Flagstaff lacks many breakfast choices. Mike & Rhonda's is a favorite of both locals and out of town visitors. Because of the lack of options, it tends to get really crowded all the time, especially on weekend mornings.
Mike and Rhonda's has 2 locations: one on Milton Road and another on historic Route 66.
While far from the best breakfast I've ever had, Mike & Rhonda's is an okay choice for road travelers due to the convenient Route 66 location and hearty affordable entrees which are sure to fill you up before getting back on the road.
For those who have more time, I recommend skipping out on this overcrowded restaurant in favor of a more laid-back scenic meal somewhere like Indian Gardens in Sedona.
Mike & Rhonda's offers one of the largest breakfast menus in town. If you are seeking quantity vs. quality, then you will be satisfied with your dining experience. They are most well known for their massive homemade breakfast biscuits, which we thought were pretty good.
We tried out the Southern Chicken Skillet and the Veggie Omelet. Although the food was decent and the serving sizes rather large, it was hard to enjoy the meal in such a noisy, cramped, dirty atmosphere. The food lying all over the floor, the line going out the door, and the slow service was not the ideal atmosphere for a relaxing weekend brunch.
Service was friendly, although very slow due to the crowd level. Our waitress was nice, yet we felt a bit rushed. Also, it took a while to flag down another waiter when she forgot our biscuits.
The setting inside Mike & Rhonda's is cramped, noisy, and pretty dirty. It looked like they haven't had time to clean the place in weeks, probably due to the constant flow of traffic. Decor was totally missing - in my opinion, they should go with some type of Route 66 theme.
Unfortunately, like many Flagstaff restaurants, Mike & Rhonda's gets automatic tourist traffic so they put absolutely no effort into the design. If you are just looking to eat, then The Place might be an okay choice for you. However, if you want more out of a dining experience then just food, then the Place is a definite skip.
Mike & Rhonda's is a cheap place to fill up before a long drive or area hike. Although I would never recommend it as a relaxing weekend brunch destination, it may work well enough as a cheap breakfast option before a long road trip or high altitude hike.