No wonder “Venita Rhea’s” have been successful restaurateurs for 36 years. “if you don’t see what you want on the menu, or if you have a special dietary need, just tell us and we’ll make it happen,” Ralph says. This spirit infuses all the personnel at Venita Rhea’s, which was named after Randy Peters beloved aunt.
There’s both indoor and outdoor seating, although with one wall entirely in windows, the restaurant has an airy, outdoor feel. Brick work, checkered table cloths and three murals depicting a French countryside add to the festive ambiance.
We pride ourselves on serving large portions of fresh, quality food. “I spend more money on produce than on meat,” Ralph says. However, he has little need to spend money on advertising. “It’s all by word of mouth.” There’s no age set for the ten percent discount offered seniors. “Customers just tell me if they’re seniors,” Ralph explained..
Twelve specials are offered daily at both breakfast and lunch.
Our server’s recitation of desserts so tantalized us that we were ‘forced’ to try the bread pudding and berry cobbler. Mmmmm…
One thing is certain…you won’t leave Venita Rhea’s hungry. The portions are generous, the food is great and the service is outstanding. Special event catering banquets also available. They’ll be glad to help you plan your next event.
She is Randy’s Aunt. “Venita” was born in Amarillo Texas on Sept 12, 1940 She was the middle child of Earl Velter “Sleepy” and Willie Allene Peters, raised with Brother Bobby Earl and sister Linda Kay also known as Squeek in an 800 sq ft house. – “Venita” had several passions in her life.
Her precious beautiful daughter named Gina – Her wonderful sweet grandson PJ – Her relationship with her sister Linda Kay – Her “BOYS” that would be the “Dallas Cowboys” – Her love for her Mom – Her love of good down home cooking
But more than anything her love for Jesus Christ was first in her life. Her special prayer time with God. Her incredible walk of faith. Her ability to share with people the awesome power of “Jesus Christ”. “Venita” was one of those rare individuals that for some reason that we never seem to understand why, suffered most of her life with a very rare type of Leukemia. I never heard her complain. She always told me that God was in control and that He was a God of Love and Mercy. She always enjoyed sharing Christ with others.
She went home to be with “Jesus” in January of 2005.
In 1998 my wife, Lisa and I purchased a restaurant in Rocklin, California. God impressed upon me to honor Venita by naming the restaurant after her. I loved and love Venita Rhea. She was a special person to me, our relationship was very special. Venita loved and prayed for me when I was pretty rotten. Never judged…. Did “Venita” walk on water? No, but she served a God that did and she patterned her life after him and like Jesus Christ, she left many impressions on a lot of people