Phoenix is a sprawling metropolis and home to favorite professional sports teams, MBL’s Diamondbacks and NBA’s Suns as well as minor league baseball and roller derby. Students, families, snow-birds and retirees populate Phoenix and surrounding areas like Glendale and swanky resort town, Scottsdale.
Phoenix is always a busy place, but during the last week of January and first weekend in February, 2015, the buzz is greater with the SuperBowl and PGA Phoenix Open in town.
If you’re visiting Phoenix for the big game, golf tournament or if you live here, Phoenix offers an array of excellent dining adventures. We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite restaurants in Phoenix that you’ll want to try when you’re in town. Not only are these some of the highest rated restaurants in their categories, but they’re also customers of ours.
Good news: Businesses that use Easy Ice serve clean, fresh, safe ice. We professionally deep clean the ice machines twice per year as well as maintain and service the ice machines we install. Clean ice is just as important as safe food and can cause the same food bourn illnesses.
This list will help you find the breakfast, lunch or dinner you’re craving! In alphabetical order:
Amelio’s Pizza and Wings
176 West Bell Rd
Pick up & delivery
More than just pizza: Burgers, quesadillas, salads and more!
5940 W Union Hills Drive, Glendale
Cafe Rumba boasts a unique blend of traditional Mexican flavors combined with a fresh tropical twist. We use only the freshest, highest quality ingredients from the USDA choice meats that are marinated and slow roasted for up to 16 hours, to our own fresh cooked flour tortillas. Our beans have no lard or added fat, and we use olive oil to cook our meats. Everything is fresh and healthy.
Our large selection of salsas and guacamole are made fresh daily in our open kitchen. At Cafe Rumba, our menu is on the wall as a work of art, but serves as only a suggestion to the hundreds of possible combinations you can create for your meal.
4236 N. Central Ave. Ste 100, Phoenix
From the press: Most anticipated restaurant in Phoenix in recent history” ~ Arizona Republic
“Strong bar program” ~ Wall Street Journal
“Chinese-American comfort food head trip” ~Phoenix New Times
Excellent & affordable Happy Hour 3-6 daily
3134 W Carefree Hwy, Suite 10, Phoenix
Features made to order donuts and locally roasted fresh ground coffee
Game day special: “The Beast” – maple, bacon and wing sauce donut!
Half Moon Sports Grill – 2 locations
288 E Greenway Pkwy Ste 103, Phoenix
2121 East Highland Ave., Phoenix
Breakfast is served from 9:00 a.m. to noon on weekends during football season.
32 HD TVs — great place to watch any game
CNN Travel’s best sports bar in Arizona
4550 E. Cactus Rd. Suite 112, Phoenix
“Moga Crepes is an upscale version of the traditional street food with “create-your-own” option and friendly staff ready to offer suggestions. Our menu is always prepared with finest local ingredients whenever possible.”
My Big Fat Greek Restaurant
10625 North Tatum Blvd, Phoenix
Traditional Greek cuisine at a bargain.
4905 E Ray Rd Ste 102, Phoenix
Elegant Asian-style décor, exquisite food and a melting pot of culture and tradition
Original Breakfast House
13623 N. 32nd St., Phoenix
Yelp reviewer Aric : Great location, excellent service and Incredible FOOD!! They have eggs and spam! And its really good. :)
Yelp reviewer Jill: “Wanted to try a good breakfast joint in Phoenix, and this did not disappoint. 30 min wait on a Sunday morning tells you the locals love it. I got the Chilaquiles and they were the best I’ve ever had. Huge serving, had leftovers.”
“Service was excellent.”
I’ve been back a dozen times already.
Oven & Vine
14 W Vernon Ave, Phoenix
Charcuterie , flat bread pizzas, sandwiches, beer, wine
Pizza Heaven Bistro
5150 N 7th St, Phoenix
Pizza and pasta
Vegan & Gluten-Free Friendly
Poliberto’s (2 locations)
3220 W. Bell Rd, Phoenix
4310 W Glendale Ave, Phoenix
Authentic Mexican tacos, burritos, tortas & more
Red Hut Coffee
620 E Roosevelt, Phoenix
Red Hut was formed from a desire to bring great tasting coffee to the Phoenix area. The owners, Dave & Gayle Marsh came from the Northwest where espresso can be found in abundance
Coffee, espresso, yogurt
“Best darn coffee in Phoenix”
Rocket Burger & Subs
12038 N 35th Ave, Phoenix
4.5 star rating on Yelp by over 350 reviewers
Huge assortment of burgers, subs, gyros and ice cream
Yelp reviewer Craig: “I visit Rocket Burger several times a month. Not as often as I would like. There are many reasons I go there. The food is good and the people that own the place and the workers are the best.”
3668 W Anthem Way, Phoenix
One of America’s favorite pizza chains!
Yelp reviewer Sindi: “Being from Chicago this is the closest I’ve found. Not only do they have Gluten Free at this location it’s yummy”
9832 N 7th Street, Phoenix
“Best breakfast in Phoenix”
Commitment to local sourcing & farmers
Local doesn’t necessarily cost more. Scramble is priced competitively with similar breakfast establishments.
12615 N Tatum Blvd, Phoenix
All you can eat sushi $24.99, Sun-Weds 5pm – 7pm
Lunch & dinner
Popular, expect wait times, but worth it!
Ten Handcrafted American Fare
2501 E. Camelback Rd, Phoenix
Concept: TEN is not only the heart of Chef & Owner Jeff Hostenske’s name, but also his passion. Approachable American cuisine covering every moment of his life, starting with Midwest Classics from his childhood, to the culinary upbringing in the low country of Charleston, SC. Solidified with the inspiration from his nomadic culinary career in the United States.