Dine At These Best Places To Eat In Phoenix, Arizona

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Are you visiting Phoenix to land a new business deal? Traveling with your family? Perhaps you’re just wandering the world and Phoenix happens to be a stop on your list. Whatever your purpose, you’re going to have to eat at some point, and location matters. Here’s some suggestions for the best places to eat, to keep the mood rolling and make your trip to Phoenix unforgettable.

1. Dressed down at Bobby-Q

Posted by Bobby Q's Restaurant on Monday, 13 January 2014

If you’re looking for a more casual time, check out Bobby-Q. As the name implies, Bobby-Q is a Bar-B-Que restaurant founded by Phoenix native, Bob Sikora. While the menu boasts real BBQ, other options are available including salads, burgers, and decadent desserts. The service is fast and friendly, highlighting the country cooking atmosphere. On your way out, be sure to take home the award-winning, homemade Bobby-Q Barbecue Sauce as a souvenir of your time at this fantastic eatery.


Address: 8501 North 27th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85051

Opening Hours: Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm, Tuesday - Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Contact: +1 6029955982

Website: Bobby-Q

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2. Cibo

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Posted by Cibo Pizzeria on Sunday, 16 October 2016

If Italian cuisine is more your speed, check out Cibo Urban Pizzeria. This restaurant boasts beautiful salads, antipasto, artisanal pizzas and of course, fresh pasta, made in-house daily. Breath in the scent of fire-baked pizzas while enjoying the restored 1913 bungalow’s friendly atmosphere. Founded in 2005, Cibo’s intimate, yet relaxed setting keeps you comfortable while you enjoy your meal. The menu includes pizza, crepes, sandwiches, and hand-made pasta, as well as gluten-free options. Cibo has both indoor and patio seating, so no matter what the weather, you can enjoy your meal to the fullest.


Address: 603 N. 5th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003

Opening Hours: Monday 11am - 9pm, Tuesday - Thursday 11am - 10pm, ​​Friday - Saturday 11am - 11pm, ​Sunday 5pm - 9pm

Contact: +1 6024412697

Website: Cibo

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3. FEZ

For a more modern, trendy restaurant, FEZ could be your best bet. FEZ was founded by Arizona natives and restaurateurs as one of many successful businesses based in the state. One of the founders, Tom Jetland, is directly involved with running FEZ, managing both the front and back of house while collaborating with the head chef to create new menu selections and enhance your overall experience. With American and Moroccan food ranging from tacos and sandwiches to burgers and pasta, you’re sure to find something on the menu to satisfy your cravings.

During your meal, be sure to check out the restaurant’s modern interior and exterior. The restaurant is designed to be modern with colorful furniture and bright walls—yet relaxed. You can lounge on a couch while enjoying great music, venture outside to the heated patio area for mimosas, or just sit at a table for a traditional meal. FEZ is open every day from 11am to Midnight, and until 1am on Fridays and Saturdays. No matter what time you decide to stop by, FEZ is sure to be hopping and ready to serve.


Address: 105 W Portland St, Phoenix, AZ 85003

Opening Hours: Friday - Saturday 10am – 1am, Sunday 10am – 12am, Monday - Thursday 11am – 12am

Contact: +1 6022878700

Website: FEZ

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4. Harumi Sushi

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Craving something a bit more exotic? Check out Harumi Sushi, a modern sushi house with a wide selection of sushi rolls and hashami, alongside green tea ice cream and soups. The restaurant maintains a casual setting with great reviews, and is located off the beaten path in downtown Phoenix. The service is fast and friendly, insuring a good time and a great meal.

Harumi Sushi

Address: 114 W Adams St, # C101, Phoenix, AZ 85003

Opening Hours: Monday - Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm, Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Closed Sundays

Contact: +1 6022580131

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5. Jacquee’s Espresso

Posted by Jacquee's Espresso on Monday, 8 April 2013

If you’re not looking for a heavy meal, or simply need a quick breakfast, stop in at Jacquee’s Espresso. Jacquee’s Espresso has been serving breakfast and lunch to Phoenix for over 20 years, with sandwiches, wraps, bagels, and burritos being made with care. All this is served alongside chai teas, lattes, espresso (of course), and more. You’ll never be skimped on your meal as hearty amounts of meats and cheeses are piled on each sandwich. Don’t see which “wich” you’re looking for? Customized sandwiches are also available.

Jacquee's Espresso

Address: Downtown Phoenix, Renaissance Square Building, 40 North Central Avenue Ste. A106, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 6:30 am – 2:00 pm

Contact: +1 6022520000

Website: Jacquee’s Espresso

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6. Alice Cooper’stown

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Posted by Alice Cooperstown on Tuesday, 31 January 2017

When you’re not in the mood for fancy dress yet you’re looking for something more exciting than a sandwich shop, Alice Cooper’stown is a place “where jocks and rock meet!” As the name implies, Alice Cooper’stown was founded and is owned by none other than Alice Cooper. Wanting to create a restaurant with some of the best food combinations in the country, the kitchen crew has traveled the United States, studying and eating barbecue to create an award-winning selection—worthy of any foodie. The atmosphere truly highlights the motto “where jocks and rock meet” with music memorabilia, alongside TVs showing all the sports you could imagine, on every wall. Every employee rocks the traditional Alice Cooper mascara, but don’t worry, you don’t have to dress the part to have a good time. The live music is sure to keep you entertained.

Alice Cooper'stown

Address: 101 E Jackson St, Phoenix, Arizona

Opening Hours: Monday - Thursday 11am - 9pm, Friday - Saturday 11am - 10pm, Closed Sundays

Contact: +1 6022537337

Website: Alice Cooper'stown

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7. Dressed up at Beckett’s Table

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Posted by Beckett's Table on Sunday, 26 February 2017

Looking for a something less casual? Need a date-night location or company meeting spot? Or maybe just a night to treat yourself? Beckett’s Table is one of many restaurants that are fully equipped to give you a high-class night on the town. Founded by Chef Justin Beckett and his wife Michelle, with their friends Katie and Scott Stephens, Beckett’s Table holds a large array of food from both land and sea. All the ingredients are bought locally—within 30 miles (48 kilometers) of the kitchen! However, the quality food is not the only reason to stop in to Beckett’s Table. For the past five years, Beckett’s Table has won the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence because of their attention to detail and careful selection for the wine list. This killing combo makes for a decadent Phoenix meal, capable of satiating the most elegant appetite.

Beckett's Table

Address: 3717 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85018

Opening Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 5pm - 10pm, Sunday 5pm - 9pm; Social Hour Everyday 5pm - 6:30pm, Closed on Monday and Tuesday

Contact: +1 6029541700

Website: Beckett’s Table

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8. Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails

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Inspired by man’s best friend, Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails is equipped for every event, from business lunches to post-game wind-downs. Live music is featured at the restaurant, with both indoor and outdoor seating, upon reservation. The menu features seasonal American cuisine meant to be paired with Blue Hound’s cocktails, wine, or beer. Whatever your flavor, you’re sure to find something at this upbeat eatery.

Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails

Address: 2 East Jefferson Street, Phoenix, AZ, 85004

Opening Hours: Lunch: Daily 11:00am - 3:00pm, Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5:00pm-10:00pm, Dinner: Friday - Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Happy Hour: Monday - Friday 3:00pm - 6:00pm, Bar Daily: 5:00pm - 12:00am

Contact: +1 6022580231

Website: Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails

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9. Compass Arizona Grill

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Posted by The Compass Arizona Grill on Friday, 3 March 2017

Compass Arizona Grill stands out on this list, not only for its delectable menu and wine list, but truly unique view. Located on top of Phoenix’s Hyatt Regency, the restaurant offers a 360-degree view of the city, and is the only rotating rooftop in the city. As if the view isn’t enough, each dish is made with care, exciting your taste buds and making you fall more in love with Phoenix

Compass Arizona Grill

Address: 122 N. 2nd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Opening Hours: Dinner Service: Everyday 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Lounge Service: Everyday 5:30pm – 11:00pm; Reverse Happy Hour: Sunday - Thursday 9:00pm - 11:00pm

Contact: +1 6024403166

Website: Compass Arizona Grill

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10. District American Kitchen & Wine Bar

#LunchTrio • White Balsamic Salad • Soy Glazed Sweet Potato Bisque • Wild Boar Panini

Posted by District American Kitchen and Wine Bar on Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Finally, if you’re wanting a more traditional American meal, but still feeling adventurous, check out District American Kitchen & Wine Bar. With breakfast, lunch, dinner, happy hour, kids, and drink menus, you’re sure to find the right comfort food—with a modern twist. District American goes well beyond tradition, growing their herbs in an in-house garden located on the restaurant’s roof. Don’t be afraid to ask, of course you can see the garden! Alongside the herbs, District American achieves freshness by featuring organic, seasonal, and local ingredients—literally farm-to-table. Open-air patio seating is available alongside a warm, modern design. The restaurant is open daily, with breakfast, lunch, and dinner being served for both guests of the Sheraton Grand Phoenix, and those just looking for a meal. Depending on when you visit, live music is often featured to further enhance your dining experience.

District American Kitchen & Wine Bar

Address: 320 N 3rd St, Phoenix, Arizona

Opening Hours: Everyday 6:30 am to 12:00 am

Contact: +1 6028175400

Website: District American Kitchen & Wine Bar

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Eat in Phoenix!

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Next time you’re in town, whether you’re looking for a luxury meal, a rock-n-roll adventure, craving something quick (that’s not McDonalds), or just want to relax in a family-centric eatery, Phoenix has got you covered.

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