Places to Eat in Phoenix

Prior to our trip to Phoenix for the wedding I posted on Facebook asking for some Phoenix restaurant suggestions.  I only wish I would have had time to check them all out.

I did get to hit a few of them.  We were able to go out to breakfast twice while we were there and loved both places.

Over Easy was a recommendation from the Food Network.  Their Waffle Dogs came highly recommended.  Tessa ordered them and they were yummy.  A breakfast version of a corn dog  – sausage covered in waffle batter.  They were so good.

The Chilaquiles  came highly recommended and they were yummy.  Basically breakfast nachos! A  mixture of tortillas, ranchero sauce, chicken, sour cream and cheddar cheese topped with an egg.

The second breakfast place we checked out was recommended by one of you – Butters Pancakes.  We love pancakes at our house so we were excited to try this one out.

First of all, their orange juice is amazing.  They squeezed it right around the corner from our table so it really can’t get any fresher.

We of course had to try their pancakes.  I got the Bliss Cakes and they were pure bliss – Mascarpone cream, wild berry sauce, vanilla crème & brown sugar oats.  So good.

Tessa tried the S’more Cookie Cakes.  Wow!!!  They were a side to her enormous omelet!!

A pancake covered in Oreo cookie crumbles, marshmallow sauce & chocolate drizzle.  My dad tried the Strawberry  Shortcake pancakes which he kept raving about.  They are covered in Mascarpone cream, strawberry sauce, vanilla crème & brown sugar oats.  We loved everything we had at Butters.

The family dinner/rehearsal dinner we hosted was held at the Arcadia Room at LGO.  LGO is La Grand Orange a local Phoenix restaurant.  Their pizzas are amazing and I highly recommend them!

The weather was, shall we say, warm while we were in Phoenix.  I think the only way to cool off in 115 degree weather is shaved ice.  Fortunately for us we found a Bahama Bucks and enjoyed one of these!

Jim and Logan and a few cousins enjoyed a Diamond Backs game Saturday night.  After the game we met them at Rudy’s for dinner.  Such a fun BBQ place and the atmosphere and the food were great too.  The food is served up in a plastic crate.  Loved it.

So Phoenix people – what are some of your favorite places to eat.  Who knows, with a daughter in law from Scottsdale, I may be making more trips back there and I need to know where to eat!!

Comments

  1. Lisa Whitcomb says

    Whenever we visit we have to go to Nielson’s Frozen Custard. Absolutely my favorite! We also love Tia Rosa’s. It has a lovely atmosphere and I’ve never been disappointed with their food. Joe’s BBQ has a real hometown feel and the food is scrumptious & always filling!!! These places are a little ways from Scottsdale…more toward Mesa & Gilbert, but you might enjoy the drive..plus they are finishing up the Gilbert temple soon too! Besides the heat, Arizona is a GREAT place to live!

    • says

      Sorry to have missed Nielson’s Frozen Custard, I love frozen custard! We did have lunch at Tia Rosa’s but forgot to take pictures. We liked it. I need to come back to try out more of the places people are recommending!!

  2. Wendy Webster says

    We lived in Phoenix for 2 yrs and LOVED Pepin (I believe was the name). It’s a Spanish restaurant that features flamenco dancers & live music at night. We also miss Bahama Bucks! (Really close to the Mesa temple) for a treat. It is hands down, the best shaved ice you will ever have. And you can ask for the Bahama Rama Mama and you’ll be in Heaven on those 115 deg days!

  3. says

    We like Julio G’s for Mexican food, but I’ve heard that Carolina’s, Macayo’s and Ajo Al’s are good. I know a lot of people really like La Parilla Suiza for tradional Mexico City type Mexican. That’s over by Paradise Valley Mall on Tatum/Sweetwater. Mostly we eat at chain restaurants but I hear that Butterfield’s for breakfast is good and Jason’s Deli has gigantic baked potatoes with an assortment of toppings. Those are both by Scottsdale Rd./Shea Blvd. It’s now muggy and hot here, looks like it may rain today. It rained last night.

  4. Cathy says

    I highly recommend True Food Kitchen. They worked with Dr. Andrew Weil in setting up the menu. Over the top delicious & healthybut not inexpensive. Also love Delish for their “Kitchen sink Salad”. Also liked Noodles Ranch for Vietnamese cuisine. My favorite is Nourish (comfort food with a healthy twist). I even bought their small cookbook. All are in Scottsdale. Oh, I forgot to mention a great, healthy cool treat in Mesa called Thrive. It’s not ice cream or frozen yogurt but something unique…made from acai berry. Lots of flavor/combo options with no added sugar or dairy.

  5. says

    This is a very urban and fun place for dinner! It has a ton of wine selections and the bruschetta is to die for! I reccomend getting the “choose four bruschettas” & a panini & sharing both with a friend! My favorites are theFresh Mozzarella with Tomato & Basil, Smoked Salmon with Pesto, White Bean with Chopped Tomato, & Roasted Peppers with Goat Cheese. The panini I love is the turkey! I also liked the vegetarian as well! The have a pick two special & their soup awesome & made with fresh ingredients! Overall, Postino’s is a great cafe in Phoenix!

  6. Lisa Hemstreet says

    Your posts always make me soooooo hungry!!! We bookmarked your post on Seattle and loved every place you suggested. Next time I go to Phoenix, I’ll use this post, too!!! Thanks Leigh Anne!!! I can’t wait to see more carnival photos….hint, hint!!!

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