Best Restaurants in Phoenix
It’s easy to get overwhelmed with the endless choices of restaurants for your next big meal in Greater Phoenix. Whether it’s fine dining or just a pretty delicious hot dog, there is no shortage of options for your inner foodie. We are here to make your life just a little bit easier by throwing some of our suggestions your way. Here at Award Realty, we love dining out in Phoenix and we know you will, too!
Pig & Pickle
If you’re looking for a laid-back atmosphere with slightly more sophisticated fare, Pig & Pickle in Scottsdale might be right up your alley. Their menu is ever changing and they support Arizona locals by purchasing their food from area farmers. If you’re looking for a late-night spot, look no further because Pig & Pickle is open late and even has a “drinking menu.” We hear the confit pork shank is the must-order item on the menu.
Short Leash Hot Dogs
If a no-fuss meal is what you’re after, stop by Short Leash Hot Dogs. This Arizona staple was started in 2010 as a gourmet food truck and now has two brick-and-mortar locations. They pride themselves in adding a little uniqueness to an American classic. Try their breakfast corn dog which is a hot dog dipped in pancake batter, or a bratwurst-stuffed pretzel. This most definitely is not your run of the mill hot dog cart!
For those with a more sophisticated palate, head on over to Caffe Boa. This best restaurant in Phoenix serves dishes of the finest quality with the area’s best organic ingredients. The menu changes daily based on what is fresh and available so that you’re dining on the best dishes of the season. Enjoy hand-made pasta and creative cocktails in a light and airy atmosphere. This may be the perfect location for your next special occasion.
Buck & Rider
When the weather is nice and you’re craving some seafood and an open-air patio, Buck & Rider is the perfect choice. The building is inspired by a house located in a swanky beach town on the coast of Australia. The menu is eccentric and full of seafood to include raw bar items, fantastic oysters, and hand-rolled sushi. They fly in the best seafood from across the globe and focus on the dishes, so you can guarantee you won’t find seafood like this anywhere else in Arizona.
O.H.S.O. Brewery and Distillery
If you’re looking for somewhere to spend a sunny and lazy afternoon, take a drive over to O.H.S.O. Brewery and Distillery in North Scottsdale. You won’t have to leave your furry family members out of the fun since O.H.S.O. allows dogs on their patio, and even has a watering station in case they get a little thirsty. Enjoy traditional American fare, or order off the Gluten Free menu, and enjoy plenty of cold beers on tap!
It wouldn’t be the west without a few great BBQ options! Dillon’s Restaurant in the West Valley is the homey, comfy barbecue joint that will make you feel like you’re in your Grandma’s kitchen. Order the 18-hour smoked Brontosaurus beef rib platter that offers up four pounds of food for just $16 – not for the faint of heart, or appetite!
Phoenix is emerging at a foodie’s paradise with restaurants opening that could rival spots in NYC and San Francisco. While these are only a few of our favorites, fine cuisine is popping up all over our great state of Arizona, especially in the Phoenix area. So, put down that mixer and throw your groceries in the freezer - let Phoenix cook for you tonight!