We stopped at Coco's because it was the ONLY thing around on our road trip to Arizona. Went in STARVING and with low expectations, but it turned out to be delicious! Yet the food was good, the company was more like a nursing home cafeteria. I wouldn't recommend it if other restaurants around, or if you were very lively and looking for a chili's vibe. (which I was)
Favorite Dish: My favorite dish would have to be the fajita chicken wrap lunch combo that I had. It came with fries, a side salad, and a drink. I don't think anyone in my party thought their food ranked less than a 7 out of ten.
Nellie Cashman's Restaurant at the Westin Kierland Resort is one of their more casual dining spots at the resort. It is named for the "Angel of the Mining Camp" and Arizona's oldest club for women. You may eat inside or out and the views across the verdant golf course from the patio are beautiful. In the early evening they have a Scottish bagpiper presenting a nice, long musical event that makes a lasting memory as the sun sets. Service was fair- not especially quick or overly friendly, but I wasn't in a hurry so it worked for me. The chef creates a menu with tastes from a Southwest-Mediterranean combination.
Appetizers were in the $7-$15 range and entrees ranged from $14-$32. They serve breakfast from 6 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Lunch is 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and Dinner is 5:00 p.m. - 10 p.m. You may make reservations on line at website provided.
Favorite Dish: I enjoyed the San Francisco Peaks Angus Burger served open-faces on sourdough toast with mushroom ragout & mozarella cheese. It was delicious and cooked perfectly.
This restaurant first opened in 1928 and is a American Soda Fountain offering hamburgers, salads and lots of interesting drinks. It doubles as an antique store and really looks like it hasn't changed much since 1928.
Favorite Dish: The food isn't anything extraordinary, it's really the atmosphere that's cool. The phosphates are something to try (you won't be able to find them easily elsewhere).
this restaurant is in several locations. the one i went to was just outside the entrance to the heard museum in downtown phoenix. you can park in the museum parking lot for free.
they focus on salads, sandwiches, and desserts. there is a good selection of beer
($3-$5) and wine ($5-$10/glass). entrees are from $10 to $12, desserts approximately $6.
the restaurant at the heard museum is open from 9:30 am to 3 pm every day. there is both inside and outside seating. i would go here again whether or not i was also visiting the museum.
there are four other locations --
(1) phoenix art museum, 1625 north central avenue, phoenix, AZ, 85004,
602/257-2191; open tuesday through sunday, 9 am to 5 pm, closed on monday
(2) city bakery at bentley projects, 215 east grant street, phoenix, AZ, 85004,
602/253-7200; open monday through friday, 8 am to 4 pm, and saturday,
7 am to 3 pm, closed on sunday
(3) desert botanical garden, 1201 north galvin parkway, phoenix, AZ, 85008,
480/481-8106; open every day, 8 am to 4 pm (seasonal hours, though, so
(4) scottsdale arts district, 7014 east 1st avenue, scottsdale, AZ, 85251,
480/941-5665; open every day, 11 am to 3 pm, reservations suggested
Favorite Dish: i had the strawberry chicken salad, which had generous amounts of chicken, strawberries, almonds, and greens. mine had a poppyseed dressing, but i think you can choose what dressing you want if poppyseed is not your favorite! with a glass of wine, my total was $18.
This place seems in an out of the way place in Gold Canyon. When we were there, the place was packed. The food was very good and the wait was about avearge. The menu had the typical American food and reasonable prices. I would not hesitate to eat there again.
Favorite Dish: Everything was good that we ordered.
Uncle Sam's is a cozy neighborhood restaurant located in north Phoenix. The eatery expresses the good ol' USA with red, white and blue colors, and depictions of Uncle Sam on the walls. They serve all sorts of goodies that will satisfy anyone with an appetite. Some sample menu items include pizzas, calzones, wings, hoagies, grinders, and salads.
Favorite Dish: Uncle Sam's has been rewarded many times for their cheese steak sandwiches. I have yet to try a better cheese steak than Uncle Sam's. I really enjoy their pizza as well. I recommend getting the steak pizza. It's good, and you can't get one anywhere else. The hoagies, or cold sandwiches, are yummy too. I've been eating here for as long as I can remember; I've pretty much grew up on this food.
The Mimi's Cafe dining experience is more than just good food. It's friendly, helpful people and the warm, comfortable atmosphere of home. They serve you classic American dishes, made from scratch, in a colorful, French New Orleans - inspired atmosphere.
Favorite Dish: I have to recommend a couple items, first the Boeuf Français - beef dip Nu Awlins' style, roast top round 'Au Jus' on grilled sourdough French baguette with a side of fries. Now that's a huge sandwich!!! You may also want to try the 5-Way Grilled Cheese Sandwich - sourdough bread with cheddar, jack, swiss and mozzarella inside, grilled with parmesan outside (goooey and messy but oh so good) with a side of french onion soup.
Country style cooking for those who want a hearty, rich meal (large portions for a good price) and remember to save room for dessert.
Favorite Dish: Try the Grilled Chicken Salad with honey mustard dressing and a side of Tequiza to wash it down.
The Roaring Fork in Scottsdale. There are hundreds of unbelievable restaurants but this is our favorite!
American Western Cuisine you absolutely have to try! Great house drinks and outstanding service!
Favorite Dish: Pan-Roasted Beef Filet in Coffee and Molasses Shellac
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