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    Matt's Big Breakfast: Matt's Big Breakfast, featured on DDD

    by jenn5179 Written Jan 4, 2012

    Good food.... be prepared to wait outside, and to wait for half an hour or more.

    No frills, tiny place - so small, doesn't have a restroom, you have to use the one in the business next door!

    but the food was good, and I would def go back!

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    Where every breakfast is a big pleasure: InternationalHouseOfPancakes

    by Maria250 Updated Aug 2, 2011

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    Just the perfect place to start a perfect day with perfect pancakes. What a pleasure! That's the kind of dining places, Germany really lacks of at least for folks like me that simply love pancakes & waffles.

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    Old and romantic house with vignettes: Restaurant Monti's

    by Maria250 Updated Aug 2, 2011

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    Restaurant sits in a very nice area & park. Nice ambience. Great fresh salad, steak medium with way too soft and fatty fried fries, nice & cold Budweiser. Over all it was ok yet the waitress that served us was pretty unfriendly, and bothered that we didn't understand her English with extremly heavy accent. Would not necessarily recommend this restaurant though it does look wonderful.

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    Two Hippies Beach House: Two Hippies Beach House - Not the Original

    by razorbacker Updated Jun 25, 2011

    Tacos, burritos, and other light fare. Two Hippies Beach House, right across 40th from Paradise Valley Hospital, is a good enough place for lunch, and the decor is lively and very fun as it is in every Two Hippies. I personally just don't like it as much as the original location on Indian School and 8th Street (802 E. Indian School.) I've tried the beef burritos and the fish tacos and burritos.
    There are several other Phoenix locations: 501 E. Camelback; in Sunnyslope at 8945 N. 7th St., where Cave Creek and Dunlap converge; 5341 and 4306 N. 7th Ave.; 3102 N. 16th St.; 4034 N. 24th St.; and a few others in the Valley: 6222 N. 43rd Ave., Glendale; 3015 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale; and 1245 W. Baseline, Mesa, but NONE I've visited has had the Numero Uno food and funkiness still found at the ORIGINAL Indian School locale.
    Food's economical and fairly plentiful, but not so flavorful. No burgers at the 40th St. shop.
    Hey, if you want burgers and LOTS of fries, go to Indian School!
    (And if you want burritos go to Ramiro's or any of the -bertos or La Tolteca on Van Buren!)

    Favorite Dish: They're all passable. Rather have the Bleu Cheese or magic Mushroom Burger and fries on Indian School!

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    U. S. EGG: Don't Miss the PROTEIN PANCAKES

    by ViajesdelMundo Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Great place for a small group brunch on Sunday. Plain decor, but good food, very full plates, lots of choices. Service is fast but if there is a short wait, as we had, there is a coffee pot available to pour your own.

    Hours: 7 days a week; 6:30am - 2:30pm

    Favorite Dish: One of their specialties is whole wheat pancakes that are filled with blueberries as well as granola, cinnamon and almonds. OR, you can just have a 'half order' of pancakes together with a half order of a specialty casserole; I had the one with chorizo, potatoes, tomatoes !!

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    ZTejas: Southwestern Grill

    by hersheybar Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Nice atmosphere and food in the downtown area around Mill Street just off the campus of AZ State.
    Dining was available inside or out.

    Favorite Dish: I enjoyed the cornbread that they start you off with and all that followed.

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    Latitude 30: Excellent Food - Pretty Restaurant

    by suzyav8trix Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Nice mid-size restaurant on the south side of Phoenix (but not in Awautukee) that is also convenient to Tempe. Excellent bar menu. You can very easily make a meal on a couple of appetizers -- say the ahi tuna and a kobe burger -- and if you do it during "happy hour" when their price is 1/2 off, it's not only good eating but inexpensive, too! The food is excellent and the drinks are good -- no better or worse than comparable restaurants/bars and comparable prices, also. The bar is dark wood, but well lit without being intrusive. Nice tables for 2 - 4 and conversation "pit" areas, too...

    Now, the restaurant is gorgeous. Medium dark woods and hunter greens and some florals and white tablecloths -- almost, just almost formal looking, yet it doesn't feel stuffy. Personally, I have not eaten in the restaurant (just the bar) but my husband has and he raved about the food. It is a bit on the pricier side -- a good place to be taken by a supplier maybe? -- but it's intimate enough of a setting that it could be nice for a celebratory meal such as a birthday. Maybe if I get that raise I'm up for...I wouldn't mind celebrating here!

    Also note, this is probably the best restaurant on or in the Pointe at South Mountain/Phantom Horse resort.

    Favorite Dish: From the bar menu, in my personal order of preference, I can highly recommend the following: 1. Ahi Tuna, 2. Kobe Burger, 3. sesame grilled chicken... My husband also liked the tiger prawn spring roll -- I cannot comment because I'm allergic, but it looked really good! Bring a few friends, get here early, enjoy your favorite wine or beer or mixed drink, go grazing on appetizers and you can eat well, very well, for not a lot of money!

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    Postino Wine Cafe: Wonderful Wine and Food, too!

    by suzyav8trix Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Postino ("post office" in italian) is in a space that once was the post office for the Arcadia area of Phoenix. It no longer resembles its past except for the giant windows (garage-style doors) where the postal trucks used to load up, that are opened up to the spring breezes and summer nights. The colors are dark wood, aged cement floors, olive, ochre, & red walls -almost oriental feeling, not Italian,yet modern. They always display fresh flowers (even the restrooms have flowers in them) The space could feel very industrial yet, somehow the colors, the flowers, and the lighting make it feel more intimate.

    Between 11am and 3pm is "happy hour" when all the wines by the glass are $5. And these are large "pours" - 6-8 oz - which are normally priced $7-$12 the rest of the day.
    Postino only serves wine & beer (no hard alcohol). Oh, and food!

    The bruschetta ($10) is fantastic. Crusty Italian bread spread with olive oil and rubbed with garlic topped with your choice of about 10 different things -- choose 4! They'll slice them into 2 or 3 or 4 pieces so that each and everyone in your group can sample. Other appetizers include a cheese plate, antipasto, NY grilled cheese, and of course, more olives! They also serve FRESH salads ($7 - $8) . Add the prosciutto or turkey (a buck or $2 extra) and you have a meal! Served on fococcia or ciabatta (get the ciabatta), the excellent sandwiches to choose from include prosciutto, or turkey, or artichoke, or there's the "grosso" or big, if you can't decide. They're served with a side salad or incredible homemade chips. If you have room, the deserts are all sweet, but not too sweet and seem to have a lightness about them (not in calories, but "feel") I'm particulary fond of a chocolate hazelnut torte.

    Split anything with your dining partner(s) -- they'll even bring you an extra plate and don't mind cutting it into the appropriate number of pieces, etc.

    You'll also find a variety of soft-drinks, coffee, tea, iced tea, mineral water (San Pelligrino), and real lattes & espressos.

    Favorite Dish: I really like it here on a Saturday afternoon. I come with hubby and friends and enjoy the wine, the food, and the conversation. I feel good when I'm done, never stuffed or bloated. Just satisfied and content and relaxed. Life is good.

    Open 11 -11; closed Sundays.

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    Islands Restaurants (chain): Islands Fine Burgers

    by Chiky Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The burgers here are topped with some very different embelishments but are not too exotic to prevent the enjoyment of everyone. The burgers come alone but you can order sides seperately. The sides are so big that you should resolve to sharing them with a friend if you want fries or onion rings or whatever else. There are also select chicken and fish dishes available. The restaurant is usually dimly lit and usually they have only booths, no tables (with free standing chairs). Each restuarant has a number of TV's situated around the dining area so you can equate the high energy surfing music to the footage of surfers in the big blue. All of the restaurants are non-smoking only.

    Favorite Dish: I personally try to expereince a new burger every time I go but I don't usually go if I'm only looking for chicken.

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    Knock Kneed Lobster: World's Best Fish and Chips

    by AVSENT Written Mar 19, 2011

    This is a Ma and Pa place with local ownership. It is not a spectacular looking place nor does it have great ambience. It, however, does have the best Fish and Chips that you can find. The menu is not dramatic just, like the seafood restaurant itself; but, nowhere else will you find fish this fresh deep fried. It doesn't even taste like fish (it is so fresh) probably closer to the taste of chicken. The french fries are just everyday fries but, the fillets are dipped in their home made batter. And, if you don't care for fries you can get their Jumbo onion rings. They used to have really big onion rings but, now they are smaller (but-still big).
    The place is located close to the airport and open every day. The food is basic seafood- you will not find giant crab legs, or exotic cuts of fish. They offer cole slaw, and rice as simple sides that match the simple decor. The service is usually fast without a waitress, and they have an open, help yourself condiment bar. They also, have a TV room/event room.
    I like to call my order in for take out. This will allow you to go to your house or hotel room and enjoy your own ambience and A/C (it can get warm in their dining room). Don't miss the chance to sample atleast, a one piece meal and as the food will come piping hot-let it cool down. This will allow the food to stop cooking-because eating it right away will cause the fillets to be opaque and gooshy (if you like it that way-oh, well). But, it is better to let the fillets firm up and cool for awhile-they will be firm and chunky. Where else can you get nearly one inch thick steaks of fish?

    Favorite Dish: 2 piece Fish ans Chips with Onion rings. So, filling and good. It might not be a culinary master piece but, try to find better.

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    Black Forest Haus: Authentic German Meals

    by BruceDunning Written Dec 28, 2010

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    It was fantastic and authentic German fare. The schnitzels range about $13-18, and other specialties are $12-20 price. I also got sausages next door as well as cheese and black bread for $4 a loaf for my daily lunches when hiking. They were all hand made and the bread was super

    Favorite Dish: The Bauren Schmaus was great, and plentiful for sure. The Germans do not get stingy on serving sizes. This was roast pork, smoked pork and beef roulade. Side dumplings and bread are for me. Price was $15

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    Cooperstown: A restaurant like Alice

    by Paisleypaul Updated Feb 16, 2010

    This is the restaurant owned by heavy rocker Alice Cooper and we ate here our first night in Phoenix as it was one of the things well on our radar to do when we were planning the trip.

    Lots of steaks roasts and burgers and pulled sandwiches it is a more expanded version of the HRC menu but much as our expectation was high, it was OK here but not great by any means. Also atmosphere not quite what I had expected - there was a sports channel on, maybe this is the exception because the Diamondbacks were playing at the adjacent stadium that night leading to (slight) parking problems.

    Not really bad as such but expected more - if this was a 'nameless' diner would hardly know what to say about it.

    Pretty run of the mill steaks, much better to be had, but the sundries i.e. soups and sweets seemed to be better than the main courses.

    Go (1) if you're a fan or (2) if you are in Phoenix a longer stay and want to try around or (3) happen by anyway perhaps after a sporting occasion, but outside of the fans not really one to go way out of your way for.

    Favorite Dish: Chicken & Sausage Gumbo soup

    Alice Cooper on the roller shutter door Practical joke - OK, you can open your eyes now..! Alice Cooperstown restaurant Chicken & Sausage Gumbo soup The  Arizona deSSert      > groan <
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    Sabor Cubano: Cubano...Oh,Oh,Oh!

    by razorbacker Updated May 14, 2009

    Not much to look at, BUT...wonderful smell, wonderful taste, wonderful food! Cuban buffet includes salad, entrees, and dessert.

    Favorite Dish: It's ALL great, but if I had to single one dish out it would have to be the black beans and potatoes.

    Entrance Sabor Cubano. Main entree buffet. Part of dining room. Yummy! Salad bar, buffet, and entryway.
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    Fez: "Mediterranean-infused" American

    by razorbacker Written Apr 21, 2009

    My daughter loves it for its style. Food was great. Surely you won't be disappointed. Give it a whirl!

    Favorite Dish: I believe I had the "Casablanca Chicken Sandwich" - grilled chicken breasts, pomegranate vinaigrette, goat cheese, sliced pears, dried cherries & field greens on ciabatta. The tan-tan chicken and the douxelle, tangier, bleu cheese balsamic, and fez burgers all sound good.
    The fries come in good portions - for $4.50, they should! - and range from plain to s&p to cinnamon-dusted sweet to garlic and rosemary to spicy harissa.

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    Crazy Otto's: Good breakfasts, friendly staff

    by razorbacker Written Apr 1, 2009

    Excellent food, large portions, friendly folks, quirky ambiance. With a miniature railroad that occasionally runs to bring a free meal for one of the patrons present.

    Favorite Dish: Can't go wrong with any of their huge omelets. Their hash browns are good, too.

    Unassuming facade. Hash browns and omelette. Biscuits and gravy, hash browns, and omelette. Plain facade.
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