Phoenix is a foodie paradise. Check out this Phoenix food guide for where to eat, what to drink and where to go for the tastiest, most Instagrammable dishes on the Phoenix, AZ food scene!
Excuse the terrible pun, but the food scene in Phoenix, Arizona is heating up faster than the weather! While Cynthia and I were visiting last month we were totally blown away by how many amazing restaurants and bars they have. They have cool coffee shops, fine dining, comfort food and even a speakeasy or two! There’s truly something for any palate whether you’re on a health food kick or you want to overindulge.
Headed to Phoenix? Here is where you have to eat next time you’re in town…
Where to Eat – Food Guide Phoenix, AZ
1. Beckett’s Table Phoenix
Easily a highlight of our time in Phoenix. It’s not much to look at on the outside, but don’t be fooled! This is some of the finest dining in Phoenix. Chef Beckett provides sophisticated comfort food not to mention amazing service. As the dishes arrived at our table we were blown away by their variety and taste. He incorporates local produce into many of the dishes making it a true farm-to-table experience. I think the thing that impressed me most though was that his vegetable-based dishes were just as amazing as his meat dishes. People go crazy for his famous short ribs but I loved his farmer’s market vegetable platter just as much.
Chef stopped by our table and was even gracious enough to pose as a hand model for the photo above! Fun fact – he told us that he’s never tried one of the most popular items on their menu – their chocolate dipped bacon s’mores. He has a peanut allergy!
What to Order: Beckett’s Table Signature Fork Tender Short Ribs, Beckett’s Original Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Tomato Soup, Chocolate Dipped Bacon S’mores (I had a hard time narrowing it down here)
Beckett’s Table Restaurant
3717 E Indian School Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85018
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2. UnderTow Phoenix
If you’re lucky enough to score a table, you have to stop by UnderTow for a drink while you’re in Phoenix. Hidden below a coffee shop this tiki bar meet speakeasy meets cocktail lounge. The coffee shop above used to be an auto shop and UnderTow is nestled in the space where the car lift went up and down! The decor has over-the-top pirate ship vibes with fishing nets, carved tribal sculptures, glass baubles and so much more. It’s a feast for the eyes.
UnderTow is super tiny and feels extremely exclusive, like you’re getting filled in on a juicy secret. If you’re feeling extra fancy, splurge on the Mallory’s Treasure, an exotic old fashioned-esque drink that is served in a smoking treasure chest. It has 18-year Rhum Agricole, Japanese whisky and orange bitters. It’s a showstopper and worth the $35 price tag.
If you’re thinking about visiting UnderTow, a reservation is a must.
What to Order: Smoking Cannon (bourbon, rum, French Amer Amontillado sherry, pineapple, Arizona bitters, cinnamon smoke), Spoils of War (fishbowl drink that serves 2-4), Mallory’s Treasure
UnderTow Tiki Bar
3620 East Indian School Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85018
3. Bitter & Twisted Phoenix
Bitter & Twisted might be the best cocktail bar in Phoenix. Their drinks are artistic, whimsical and delicious. They are also as visually appealing as they are tasty, with beautiful garnishes like hand spun fairy floss. Their drinks are served in everything from honey bear jars to Coca Cola cans and there’s something for everyone on their menu.
Speaking of menus, the menus themselves are works of art. Each is carefully illustrated and cleverly titled. While we were there, the theme was fairy tales. Every page was mesmerizing! You can see a few pages below. In an ironic twist, Bitter & Twisted is actually located inside the former Arizona Prohibition Headquarters. We didn’t eat there, but apparently they have a great food menu as well.
What to Order: Lemongrass Collins, Bear Witness (served in a honey jar)
Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Bar
1 West Jefferson Street
Phoenix, AZ 85003
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4. Churn Ice Cream Phoenix
If you’re looking for ice cream in Phoenix, have a scoop, or four, at Churn Ice Cream Parlor! It’s conveniently located next to Windsor restaurant (see below) meaning you can start your meal with a burger and loaded potato chips and finish with a waffle cone. Pretty much best case scenario. Not only is their ice cream amazing, the parlor is super charming with a bright red and white color scheme and a cassette tape wall. You can also indulge without guilt – their ice creams are all natural with no stabilizers, chemicals or preservatives.
What to Order:Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream, S’mores Sundae, Pretzel Cone
Churn Ice Cream Parlor Phoenix
5223 N Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85012
5. Tipsy Tea Party at the Camby Hotel Phoenix
Traditional high tea gets a boozy upgrade at Tipsy Tea at the Camby Hotel in Phoenix. It’s the most fun and prettiest way to spend the afternoon with your girlfriends. and cocktails – all served in tea pots with pretty tea cups! You can also enjoy an assortment of savory and sweet finger foods as your sip.
My favorite part was the finale – bite sized sweets served in a cookie tin on a bed of sprinkles! If you have a chance, make sure you spend a bit of time wandering around the Camby Hotel. It’s super unique and their decor is amazing.
What to Order: Verbena Dream cocktail and the dessert platter, served on sprinkles!
Tipsy Tea at The Bees Knees, Camby Hotel
2401 E Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85016
More photos of our tipsy tea experience at The Camby:
6. Phoenix Public Market Cafe
Phoenix Public Market Cafe is a great spot for a casual breakfast or lunch. There are large tables and communal seating that make it great if you’re with a group! If you’re around on a Saturday morning, make sure you stop by their open air farmer’s market. Their menu is extensive and filled with all of your favorite breakfast classics from healthy to indulgent. They also have a full coffee/espresso bar and a range of local juices.
What to Order: Devil’s Mess (eggs, spinach, chiles, chorizo, salsa and onions with a tortilla) and the Biscuits and Gravy.
Phoenix Public Market Cafe
14 East Pierce Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85004
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7. Short Leash Hot Dogs & Rollover Donuts Phoenix
Short Leash Hot Dogs got their start as a food truck Their crazy hot dogs are served in naan which is absolutely genius. I’ll never eat a hot dog in a regular bun again! Their menu is full of imaginative flavors, from savory to even a little sweet. Their signature flavor is the Bear hot dog – Gouda, bacon and caramel corn, and drizzled with peanut butter and barbecue sauce. It was a bit too sweet for my taste but people love it! I liked the slightly more Moki dog with green chiles, sauteed onions, chopped tomatoes, pinto beans, cheddar cheese, and mayonnaise. Don’t forget to check out their dog wall of fame on the way to the bathroom with endearing notes about who they are loved by.
Also in the same location is Rollover Doughnuts. Their colorful brioche donuts are made from scratch every morning and definitely worth the indulgence.
What to Order: Moki Dog, Bear Dog
Short Leash Hot Dogs & Rollover Doughnuts
2502 East Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85016
8. Windsor Restaurant Phoenix
Yes. The sign says it all, so get ready to lean in to yes at Windsor Restaurant. Yes to the burger, yes to a cocktail, yes to a selfie in front of their signature ‘Yes’ sign. And yes, you can chase your burger with an ice cream cone from Churn Ice Cream Parlor (mentioned above) which is next door!
What to Order: Fondue plate, loaded chips (potato chips with caramelized onion, bacon, blue cheese & chipotle crèma) and the Windsor style backyard burger (add bacon!)
5223 N Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85012
9. Stock & Stable Restaurant Phoenix
If you’re in the mood for a hearty meal where even the brussels sprouts somehow manage to be a splurge, check out Stock & Stable restaurant. Stock & Stable also had some of the friendliest service of our trip, which says a lot because we had incredible service everywhere we went! They also have a secret speakeasy upstairs called Honor Amongst Thieves that has comfy overstuffed couches and serious throwback vibes.
What to Order: Kung Pao Cauliflower, Beer Butt Chicken
Stock & Stable Restaurant
5538 North 7th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85014
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