Restaurants in Arizona

Feast on a heaping plate of French toast, rolled in sliced almonds and cornflakes and slathered in maple syrup.

From the menus on vintage metal clipboards to the cash register—which says, “You’re Pretty”—attention to detail is paramount at this sweet breakfast and lunch spot that opened in 2007.

The in-park option serves up freshly baked pizzas, including a “Southern Arizona” version with roasted green chiles, fresh tomatoes, and onion.

Phoenix has many Mexican restaurants, but this one gets extra points for ambience, creativity, and affordability. It’s a neighborhood hangout, but instead of vinyl booths and plastic tables, it favors dark wood and Diego Rivera prints.

The View: Soak in two billion years of geologic history—layered in slivers of deep orange, dusty violet, moss, and gray—from the dining room at the El Tovar Hotel, set about 50 yards from the edge of the Grand Canyon’s South Rim.

Head into the foothills for killer barbecued ribs.

On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, the bar offers a special: mussels and a glass of wine for $11.50.

This well-worn, much-loved steak-and-seafood joint housed in a vintage 1890 building, serves up classics like oysters Rockefeller, prime rib, back ribs and fried catfish.

Once a general store and rest stop, Pinnacle Peak restaurant now serves good "cowboy fare", like a two-pound porterhouse and mesquite-grilled ribs.

The Phoenician resort’s fine-dining restaurant offers contemporary Italian-American cuisine in a sumptuous environment characterized by its chocolate brown and aqua palette, polished wood, crystal flourishes, and a comfortable outdoor patio just steps from the Sonoran Desert.

Go for the down-home comfort food, like giant portions of meatloaf and garlic fries followed by the obscenely large Sundae Supreme.

Formerly Yavapai Restaurant