Restaurants in Scottsdale

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As a hub for Southwestern cuisine, Scottsdale is the place to find ancho-rubbed anything, traditional Mexican food, and the rich and fiery green-chil... Read More

As a hub for Southwestern cuisine, Scottsdale is the place to find ancho-rubbed anything, traditional Mexican food, and the rich and fiery green-chile-accented food typically found in Albuquerque and Santa Fe. The Sonoran-style dog, a frankfurter wrapped in bacon and smothered in beans and pico de gallo, is a must-try. Upscale taquerias like Barrio Queen are abundant, and even the most Continental menus, like the one at longtime favorite Cowboy Ciao, know how to turn up the heat. That’s not to say that the city is a one-trick pony when it comes to cuisine—major resorts offer fine dining and celebrity chefs. Scottsdale Road, the main drag for dining, has gastropubs, steak houses, barbecue joints, and New England–style seafood shacks. Though the options for Chinese and Jewish deli food are slim—try George & Sons Asian Cuisine and Goldman’s—French and Italian cooking is well represented. Try the farm-to-table FnB and the artisan comfort-food spot Pig & Pickle.

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  • Cowboy Ciao

    Cowboy Ciao is a mix of fancy and casual—think linen tablecloths topped with butcher paper and restrooms labeled Gina and Dino. If one of the signature... Read More

  • Fat Ox

    On a strip of Scottsdale Road already crowded with popular eateries comes a new contender. Opened in late 2016, chef Matt Carter's Fat Ox is a sleek... Read More

  • Merci French Cafe & Patisserie

    Chef and owner Duc Liao was once a Parisian fashion photographer, a skill set he brings to the forefront of this exquisitely crafted space and artful... Read More

  • Original ChopShop Co.

    Healthy eaters love this low-key Old Town counter service cafe for good reason. In addition to ten fresh juice combinations, Stumptown coffee, and... Read More

  • Pig & Pickle

    One of the few restaurants in Scottsdale with after-midnight dining you won't regret the next morning, the Pig and Pickle is a favorite among foodies.... Read More

  • Salt Cellar

    You’ll spot the sign, but the restaurant may be hard to find. Approach what appears to be a building too small for a taco stand and open the brass... Read More

  • Sugar Bowl

    Opened in 1958, the Sugar Bowl retains the bubble-gum pink giddiness of that era plus all the trimmings of a Victorian ice cream shoppe—think tufted... Read More

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