Arizona December 27, 2019
The 11 Restaurants You’ll Want To Eat At In Arizona In 2020
New year, new opportunity to eat your way around Arizona, right? Just in case you need some help concocting a bucket list, here are 11 restaurants you absolutely can’t pass up in 2020:
1. Black Bart's Steakhouse (Flagstaff)
Locally owned and operated for over 40 years, Black Bart’s is not only a restaurant but also an RV park, saloon, and Old West theatre. The restaurant uses only the finest cuts of Midwestern USDA Choice beef. All of the steaks are hand-cut, aged in-house, and grilled up over an oak fire. Lightly seasoned and deliciously juicy, each steak is served with a salad and your choice of side.
Address: 2760 E Butler Ave., Flagstaff, AZ 86004
2. Rehab Burger Therapy (Scottsdale)
Opened in 2012 by three best friends, this hip and happening space is a place where people go to heal from workday stress. After all, there are few ailments a gourmet burger can't fix. Rehab features more than 25 different burgers, from peanut butter, jelly, and bacon to spicy mac ‘n cheese and everything in between.
Address: 7210 E 2nd St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
3. Screaming Banshee (Bisbee)
Adding to Bisbee's inconspicuousness is Screaming Banshee, located in a former gas station that was renovated just enough without losing the grunge element. Within these unassuming walls, you'll find gourmet pizza creations like Thai Peanut, fully-loaded Baked Potato, and even dessert pies!
Address: 200 Tombstone Canyon, Bisbee, AZ 85603
4. Rock Springs Cafe (Black Canyon City)
Dating back over 100 years, Rock Springs Cafe has been around longer than most eateries in all of Arizona. With sandwiches, BBQ dinners, Southwest mac 'n cheese, and even breakfast items like eggs benedict, nobody leaves the table hungry. Leaving without a slice of blueberry pie would be criminal.
Address: 35900 Old Black Canyon Hwy, Black Canyon City, AZ 85324
5. Medieval Times (Scottsdale)
This majestic castle not only serves four-course meals fit for a king but also has live jousting tournaments while you eat! The feast includes garlic bread, tomato bisque soup, sweet buttered corn, herb-basted potatoes, and a pastry.
Address: 9051 East Vía de Ventura, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
6. Elbows Mac 'N Cheese (Gilbert)
Inside these walls is a cheesy wonderland, easily one of Arizona's most underrated restaurants. With 23 innovative creations to choose from, saying that the menu can be overwhelming is an understatement. These bowls of gooey carbs are topped with things like Korean-style chicken, fried jalapenos, and short ribs. Our mouths are watering already!
Address: 3757 S Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85297
7. Darbi's Cafe (Pinetop)
You never know what you’ll find deep in the woods, so stumbling upon a place like Darbi’s Cafe is truly a best-case scenario. One look at the menu will have you confused in the best way possible. Farm-fresh egg omelettes, biscuits & gravy, pancakes, and oatmeal are just a few of the breakfast options. Giant cinnamon rolls are the Darbi's specialty, topped with walnuts for an extra special crunch.
Address: 235 E White Mountain Blvd, Pinetop, AZ 85935
8. Rigo's Restaurant (Tucson)
Rigo's is one of Arizona's best-kept secrets, offering a mouthwatering Mexican buffet for all three meals. Seasoned rice, beans, and menudo are just several staples on the regular rotation. Enjoy a chorizo and egg burrito in the morning, or load up on tacos for supper.
Address: 5851 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704
8. Mr. D'z Route 66 Diner (Kingman)
Mr. D’z first opened in 1939, serving as a gas station for almost 50 years. Checkered floors, vinyl booths, and a jukebox turn back the hands of time. As for the food, you can’t go wrong with a classic diner meal. Look over the quirky, record-shaped menu and feast your eyes on all the mouthwatering burgers, patty melts, and sandwiches.
Address: 105 E Andy Devine Ave, Kingman, AZ 86401
10. Haunted Hamburger (Jerome)
It's Halloween year-round at this quirky downtown Jerome restaurant! Skeletons cling to the exterior walls, hinting at the ghoulishness that awaits within. As for the food, the aptly-named Haunted Burger is piled high with bacon, cheddar, Swiss, mushrooms, green chilies, grilled onions, and guacamole. If burgers aren't your jam, plenty of other menu items like chili dogs and onion rings are just as scarily delicious.
Address: 410 Clark St, Jerome, AZ 86331
11. Organ Stop Pizza (Mesa)
Mighty Wurlitzer organs stopped being produced in 1943, but this Arizona restaurant still has an original model. Both classical pieces and tunes to keep the little ones entertained are played every night, sometimes accompanied by an enchanting light show. Somehow, the atmosphere doesn't overshadow Organ Stop's absolutely scrumptious pizza.
Address: 1149 E Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ 85204
How many of these iconic restaurants have you been to? Which ones still have yet to be checked off your bucket list? Let us know!
Address: 1149 E Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ 85204, USA Address: 410 Clark St, Jerome, AZ 86331, USA Address: 105 E Andy Devine Ave, Kingman, AZ 86401, USA Address: 2760 E Butler Ave, Flagstaff, AZ 86004, USA Address: 200 Tombstone Canyon, Bisbee, AZ 85603, USA Address: 7210 E 2nd St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, USA Address: 35900 Old Black Canyon Hwy, Black Canyon City, AZ 85324, USA Address: 9051 East Vía de Ventura, Scottsdale, AZ 85258, USA Address: 5851 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704, USA Address: 235 E White Mountain Blvd, Pinetop, AZ 85935, USA
Address: 3757 S Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85297, USA