Arizona April 04, 2018
7 Country Restaurants In Arizona That Are So Worth The Trip
If you know anything about dining in Arizona, then you’re probably aware that some of the best places to eat are hiding away in small towns around the state. Whether you’re looking for a place to enjoy a juicy steak or just a spot to get some home-cooked food, we know you’re going to love these seven rural restaurants.
1. June’s Cafe, Heber
Looking for a taste of home while you’re out in the mountains? You’ll enjoy dining at June’s Cafe in Heber, where you can grab a filling breakfast, a juicy burger, or a bowl of chili.
Address: 1990 Highway 260, Heber
2. Kirkland Bar & Steakhouse, Kirkland
Located about 26 miles west of Prescott in a tiny town, the Kirkland Bar & Steakhouse is one fantastic little restaurant, and you will love the rustic atmosphere. You’ll find delicious steaks and burgers here. If you’re lucky, you just might get to watch a live band perform in the evening as well!
Address: 8985 Iron Springs Road, Kirkland
3. Lulu Bell’s BBQ, Ash Fork
Located just off Route 66 in the little town of Ash Fork - itself a 50-minute drive from Flagstaff and easy to drive past on Interstate 40 - this BBQ spot is perfect for a pit stop! You’ll find a variety of tasty dishes, whether it’s a steak dish like the New York strip dinner seen above or an imaginative play on classic dish often seen in their daily specials.
Address: 33 West Lewis Avenue, Ash Fork
4. The Mill Restaurant, Crown King
Most people seem to know about the historic Crown King Saloon but did you know that a very short drive away is this restaurant? The Mill looks eclectic thanks in part to the 1893 stamp mill that serves as a focal point for the restaurant. Enjoy a delicious meal inside, grab a seat at the bar, or enjoy your meal outdoors under the trees. No matter which option you choose, you’ll find delicious food and beautiful views.
Address: 23670 The Mill Avenue, Crown King
5. The Ranch House, Yarnell
This restaurant has been serving tasty food to the community for nearly 80 years and you’ll find the meals here are both delicious and filling. Don’t forget to try a dessert like the peach cobbler or fresh pie while you’re here!
Address: 23225 South State Route 89, Yarnell
6. Up The Creek Bistro and Wine Bar, Cornville
Feel like enjoying an upscale meal in Arizona’s wine country? Grab a seat at this restaurant and wine bar in the very scenic Verde Valley for a fine dining experience with beautiful views.
Address: 1975 North Page Springs Road, Cornville
7. The Vineyard Cafe, Sonoita
Sonoita is located in one of Arizona’s wine countries, so you can enjoy a tasty meal here before hitting any of the local wineries. Try out an omelet for breakfast or a burrito for lunch while dining on the patio. And don’t forget to try out the handmade desserts while you’re here as well!
Address: 3252 Highway 82, Sonoita
Looking for more fantastic restaurants to dine at around the state? If you want to try out some spots that have gained some national recognition, then you’ll want to read our previous article:
These 10 Arizona Restaurants Are TV Famous…And They Are Astonishingly Delicious. We know you’ll find a few that will strike your fancy!