Arizona June 07, 2017
10 Small Town Family Kitchens In Arizona That Serve Meals To Die For
I don’t know about you but when I’m having a bad day, there’s nothing that lifts my spirits like a plate of comfort food. The food always reminds me of home and my family’s love. Depending on your cultural background, those home-cooked comfort meals can look different from person to person. Mine, for example, includes a rich chicken and dumpling stew and piping hot Navajo tacos but for others, it may be a serving of savory meatloaf, perfectly moist tamales, or perhaps some other dish. Either way, they’re a reminder of love in our lives.
Here’s a look at some family-owned restaurants in Arizona’s small towns that will not only fill your belly but also your heart.
1. Crossroads Cafe, Parker
Does your idea of comfort food involve plenty of gravy with your breakfast? You’ll love the meals found at this restaurant in Parker and it’s in the perfect location because it’s just a half mile from the Colorado River.
Address: 612 South California Avenue, Parker
2. Darbi’s Cafe, Pinetop
One look at that dinner above should tell you everything you need to know about dining at this small town establishment. Darbi’s Cafe is known for being a welcoming family restaurant that serves delicious meals all day long.
Address: 235 East White Mountain Boulevard, Pinetop
3. Guayo’s On The Trail, Globe
If you’ve ever craved a delicious plate of Mexican food, this is one of several restaurants in the Globe area that serve incredible meals
and make you feel at home. In fact, this is one of several family-owned Mexican restaurants started by four sisters decades ago.
Address: 14239 South Highway 189, Globe
4. Mi Casa Restaurant, Benson
If Mexican food is your version of homey comfort food, then you’ll love dining at Mi Casa Restaurant in Benson. This little spot serves dishes that are a little more upscale compared to what you may get at home but still incredibly delicious.
Address: 723 West 4th Street, Benson
5. Morning Star Cafe, Palominas
Have you seen a better looking plate of meatloaf anywhere? This hearty dish is served hot and juicy with just the right sides for a meal that will take you back to mom’s kitchen.
Address: 10428 East Highway 92, Palominas
6. Bayou By You, Williams
Few people realize there's a little slice of Louisiana hiding in Arizona. The moment you step inside Bayou By You, you'll be transported to a world of authentic Cajun and Creole food by a couple from New Orleans. Photographed above is a Shrimp Remoulade Po'boy -- just one of many mouthwatering offerings at Bayou By You.
Address: 125 West Route 66, Williams
7. Ranch House Restaurant, Yarnell
This family-owned restaurant has been serving the local community for 77 years and feels a bit like home when you sit down at one of the dining tables. Enjoy a plate of biscuits and gravy or a hearty sandwich for lunch when you arrive.
Address: 23225 South State Route 89, Yarnell
8. Rendevous Diner, Greer
Greer has a lot going for it: beautiful views, a quiet setting, and delicious restaurants. Rendevous Diner is one spot where you can enjoy not only biscuits and gravy for breakfast and pastrami sandwiches for lunch, but you’ll also be treated to great pie and cobblers. Order that with a coffee and you’ll feel like you’re enjoying a treat at home.
Address: 117 Country Road 1120, Greer
9. Sunny D Delight, Huachuca City
10. Westside Lilo’s Cafe, Seligman
If comfort food to you means traditional American dishes with German options, then you’ll enjoy the hearty meals served at Westside Lilo’s. Meals, like the jägerschnitzel shown above, look and taste incredible!
Address: 22855 West Route 66, Seligman
How many of these restaurants have you had the chance to visit? Is there a favorite that we missed? Be sure to let us know your thoughts by leaving a comment here or on our Facebook page.
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