Arizona Dining October 18, 2017
This Arizona Restaurant Is So Remote You’ve Probably Never Heard Of It
Feel like going out for a drive? If you need a more concrete destination for your trip than just the open road, how about searching for a rural restaurant miles from the nearest town?
Kirkland Bar & Steakhouse sits just off the road in the tiny town of Kirkland, itself more than 26 miles west of Prescott.
The building has a rustic appearance, showing off an unpainted wooden and adobe-like exterior that seems to tie it to Old West roots.
The building was originally built in 1863 as a stagecoach stop, later acting as a town hotel and perhaps even a bordello. However, a 1922 fire burned most of the building to the ground, leaving just the staircase, trays, and the safe. It was rebuilt the following year into the building you see today.
Step inside and you'll be greeted by a warm interior that looks exactly how you would imagine a small town western bar to appear. Antlers grace the walls, a wagon wheel serves as a lighting source, and the old metal ceiling tiles are still mounted above.
Since this is a steakhouse, you'll want to try their ribeye or filet mignon, which you can watch being cooked right before your eyes. Or, if steak isn't what your belly is craving, then try the burgers or one of the house specials.
And, if you're not quite up for dinner, there's plenty of other things to do here. Play some pool or grab a seat on the cozy sofa and relax with your favorite brew. They also feature live music, which you won't want to miss!
Wherever you're driving from, you'll enjoy stopping here for a juicy meal and a chance to chat with the owners or other locals.
Kirkland Bar & Steakhouse is located at
8985 Iron Springs Road in Kirkland. You can find details about the building’s history, the menu, and hours of operation on the restaurant’s website or Facebook page.
Want to read about another remote restaurant that you can only experience in Arizona? Read more about the Crown King Saloon in
You’d Never Know This Remote Saloon Is Hiding In Arizona And It’s Delightful.