Arizona November 14, 2016
8 Perfectly Western Themed Restaurants In Arizona That Will Transport You Through Time
Arizona is well-known for its Western history and reliving those experiences doesn’t stop at the museum or ghost town. You’ll find that even some of our restaurants take advantage of this history and create themed environments that feel like you might be taking a step back in time. Others are just places to grab a couple of drinks and get some two-stepping in, something you don’t see many people doing these days. If either of these two scenarios sound like something you want to check out, see a few of our suggestions below to get you started.
1. Big Nose Kate’s Saloon, Tombstone
A Tombstone mainstay since the 1880s, this saloon was once owned and operated by Mary Katherine Horony-Cummings, better known as Big Nose Kate and the common-law wife of Doc Holliday. These days, it’s a place to get a wide variety of meals and hear live music.
Address: 417 East Allen Street, Tombstone
2. Blazin’ M Ranch, Cottonwood
Cottonwood and other towns in the Verde Valley maintain some of their Western charm but if you’re looking for something a little more interactive, check out this Old West replica town that hosts live shows to round out the experience. One of the experiences you’ll have here includes dining from their chuckwagon! You can enjoy a meal that includes ribs, beans, and a prickly pear coleslaw.
Address: 1875 Mabery Ranch Road, Cottonwood
3. Crown King Saloon, Crown King
This historic saloon has been operating for 110 years now. The brothel portion of the saloon is no longer operating but you can still get a meal and drinks here while even hearing some live music in the evenings.
Address: 7219 Main Street, Crown King
4. Mining Camp Restaurant, Apache Junction
Sitting at the base of the Superstition Mountains, this little small replica of a Western town includes the Mining Camp Restaurant where you can enjoy a family-style meal with live, Western-themed entertainment.
Address: 6100 East Mining Camp Street, Apache Junction
5. Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse, Tucson
If the West reminds you of a relaxing, casual atmosphere, that’s exactly what you’ll find here. Remove your work tie (or risk having it cut off!), grab a seat, and enjoy a mouthwatering steak.
Address: 6541 East Tanque Verde Road, Tucson
6. Rawhide Steakhouse and Saloon, Chandler
Another replica of a Western town, Rawhide is a miniature theme park near Wild Horse Pass Casino that thrives on a romanticized view of history. The restaurant here specializes in barbeque and steaks but you can find a variety of meals to satisfy your palate and diet.
Address: 5700 North Loop Road, Chandler
7. Rusty Spur Saloon, Scottsdale
Located in Arizona’s “most Western town,” the Rusty Spur Saloon is a cowboy bar and saloon where you can find a tasty meal of Mexican and American foods. Grab a table here and enjoy some live music to go along with your dinner.
Address: 7245 East Main Street, Scottsdale
8. Tortilla Flat Superstition Saloon, Tortilla Flat
Address: 1 Man Street, Tortilla Flat
If you want to find some other theme restaurants right here in Arizona, see what we’ve previously featured in
These 16 Uniquely Themed Restaurants Will Transform Your Arizona Dining Experience.