These 9 Small Town Arizona Restaurants Serve Up Some Of The Best Meals In The State

Our love for small-town eateries runs deep and we know most of you feel the same way. Here are nine off-the-beaten-path Arizona restaurants where down-home cooking, fast and friendly service, and a no-frills atmosphere will surely delight you diners with the best meals of your lives.

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How many of these off-the-beaten-path restaurants in Arizona have you tried? Did we leave off any spots that deserve to be featured? Let us know! For more mouthwatering eateries, check out These 13 Mom And Pop Restaurants In Arizona Are A Must Visit.

Address: 815 S Beeline Hwy, Payson, AZ 85541, USA
Address: 21 S Milton Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, USA
Address: 32531 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85266, USA
Address: 5155 N Dave Wingfield Rd, Rimrock, AZ 86335, USA
Address: 42650 US-180, Alpine, AZ 85920, USA
Address: 19780 E Hitching Post Way, Mayer, AZ 86333, USA
Address: 104 E 4th St, Casa Grande, AZ 85122, USA
Address: 901 N Main St, Cottonwood, AZ 86326, USA
Address: 156 N Arizona Blvd, Coolidge, AZ 85128, USA
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Off-The-Beaten-Path Arizona Restaurants

March 28, 2021

What are the best hidden gem restaurants in Arizona?

Arizona has some wonderful eateries and some are found in hidden corners of the state. Darbi’s Cafe in Pinetop is a quaint restaurant set amongst the pines and serves huge portions! Enjoy all three meals here but whatever you order, you must save room for one of their decadent desserts. Blue Hills Cafe in small-town Dewey is known for its friendly service and great food. You will enjoy everything from your favorite breakfast foods to burgers and chicken fried steak for lunch and dinner at this mom-and-pop-style eatery.

What are the most unique restaurants in Arizona?

The Grand Canyon State is chock full of unique places to dine, and some are a little more unique than others. The House in Show Low is like eating at home but without doing any of the cooking yourself. There is even a backyard to play cornhole and other fun games. Organ Stop Pizza in Mesa has a Wurlitzer organ that someone plays while you enjoy your pizza. You can find other unique restaurants in our 8 Wackiest Restaurants In Arizona article.

What are the best small towns in Arizona?

Small towns are often quaint, beautiful places that are not overrun with tourists. Bisbee is a fine example of a lovely small town that has a lot to offer. Its thriving main street is filled with shops, restaurants, and galleries and is one place in Arizona that should not be missed! Historic Cottonwood is another town that is full of charm and happens to be in the heart of the state’s wine country. Aside from visiting a winery, you can also visit one of the many antique shops this town is known for.

 

Address: 815 S Beeline Hwy, Payson, AZ 85541, USA
Address: 21 S Milton Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, USA
Address: 32531 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85266, USA
Address: 5155 N Dave Wingfield Rd, Rimrock, AZ 86335, USA
Address: 42650 US-180, Alpine, AZ 85920, USA
Address: 19780 E Hitching Post Way, Mayer, AZ 86333, USA
Address: 104 E 4th St, Casa Grande, AZ 85122, USA
Address: 901 N Main St, Cottonwood, AZ 86326, USA
Address: 156 N Arizona Blvd, Coolidge, AZ 85128, USA