These 11 Unique Restaurants In Arizona Will Give You An Unforgettable Dining Experience
We all have our favorite
restaurants we know and love and force out-of-towners to visit, but once in a while, it’s good to shake things up. These awesomely unique restaurants in Arizona may or may not become your new favorites, but they’ll certainly give you something to talk about at dinner.
1. Rustler's Rooste
8383 S 48th St, Phoenix, AZ 85044, USA
is a huge Western-themed restaurant in Phoenix. Visitors walk in past a live steer, through a mine shaft, pass a waterfall and take a slide into the living room. Start with fried rattlesnake and end the night with a trip to the general store. Get a close-up look at this Arizona gem:
2. The Duce
525 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
in Phoenix is a Prohibition-era warehouse converted to a gym/restaurant/jazz club. The Duce will surely have something for everyone in your party.
3. Chino Bandido
310 W Bell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85023, USA
has been blending Asian and Mexican cuisine in Phoenix for 25 years. Guests love the food and the relatively low prices.
4. Rawhide Western Town & Steakhouse
West North Loop Road, W North Loop Rd, Chandler, AZ 85226, USA
is a cheesy Old Western restaurant in a cheesy Old Western town in Chandler, AZ, complete with live stunt shows, gold panning, and a mechanical bull called the Widowmaker. Sounds like a fun family trip!
5. Federal Pizza
5210 N Central Ave ste 104, Phoenix, AZ 85012, USA
in Phoenix is unique in that it serves up delicious, creative pizzas, beer, and wine you can grab in-house or at the convenient drive-thru.
6. The Stockyards
5009 E Washington St #115, Phoenix, AZ 85034, USA
This Phoenix restaurant
opened in 1947 as Arizona's first steakhouse and retains its Old West charm, in a less cheesy way than some other places on this list.
7. Organ Stop Pizza
1149 E Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ 85204, USA
https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/arizona/organ-stop-pizza-az/This restaurant in Mesa gathers crowds with one of the largest Wurlitzer theater organ in the world, with more than 5,500 pipes. See this amazing place in action:
8. Black Bart's Steakhouse, Saloon and Musical Revue
is a steakhouse in Flagstaff, AZ, hidden in an RV park. The food, service, and music are definitely worth a visit.
9. Rock Springs Cafe
35900 Old Black Canyon Hwy, Black Canyon City, AZ 85324, USA
' first commercial use began in 1924 as the site of a hotel and general store and has expanded to include the cafe that serves world-famous pie, and for more adventurous guests, Rocky Mountain oysters (which they call Bradshaw Mountain oysters). Just make sure you Google it before you order.
10. Durant's Steakhouse
2611 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
Take a trip back in time at
, a Phoenix landmark that still looks much like it did when it opened in 1950. Joe DiMaggio, Clark Gable and John Wayne all frequented the steakhouse.
11. The Gaslight Theatre
7010 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85710, USA
The Gaslight Theatre
in Tucson features shows based on hilarious knock-offs such as Space Wars and Henry Porter and the Sorcerer's Secret. The names alone should give you an idea of the ridiculous fun in store for you here. Take a look at some of the whimsical entertainment you can see here:
Have you visited any of these unique restaurants? Please share your experiences and other awesome unique restaurants with us in the comments! Make sure to visit some of the weirdest and
most whimsical restaurants in Arizona.
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What are the most fun restaurants in Arizona?
The most fun restaurants in Arizona include:
Delgadillo’s Snow Cap Drive-In. Located in historic Seligman on Route 66, this restaurant has whimsical decor and serves each meal with an edible happy face.
Lutes Casino. This restaurant in Yuma has silly decor throughout but serves truly delicious burgers.
Organ Stop Pizza. The entire restaurant has chimes, moving parts, and other surprises all connected to a giant Wurlitzer organ.
Tortilla Flat Superstition Saloon. The walls are covered in dollar bills, the barstools are saddles, and the food is pretty darn good.
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What are the most famous restaurants in Arizona?
The most famous restaurants in Arizona include:
Eegee’s. This is a chain in Tucson that serves slushy-like treats that you have to eat with a spoon and they’re yummy.
Lo-Lo’s Chicken and Waffles. This place is second only to Mrs. White’s for soul food in Arizona and the same family owns both places.
Pizzeria Bianco. Widely considered to have the best pizza in the state, this place has a line every day and when they run out, they close.
Barrio Cafe. This is a quality restaurant in a sketchy neighborhood that serves amazing food including guacamole with pomegranate seeds.
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What are the most historic restaurants in Arizona?
The most historic restaurants in Arizona include:
El Charro. This Tucson restaurant has been around since 1922 and is said to be where chimichangas were invented.
Charlie Clark’s Steakhouse. Located up in Pinetop, this was once a speakeasy and became a restaurant in 1938.
Durant’s. This has been a celebrity haunt since 1950 serving up some of the most delicious steaks in the state.
Palace Restaurant & Saloon. This restaurant in Prescott was built in 1877, succumbed to fire, and reopened in 1901.
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