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Ahwatukee Foothills residents love to eat out, and to help them with their decisions we offer this selection of area restaurants that have been reviewed in the Ahwatukee Foothills News. Restaurants are listed alphabetically. To browse the restaurants by category, click here:
A-Town Tavern and Eatery
3820 E Ray Road # 30
A Town offers a large variety of beers, wines and a full bar. Live entertainment is provided on selected nights. Weekly entertainment includes karaoke on Tuesdays beginning at 8 p.m.., craps games on Wednesdays from 7 to 10 p.m., poker nights on Thursdays at 7 and 10 p.m. and live music Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Ahwatukee Country Club
12432 S. 48th St., Phoenix
Mingle with the locals after a round of golf; great for a quick sandwich or appetizer before or after your golf outing, full bar also available from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Restaurant hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.
4609 E. Chandler Blvd., Chandler
Affordable and fun neighborhood bar and grill serving up great American food. Open 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday.
Arriba Mexican Grill
4649 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix
Chilies, and lots of them, highlight the New Mexico-style dishes from chimichangas to carnitas. The restaurant is open 10:45 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
4221 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix
Nouvelle Italian cuisine includes traditional dishes with a contemporary twist and served in a neighborhood restaurant setting. Open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, 5-9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 5-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
az bread co.
315 W. Elliot Road, Suite 108, Tempe
Offers breads, baked goods, special breads for the holidays, breakfast and lunch - more a restaurant than a bakery. Open 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekends. Lunch is served after 10:30 a.m.
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill
4302 E. Ray Road, Chandler
Tasty, simple counter service Mexican food that consistently pleases. Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, until 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
3233 E. Chandler Blvd., Chandler
Pizza made the old-fashioned way - just plain good. From the cheese to the sauce to the crust, Barro’s aims to please, and it succeeds. Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon to 10 p.m. Sunday.
1327 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix
5030 E. Ray Road, Phoenix
Generous portions at reasonable prices, the menu includes 17 lunch specials with choices of chicken, beef, shrimp, scallops or pork. Ray Road hours: 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, lunch 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily. Chandler Boulevard hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, lunch 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
4909 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix
Lunch and dinner include pastas such as lasagna, ravioli and manicotti in addition to its famous “East Coast-style” pizzas and calzones. Great desserts and homemade sangria are favorites for diners. Open 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.
Bleachers Sports Grill
15410 S. Mountain Parkway
Featuring everything from homemade soups to chicken wings to burgers, this sports grill also offers 30 high-definition plasma screen televisions and an outdoor patio with a fireplace. Open 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday through Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.
4747 E. Elliot Road
Brad’s Place has a fixed menu, but each night has a different theme. Steak night, Mexican food, home cooking, Italian food a Walleye fish fry take turns as the highlight of each night.
Brazilian Bull Churrascaria Steakhouse
4909 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix
Food for all tastes and a promise that you won’t leave hungry. Expect a parade of meat dishes, freshly sliced at the table. A large salad bar with cold dishes and a few hot dishes. Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
Buca di Beppo
7111 W. Ray Road, Chandler
Tasty southern Italian cuisine, family style, with huge portions for more than a solo effort. Open for dinner 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, noon to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Cactus Jack’s Ahwatukee Tavern
4747 E. Elliot Road
A staple of Ahwatukee Foothills for more than 20 years, this veteran bar has a friendly atmosphere with a home-style feel. Fun events featuring competitions almost every night and a happy hour that runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day keeps bringing people back.
5063 E. Elliot Road, Phoenix
In a calm, romantic but hip atmosphere, this longtime Ahwatukee Foothills favorite serves up Italian, Mediterranean and even southwestern cuisine. Open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and. Sunday.
4910 E. Ray Road, Phoenix
Specializing in cupcakes, Cake Cafe also offers specialty coffees and wedding cakes. Open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop
4929 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix
Great hot and cold Italian subs served up all day long. Open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Carrabba’s Italian Grill
1060 N. 54th St., Chandler
This dinner-only Italian restaurant has been pleasing appetites for years and is counted as one of the most well known Italian eateries in the Valley. Open from 4 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 4 to 11 p.m. Friday, 3 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, and 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday.
CK’s Tavern and Grill
4142 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix
It’s a sports bar, but also a restaurant. Generous menu portions with some unique twists including hamburgers, sandwiches, salads and meals. Open 11 a.m. daily, 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, to 1 a.m. except Friday and Saturday to 2 a.m.
Claim Jumper Restaurant
1530 W. Baseline Road, Tempe
Open daily for lunch and dinner, Claim Jumper offers a selection of freshly prepared items, including USDA Prime and Choice steaks, fresh fish, rotisserie chicken, baby back pork ribs, fresh baked pot pies, specialty salads, wood-fired pizzas, pasta, sandwiches, burgers and more. Open Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m. to10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Corvette Café and Lounge
6225 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler
Located inside Kyrene Lanes, sandwiches, fries and shakes highlight the menu from the ‘50s and ‘60s. Open from 9 a.m. daily. Karaoke from 9 p.m. to close on Friday.
5022 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix
Home cooking, like Grandma used to make, Cracker Barrel serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and until 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Crackers & Company Cafe
1285 W. Elliot Road, Tempe
Features a full breakfast and lunch menu, including creative omelets, fluffy pancakes, gourmet half-pound burgers, innovative salads, specialty sandwiches, six or more soups and an extensive dessert menu made in-house daily. Open 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. seven days a week.
7720 S. Priest Drive, Tempe
Chinese, Japanese and some exotic items highlight the multicultural experience. Lunch 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays, dinner 5 to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Sunday, 5 to 11 p.m. Friday. A Saturday brunch is available 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cups N’ Crepes
4232 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix
Ahwatukee’s best kept secret. The coffeehouse and creperie offers a variety of crepes for breakfast, lunch or early dinner. Choose from the regular menu or create your own. Salads are also available, as well as hot, iced and blended coffees, tea and Italian soda. Open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Dine in or carry out.
4926 E. Chandler Blvd.
Del Taco offers made-to-order Mexican items such as tacos, burritos, quesadillas and American favorites, including cooked-to-order burgers, fries and shakes. Del Taco uses fresh ingredients, including hand-made salsa, fresh produce, freshly-grated cheddar cheese and chicken grilled every hour. Open 24 hours!
7400 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler
Denny’s restaurants offer a casual dining atmosphere and moderately-priced meals and is best known for its breakfasts served around the clock. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Dos Gringos MexiGrill
8000 S. Priest Drive, Tempe
This “grown-up” version of the downtown Tempe watering hole is a family-friendly place with the same casual patio atmsophere of the traditional Dos Gringos. The grill offers the same Rocky Point-style fresh tacos, along with soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts. Eat until 2 a.m.
Elephant Bar Restaurant
3405 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler
Dishes feature the flavors of Asia, Europe and regional specialties of America. Choose from fresh salads, sandwiches, burgers, Pacific Rim wok specialties, fire-grilled fresh fish, chicken, steaks and more. Dining to go is also available - just call in your order and park in the reserved spaces up front.
Emerald City Smoothie
4206 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix
The smoothie bar features more than 40 handmade smoothies in three sizes. Smoothies can be low fat, immune building, high calorie and workout. Open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
825 N. 54th St.
Specializing in Maryland-style seafood, Ernie's serves clam chowder, crab cakes, steamed shrimp and blue crabs, in addition to burgers and sandwiches. The outdoor patio bar features three 50-inch HD TVs and the inside has two new pool tables.
1989 W. Elliot Road, Suite 19, Chandler
The pub serves up authentic Irish fare with a wide selection of beers and features live music several nights a week. Open 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. seven days a week.
Fired Up Grill
7131 W. Ray Road Suite 45, Chandler
One of the most unique features of the restaurant is its "Tabletop Grill," in which guests seated on the patio can order 2-ounce portions of chicken, steak, shrimp and ahi tuna for $2 and peppers, asparagus, zucchini and pineapple for $1.50 and grill their own food right at the table.
Five & Diner
960 N. 54th St., Chandler
Classic burger joint - ‘50s style. Enjoy a hearty breakfast, lunch or dinner, a great time for the family, and they even have jukeboxes at every table. Open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, weekends 24 hours.
Fleming’s Steakhouse and Wine Bar
905 N. 54th St., Chandler
Prime choice meat at its best, Fleming’s hits the spot for steak lovers. Open for dinner 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 5 to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Florencia Pizza Bistro
3646 E. Ray Road, Phoenix
Fresh sauce, hand-rolled crusts and 40 toppings to choose from, there is a pizza combination for everyone. Open 4 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 4 to 10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday.
7470 S. Priest Drive, Tempe
Here’s a place for a great burger where you pile on the fixings. If you’re a burger fan and want to control your beefy concoction’s destiny, this place is for you. Open from 10:45 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and until 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
The Garage Public House
4855 E. Warner Road Suite A31
High quality, scratch made comfort food that is elevated from the typical pub grub. Open 11 to 2 a.m., seven days a week. Happy hour Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. when they sell all glasses of wine for $5. They also have reverse happy hour Tuesday through Sunday from 10 p.m. to midnight.
Giovanni Pizza Bistro
37 W. Baseline Road, Tempe
Original recipes handed down from generation to generation reveal the secrets of fine Italian cooking. The menu features award-winning pizzas, baked ziti, baked brie Panini, Alfredo pasta with shrimp, caprese salad and more, along with an ample assortment of wines sold by the glass or bottle. A pasta and salad bar express lunch is offered 11 a.m.-3 p.m. daily. Catering is also available. Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays to Thursdays and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
Golden Spoon Frozen Yogurt
4855 E. Warner Road, Suite A-16
The menu includes 55 flavors (54 are non-fat), along with seasonal flavors. Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and noon to 9 p.m. Sundays.
Great Harvest Bread Co.
1730 E. Warner Road, Tempe
This bakery and gourmet coffee shop offers tasty homemade breads, cookies, muffins, scones, rolls and bread sticks all made with fresh whole wheat ground in the store. The line of breads features 12 different flavors each month. Customers can also choose from a variety of soups and sandwiches, gourmet coffees, juices, smoothies, gift bags and baskets, jams and jellies and gift cards. Hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Closed Sundays.
9845 S. Priest Drive, Tempe
The combination of low prices and the conveyor belt concept, where dishes are placed on a revolving conveyor belt so that guests can pick and choose which plates they would like as they pass in front of them, gives diners a quick and affordable place to eat. Dishes are also made to order.
Hawg ‘n Dawg Express
12020 S. Warner Elliot Loop
Three-foot long, seven pound hot dog called the junkyard dog covered with chili, cheese, onions, bacon and Fritos, and if you eat it you get a baseball hat and your picture put on the Wall of Wieners. Other specialties include the green chili burrito, Black Angus sirloin dogs out of Chicago; barbecue items are smoked with pecan and apple wood, pulled chicken, chopped brisket and pulled pork. Popular homemade sides are Mom’s potato salad, blue cheese coleslaw. Offers business delivery between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Open 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
4740 E. Warner Road
Locally-owned and operated, its chefs bring 20 years of restaurant experience to the table. The restaurant strives to provide a community gathering place where Ahwatukee residents, and anyone looking for high quality food at a reasonable price, can come together and enjoy a meal and a glass of wine or simply a cup of coffee on the patio. Open Sunday through Thursday 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 6:30 a.m. to10 p.m.
2929 W. Frye Road
Champagne Sunday Brunch every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Savory sensations include classic seasonal favorites, chilled seafood, carving stations, international specialties and desserts. Reservations required.
Honey Bear’s BBQ
7670 S. Priest Dr., Tempe
Features pork, beef, chicken, beef rib tips, barbecue chicken wings and catfish, which is a special on Thursdays and Fridays. The meat is basted and smoked, and the sauce is added just before serving. Open 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Hong Kong Gourmet Buffet
4909 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix
Tasty stir-fry dishes with weekend specials like fried squid, and don’t forget the sake on draft. Open at 11 a.m. every day and lunch is served until 3:30 p.m. Dinner is served until 9 p.m., except for Friday and Saturday until 9:30 p.m.
4645 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix
Specials on pizzas with choices of nine crusts, four salad choices, wings and calzone-style subs are offered for either carry-out or delivery. Open 3 to 9 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekends.
7050 W. Ray Road, Chandler
The best burgers and fries this side of the Pacific Ocean. Everybody who eats burgers loves this place. Open 10:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday through Thursday, and until 1:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
International House of Pancakes
5020 E. Ray Road, Phoenix
Breakfast is always served, and IHOP has 46 ways to combine pancakes, eggs, hash browns, sausage, bacon and ham. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
7230 W. Ray Road, Chandler
Everything you would expect from a deli including sandwiches, soups, salads and desserts. There’s even a children’s menu for those 12 and under. Open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.
4605 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix
Authentic Jersey Shore subs are made with high-quality, fresh-every-morning ingredients. Watch as your sub is made - order it “Mike’s Way” and you’ll get onions, lettuce, tomatoes, red wine vinegar, olive oil and a blend of spices. Wraps and salads are also on the menu, and catering is available. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week.
Joe’s Crab Shack
1606 W Baseline Road, Tempe
Joe’s is a place to kick back, strap on a bib and could enjoy awesome crabs, seafood and jam to rockin’ tunes on the many picnic tables. Open Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
909 E. Elliot Road, Tempe
A fine dining staple for more than a decade, John Henry’s offers a rack of lamb, chicken dishes, filets and great wine by the glass. Open for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on weekdays. Dinner is served from 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Kai - Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort
5594 W. Wildhorse Pass Blvd., Chandler
This fine dining establishment features a menu blending traditional Native American dishes with Southwestern cuisine. The expansive wine list creates a balance between big label wines and vintages that might be considered boutique or cult. Other luxurious touchese include Frette tablecloths and napkins and temperature controlled flatware. Dinner is served 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 5:30 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Reservations are strongly suggested.
Keegan’s Grill and Taproom
4723 E. Ray Road, Phoenix
One of Ahwatukee Foothills’ most popular neighborhood grills, with ribs, steaks, salads, soups, seafood, burgers and more. Open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, until midnight Friday and Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.
Ko’Sin at Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa
5594W. Wild Horse Pass Blvd.
Chandler, AZ 85226
Ko'sin, a desert bistro, features a fusion of American andArizonadesert cuisine. Offering breakfast, lunch and dinner Ko'sin, meaning 'kitchen' in the Pima language, delights guests with delectable dishes amid stunning views of the Sierra Estrella Mountain Range. Breakfast hours are 6 to 11 a.m., lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. www.wildhorsepassresort.com/dining
Kobe Japanese Steak House
1125 W. Elliot Road, Tempe
(480) 753-1811 and (480) 753-1611
Experienced sushi and teppan chefs bring their kitchen skills and entertaining personalities to the customer. Open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-10 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-11 p.m. Friday; noon-11 p.m. Saturday and noon-10 p.m. Sunday.
1334 E. Chandler Blvd.
The menu, described as being inspired by cuisines in Northern Italy, uses foods from Queen Creek Olive Oil, Four Peaks Brewery, Florence Farms Produce and others, including a small farm in the White Tank Mountains. Hours are Tuesday through Friday, from 4 p.m. to last call; Friday through Saturday, 3 p.m. to last call; and Sundays from noon to last call.
Lilo’s Coffee Haus
4747 E. Elliot Road
Independent coffee shop is serves many organic flavors of coffee, a large selection of teas, coffee drinks and even some muffins and pastries. They have a little dining area with couches, books and comfortable chairs as well as free wi-fi available.
1327 E. Chandler Blvd.
Loco Patron features classic favorites and modern adaptations to the traditional dishes that have made Mexico a favorite culinary destination. The restaurant uses only fresh ingredients and everything is homemade from scratch every day. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
12637 S. 48th St., Phoenix
Whether it’s the one-of-a-kind sombrero margarita mugs or the affordable dishes that leave you feeling you are rolling out the door, Macayo’s has everyone’s attention as one of the finest Mexican food cantinas in the Valley. Open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.
Mad Chef Gastropub
3941 E. Chandler Blvd.
The restaurant stands out with totally cooked from scratch recipes as well as a large selection of craft beers, import beers on tap and boutique wines, featuring three patios for outdoor dining and a separate dining room to accommodate private parties. Lunch 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; dinner until 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, until 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and until 9 p.m. on Sunday
Matthew’s Restaurant (inside Grace Inn)
10831 S. 51st St., Phoenix
Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner. Choose from the $4 breakfast, $5.95 lunch specials and a variety of dinner specials. Open daily from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m.
Meatballz Italian Deli
7131 West Ray Road
Meatballz boasts a diverse menu of traditional Italian dishes, homemade sauces, specialty cheeses, pastas, breads, sandwiches and salads. Open Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The Melting Pot
3626 East Ray Road
At The Melting Pot, fondue truly becomes a memorable four-course dining experience where patrons can dip into something different. Open Monday through Thursday from 4 to 10 p.m., Friday from 4:30 to 11 p.m., Saturday from 3 to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 3 to 10 p.m.
4901 E. Ray Road, Phoenix
Open since 1996, serving an international menu breakfast through dinner with an award-winning Sunday brunch in a décor intended to look like a country village. Open 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week.
3941 E. Chandler Blvd.
Open 3 to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, noon to 9:30 p.m. Saturdays and closed Sundays. Happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m. on weekdays.
Mr. Chao’s Asia Bistro
4232 E. Chandler Blvd.
With a chef who is adamant about freshness and consistency, everything holds its color and flavor at Mr. Chao’s Asia Bistro.
My Wine Cellar
5030 E. Warner Road, Phoenix
Open for lunch and dinner, the menu ranges from pâté to sandwich wraps for lunch to pasta, seafood, lamb and other delights for the dinner menu. Open 3 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 2 to 11 p.m. Friday, 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday.
Native New Yorker
5030 E. Ray Road, Phoenix
1339 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix
Buffalo wings, burgers, fries and other American cuisine, 15 types of draft beer, and tons of televisions for sporting events. Kitchen open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily, bar closes at 1 a.m.
4710 E. Warner Road, Phoenix
Ahwatukee Foothills residents can’t get enough of Nello’s, as they have voted it No. 1 in the Best of Ahwatukee Foothills’ readers survey many times. Nello’s is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday.
10826 S. 48th St., Phoenix
Gyros, Italian beef and Italian sausage sandwiches and Chicago-style hot dogs highlight the menu that brings of the tastes of the Midwest to the desert. Open 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Nothing Bundt Cakes
4722 E. Ray Road, #14
Nothing Bundt Cakes has been in Ahwatukee Foothills for more than six years, but more residents seem to be discovering the delicious cakes now that Rocky and Theresa Rebert have taken ownership of the store. The franchise just had its best December ever, and Rocky attributes the success to the great people in the community and his great product.
On the Border Mexican Grill and Cantina
5005 E. Ray Road, Phoenix
From traditional dishes to grilled meat specialties, On the Border serves lunch, dinner, catered events and special occasions. Hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Orange Leaf Yogurt
4810 E. Ray Road
Orange Leaf gives Ahwatukee residents a fun, upscale environment to go and have a nice frozen treat that is healthier and as delicious as ice cream. Hours are Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Original Burrito Company
4949 E. Elliot Road, Phoenix
Ahwatukee Foothills’ first Mexican eatery has been pleasing neighbors’ palettes since 1982. Order by number and see why these platters full of burritos, rice, beans and other Mexican food staples are so well-known in the community. Open 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday.
1080 N. 54th St., Chandler
A little slice of the Outback. Outback serves it up Aussie style, but is American-friendly with dishes including familiar names like prime rib, shrimp, garlic-covered mashed potatoes, fettuccine and chicken. Open 4 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 4 to 11 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.
P.F. Chang’s China Bistro
3255 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler
Spicy chicken lettuce wraps and a variety of Asian cuisine that doesn’t miss. Open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, to midnight Friday and Saturday.
4747 E. Elliot Road, Suite 7
Pacific Garden serves Canton-style Chinese food along with sushi and a few Thai and Vietnamese dishes. The restaurant is open Monday through Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday, from noon to 9 p.m.
4730 E. Warner Road, Phoenix
Black-and-white décor with tablecloths and linen napkins create a sophisticated feeling to enjoy lunch and dinner. Open 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday.
Paradise Bakery & Cafe
940 N. 54th St., Chandler
Display cases feature freshly-made oven-warm brownies, cakes and cookies. The breakfast menu offers a variety of omelettes, wraps, croissants, Belgian waffles, quiche and fresh fruit; and choose from an array sandwiches, soups, Paninis, wraps and salads as the day goes on. Hours are 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Pei Wei Asian Diner
7131 W. Ray Road, Chandler
Often referred to as the express version of its parent company, P.F. Chang’s, Pei Wei has all the great Asian cuisine, from teriyaki dishes, to Mongolian, to Cantonese and more. Open 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday, until 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.
Peter Piper Pizza
4940 E. Ray Road, Phoenix
The pizza parlor serves up affordable food, games and family fun. Pizzas made from fresh dough and a solid selection of toppings as well as traditional video games are sure to lure families looking for a fun time. Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday.
RA Sushi Bar Restaurant
4921 E. Ray Road, Phoenix
A Valley favorite for sushi, as well as other Oriental and Pacific Rim cuisine. The sushi bar has fresh albacore, tuna, yellow tail, salmon, mackerel and more as well as soft drinks, adult drinks and desserts. Open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week.
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers
1375 W. Elliot Road, Tempe
Offering more than two dozen gourmet burgers in a variety of recipes with all-you-can-eat steak fries. Its menu also includes salads, soups, appetizers, entrees, desserts, children’s fare and specialty beverages. Open Monday through Thursday 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Rock Bottom Brewery
14205 S. 50th St., Phoenix
Local brewery serves up suds and then some. Enjoy burgers, sandwiches, appetizers, salads and more for lunch and dinner. The bar and restaurant opens at 11 a.m. daily. The bar closes at 1 a.m., kitchen closes between 10 and 11 p.m. each day.
Romano’s Macaroni Grill
5035 E. Ray Road, Phoenix
Pasta, wood-fired pizza and more in this popular Italian restaurant. Don’t forget to try the tiramisu. Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion Restaurant
7151 W. Ray Road, Chandler
Fusion of Hawaiian, Asian and European flavors and styles with influences from the southwest. Dinner is served from 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 5 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Ruffino Italian Cuisine
4902 E. Warner Road, Phoenix
Italian food in a classy atmosphere. Enjoy escargots, prosciutto, duck ravioli and plenty more. Hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday and 3 to 10 p.m. Sunday.
Rumbi Island Grill
885 N. 54th St.
Signature rice bowls, salads, sandwiches and entrees, made from Hawaiian Teriyaki, the Jamaican Jerk, Thai Peanut, Honey Polynesian Orange—you put that together with all-white meat grilled chicken, marinated steak, hand-cut our vegetables, hand-cut our tropical fruits, homemade soups and dressings. Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.
7777 S. Pointe Parkway West, Phoenix
Open since the early 1970s, the Rooste continues to offer a variety of savory American cuisine, including steaks, ribs, burgers, and don’t forget the rattlesnake. Open for dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. seven days a week.
4232 E. Chandler Blvd.
This New Mexican-inspired cuisine features red and green chile flavors and meats either smoked with pecan wood or grilled. Open daily from 11 a.m. until midnight, with food served until 10 p.m. Secreto opens at 9 a.m. weekends for brunch.
1180 W. Elliot Road # 101, Tempe
Souper Salad is one of the nation’s largest all-you-care-to-eat soup and salad bar restaurant chains. Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week.
Star of India Restaurant
4025 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix
Great Indian food that might need some explaining. That is, unless you know what Mulligitawny or Keema Matter are. But don’t worry, the staff is plenty willing to help you out. Open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. weekdays and to 3 p.m. on weekends. Dinner is served from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. every night.
Sushi Eye Bar and Grill
780 W. Elliot Road, Tempe
The family-owned eatery offers wide selection of traditional sushi as well as house specialties that aren’t available anywhere else. Standard and unique appetizers are also on the menu. Open 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 5:30 to 10 p.m. Friday through Saturday, closed Sunday.
4723 E. Ray Road, Phoenix
Salad and then some, Sweet Tomatoes offers pizza, pasta, baked goods, fruit, Sunday breakfast and more. Open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.
4221 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix
Thai cuisine featuring dishes balanced with fresh seafood, exotic herbs and potent spices. Each dish comes with the option of mild, medium, hot or Thai hot. Lunch hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Dinner hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 5 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Sunday, and 4 p.m. to midnight Saturday.
3400 W. Chandler Blvd., Suite 5
Our exceptionally affordable fare includes a full array of Specialty Drinks, Martinis, Your favorites, as well as a small, but exceptional wine list. Complemented with a unique offering of appetizers, it is the ideal place to gather, enjoy an evening, and not break your budget. Open daily from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Top of the Rock Restaurant at The Buttes
2000 W. Westcourt Way
Enjoy a panoramic view of the Valley and a fine dining experience featuring New American cuisine. Dinner is served from 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 5 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The restaurant is open for brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
Va Bene Restaurant
4647 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix
Family owned and operated. Va Bene serves Adriatic/Italian cuisine in hefty servings. Salads, soups, pizza or pasta are available as are 180 different types of domestic and imported wines. Open for lunch 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and dinner 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.
Vincent’s Famous Pizza & Restaurant
4905 E. Ray Road
The pizza is made with full grande cheese from Wisconsin and Stanislaus tomatoes, with options such as chicken marsala pizza or buffalo chicken pizza. The menu also includes a variety of salads, soups, pasta and baked dishes like manicotti.Customers can buy a slice of pizza at 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. during the week, and even 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
4824 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix
Good food fast, attentive service and bargain prices are what Waffle House has built its reputation on. Waffles, steak and eggs, and chili can be found in the restaurant that boasts the signature six-stool counter and booths with jukeboxes. The whole menu is served 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
4825 E. Warner Road, Phoenix
Traditional rice bowls with or without vegetables, an ample appetizer menu and spices from mild to spicy help satisfy the craving for Japanese food. Open 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Yupha’s Thai Kitchen
1805 E. Elliot Road, Suite 115, Tempe
A variety of seafood, curry, noodles and specials grace the large menu. Open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday.
4923 E. Chandler Blvd., Suite 301.
Hip and contemporary, but still family-friendly, Zoyo architecturally features colorful striped walls and windowed garage doors that can be rolled open to invite customers in. Zoyo is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays; and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays and
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