Dining That Shines

With options as endless as a desert sky, Scottsdale is home to a vibrant mix of foods and flavors beckoning you with every bite.  Visit Experience Scottsdale for more great options! ere are just a few of our favorites.


This intimate little bistro gives new meaning to BYOB with its attached wine shop and knowledgeable staff.  A favorite gathering spot for foodie fans, it features local fare that is as exquisitely prepared as it is presented.  You might just want to put this on your must-do list.


Declared the epicenter of creative Arizona cuisine by Food & Wine Magazine, this gastropub has put Scottsdale on the culinary map with its refined farm to table seasonal fare and wine pairings.  But, pretentious it’s not.  Tip: their butterscotch pudding is to die for.


Celebrated as one of the top 20 restaurants in the country by Esquire magazine, Virtu’s menu offers a fresh take on Mediterranean classics. Locals recommend the grilled octopus.

Citizen Public House

For date night, late night, or just a few drinks, there’s hardly a better destination in Scottsdale than this.  Famous for its exceptional food, provocative drink and new fashioned fun. Citizen Public House is an Old Town favorite that is sure to become your new favorite.

Roaring Fork

If you’re drawn to the smoky flavors of the Old West, plan on arriving  early because parking and tables are hard to come by at this popular lunch and happy hour haunt.  Roaring Fork is the best place in town for open fire cooking, smoky cocktails and a cowboy vibe.

Mucha Lucha Taco Shop

This is taco lovers dream!  Named one of the country’s top taco shops, regulars swoon over the freshly made Mexican carne asada and barbacoa street tacos, humongous surf and turf burritos and classic chimichangas. Be sure to grab a bag the warm churros on your way out.

The Perk Eatery

Featured on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, this mom and pop café is known for its unique twists on morning comfort food. Fresh farm-to-table ingredients are whipped into bacon breakfast tacos, lemon curd and honey whipped ricotta French toast and Sonoran Kitchen Sink scrambles daily.  Morning person or not, you’ll love this place.

Sugar Bowl

This nearly 60 year-old soda fountain with its candy pink décor, classic diner eats and some of the best ice cream sundaes is a trip down memory lane. Original drawings from Family Circus creator and Sugar Bowl fan Bill Keane hang on the walls of this sweet spot in Scottsdale’s Old Town.

Gluten Free Creations Bakery

This delectable bakery is a  gluten-free dream come true. From their everything bagel breakfast sandwiches to their cupcakes (don’t miss the carrot cake!), this bakery will definitely satisfy any gf craving.