Hey, it's Jonathan, your host at Turquoise House Scottsdale! Are you looking for some amazing places to eat in Scottsdale? Look no further! Here are some of our favorite restaurants that are sure to delight your taste buds:
- Sicilian Butcher
Located within walking distance from "West House," Sicilian Butcher is one of our favorite spots. It boasts a great ambiance, outdoor seating, and craft meatballs that will blow your mind. The menu is a combination of traditional Sicilian recipes and modern American cuisine, with plenty of gluten-free and vegetarian options available.
- Blanco Cocina + Cantina
If you're in the mood for excellent tacos, fajitas, and of course margaritas, Blanco Cocina + Cantina is the place to be. This restaurant features a modern take on Mexican cuisine, using fresh and local ingredients. Don't forget to try their signature margaritas – they're a crowd favorite!
Located in the Scottsdale Quarter, Zinburger is the perfect spot to grab a burger after a day of shopping. They use only the freshest ingredients and offer a wide selection of burgers, salads, sides, and desserts. And if you're a wine lover, you'll be happy to know that they have an extensive wine list.
- Buck and Rider
Recommended to us by the Kings, Buck and Rider is a seafood lover's paradise. The restaurant serves only sustainably sourced seafood, and their menu changes daily based on what's fresh and available. Don't miss their raw bar, which features oysters, clams, and shrimp.
- Dominick's Steakhouse
For a fine dining experience, head over to Dominick's Steakhouse in the Scottsdale Quarter. This restaurant offers some of the best steaks in town, as well as a great selection of seafood and pasta dishes. The ambiance is elegant and sophisticated, perfect for a special occasion.
- The Mexicano
Looking for a fun and lively atmosphere? The Mexicano is the place to be. This restaurant is known for its pineapple guacamole, delicious margaritas, and festive decor. The menu features traditional Mexican dishes with a modern twist, and there's something for everyone.
- Bourbon and Bones
If you're in the mood for drinks and small bites, head over to Bourbon and Bones in Old Town. This restaurant has a great happy hour menu, featuring craft cocktails and delicious appetizers. And if you're a whiskey lover, you'll be happy to know that they have an extensive whiskey list.
- The Protein House
For healthy eats, check out The Protein House in North Scottsdale. This restaurant specializes in protein-packed dishes that are perfect for breakfast or lunch. Their menu features smoothies, salads, bowls, and wraps, all made with fresh and wholesome ingredients.
- Habanero's Mexican Grill
Recommended by Harry and Margo, Habanero's Mexican Grill is a must-visit spot. Located at Shea and Scottsdale Rd., this restaurant serves up authentic Mexican cuisine that is both delicious and affordable. Don't miss their tacos al pastor – they're a fan favorite.
- Michelina's Restorante Costa Campagnia
Recommended by one of our guests, Michelina's Restorante Costa Campagnia is a true gem. This family-owned restaurant serves traditional Italian dishes made with fresh and locally sourced ingredients. Be sure to make reservations
Currently Jonathan's favorite brewery in AZ is Arizona Wilderness Brewery! - Great selection of Craft beers and food in the Roosevelt District of Phoenix.
Other Breweries to try -
Kitsune Brewing Company - Off the 51 and Bell Rd. New brewery making great beer!
Helton Brewing Company - Off of 51 FWY and Indian School Rd. A Newer brewery with a nice variety of beers.
Goldwater Brewing Company - Located in Old Town Scottsdale and famous for their "Hop Chowda" New England Style Hazy IPA.
Wren House Brewing Company - Located in Phoenix, this brewery has a nice mix of lagers, pilsners, wheat beers, saisons, and a mix of IPA's.
OHSO Brewery - Outrageous Homebrewer's Social Outpost - Great Restaurant, Ambiance, and a few locations throughout Phoenix. Closest location to the Turquoise House Scottsdale of all the breweries being on Tatum and Shea. OHSO is also a distillery, is dog friendly, and a very fun atmosphere.