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Unique Restaurants Throughout The Valley

food festival photoThe Valley Of The Sun is home to many restaurants – from posh rooftop dining, patios overlooking scenic golf courses, old cowboy steakhouses to multiple ethnic eateries.  On weekends, Cheryl and I enjoy scoping out unique and interesting dining experiences.  Here’s our favorite list:

The Hangar Café

This Café is very close to the Chandler Municipal Airport and as such offers customers an eat and view airplanes taking off or landing.  Not only is the view unique, the food is delicious! The restaurant is known for amazing homemade comfort breakfast and lunch meals.
Hangar Cafe
1725 E Ryan Rd, Chandler, AZ 85286

Rustlers Rooste Steakhouse

Rustlers Rooste is one of the oldest restaurants in Phoenix. This popular restaurant which began operating in 1971 is a family-owned Cowboy-themed steakhouse and bar with a banquet hall. The restaurant is seated at the top of the South Mountain, giving customers a gorgeous views of Phoenix’ skyline.  There’s plenty of entertainment, portion sizes are very generous.  It’s a great place to take your out of town visitors.
Rustler’s Rooste
8383 S 48th St, Phoenix, AZ 85044

Organ Stop Pizza

If you are looking for and oddity, Organ Stop Pizza is the place to visit. The family friendly restaurant has been open since 1972.  The restaurant is open all week for dinner only and is notable for having the largest pipe organ in the world, the Wurlitzer pipe organ.  Besides pizza, they also serve salads, desserts, and sandwiches.
Organ Stop Pizza
1149 E Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ 85204

Noble Eatery

For the best-baked foods, Noble Eatery in Arcadia is our top choice and you’ll find many locals visiting this bakery every day of the week.  They use old European techniques and recipes for their bread and pastries using organic, GMO free flour abd sea salt.  The menu includes sandwichens, soups, salads and changes daily.
Noble Eatery
4525 N 24th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016

Compass Arizona Grill

This restaurant is located at the top of the Hyatt Regency Hotel and offers customers a good place to view downtown Phoenix and the surrounding mountains. This posh launch/restaurant is unique for its 360-degree movement and is not really family friendly.  It’s a great place for a romantic dinner or to celebrate a special occasion.  The menu is American southwest cuisine with local flavors and ingredients. All tables have fantastic views of downtown Phoenix.
Compass Arizona Grill
122 N. 2nd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004

The Yard

The Yard is a collection of outdoor restaurants and gets its name from the backyard aura of the patio. The restaurants serve several delicacies including contemporary ones and include a complete bar. Popular restaurants here include Barrio Urbano and Culinary Dropout. Perfect place for larger group to meet for happy hour and a fun night out.
Culinary Dropout – The Yard
5632 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85014

There are many more we want to write about but this is a good start if you are lookin for ideas to try something new and unique.  We love living and working in Scottsdale.  Let us know when you are looking to move to the northeast valley.  We will find a home for you that meets your needs and lifestyle.

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