Best Restaurants In Old Town Scottsdale

Dated: 02/18/2019

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If you're looking for a taste of Scottsdale cuisine, you're at the right place. Whether you are in town for the weekend or are a Scottsdale local, you're likely to find a hidden gem in this list. 


Cafe Monarch

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Don't let the name fool you - this is far more than a cafe. Rated the #1 restaurant in all of Scottsdale on TripAdvisor, ranked in America's Top 100 Best Restaurants by OpenTable and a personal all time favorite. If you're looking for fine dining in Scottsdale, this is the place to be. The ambiance is beautiful and unexpected and the food is a unique culinary experience.
Tip from a local: Make reservations ahead of time. Weather permitting, ask to be seated at the back patio.
Link to Menu: Click Here


Tommy V's

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Upscale and classy with a great happy hour. This restaurant features live jazz music on the weekends and incredible Italian cuisine.  
Tip from a Local: If you're hoping for a quiet, intimate dinner be sure to either book a reservation or get there early to avoid sitting near the live band.

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Rehab Burger Therapy

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Rated Best Burger in Arizona by USA Today and ranked in the top 10 Restaurants in all of Scottsdale on Tripadvisor, this is more than just your average burger joint. Check out the menu and see for yourself! Locally owned and in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, this is one you don't want to miss!
Tip from a local: The PBJ & Bacon Burger is far more amazing than you might think!
Link to Menu: Click Here


The Mission

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Slightly tucked away, yet still in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. This modern Latin cuisine is a local favorite. Between the table side guacamole and the pork belly pibil, its hard to go wrong at The Mission. 
Tip from a local: Even if you're going on a weekday, make a reservation.
Link to Menu: Click Here


AZ 88

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The upscale, artsy atmosphere combined with its casual menu and come as you are feel makes this one a local gem. AZ 88 is best known for its martinis. Even if you are not a martini drinker, with all their creative concoctions, you're sure to find something you like.
Tip from a local: If you're a coffee drinker, their espresso martini is a must! Directly across from this restaurant is the "Love Sign" perfect for a photo op. The Scottsdale Historical Museum, which is free, is also right around the corner.
Link to Menu: Click Here


Virtu

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Another rated in the top 10 in all of Scottsdale by TripAdvisor. This restaurant is perfect for a special evening, especially in the winter months when gorgeous fire places light up the patio. 
Tip from a local: Make a reservation on weekends. This is a very popular spot!
Link to Menu: Click Here


Arcadia Farms

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Trendy, yet very unique. Serving up homemade, all organic food from family owned, local farms. This is a very popular restaurant with a cozy feel in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. 
Tip from a local: Save room for their homemade baked goods. You'll be glad you did!
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Cornish Pasty Co

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British bar and restaurant with a very unique menu!
Tip from a local: This is a very popular Friday evening spot! Be sure to get there early, as they do not typically take reservations. 

Craft 64

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Laid back atmosphere featuring incredible wood fried pizza, homemade mozzarella, and local craft beers. If you're looking for pizza in Old Town Scottsdale, don't look past this underrated neighborhood gem.
Tip from a local: While this is a busy restaurant, it is not typically one that requires reservations or has long wait times. This is an underrated local favorite!
Link to Menu: Click Here 


The Breakfast Club

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Scottsdale takes brunch very seriously and this is arguably the most popular brunch spot in all of old town.
 Trip from a local : download the Yelp App, search "The Breakfast Club" and put your name on the list prior to arriving. This popular breakfast joint has a long line and does not take reservations.
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Olive & Ivy 

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So you just worked up an appetite shopping at Scottsdale Fashion Square? Instead of popping by one of the chain restaurants in the food court, take a five minute stroll along the canal over to Olive & Ivy.
Tip from a local: You'll likely bump into an art exhibit or two on your way there! If you're there during the cooler months, there are often dozens of vendors set up just around the corner from this restaurant.
Link to Menu: Click Here


The Sugar Bowl 

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A Scottsdale Staple. Walk through the doors and find yourself in an ice cream parlor straight from the 1950's. No old town trip is complete without a visit to this sweet spot. 
Tip from a local: There may be a wait, but it is worth it!
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Written by Kelsey Donovan of Dwellings Realty Group


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