For nearly a quarter of a century, Flagstaff Mexican food mavens have chosen this cozy cantina for its well-prepared food and warm and inviting atmosphere. It's the kind of place where the whole family will feel at home; you'll be pleasantly surprised by the quality as well as the quantity of the menu offerings. Traditional burritos, tacos, enchiladas and combination plates are priced from USD4-USD10, with Margaritas, beer and wine starting at about USD3. Stop by for "Fiesta Hour", held Monday-Friday from 4p-7p, and stay for a relaxing and satisfying dinner. Or, come by earlier in the day for a quickly served lunch.
When the townsfolk have a hankering for fresh fish and shellfish, Buster's always fits the bill. It's also popular with the students and staff of nearby Northern Arizona University, who like to get together at the bar for their nightcaps. Simply decorated and staffed by a very competent crew, this classic restaurant offers a full range of seafood, plus prime rib and Angus beef. If you're an early diner (or looking for a great deal), try the Sunset dinners from 4pm-6pm daily. House specialties are offered at substantial discounts.
Despite its name, this fine dining venue is large and lively with big-time rustic charm. When NAU students set out to impress a date, or are dining on their parents' dollar, this is where they head. The menu concentrates on Italian specialties but also includes a fair share of steak and seafood dishes. The soup, shrimp, salad and fresh fruit bar is legendary. Though the dining room has a somewhat formal air, the adjacent sports bar is usually loud and lively, especially on NAU game days. Opens everyday at 11a.
1300 South Milton Rd Suite 111 Flagstaff, AZ 86001
This prettily appointed Chinese restaurant serves plentiful portions of Mandarin cuisine at very affordable prices. The special "Dinner Deal" includes a choice of entree, an appetizer, steamed or fried rice, soup and fortune cookies. Family and Combination dinners are priced from USD8-10 per person. Lunch specials, served from 11 am-3:45pm, are full feasts. House specialties include Sizzling Rice Seafood (shrimp, scallops, imitation crab and vegetables on sizzling rice), Eight Treasures (shrimp, beef, chicken with peanuts and vegetables) and Chun Pi Beef in orange peel sauce. Full bar service is available.
The Weatherford Hotel's dining room and bar is a must-see dining destination for those with an interest in historic properties. Even if you're not into old buildings, the Arizona-inspired edibles, great beer selection and live entertainment make it worth a visit. Breads, soups and pies are made daily. Sunset dinners are served in the Zane Grey Ballroom. Sidewalk dining is available in mild weather. Full bar service is available with 20 imported beers on tap. Live entertainment is also on tap nightly.
When it's not too crowded, this is a good place to kick back, enjoy a cold beer and maybe play a game of pool or catch some sports on the big screen television. There's even an outdoor heated patio for you to mingle. Don't expect to get in when there's anything happening at Northern Arizona University (NAU) because it will be packed from opening to close. This is a stereotypical college-town bar with big mugs of beer and a menu of burgers, wings, sandwiches and things. Food ranges from USD6-10; drinks USD3-6. On most nights there's DJ music, but occasionally there is a live band. Unless there's live entertainment, there's no cover charge.
This pizzeria and Italian restaurant is a local favorite for its New-York style pizzas and ultra-affordable Italian dinners. It's the perfect place to bring the kids and enjoy a filling feast either indoors or on the patio. There's nothing fancy here, just a friendly staff and flavorful Italian food that will make you want to "mangia". Twenty-four topping choices are available for the New York-style pizzas. A children's menu is available. Beer, wine and specialty coffee drinks are also offered. Opens everyday at 11a.
Wash down your burger, sandwich or wood-fired pizza with a handcrafted beer from the award-winning selection. You can even watch the chefs prepare your meal and the brewmeisters brewing the ales and porters. During the summer, dine on the "Beer Garden" patio. The Whistle Stop Cafe now offers full banquet facilities. This is an Arizona Republic newspaper choice for both "Best Restaurant" and "Best Bar" in Flagstaff. The food here is quite ambitious for pub fare. The dinner menu changes nightly. There is a newly added billiards room. Opens daily, at 11:30a.
Mingling with the fresh scent of pine in Flagstaff's brisk mountain air, you'll note an intoxicating aroma of coffee wafting from this coffee shop. The eclectic and cozy establishment is bustling with students, professionals and visitors from all over the world who've stopped in for just-brewed beans ground fresh on the premises. If good coffee is an art, Macy's is this town's favorite gallery. Complement your cup with a delectable from the pastry counter; this cafe is also famous for its baked sensations. Besides coffee sipping, this spot is famous for its poetry nights, Sunday morning story-telling, and opera nights.
Looking at the menu board at Cheba's features generously portioned subs created from a combination of ingredients made fresh daily. Helpful staff and very reasonable prices make this the place to come when hungry. With 32 types of sandwiches, including 7 veggie selections, soup and salad offerings, there is always something new to try. Classic subs like the reuben, pastrami, and meatball are available as well as Cheba Hut special creations such as the Midwest's Best, Chronic, and KGB. Prices vary with available daily specials, averaging less than $10 for a sub, side and drink. -Herman Sims
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