My husband disagreed and thought they were fine together, so maybe it’s just me. I absolutely loved my salted caramel ice cream with fudge swirl.
I’ve since gone several times and always enjoy it — great HH specials like the pretzels and beer cheese dip, dark beers and I love their Sticky Fingers Pizza. It’s topped with fresh arugula and habanero honey, YUM.
Definitely give it a try.
Lost a star because service can be on both sides of the spectrum — from rude to wonderful & accommodating. When it gets crowded it’s loud, but I’m almost getting used to that from the restaurants in this area — maybe the open layout they use. Love the fact that every time I go the manager is roaming around checking on tables.
Try it out!
I’ve had several delicious meals here — all tasty and healthy. Lost its fifth star due to loooooong lines (you order, find a seat and they bring your food) and not enough seating.
We usually don’t eat at fast food restaurants but I kept seeing this commercial for hot honey tenders at Popeye’s and they looked really good. Since there’s a Popeye’s a few miles down the road and I didn’t feel like cooking that night, I figured we should at least give it a shot. What was I thinking??
First, the service was sooo slow, and hardly anyone was there. It took 25 minutes for our hot honey tenders meal with 1 side, biscuit and drink. We were getting hangry.
OK, the tenders: low-grade chicken, horrible hot honey sauce and way more coating than chicken. The only thing decent was the coleslaw which I chose as my side. 2 stars for a very clean eating area.
I had a 2 scoop sundae…brownie swirl and almond toffee crunch. Both were very fresh and delicious. My husband had the same and chose brownie swirl and salted caramel which he devoured. Yes — as others have said it is expensive — our tab came to $12. But it offers some things other spots in the area do not:
– Free on-tap ice water;
– Fresh homemade ice cream (not loaded with preservatives and such);
– Options besides ice cream (like huge cookies and old fashioned candy);
– Amazing sturdy spoons!
To me this makes the difference I’m willing to pay extra for. I just wish there was more inside seating, as it was packed and we were forced to eat at their outside tables in over 100 degrees.
“My Favorite Greek Spot for Years”
5 of 5 Stars Reviewed August 14, 2017
We’ve been coming here for years ever since we lived in the area. Well, we’ve moved to Scottsdale but thankfully our office is still close to this little gem of a spot.
It’s family owned and the owners are always so pleasant and friendly. The food is always top notch, especially their baba ganoush. I love this dish and nobody makes it as good as they do — also best humus. It can get a little on the expensive side for lunch but well worth it. I’m so happy to see them expanding the place. I wish them the best.
Breakfast Kitchen Bar (Scottsdale)
“Loved This Place”
5 of 5 Stars Reviewed July 26, 2017
For the life of me I can’t understand the unhappy reviews this place has gotten. I went with a friend for breakfast and we both had a wonderful experience…from the wait time, to the service and especially the food. It’s healthy, delicious, generous and their specialty coffees were fantastic. We both enjoyed it so much we’re going again this week-end to work our way through the menu. I’m really looking forward to it!
Even Steven’s Sandwiches (Scottsdale)
“Warm Welcoming & Good Food for a Good Cause”
5 of 5 Stars Reviewed May 13, 2017
I came here on opening day with my 2 daughters and 2 grandchildren. Every one of the staff was so warm and welcoming and wanted to share their story with us. They are a ‘for profit’ restaurant that donates a sandwich for every sandwich that is purchased, to several local organizations for hungry kids. Love the idea…I wish them all the best for continued success. Everyone loved what we ordered — egg sandwiches with meat and tater tots. Self-serve coffee.
Ohya Sushi Korean Kitchen & Bar (Phx)
“OhNo to the BiBimBap”
3 of 5 Stars Reviewed May 13, 2017
There are very few Korean restaurants in the Scottsdale area so we came here when we heard of it…my husband and I both had wonderful BiBimBap in CA.
We started off with the kimchi pork belly bun. Very disappointing. We love pork belly and this was the worst we’ve ever had. Very dry meat. Next came the BiBimBap. I got the meat version and asked what ‘rib meat’ meant and our waitress (who we really liked, she was wonderful — we sat at the Bar) said it was from kobe beef, so I thought, great! Although they had great flavor, those were the fattiest pieces of kobe beef I’ve ever had. Almost all of them ended up in my napkin. I couldn’t wait to get to the crisp rice at the bottom of my sizzling bowl, but was disappointed that not one kernel was browned.
Our sake and beer were perfect.
Since the menu is huge I might consider going back to try other things, but I’m not so sure since this night out cost $60
Papa’s Italian Restaurant (Prescott)
“Started out Great Then Crashed”
3 of 5 Stars Reviewed May 8, 2017
On a recent week-end to Prescott we stopped here for dinner since it had a pretty high TA rating.
Nice layout with several rooms. We ordered the calamari appetizer and a meat lasagna to share, along with their house Malbec wine, which by the way was fantastic. We thoroughly enjoyed the appetizer and side salad and then the waitress brought out the wrong entree — Ravioli. My husband said he ordered the meat lasagna and she said oh no, I’m sure you said the ravioli. I agreed with him that he ordered the lasagna saying I would have noticed him ordering the wrong thing since we were sharing it. She took it back and after a loooooong wait finally appeared with the lasagna. This is what was on the plate: a pile of sausage sauce (which I must say was pretty good) mixed with browned mozzarella underneath (how did that happen?) some ricotta and one small lasagna square somewhere in there. What made it even weirder was there was grated mozzarella on top which was not melted at all and she put it on the table and said be careful of the plate, it’s very hot. What?? The plate was cold. Sooooo gross. We’re not sure if she served us this disaster on purpose because she was mad, or what. Anyway, I’m sure this is a pretty good restaurant, but for us, it definitely ruined our meal and our evening out We probably won’t be returning.
UPDATE: I was contacted by one of the owners of Papa’s with an apology and said they spoke to this waitress. She offered my husband and I a meal on them next time we are in Prescott, which I thought was really good business. I will take them up on this next time we’re up North.
“Great Location and Size”
5 of 5 Stars Reviewed May 8, 2017
I love this Starbucks. It’s conveniently located right on the highway and is absolutely huge, offering both indoor and a large seating portion outside as well. The workers were beyond upbeat and helpful…all in all a great Starbucks experience.
Prescott Red Robin Gourmet Burgers
“Big Juicy Delicious Burger”
4 of 5 Stars Reviewed May 8, 2017
We had the BBQ burger with the frizzled onions. SO big and juicy and delicious! You can also upgrade to sweet potato fries which I did and I got them exactly how I ordered them…extra crisp! Come here when you have a hankering for a good burger. A little on the expensive side though.
Prescott Lone Spur Cafe
“Great Food Service & Value”
5 of 5 Stars Reviewed May 8, 2017
My title says it all for me. We had a large party of 6 adults and 2 toddlers. Our waitress was a real gem…pleasant quick and my coffee cup was always filled. Every single person loved their meal and the best part was when the check arrived. $77
I had the raisin bread french which was coated in corn flakes. If you want something sweet and crunchy to start off your morning, this is definitely the ticket! I will definitely go back and recommend it to others.
Basil & Garlic (Scottsdale)
2 of 5 Stars Reviewed March 29, 2017
After reading the good reviews my husband and I decided to go one evening when craving pizza and salad. We ordered a white pizza with spinach and garlic and an antipasto. Both dishes were tasteless, probably because of low-grade ingredients. Also, we had a pretty rude waitress. Sadly, won’t be returning
Restart Bar (Scottsdale)
“Great Way to Begin Your Day”
5 of 5 Stars Reviewed February 22, 2017
So Restart is going to get a similar review I gave the main restaurant, Sonata. It’s connected to the restaurant and my guess is they wanted to make good use of the small extra space to restart their customers’ day. They have succeeded in my book!
Over the rainy holiday week-end I needed a little sunshine on our day off so my husband and I went for a cup of coffee. We ended up with coffee, a green drink and a G-Bowl. All were made fresh upon our order and were equally delicious and healthy…what a great way to start the day. The service was also extremely cheerful and attentive. I’ll be going often!
Portillo’s Hot Dogs (Scottsdale)
“Fast Food at its Worst”
1 of 5 Stars Reviewed January 11, 2017
For the life of me I don’t understand the good reviews of others. Maybe this food is acceptable in Chicago,but I’ve never had worse.
Let’s start with the burgers. A large disc of rubber that must have been laying under some heat light somewhere for hours. It was topped with about half a head of iceberg lettuce, tomato, pickles, mayo and ketchup. Nothing could save it. The hotdog with chile and onions was even worse…it tasted uncooked. Horrible. The fries and onion rings were probably frozen.
I will never come back. Oh…it was a fun atmosphere with a 50’s Diner vibe.
Maverick Coffee (Scottsdale)
“Poor service, luke warm coffee”
3 of 5 Stars Reviewed December 16, 2016
I’ve been there maybe 3 times and each time it takes forever to get a mere cup of coffee and when you finally get it it’s not even hot. Maybe that’s the newest way to serve coffee but it’s not for me. Won’t be going back.
Street Cafe and Coffee Lounge (Scottsdale)
“Coffee With a Cause”
5 of 5 Stars Reviewed December 16, 2016
What can be better than patronizing a restaurant that is a non-profit with proceeds going to local hungry kids? Not much. Everything is locally sourced, and I assume donated. But don’t be fooled. There is great food to be had here.
My husband loved his huge plate of ham, eggs, potatoes and toast — $5 as are all breakfast entrees. My sister-in-law and I thoroughly enjoyed our steel cut oats with organic figs and candied pecans. It was delicious and neither could finish half of the huge bowl. Anywhere else in the area these entrees would have been upward of $10.
Please go there to enjoy delicious, local food and support a good cause at the same time.
Gelato Spot (Phx)
“Convenient Location for Good Gelato”
4 of 5 Stars Reviewed December 6, 2016
Their gelato is as good as any I’ve had and delivered all the usual flavors. I went out on a limb and ordered something outside of my usual pistachio — salted carmel. It was very good. My husband stuck with his tried and true…chocolate. The location is close to my house which is good, or maybe not lol.
Domino’s Pizza (Phx)
“Made a Believer out of Me”
4 of 5 Stars Reviewed December 6, 2016
After trying Domino’s many, many years ago I have never had it again, and always referred to it as disgusting elastic pizza. Well, my husband has been telling me that they’ve made a big change and trying to convince me to try it again. OK, so after I had a particularly hectic day at work he suggested he pick up a thin crust on his way home from work. I thought, as least I have some wine to go with it if it’s still as horrible as I remember.
So…my mind has been pleasantly changed about Domino’s Pizza. The crust was really thin and crisp, even after his 15 minute drive home. The sauce, cheese and toppings all good as well. And talk about a good price!
OK, I’m not saying that this will be my #1 place for pizza, but its now in my pizza repertoire Give the new Domino’s a chance, you might be glad you did.
I first heard of this place on DDD about a year ago. I saw it again on a rerun and thought, what am I waiting for — it’s maybe 10 minutes from my house! Good decision.
I decided to order the simple Paradise burger with cheese. I figured if they make great burgers this would be the best way to test it. My husband ordered the Texas BBQ burger. I must say it was probably the best burger out I’ve ever had. I say that because I think the way I make burgers is best and that’s exactly how they make them here — 2 smaller burgers served on 1 bun. There’s more surface for crunch and you get juiciness w/o rareness. The bun is a squared off, buttered toasted brioche bun — perfect. The toppings on both burgers complimented the burger but didn’t over power the delicious juicy taste. I ordered the homemade chips for my side, which were just OK, not hot or even warm My husband’s fries were much better. But I was there for the burger, not the sides.
We can’t wait to go back and vowed to order a different burger every time. You should definitely go when you get a hankering for an awesome burger at a very reasonable price.
Can’t say enough about First Watch for Breakfast/Brunch. Healthy when you want to be healthy, but also wonderful if you want to be slightly naughty. I’ve visited them all, but I must say this is my least favorite as they gave my daughter and I a hard time when we brought to their attention our coupon was for buy one entree get one free, and they tried to give us a side dish as the free entree. They tried to fight us on it and we thought it was just rude on their part.
I had no idea this place was here, but happened on it while going to the Mall with out of town family. We went on a weekday afternoon so there was no problem with long lines but it does take longer than average to get your order. It was kind of weird that we were interested in the process and asked questions, but the workers were not very friendly or knowledgeable.
It’s kind of exciting to see how your choices get cloud blasted before your eyes into a cup of ice cream. While tasty, the texture was very different — almost stretchy.
This is the perfect place if you have allergies or a restricted diet. You’re in control of exactly what you’re getting. I think all restrictions were pretty much covered, so if that’s the case with you, you might want to make a habit of this place. Prices are kind of high, but I don’t think much more than Cold Stone, etc.
I might go again if I’m in the area but it’s not someplace I’d go out of my way for, just my opinion.
Since there is really no signage you won’t even know this diner is here. I happened to see a sign posted outside while passing by the other day. This morning on our way back from an airport run my husband and I passed it and decided to give it a try. We had no idea that The Joy Bus is a not-for-profit organization that donates food and visitation to cancer patients — genius idea!
OK, it’s small and could use better silverware and furniture, but hey…it runs on volunteerism and not profit, so I’m assuming everything is donated. However, the food was really good, the prices can’t be beat and everything was served with an upbeat smile. I also purchased a jar of homemade jam for the cause. All in all, 2 of us had a delicious breakfast, coffee and a jar of take home jam. Including the tip it still came to less than we usually spend on breakfast out. That, coupled with their great cause, deserves 5 stars in my book!
Luci’s at The Orchard (Phx)
What a great concept!
1. Hidden and out of the way.
2. More than enough parking.
3. Three eateries surrounding common grounds.
4. A splash pad to keep the kids occupied while you enjoy your coffee/meal.
A friend and I came for breakfast. Both enjoyed what we ordered — my pumpkin crepes were fantastic. Coffee was just OK. My friend said she ordered the bold and it was very good. No one asked me about coffee strength when I ordered mine so it was weak. It’s a little awkward how you order as you’re holding up the line as you view the menu on the wall.
I know it’s new and they probably have a few kinks to work out. I will definitely come back w/the grandkids and family next time and try lunch or dinner. I would recommend it.
Black Cow Cafe (Sedona)