Foodies will enjoy the dining options found in Cave Creek, Arizona. Whether you're merely passing by this charming desert town or are looking to grab a bite to eat while staying at Wander Cave Creek, here are a few of our favorite places.
Tonto Bar and Grill
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Distance from Wander Cave Creek: 5 miles
Location: 5736 E Rancho Manana Blvd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331
Hours: 11AM-8:30PM daily
Phone: (480) 488-0698
This restaurant and bar serves Southwestern cuisine in a rustic space with a Native American vibe. It's one of the best places in town for special occasions.
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Distance from Wander Cave Creek: 5.7 miles
Location: 36889 N Tom Darlington Dr, Carefree, AZ 85377
Hours: 4PM-9PM Sunday-Thursday; 4PM-10PM Friday & Saturday
Phone: (480) 488-0703
Pizzafaro's is a family-run eatery serving artisan pizza with beers on tap. This local favorite also serves pasta and subs—perfect for your Italian cravings!
Giordano Trattoria Romana
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Distance from Wander Cave Creek: 5.6 miles
Location: 7275 Easy St, Carefree, AZ 85377
Hours: 5PM-9PM daily
Phone: (480) 595-0233
This restaurant is another local favorite known for traditional Italian dining with a nice selection of wine, featuring a full bar in cozy, quaint environment.
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Distance from Wander Cave Creek: 7.4 miles
Location: 34522 N Scottsdale Rd #180, Scottsdale, AZ 85266
Hours: 11AM-9PM daily
Phone: (480) 595-9930
This contemporary, family-owned tavern offers classic American comfort dishes and craft brews, plus patio seating. They're best known for their steaks and chops.
Heart & Soul Cafe
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Distance from Wander Cave Creek: 8 miles
Location: 4705 E Carefree Hwy #117, Cave Creek, AZ 85331
Hours: 8AM-9PM Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday; 8AM-10PM Friday, 8AM-2PM Sunday & Tuesday; Closed on Mondays
Phone: (480) 595-7300
From hearty breakfasts to filling sandwiches, this cafe puts the spotlight on homemade American eats. Pets are also welcome to the patio!
Bryan's Black Mountain Barbecue
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Distance from Wander Cave Creek: 4.2 miles
Location: 6130 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331
Hours: 11AM-8PM Thursday-Saturday; 11AM-3:30PM Sunday
Phone: (480) 575-7155
Fun fact: this low-key joint is actually labeled by several publications as the spot for the "best ribs in Arizona," so be sure to make a stop when visiting the area! All menu items, except the bread, are also gluten-free.
Blu Burger Grille
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Distance from Wander Cave Creek: 8.6 miles
Location: 32409 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85266
Hours: 11AM-8:30PM Monday- Thursday; 11AM-9PM Friday & Saturday
Phone: (480) 575-8040
The burger joint's menu is designed for any creative eater, featuring a variety of premium meats and vegetarian and vegan options. Apart from their burgers, our next favorite thing about this restaurant is its location—the sunsets and views simply elevate the dining experience!
Why stop at just restaurants when Cave Creek has so many adventures in store for you? You can go thumb hiking at Scottsdale or even rent out a helicopter ride for yourself and your friends! Whatever it is, you can text Wander Concierge at 737-377-3205 to help you plan the best vacation ever!