Food Guide: Wander Cave Creek

This list covers Italian restos, homey diners, and much more!

 Natalie Kowalewski
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Food Guide: Wander Cave Creek

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

  • Website: https://tontobarandgrill.com/

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

  • Website: https://www.pizzafarros.com/

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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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.

Liberty Station

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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

  • Website: http://libertystationtavern.com/ 

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

  • Website: https://www.heartandsoulcafeaz.com/

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

  • Website: http://bryansbarbecue.com/

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

  • Website: https://www.bluburgergrille.com/

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!

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