Glendale Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Glendale

April 14, 2018 Russell Mellin

Glendale /ˈɡlɛndeɪl/ is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, located about nine miles (14 km) northwest from Downtown Phoenix. According to the 2010 census, the population of the city is 226,721.
Things to do in Glendale

1. The Spicery

7141 N 59th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85301-2484 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards American, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Brunch SGD 12 - SGD 20 +1 623-937-6534
Excellent
79%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 122 reviews

The Spicery

We are located in historic Catlin Court in downtown Glendale. Our restaurant is located in one of the oldest homes in the area, built in 1895. With large windows and beautiful hardwood floors we know you will enjoy the surroundings as you enjoy lunch or our afternoon tea (served by reservation) from 10:30 to 1:30 Monday through Saturdays.

Reviewed By rosebuds1 - Peoria

As always it was a very enjoyable luncheon, food was delicious and service was outstanding. If you're in a hurry I wouldn't recommend stopping here. This is a beautiful place to sit back and enjoy your lunch surrounded by neat tea pots with matching cups and lots of neat "stuff". I'd recommend their chicken salad either as a sandwich on their "home made" buns or on a bed of greens. You can't go wrong with any of their deserts as they all very yummy.

2. La Piazza al Forno

5803 W Glendale Ave, Glendale, AZ 85301-2528 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 623-847-3301
Excellent
65%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 255 reviews

La Piazza al Forno

Reviewed By LaurelHappyone - Glendale, Arizona

I go here about once a month. That tells you that the food is very good. Everything I’ve tried is good. Overall the services very lacking. The waitresses are rarely polite. They generally don’t seem to care if you’re there or not.

3. Arrowhead Grill

8280 W Union Hills Dr, Suite 110, Glendale, AZ 85308-8187 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 41 - SGD 66 +1 623-566-2224
Excellent
67%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 447 reviews

Arrowhead Grill

Arrowhead Grill is a family-owned restaurant developed by renowned Chef Charles Wade Schwerd. At Arrowhead Grill our passion is to provide a great culinary experience and excellent service in an affordable, casual setting. You will find many delicious menu items to go along with classic steak and seafood fare, including. Our signature “All Natural” steaks are carefully selected, premium cuts, broiled to perfection and served on a sizzling plate to ensure that your first and last bite remains hot. Happy hour is 3-6pm. Full bar and wine selection. Open daily.

Reviewed By Peter B - Peoria, Arizona

When doing this kind of premium-priced meal, the whole experience is typically what separates the good places from the great places.

We chose Arrowhead Grille for the first time because of the menu and the location, about 30 minutes closer to us than Capital Grille. We thought the dining room lacked high-end appeal. Furnishings are basic restaurant quality. Our booth was not very comfortable; seats were bouncy. No white tablecloths. Colors are pleasant and lighting is excellent. It was nice being able to see into and hear the kitchen. No doubt that the restaurant employs some amazing chefs and cooks.

The food was delicious, hot, prepared exactly to our requests. A few misses: Caesar salad was basic and not premium, shrimp cocktail comes with three pieces, although the pieces are colossal. Creamed corn was bland. Our steaks were ordered medium and were spot on -- again, hats off to the people with the skills in the kitchen. The Oscar style included a crab cake, instead of actual crab pieces. Still very tasty, just a little different.

At premium-priced places the servers, or captains go out of their way to make us feel like we own the place for an hour or two. Patiently discussing the menu, making suggestions, asking us questions. This was not our experience at Arrowhead Grille. Our server was friendly, but she was fast, impatient, and extremely quick to drop the food at the table. We always enjoy efficient service. Hillstone is an example of efficient. Our AG experience almost felt rushed. Once our check was paid we noticed that our server left the restaurant before we did. This would not be allowed at J&G or BLT or Capital.

We will return to Arrowhead Grille, just with slightly different expectations.

4. Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

9712 W Northern Ave, Peoria, AZ 85345-4601 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Late Night SGD 41 - SGD 66 +1 623-772-9463
Excellent
69%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 299 reviews

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

Fleming's Peoria, AZ is an ongoing celebration of exceptional steak and wine. Conveniently located in the West Valley off AZ-101 near Youngtown, the University of Phoenix Stadium and Jobing.com Arena.

Reviewed By JANET G - Litchfield Park, Arizona

oh my, I cannot say enough good things about our first visit to Flemings in Peoria AZ. From the moment we walked in we were acknowledged, treated grandly and catered to!! Our waitress Rachel was a jewel. Great service person and well versed in the menu, specials, etc. Highly recommend this restaurant!!

5. Popos Fiesta Del Sol

17037 N 59th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85308-3801 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 602-354-7738
Excellent
60%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 238 reviews

Popos Fiesta Del Sol

Reviewed By dctraveler1996

If you are looking for good Mexican food with generous portions, good variety, and reasonable pricing, I would say you have it here. I personally enjoyed the outdoor patio. There were all the favorites to pick from, the food was served promptly, the staff was friendly. What more can I say?

6. Don Rubens Mexican Restaurant

4323 W Cactus Rd, Ste 1, Glendale, AZ 85304-2340 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 602-866-2900
Excellent
71%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 133 reviews

Don Rubens Mexican Restaurant

Reviewed By DebvLong - Glendale, Arizona

I have lunch here about once a week. My favorite lunch item is their Tortilla Soup, which is very hearty, delicious and filling. I love the spicy salsa, too!
The only disappointment that I've ever experienced was for our casual 'rehearsal' dinner with all of our out-of-town guests. The service for that was very slow, it took a while to get us seated, even though we had reservations (of course) and the food was wonderful, as usual, except for the cheese dip, which tasted like flour water!
Otherwise, this restaurant is reliable and yummy.
I've had other items, like the chicken chimmy - which was also most excellent!

7. Yard House

9401 W Westgate Blvd, Glendale, AZ 85305-3168 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Bar, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 13 - SGD 33 +1 623-872-3900
Excellent
48%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 671 reviews

Yard House

Yard House is an upscale-casual eatery known for great food, classic rock music and 130 taps of imported, craft and specialty ales & lagers. Whether you’re in the mood for a grilled burger and a pint of your favorite ale, or seared ahi and a chilled martini, Yard House has something for everyone. Yard House is the perfect place to unwind and take a break - meet old friends for happy hour, or make new ones, celebrate a special occasion, or gather your family for dinner.

Reviewed By Rex M - Wauconda, Illinois

No shortage in the beer selections! The staff and service is great.

I ordered the 1/2 and 1/2. Soup and sandwich. I got the sandwich but the soup did not make it out.... so they comped my meal and beer! Thats customer service!

Located in the Westgate center, I can see place getting packed when a game lets out.

Come for the food and drink and enjoy yourself here!

I recommend this place for you to try!

8. Bobby Q

8501 N 27th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85051-4063 Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards American, Southwestern, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night SGD 13 - SGD 39 +1 602-995-5982
Excellent
70%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Bobby Q

The creator of Bobby McGee’s brings you Bobby Q. With Meats smoked up to 20 hours, to our in house, hand-cut steaks, you'll have no problem finding a meal to appeal to your appetite!! Reservations are taken for the dining room only.

Reviewed By Tanya W - Fresno, California, United States

Delicious food, fantastic staff! What more can I say! First place I came from the airport. Probably my fifth time here and it’s as good as ever! Today, I had the kale salad, corn bread and a Duck, Duck Goose to drink. Katherine, Alyssa, Lindsey...MoreThank you, Tanya! So glad you love our place! We are thrilled that the salad, corn bread, and drinks hit the spot and we hope you'll be back for another amazing visit soon! Take care, Chef Mark

9. Haus Murphy's

5739 W Glendale Ave, Glendale, AZ 85301-2547 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar German, European, Central European Dinner SGD 26 +1 623-939-2480
Excellent
49%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 527 reviews

Haus Murphy's

Reviewed By Keith T

I am not a huge German food fan but this seemed legit. Had the brats and sausage with kraut. Good stuff. Others had schnitzel and the Reuben. Even the beer was good just not a ton of options. If you like German food worth a...MoreThank you so much

10. MIke & Ronda's The Place

5171 W Bell Rd, Glendale, AZ 85308-3908 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards American, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch SGD 10 - SGD 13 +1 602-896-9929
Excellent
60%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 146 reviews

MIke & Ronda's The Place

Breakfast and lunch served all day, home cooked meals at a reasonable price.

Reviewed By LuuTran - Kansas City, Kansas

Usual offerings for breakfast. The pancakes were very good and the service was amazing. We were there on a Monday morning and didn’t have to wait but when we left, there were a lot of people waiting to be seated. Seems like a local favorite.

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