Where to Eat in Marana: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 15, 2018 Malia Yoakum

Marana is a town in Pima County, Arizona, located northwest of Tucson, with a small portion in Pinal County. According to the 2010 census, the population of the town is 34,961. Marana was the fourth fastest-growing place among all cities and towns in Arizona of any size from 1990 to 2000.
Things to do in Marana

1. Skyrider Coffee Shop

11750 W Avra Valley Rd, Marana, AZ 85653-9350 Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout Cafe, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 20 +1 520-682-3046
Excellent
21%
Good
59%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 23 reviews

Skyrider Coffee Shop

Reviewed By Dell A - Cleveland, Ohio

"The sign of a good restaurant is line to get in", I've heard but Skyrider puts things saying to the test. This place offers a scenic view of the airport and saguaro garden in the rear. But the wait was nearly an hour for our table of three. Our consolation was 10% off because of the wait. Food was good (especially the sausage gravy) but not hot. A word of advice is to avoid peak hours.

2. Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers

3725 W Orange Grove Rd, Marana, AZ 85741-2820 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Fast Food, American Lunch, Dinner +1 520-989-0314
Excellent
59%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 21 reviews

Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers

Reviewed By StartSlowAndEaseOff - Boston

OK, I know I should be eating SW and Mexican food f I'm vacationing in Arizona. But frozen custard isn't common on the East Coast and this place knows how to make it. Enjoyed a quick and tasty meal of burgers, shoestring fries and shakes (that would be frappes in Boston).

3. CORE KITCH AND WINE BAR

15000 N Secret Springs Dr, Ritz Carlton at Dove Mountain, Marana, AZ 85658-4813 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch +1 520-572-3000
Excellent
65%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 245 reviews

CORE KITCH AND WINE BAR

Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain

Reviewed By BLBTraveler - Phoenix, Arizona

We've been to CORE for New Year's Eve dinner two years in a row. The first year we were blown away and this year was no exception. Ok, it's pricey, especially for holiday meals but it's worth every penny. We ordered the Wine Flight to go with our meal (also pricey, lol) but again....what a wonderful way to try new wines! Every dish is presented with artful display but the flavors are where it's even more exceptional. EVERY. SINGLE. COURSE. was extraordinary. Honestly....those scallops were the best I have ever tasted....in my life. (and I lived for some time in Seattle). The sommelier does a wonderful job picking wines but the service is what really takes this place over the top. I specifically asked them to slow down the courses so we could take our sweet time....no problem. I didn't care for one of the wine pairings and asked for a replacement. No problem. They will bend over backward to please you. Well worth the money and absolutely wonderful for special occasions.

4. Cayton's Burger Bistro

6501 W Boulder Bridge Pass, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain, Marana, AZ 85658-4791 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available American, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 7 - SGD 26 +1 520-572-3530
Excellent
61%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 223 reviews

Cayton's Burger Bistro

Reviewed By Loveytoone - Cincinnati, Ohio

We just landed in Phoenix and drove out to Marana to check into the Ritz on New Year's Eve day. Given our fatigue we knew we wouldn't make it to midnight anywhere so headed to Cayton's. Was delightful sitting on the patio (with space heaters) and we were served by Ky (pronounced Key). What an amazing staff member Cayton's has in him. He reviewed the menu and made great suggestions. We ended up with a burger and pulled pork. The salads at the beginning were outstanding. And to top it all off we had the skillet chocolate chip cookie which was a perfect ending.

5. Savaya Coffee

12120 N Dove Mountain Blvd, Marana, AZ 85658-4570
Excellent
45%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
11%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 9 reviews

Savaya Coffee

Reviewed By Tundrachoochoo - Tucson, Arizona

If you want a smooth freshly ground coffee that's roasted by local peeps then come here. My Americano is always smooth and rich. My honey had the cold brew and loved it. Supposedly, their history goes back more than several generations from Turkey. The coffee is heavenly and certainly worth the visit. Marana location has a comfy inside with chairs and wifi and gluten free cookies. Try local and you won't be let down.

6. Ignite

15000 N Secret Springs Dr, Marana, AZ 85658-4813 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night +1 520-572-3000
Excellent
55%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 136 reviews

Ignite

Reviewed By Cheriejay - Tulsa, Oklahoma

Whether you are seated at the bar or outside in the lounge area the service will be excellent. So many places to just relax. Also several Large TV’s to catch the game but not loud like a sports bar. The World Series and college/NFL football were happening while we where here so we were happy to be able to catch the games. Food is awesome!! Servers and Bartenders are ALL very good, friendly!! We felt very at home here. Treat yourself to a fine glass of wine and sit fireside at the end of your day. Hopefully you will catch the flautist playing a Native American tune.

7. Texas Roadhouse

8450 N Cracker Barrel Rd, Marana, AZ 85743-8581 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Steakhouse Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 520-579-3855
Excellent
51%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 154 reviews

Texas Roadhouse

Reviewed By cygnusx - Reading, United Kingdom

Was staying in the Days Inn and popped here for dinner one night. Really excellent New York Steak - very very tasty.
Nice sports bar with huge screens. Ate at the bar - good service and friendly staff. The freshly baked bread was a nice touch - just a shame it was infused with cinnamon.

8. Cracker Barrel

8400 N Cracker Barrel Rd, Marana, AZ 85743-8581 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 26 +1 520-579-1845
Excellent
41%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 176 reviews

Cracker Barrel

Reviewed By William H - Sierra Vista, Arizona

This is great restaurant; it seems that no matter how many folks stop here to eat the food and the service is always exceptional.

9. Vero Amore

12130 N Dove Mountain Blvd, #104, Marana, AZ 85658-4206 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 520-579-2292
Excellent
42%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 169 reviews

Vero Amore

Reviewed By jlohrentz - Mundelein, Illinois

Saturday night meal but not that crowded. Service ok-typical for the southwest. Meals very tomatoey but good portions. May it may not go back.

10. In N Out

8180 N Cortaro Rd, Marana, AZ 85743-7356 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover American, Fast Food Lunch, Dinner +1 800-786-1000
Excellent
55%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 51 reviews

In N Out

At In-N-Out Burger, quality is everything. Stop by to enjoy our menu of hamburgers, cheeseburgers, french fries and shakes. In-N-Out makes fast food the old fashioned way.

Reviewed By rockcole - Doylestown, Pennsylvania

No big deal. Hamburger is small and thin. Fries skinny and not salty, bun ok. The nice part is the lettuce. Fresh and tasty.

Their claim to fame is fresh organic quality food.

They pare the potatoes, pick the lettuce, etc each morning at each store.

A little higher priced than McDonalds.

Very limited menu.

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