Frog legs not as expected. Service good. Just an ok atmosphere.
Our waiter was fabulous ... am so sorry I didn't get his name. We were there early (5pm reservation) on St. Patrick's day, and sat inside. Hope you can ID him & reward for great service.
Food good. Lobster roll ok, crab in butter fabulous, veggies delightful. House white wine lovely. Disappointed cappuccino not available.
Noise level deafening. Any conversation, inside or out, required shouting. Not at all conducive to a pleasant dining experience. If ear splitting outside, might inside be for those who want to interact with one another?
This is a hidden gem. My husband is from Boston and he said the lobster roll was better than anything he’s ever had. He had to turn in his Masshole card. We sat at the bar and not only was the service excellent but it was fun watching the chefs. It’s a well oiled machine. The food is spectacular. Try the hush puppies. I had to order 2 baskets of them. The only thing I didn’t care for too much was the clam chowder. But crab in a jar with grilled bread and the shrimp cocktail. Wow. So good! And I am going to have to order my own lobster roll next time. My husband almost stabbed me when I tried to take a bite of his.
At first it seemed odd this restaurant was within Culinary Dropout but the atmosphere was nice despite its smaller space. The service was great and the food was delicious. We started with oysters and corn hush puppies followed by some small plates, ahi tar tar; king crab; and grilled octopus. For desert we had the New Orleans pecan pie. We are definitely planning to come back and will have a hard time trying different things since these were all so wonderful but there were various other items on the menu that looked equally as good. Prices were very reasonable for the great quality and portion size!
Fantastic ambience. Staff were very attentive and friendly. Food was delicious, very fresh and interesting choices. Crab in butter in a jar, with toast, to share as an appetizer, was awesome. Would highly recommend this place!!
Love this place. It never disappoints. Would love if it was open for lunch. This is one, of only a few, seafood restaurants in the Phoenix area. Always fresh.
The crab legs were very good. Will go back just for that. Had the Cajun shrimp which was fairly good but needs more Cajun. Oysters were good but a little disappointed in the size.
This was our first visit to Little Cleo’s and we will be back. Top notch seafood/shellfish, great service and well paced order arrival made for an enjoyable experience. Their own brand of Pinot Noir was delicious and priced fairly and the staff really watchhed over each others areas to insure a total team experience and service.
Second visit. Very disappointed compared to last year. Something has gone in the wrong direction.
This was our sixth trip to the restaurant and they always hit the mark. A fantastic evening of dining! We are no where near a coast however, the seafood is fresh and handled with care. Well worth a visit or six! We will continue to dine here...great food all around.
This was our second visit to Little Cleo's and again they blew us away with the quality, service and taste. I'm almost a little reluctant to say how wonderful it is lest the restaurant get so busy I can't get in. If you like shrimp cocktail and oysters then you need to get to Little Cleo's for their 4-5pm HH. OMG you can gorge yourself. One of these days we'll have to have dinner there but after going on Saturdays for HH we roll out of there stuffed. Only way this could be better is if we lived within walking distance!
The waitress was awesome. Attentive but not overwhelming. Food was delicious and the best butternut squash dish I think I have ever had. The hush puppies were light and fluffy and the crab in ajar perfect.
Outstanding food, amazing service. I have yet to eat anything I don’t like. The restaurant was too cold.
Every single bite was divine. We came for happy hour and stayed for dinner and dessert. The oysters and shrimp are large and fresh. The shrimp have that satisfying crunch and are boiled in a perfect mix of herbs.
The sides with my salmon sounded like perfection and tasted even better: parsnips. Shaved Brussels sprouts, berries. Crispy potato in tiny wedges.
Service was graceful and gracious. Relaxed yet quick. We would eat here daily if it was closer to home.
Good food, fun atmosphere. Just a note that the happy hour listed on opentable is not accurate to the restaurant. It is 4-5pm only.
Not worth the money we paid for the meal. Fish and chips were just mediocre, not worthy of the reviews posted at all!!
Chowder was good, also the bouillabaisse was not worthy of the price at all.
My husband and I were disappointed with the quality of the food.
So happy to have found Little Cleo's. OMG the happy hour is unbelievable! Husband I stopped in before the Miranda Lambert concert, sat at the bar and ate the $1 oysters and $1 shrimp. Oysters were medium to small, which I prefer, and fresh and tasty. Sitting at the bar you can watch the "show" of shucking the oysters. And they churn them out. The $1 shrimp were plump and firm and HUGE. The $2 champagne isn't swill like I was afraid it would be. Tasty and good-sized pour. We got out of there full and for under $50 with tip. Definitely putting this place in our dining out rotation. Almost forgot: the dinners being cooked smelled oh so delicious. We wished we'd had more of an appetite (or stretchy pants) to keep eating. Service was attentive, friendly and welcoming. What more could you ask for?
This was my 3rd time visiting Little Cleo's and my 1st time for Valentine's Day! But I have to say, the food was sub par, main entree specifically, especially for the price. My boyfriend had the steak and I had the fish and both were lacking flavor, which made for a overall disappointing dinner.
We live in Gilbert and passed right through the "foodie" district in downtown to make the 45 minute drive. I'm in love with this place. Btw, DT Gilbert has room for a seafood spot!
Great Valentines Dinner.
Food, Service, and atmosphere were great.
We had a great time. Excellent food, quiet enough to have a good conversation, and good service. We'll definitely come back.
Love this place. It never gets old and we eat there numerous times each year. Always the best fresh crab in Phoenix area.
The food was great! We had the King Crab appetizer, which was delicious!
Our party of 6 enjoyed the food and the restaurant immensely. Just the right amount of service, great food and a delightful atmosphere. This is why we keep coming back.
Really loud and tables crowded together. All the wait staff were having to squeeze between guests. Not a comfortable place for me.
Delivers as always!
Nice selection of oysters and moderately priced wine. My husband had a calamity appetizer that happened to be too salty, but the rest of the food was really good. Definetely will be back for the happy hour.
Great food & service at a fair price (a little noisy)
Great atmosphere with friendly fast service! Great food too!
We had dinner here outside on the patio was really fun to sit outside. We ordered the crab in a jar. Was very tasty but be aware that it is crab in butter in a jar. I had a very assortment of vegetables which were fabulous. I wish they would upgrade their wine menu to a little bit nicer wines . If they had better ones I would’ve given it a five star.
The happy hour oyster was great!! We ordered also kale salad, crab in the jar, hush puppies!! They were ok..
the staff were friendly and the atmosphere was nice!!
I would go again!
Had an amazing time celebrating my daughter's 22nd birthday. The staff was extremely friendly and the host was flawless. He was very attentive to all of our wants and needs. The food here is insanely great! My favorite was the king crab in a jar with drawn butter. It is simply a must have. Definitely will be back.
Just the thought of the tasty delights found here gets my mouth watering. A smaller venue but with classic seafood choices that are prepared perfectly every time. Wanted to come here for my birthday but discovered they are closed on Sundays. We went on Monday instead and when I asked why they were closed on Sundays they said because they only serve fresh fish and they cannot get fresh fish on Sundays. No problem! For their kind of fish, I'll wait the extra day!
Good food, wonderful staff and fun environment. Good seafood for a state that’s not close to any sea.
Great service, great food, tried the recommended drinks to pair with the food and enjoyed everything on the table.
Went for happy hour. Can't beat $1 oyster and $1 Giant pawns
Will go back for sure
My second visit. Excellent food, service. Will definitely come again!!!
Excellent seafood (oysters, octopus, scallops, etc were delicious).
We really enjoy this place. Great food, servers are helpful and friendly, great atmosphere. We travel over an hour and always considere Little Cleo’s when we want that great food enjoyable evening experience. Highly recommend Little Cleo’s
Amazing! We had 5 different dishes and not one complaint. Warm crab in a jar was divine and I really enjoyed the Cajun shrimp.