Best American Restaurants in Central Scottsdale

elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountainelements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain
(2646)
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American | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale
ZuZu at Hotel Valley HoZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
(290)
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American | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale
Village Tavern ScottsdaleVillage Tavern Scottsdale
(1397)
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American | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale
MK FoodieMK Foodie
(281)
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American | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale
Kitchen West Restaurant - The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick RanchKitchen West Restaurant - The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch
(65)
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American | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale
Charleston's Restaurant - ScottsdaleCharleston's Restaurant - Scottsdale
(97)
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American | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale
Canyon 49Canyon 49
(9)
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American | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale
RnRRnR
(23)
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American | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale
Kona Grill - Scottsdale QuarterKona Grill - Scottsdale Quarter
(54)
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American | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale
FnBFnB
(448)
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American | Old Town Scottsdale, Scottsdale
Lon's at The HermosaLon's at The Hermosa
(3575)
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American | Paradise Valley, Scottsdale
El ChorroEl Chorro
(3109)
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American | Paradise Valley, Scottsdale
Don & Charlie'sDon & Charlie's
(3552)
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American | Old Town Scottsdale, Scottsdale
Paul Martin's American Grill - ScottsdalePaul Martin's American Grill - Scottsdale
(1383)
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American | Old Town Scottsdale, Scottsdale
The Greene House - Kierland CommonsThe Greene House - Kierland Commons
(1599)
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American | North Scottsdale, Scottsdale
Roaring Fork - ScottsdaleRoaring Fork - Scottsdale
(2473)
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American | Old Town Scottsdale, Scottsdale
Bourbon Steak at The Fairmont Scottsdale PrincessBourbon Steak at The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
(988)
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American | North Scottsdale, Scottsdale
Mesquite Grill at Tonto VerdeMesquite Grill at Tonto Verde
(269)
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American | North Scottsdale, Scottsdale
White Chocolate Grill - ScottsdaleWhite Chocolate Grill - Scottsdale
(3515)
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American | North Scottsdale, Scottsdale
All American Modern Sports Grill - Market Street at DC RanchAll American Modern Sports Grill - Market Street at DC Ranch
(73)
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American | North Scottsdale, Scottsdale
Tonto Bar & GrillTonto Bar & Grill
(894)
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American | Cave Creek, Scottsdale

Best Italian Restaurants in Central Scottsdale

Pomo Cucina & PizzeriaPomo Cucina & Pizzeria
(547)
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Italian | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale
Alto Ristorante e BarAlto Ristorante e Bar
(640)
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Italian | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale
Casa MiaCasa Mia
(777)
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Italian | North Scottsdale, Scottsdale
SASSISASSI
(2614)
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Italian | North Scottsdale, Scottsdale
Tutti Santi ScottsdaleTutti Santi Scottsdale
(1180)
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Italian | North Scottsdale, Scottsdale
Marcellino RistoranteMarcellino Ristorante
(674)
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Italian | Old Town Scottsdale, Scottsdale
North Italia – Kierland CommonsNorth Italia – Kierland Commons
(1902)
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Italian | North Scottsdale, Scottsdale
Local Bistro + BarLocal Bistro + Bar
(1201)
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Italian | North Scottsdale, Scottsdale
Pane e Vino ScottsdalePane e Vino Scottsdale
(178)
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Italian | North Scottsdale, Scottsdale
Tommy V's Urban Kitchen and Bar ScottsdaleTommy V's Urban Kitchen and Bar Scottsdale
(842)
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Italian | Old Town Scottsdale, Scottsdale
Pasta BrioniPasta Brioni
(791)
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Italian | Old Town Scottsdale, Scottsdale
Spiga Cucina ItalianaSpiga Cucina Italiana
(1073)
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Italian | North Scottsdale, Scottsdale
Arrivederci RistoranteArrivederci Ristorante
(889)
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Italian | North Scottsdale, Scottsdale
Darcy's Ristorante (FKA Gianfranco by Darcy Ristorante)Darcy's Ristorante (FKA Gianfranco by Darcy Ristorante)
(563)
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Italian | North Scottsdale, Scottsdale

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Central Scottsdale Restaurants

Rancho PinotRancho Pinot
733 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

We absolutely love Rancho Pinot! The food is always delicious and service is perfect! The veggie plate is just great and the date cake is a real treat! We highly recommend RP! More

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elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountainelements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain
2646 reviews
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American | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Great mountain view, comfortable table, quality service with outstanding food. Wine list could be more expansive. More

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True Food Kitchen - BiltmoreTrue Food Kitchen - Biltmore
321 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Excellently food, but way too noisy, even after we requested they lower the sound. More

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T. Cook’s at Royal Palms Resort and SpaT. Cook’s at Royal Palms Resort and Spa
2629 reviews
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Mediterranean | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

We went for a date night and were very happy and surprised at the ambience it was so fun and our waiter "Sasha" was fantastic and the food, wine and dessert were outstanding. We will definitely be back. More

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Grassroots Kitchen & Tap ScottsdaleGrassroots Kitchen & Tap Scottsdale
585 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

As always, the staff is the friendliest group in the restaurant world. We had a reservation and were seated immediately, with our server right there to get our drinks and answer any questions about the menu. The food is the best and our friends enjoyed the new experience More

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Sonata's RestaurantSonata's Restaurant
284 reviews
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Modern European | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Exceptional dining experience ... wonderful food, outstanding service (Nicole), and exquisite ambiance. Highly recommend! More

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Rita's Kitchen at Camelback Inn, A J.W. Marriott ResortRita's Kitchen at Camelback Inn, A J.W. Marriott Resort
757 reviews
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Southwest | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

I love having lunch at Rita’s kitchen especially on the patio. The food is delicious and the chocolate cookies with ice cream are to die for. More

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Blanco Tacos + Tequila - The BorgataBlanco Tacos + Tequila - The Borgata
72 reviews
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Mexican | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Been here many times and never disappoints. Amazing chips & salsa and some of the best tacos around. More

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Soi4 Bankgok Eatery - ScottsdaleSoi4 Bankgok Eatery - Scottsdale
495 reviews
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Thai | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

I have always really liked any dish I have ordered here. The servers are Thai and are very friendly and welcoming. More

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Roka Akor - ScottsdaleRoka Akor - Scottsdale
1664 reviews
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Steakhouse | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

The steak was probably the best steak I’ve ever had. We also had the sushi which was also pretty amazing. More

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Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - ScottsdaleFogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Scottsdale
1525 reviews
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Brazilian Steakhouse | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

We had a wonderful time. This is a go to restaurant for everyday and special occasions! More

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Pomo Cucina & PizzeriaPomo Cucina & Pizzeria
547 reviews
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Italian | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Was so glad we found POMO while on vacation with our family. Great atmosphere, kid friendly and fantastic food. I’d recommend reserving a table as we waited for 40 mins the first time we went and it was on a Monday night. Would go back again! More

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Village Tavern ScottsdaleVillage Tavern Scottsdale
1397 reviews
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American | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Great food and service ! A favorite spot 1/2 price wine on Wednesday’s More

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Twisted Grove Parlor & Bar - ScottsdaleTwisted Grove Parlor & Bar - Scottsdale
382 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Wonderful evening. Celebrating a birthday which was great. Food delicious. Our waitress, Juliette was friendly and efficient. Perfect. !! More

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Prado Restaurant at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at MonteluciaPrado Restaurant at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia
594 reviews
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Spanish | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

We went here for our son’s 25th birthday. From the moment that we arrived viewing the beautiful venue, to the great service, and the outstanding food, we would recommend this as an outstanding restaurant. More

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Fat OxFat Ox
459 reviews
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Contemporary Italian | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Food and service were both very good but noise level made it difficult to hear others sitting directly across the table. More

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Wally's American Gastropub - ScottsdaleWally's American Gastropub - Scottsdale
102 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Always great food. It has a fun atmosphere and the service is good. We will go back again. More

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Charleston's Restaurant - ScottsdaleCharleston's Restaurant - Scottsdale
97 reviews
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American | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Great food and outstanding service. Perfect before and after theater eating. The food is consistently well prepared and tasty. Wine prices good as is the price of the meals. More

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Kelly's At SouthbridgeKelly's At Southbridge
7 reviews
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American | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Kelly's was a surprise find. The food was good, and they were very accommodating considering we had five year old twin boys with us, and it was a late night! Parking was disasterous! We had to ask for the music to be turned down so that we could hear each other for the purpose of conversation, and after it was, we had a pretty good time. More

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Canyon 49Canyon 49
9 reviews
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American | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

The wait staff always had smiles and were endlessly friendly and helpful. We attended for my mom's birthday and they made it special just for her with a custom dessert at the end that the whole table enjoyed. More

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Fleming's Steakhouse - ScottsdaleFleming's Steakhouse - Scottsdale
966 reviews
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Steak | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Celebrated my mom’s 85th birthday. Staff was very attentive and service was excellent. More

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The Melting Pot - ScottsdaleThe Melting Pot - Scottsdale
509 reviews
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Fondue | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

As always, Melting Pot delivers in every way! More

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ZuZu at Hotel Valley HoZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
290 reviews
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American | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Food was awesome. It took our server more than 10 minutes to come to the table. He was quite inattentive. Food was great. Ask for a booth. More

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Kona Grill - Scottsdale QuarterKona Grill - Scottsdale Quarter
54 reviews
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American | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Very good food and ambiance. Deduction on the waiter for not taking the ladies orders first. More

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Chart House Restaurant - ScottsdaleChart House Restaurant - Scottsdale
2163 reviews
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Seafood | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

This place is the real deal. The atmosphere is perfect, the view of the lake is amazing especially at sunset, the food is the best you can get and the service was outstanding. FANTASTIC place to go for any meal!! More

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Weft & Warp Art Bar + KitchenWeft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen
100 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

I have been looking forward to dining at Weft and Warp since reading a review in the AZ Republic. Goat cheese dumplings were tasty, but as a shared appetizer, it was difficult to share, the grilled green onion was impossible to cut with a fork. Darn. We had the scallops and the red river trout and both were absolutely delicious. We had two desserts: both crafted with locally available ingredients. Notable was the use of mesquite bean seeds and pod flour. This was interesting and commendable, but they were both difficult to cut with a fork. Maybe provide a serrated knife to ease the experience? Overall, we had a good experience, our waiter was entertaining and knowledgeable and I look forward to coming back. More

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6 Degrees Urban Kitchen6 Degrees Urban Kitchen
59 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Fantastic food. First time we have been to the restaurant very impressed with variety. Stand out appetizer the crispy cauliflower really delicious. Good wine list A good mix of entrées from pasta to fish and short ribs. Another really nice touch was the head chef coming out to speak to diners very impressive and a really nice guy Definitely would return. I had the artichoke pasta which was fantastic. My brother had the salmon special also delicious. More

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Tandoori Times Indian Bistro- ScottsdaleTandoori Times Indian Bistro- Scottsdale
17 reviews
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Indian | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Was quite pleased. Authentic Indian cuisine. I will definitely return. More

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SWB - Hyatt Regency ScottsdaleSWB - Hyatt Regency Scottsdale
163 reviews
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Southwest | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Our wedding reception was at the Gainey Hyatt. It has been & will always be a special place for us.We were celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary- noted in our reservation.I was a bit disappointed when there was no recognition of such,as one might expect at finer dining venues.Waiter did his best to recover when it was mentioned in table conversation & was very accommodating in getting the daily special menu signed by the Exec. Chef to accompany our collection marking each 5 years since our wedding.SWB was a bit of a cattle call, perhaps owing to the inclement weather which probably necessitated moving abunch of tables inside.Certainly not optimal for a romantic occasion, but understandable.The food was good, especially the feature menu- presentation was average- ok for a casual dining experience. We lament the change in décor and realignment of the F&B outlets,lobby bar & courtyard,done a few years ago.While the change was intended to appeal to a younger "hip" crowd, this place was the ultimate ambassador for the Southwest culture & mystic of the desert, which has a timeless audience appeal bridging many generations.The Golden Swan was a special occasion place,the current line-up, less so.Wait staff in both the SWB and the entertainment area were excellent and helped make the evening another for the memory book.They were stretched, but did well in keeping things flowing.We enjoyed a visit with one of the floor managers & were delighted with the heart for hospitality found in all the line level employees.As to the lobby bar, the drink prices are certainly not reflective of the quality of entertainment.Using local bands, is ok,but no where close to the heart-filled memories rendered by Esteban or Mosiaco in yesteryears & clearly not commensurate with the bar tabs.Perhaps the new ownership will consider reclaiming the ambiance that featured the signature elegance of Frank Lloyd Wright & the desert rather than the more glitzy feel of another amorphous uptown eatery. More

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Alto Ristorante e BarAlto Ristorante e Bar
640 reviews
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Italian | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

The restaurant was perfect for Valentine's Day dinner. Our server was most attentive. We enjoyed the meal and the ambiance. More

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Kitchen West Restaurant - The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick RanchKitchen West Restaurant - The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch
65 reviews
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American | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

food was good service great More

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Takeda Thai by MoulayTakeda Thai by Moulay
61 reviews
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Thai | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Fresh ingredients, good flavors, authentic Thai food- best we have had in the area More

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RnRRnR
23 reviews
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American | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Went to meet friends to watch football game. TVs everywhere! Great time More

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MK FoodieMK Foodie
281 reviews
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American | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

We loved MK Foodie! We wanted to try something new for a date night and this place was great! Very nice decor inside, wonderful service and great food we highly reccommend! More

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Qwik Chinese BistroQwik Chinese Bistro
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Chinese | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Qwik Chinese Bistro is a Scottsdale Arizona Chinese Restaurant that has been serving the Shea Blvd Area for over 20 years. We served Dine-in, Take-out and Catering & Delivery.
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Central Scottsdale Diners' Choice Winners

Central Scottsdale's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Rancho PinotRancho Pinot
733 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

We absolutely love Rancho Pinot! The food is always delicious and service is perfect! The veggie plate is just great and the date cake is a real treat! We highly recommend RP! More

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elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountainelements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain
2646 reviews
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American | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Great mountain view, comfortable table, quality service with outstanding food. Wine list could be more expansive. More

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True Food Kitchen - BiltmoreTrue Food Kitchen - Biltmore
321 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Excellently food, but way too noisy, even after we requested they lower the sound. More

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T. Cook’s at Royal Palms Resort and SpaT. Cook’s at Royal Palms Resort and Spa
2629 reviews
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Mediterranean | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

We went for a date night and were very happy and surprised at the ambience it was so fun and our waiter "Sasha" was fantastic and the food, wine and dessert were outstanding. We will definitely be back. More

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Grassroots Kitchen & Tap ScottsdaleGrassroots Kitchen & Tap Scottsdale
585 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

As always, the staff is the friendliest group in the restaurant world. We had a reservation and were seated immediately, with our server right there to get our drinks and answer any questions about the menu. The food is the best and our friends enjoyed the new experience More

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Blanco Tacos + Tequila - The BorgataBlanco Tacos + Tequila - The Borgata
72 reviews
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Mexican | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Been here many times and never disappoints. Amazing chips & salsa and some of the best tacos around. More

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Rita's Kitchen at Camelback Inn, A J.W. Marriott ResortRita's Kitchen at Camelback Inn, A J.W. Marriott Resort
757 reviews
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Southwest | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

I love having lunch at Rita’s kitchen especially on the patio. The food is delicious and the chocolate cookies with ice cream are to die for. More

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Soi4 Bankgok Eatery - ScottsdaleSoi4 Bankgok Eatery - Scottsdale
495 reviews
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Thai | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

I have always really liked any dish I have ordered here. The servers are Thai and are very friendly and welcoming. More

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The Melting Pot - ScottsdaleThe Melting Pot - Scottsdale
509 reviews
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Fondue | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

As always, Melting Pot delivers in every way! More

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Twisted Grove Parlor & Bar - ScottsdaleTwisted Grove Parlor & Bar - Scottsdale
382 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Wonderful evening. Celebrating a birthday which was great. Food delicious. Our waitress, Juliette was friendly and efficient. Perfect. !! More

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