Judi's Restaurant & Lounge

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$30 and under
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European
Welcome to Judi’s, Sedona’s Hometown Favorite for 30 years. Judi is gone now, but her spirit lives on as Gary and Alice Simmons took over the restaurant in 2013. Alice has worked here for over 28 years now, and we have kept the menu the same with some new additions to add to your dining experience. Enjoy, and we will do the dishes
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OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service. Tasty food. We celebrated my birthday and received a delicious ice cream dessert.

L
El Paso
32 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Audry was amazing; personable, helpful, and outstanding.

SB
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in Sedona. We have been going there for four years.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Nous voulions manger du filet pour 9 personnes et ils en avaient que 3.
Les vins choisis à la cartes BL étaient pas disponibles...

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JA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Our waitress was the absolute worst I have ever encountered the only bright spot of our visit was our hostess as to whom got the tip we left! Not only did our so called waitress not take care of our table in a timely manner but when she did come over we all thanked her numerous times and not once did she ever say YOU ARE WELCOME and that’s a huge deal with our family, it’s proper manners and if you don’t have any then this is not the field you should be in

OT
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff, the service and the food were outstanding!!! Thank you!

DH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a pleasant surprise to find this local hidden gem. The food was excellent and reasonably priced. The service was outstanding and the atmosphere was comfortable and the decor beautiful. Bonus-I did not see a single TV anywhere, not even in the bar. We will certainly be back on our next visit to Sedona.

SH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Judi's Restaurant has unique ambiance and is a wonderful respite from the bustle of Sedona's "touristy" restaurants. While the menu and food are good, it is the service and quiet atmosphere that makes Judi's special.

D
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Based on this visit, I’d hesitate to bring guests again. We have frequented Judi’s for lunch and dinner in the past. And we always enjoyed it.

P
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an awesome dinner. Our waitress was OUTSTANDING.

OT
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The service was a little slow. The menu didn’t match what was posted on line.

EW
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience4

We have lived in Sedona for 13 years and, in the past, have enjoyed meals at Judi's. Our dinner this time was extremely disappointing, except for our server who was excellent! The walleye should be removed from the menu...It tasted like mush.....more like a pototo pancake than fish (we eat fresh AND frozen walleye several times a year in Minnesota where is caught locally, or properly fast frozen and then cooked properly.

The replacement liver and onions dinner was acceptable, but that's all. My husband's fish and chips was unacceptable. The batter was tasteless and there was more batter than Cod. The french fries were also mediocre, at best.

We were quite disappointed to see the decline in the quality of food at a restaurant we have enjoyed in the past.

BN
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We weren’t expecting everything to be so wonderful! At first glance, we thought the ambience was a bit dated; but once we were seated, we realized it’s just oozing quirky, unique, homegrown charm!
The service was wonderful! Perfect!
Our meals had great flavor, my fish was flaky and we had excellent carrot cake for dessert.
Highly recommend if you want a local vibe with a quiet, congenial vibe.

m
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, i would recommend the Cod. It was wonderful.

j
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Judi’s is a gem located just off the main drag in Sedona. It’s quaint and charming, the staff is congenial, and the food is delicious.

OT
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group of four found this gem on our last night in Sedona. Quaint and pleasant ambiance with music from a low volume guitar playing individual with a nice song selection. Food choices of varied selections, wonderful service, delicious and hot food. Truly a wonderful surprise that we would visit first upon returning to the area.

RD
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Judi's is our favorite restaurant in the Sedona area and we often dine there more than once during the week we spend annually in Sedona around Labor Day. The staff members are wonderful, very friendly and they each make us feel like we are part of the family. We respectfully remember each other from year to year and it feels like we are going to someone's home for a private dinner despite the number of other guests dining there also. Their menu is VERY broad and every thing we have had a Judi's over the many years we've gone there has been excellent and delicious. We highly recommend Judi's to everyone we know who visits the Sedona area.

WP
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Spent a week in Sedona and dined at several very good restaurants, but this was the best. It was highly recommended by a local, actually a Punk Jeep tour driver. Go and enjoy.

g
Houston
367 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Judi's is one of our regulars places to eat because of its casual atmosphere, nice cozy homey feel, good food, welcoming service and Alice's standards for everything.

SC
Boise
38 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

During a recent visit to Sedona, we decided to try a long established locals restaurant. We understood that we would be getting meat and potatoes without the inventiveness one sees at newer restaurants. This was not a problem. What was a problem was that the kitchen did not seem to understand what medium rare beef looked like. My filet came out brown, in other words, well-done and swimming in a less than pleasant sauce that tasted mostly like thickened bouillon. My husband's ribs were not much better. While they had been cooked a long time, they hadn't been sliced and the sauce was on the side. The service was indifferent. We waited too long to have our order taken. Not sure we'll be back.

G
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding restaurant with great service and wonderful food. Can't recommend this restaurant highly enough.

GG
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit, courtesy of a gift certificate from a friend . We invited another couple to join us. My wife had the chicken artichoke in a cream sauce. I had chicken piccata. The other couple each had the fish and chips special. We were very pleased with the service and the quality of the food. The picatta was perfect, with just the right amount of tang from the capers. The fish and chips were in generous proportions and filling enough so the offer of more fish was politely declined. Ellen , our server, was perfectly attentive and made us feel at home. My wife expected something slightly different from the chicken artichoke dish, and it probably could have used a little more sauce. It was not a big enough issue to ask for a different plate, although I would not have hesitated to ask if it had been important. The atmosphere is an interesting and relaxing. We were seated near the bar but noise or distraction was never an issue. Judi's has a very diverse menu and I would not hesitate to try something a bit more expensive or adventuresome next time.

V
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Sedona. The service was outstanding with everyone being totally attentive to all customers. The food was excellent. Thank you to the restaurant for a most enjoyable evening.

SS
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great restaurant. Great food, great ambiance, great service, will definitely go again the next time we visit Sedona.

J
Naples
43 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Firs time customer. Terrific meal and service.

f
Phoenix
53 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Anniversary dinner. It was OK and the servers were very nice. Food was fine but nothing to rave about. They do make their own salad dressing every day which was wonderful but the mozzarella on my tomato salad was rubbery and uninspired. My husband had the walleye fish and it was well prepared. Overall, it was decent if not outstanding food. Martini was great!

r
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great! Neighborhood gem 🤗

g
Houston
367 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Judi's is one of our go to places in Sedona and Alice is always the gracious host with good food, good friendly service and a nice cozy atmosphere.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We arrived early and were seated immediately. We had the daily special of Prime Rib and drunken shrimp. The meal was excellent. Good value for excellent dining experience.

JP
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place with a nice atmosphere. Waitress was attentive and food was excellent. An outstanding way to end a long travel day.

JG
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service with a rather extensive food and wine list.

VM
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find for us in Sedona. Everyone was extremely friendly. Awesome experience.

TH
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was wonderful. Food, exquisite. Unfortunately my girlfriends stomach was very upset, and they were very sweet and catering. The rack of lambs was amazing. 5/5

B
Phoenix
51 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live locally and it’s one of our go to places. Great food and service.

SG
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a delicious dinner. We were seated in a cozy room with a fireplace. There were other dining rooms as well as outside garden seating available which were also inviting. We both had a traditional dinner of filet and baked potato both were cooked perfectly. There was live music which we weren't expecting but enjoyed very much. Will definitely return next time we are visiting Sedona.

OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family dinner in Sedona

RH
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were vacationing with friends and chose Judi’s for our last dinner out for the week. Overall it was wonderful. It was a bit noisier than we would have liked but nothing we couldn’t deal with. Elin was great. She took good care of us. The food was one of the best dining experiences any of us have had in a long time. I wholeheartedly recommend Judi’s!!!

GO
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food in a quaint setting. Staff is super nice and helpful.

SM
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

A very cute restaurant in a convenient location. The homemade bread and ice cream were delicious. The meal itself was average. We ordered beef burgundy which was on the tough side. It came with soup or salad. My husband ordered a bisque which he said was good. I had a salad which looked like some of the lettuce had been frozen. The cabernet vinaigrette was very good.

CC
Miami
28 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Judi's restaurant is very nice. Food good, service good. Would eat here again