Judi's Restaurant & Lounge

4.3
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216 Reviews
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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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vipJMFEC
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of us visited Sedona in March, and remembered Judi’s from a trip 6 years ago. So glad it’s still going strong! Our choices were walleye (done two different ways) pork and mushrooms, and liver and onions. So many more choices. And we saved room for dessert made by Alice who circulated through the restaurant talking to guests. Our gracious server Robin took care of everything we needed.

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Xcentric1
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice place. While the food wasn't exceptional, the staff was very friendly and accommodating. This is a wonderful restaurant for an intimate dinner with spouse, partner or good friend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this small intimate restaurant. Nice environment, good service and good food!

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Eatingwell
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. Nice, quiet restaurant. Chatting with diners at other tables. Attentive service. Excellent menu. I had trout. Birthday girl had halibut. Homemade ice cream for dessert. Everything top drawer. Right off the main drag in Sedona. We were referred to Judi’s. We will refer others. Excellent all round.

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SHARONB
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was so so.
Maybe due to wedding reception they were hosting.

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vipRobertG
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience4

We were seated and the waiter provided menus and took our drink order. When he came back to take our order he announced that they did not have the chicken piccata. Well, since my spouse only eats chicken and that was the only chicken on the menu we were put in a difficult spot. We had drinks so we could not get up and leave so my spouse had to order something that he really did not want.

The waiter should have made this announcement prior to taking any orders for food or beverages. In addition, the pork chop was just a pork chop. Nothing was worth the price charged. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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SueG
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Ok went for my father n law. He enjoyed the prime rib. I feel salad should be included in price if meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an excellent restaurant for atmosphere, service, and food, a wonderful evening spent at Julie’s with great music, too. A local favorites!

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vipRoadieBill
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant every time we go. It's quiet, you can hear your friends talk without yelling, there's a roaring fireplace, the food is always made correctly and tastes great. Great service, great price = fantastic value. Go here every time I'm in Sedona. Thanks Judi!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ice cream!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
73 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The staff is very friendly. The atmosphere is comfortable and neighborly. The food so so.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff very friendly! Great food...don’t skip dessert!

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karlr
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent and the food and service was excellent.

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Surprised
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Judi's before. We always enjoy this restaurant. The food is great , the service is great and the atmosphere is conducive to conversation. We went there for valentine day and enjoyed the evening.

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SpencerB
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Judi's is our favorite restaurant in Sedona. Elegant, quiet, great food and service. The staff treat you like family.

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ErindG
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, live music was just right and service was pleasant and attentive

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vipKesha
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We return to Judi's again and again whenever in Sedona. The ambiance allows for warm, quiet conversations and the food offers a variety of yummy choices in the supper club venue. If you have room for dessert, everything is homemade. Really love supporting a local high quality restaurant.

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vipBdowgiallo
Chicago
118 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful restaurant! This was our first time here and we were treated so kindly by the entire staff! They offered to seat us near the fireplace which my wife really appreciated! The food was excellent and the service was top notch!!

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ARH1
Charleston
26 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Judi's is just a nice restaurant serving good food! However, they have recently changed their menu and the complimentary soup/salad with your main course has been stopped; you now pay an additional $3.00 for these items. Apart from that all good. Went for Fish & Chips Night - all you can eat for $18.00. Not outstanding fish & chips, and not your traditional English presentation, but still good enough thought not convinced about the Waffle Fries! Malt Vinegar is on the table!

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente lugar, buena comida, muy atentos

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Gary
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The portions were small, never saw such a small garden salad.
The Surf and Turf Special portions were also small.

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vipJulie
Phoenix
133 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First of all, we had very efficient and friendly service throughout the meal. Regarding the food, the rolls were served hot but white and under-baked. Mike enjoyed his entrée of fried seafood. I ordered Chicken Picatta and was disappointed to get a plate of angel hair with three small chicken strips on top. I was expecting the typical pounded breast patty that is pan fried with the sauce of olive oil, lemon, white wine and capers. The strips were fairly plain tasting and I was glad I had ordered some marinara sauce on the side for the pasta. I usually take half my meal home, but there was not enough to do that and I left feeling unsatisfied. I wonder how they make their chicken Parmesan if they don’t have the thin chicken breasts?

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JanetL
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Recommended and we very much enjoyed it on a snowy December evening! Food was outstanding and the bill was very reasonable!
We'll be back!
Thank you!

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StephanieK
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect for this special occasion and we will repeat it every year. In between we will enjoy the ribs now and than.

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SheriS
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All 4 of us enjoyed what we had. It was the first time I had their famous trout & I was not disappointed!

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DonM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was supposed to be a very special occasion, our 35th wedding anniversary. We made reservations, as we have been there before & know its a very small venue. At our arrival the hostess didn't know we had a reservation until i showed her my confirmation. Then w/o any explanation put us at a table by the fireplace & a rowdy group at the bar. When our server finally acknowledged us she said she would be back to take our order, she didn't come back. Turns out she was bartending as well, after waiting 15 minutes we left the restaurant. Its 5:30pm & we are only 2 of 6 diners! Why we were pushed off to this room & they don't have a real bartender is beyond me. The hostess was apologetic & tried to stop us but we were too aggravated @ the time. Its too bad that we will never return as it was a favorite place & we drove 2 hrs to get there. Very poor service for a place that prides itself on intimacy & service. Guess special occasions are not very important to Judi's management.

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vipEdRR
Phoenix
41 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant. The food and the service were both great. Didn't know what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised.

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JoanH
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat there every time we are in Sedona. Love it.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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vipLucky1947
El Paso
35 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Audry was amazing; personable, helpful, and outstanding.

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SpencerB
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
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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JACLYNK
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

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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DaleH
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.

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StephenH
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.

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Disappointed
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.

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

We had an awesome dinner. Our waitress was OUTSTANDING.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

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

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EvelynW
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.

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Judi's Restaurant & Lounge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (928) 282-4449.

Judi's Restaurant & Lounge is rated 4.3 stars by 216 OpenTable diners.

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