The Stockyards Restaurant & 1889 Saloon

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Steakhouse
Arizona's Original Steakhouse.

Step through the copper entry doors and feel the warm authentic atmosphere of this classic American Steakhouse. Once adjacent to the largest feedlot in the world, the restaurant is a living history museum that documents Arizona's cattle industry with historical photos and a Western Art collection. Established in 1947, The Stockyards has been serving the best hand-cut aged steaks and prime rib for 70 years. The menu also features wild game, seafood, poultry, pork, and a wide variety of appetizers, salads and desserts. Be sure to visit the 1889 Saloon where you will find a solid mahogany hand carved bar, crystal chandeliers, and walls adorned with original murals that were painted in the 50's. Step back in time and relax while you enjoy an Arizona landmark. Banquet space and private dining rooms are available, and The Stockyards is always an excellent choice for groups.
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New York Area
81 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We recently had a 6 1/2 hour layover at Sky Harbor airport in Phoenix, so I booked a table at Stockyards since it is very close to the airport. We were greeted at the door (rolling our suitcases in behind us) by the hostess who offered to let us leave these with her, which we did. I had read that this place is a piece of local history and upon entering it was easy to see why. From the magnificent hand carved mahogany bar to the artwork to the fireplaces, it has the feel of a someplace special even before you get to the food. I told the hostess that I had looked for a restaurant that looked cool, was highly rated and was close to the airport and she responded “well, that’s us,”. We each had a different cut of steak, both of which were excellent and we each had a different side which were also both excellent. We managed to split a desert (also excellent) even though we should have stopped after dinner. After this wonderful experience, we asked the hostess to call us a cab to get back to the airport, which she did. When they didn’t arrive in a timely fashion, she called again and was told that the cab would be there in 10 minutes or less. When it was not, she had one of the waiters drive us back to the airport! Now that is customer service like I’ve never seen. Even though the airport is only a mile and a half away, I was so impressed by this level of customer service (being a business owner myself) that I would return just for this reason...but the food is so good that you should go, even if you don’t need a ride to the airport afterwards! Seriously, the Stockyards is well worth the trip no matter where you are coming from.

VL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family was visiting from California and we were celebrating a birthday. It was an amazing tasteful dinner and the service was equally as great. We ordered a variety of items from steaks, to lobster, and salmon. Everyone was very happy with their meal especially it being the first time for all of us!

KA
Phoenix
62 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our go-to place when wanting a good meal and service. The prime rib is outstanding and so is everything else we’ve had. There is so much food we usually end up taking a substantial amount home- yummy meal again the next day!
The booth seating is very comfortable and the table is large. A group of people near us was celebrating something and the noise decreased substantially after they left.
We highly recommend The Stockyards for special occasions and regular dining. Oh, they did have a nice desert for my husband’s birthday.

OT
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We are regulars and this night was a bit off.

K
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can’t say enough about my experience at The Stockyard!! The food was exceptional , the atmosphere was wonderful but most of all my server Alice was amazing!! She was polite, kind , attentive and friendly! She made the experience over the top special! I was there celebrating my graduation from college and she specially prepared a dessert for me! I will be coming back! I want Alice to wait on me again!!

f
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service!!!

OT
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food, service, and atmosphere was very good. I would eat there again.

AH
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Waiter, Mark was amazing and very attentive. The food was spectacular. We even rang the bell!

OT
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great go to steakhouse...much better than Durants!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a romantic evening for our 20th wedding anniversary at the Stockyards Restaurant. Our waiter Dan and his staff were very attentive and made us feel very welcomed for our first visit. The meal was delicious, ribeye steaks, baked potato and a mushroom skillet. Ended the meal with a delicious strawberry shortcake. We will definitely return.

MR
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great site to relive early Phoenix History. Excellent food/service.

C
New England
16 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was very good and the tasted great. A little on expensive side

JF
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We have been there many times, but this was the first visit for our daughter. She loved it! Thanks so much to Dan, for making it such a nice night!!!! The food never disappoints!

MP
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We decided to try The Stockyards during Restaurant Week. Our server took the time to talk about the history of the restaurant and made some great recommendations for both wine and side dishes unique to the restaurant. The Stockyards gives a real 'old school' restaurant vibe including the quiet atmosphere and a return of a flash from the past...the relish tray. We were surrounded by diners conversing and enjoying the food as much as we did! The steaks were perfectly done and the prime rib was tasty. If you are looking for a great steak in a place that gives a quick nod to the past this is the place.

A
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Arizona restaurant week is a great way to try new venues!

T
Phoenix
29 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was good, for the price Restaurant week. I got thru half way and it was cold..... really
not good..... maybe they could of made it hotter? We missed Harry, guess he went off to other
things...... he was the best bartender..... a big loss for Stockyards......

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for restaurant week. We got there early to enjoy a cocktail at the bar, our bartender was outgoing and mixed the perfect dirty martini. We had dinner in the main dining area and decided on the preset meal, we both enjoyed seafood bisque, filet Mignon and then followed it up with dessert; best cheesecake I’ve ever had. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and plan to go back.

AW
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing anniversary dinner for my parents 40th anniversary.

S
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not only fabulous beef but amazing New England clam chowder and really good salads.

JS
Phoenix
56 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were entertaining a Canadian business guest for dinner. Two of us (party of three) ordered the special Bison Ribeye Steak. It was outstanding not to mention healthier than beef. We all loved the atmosphere as well.

OT
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was flawless. Food wonderful. I did ask for prime rib fat in to go box for dog....poor puppy not there:-/

CJ
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and so was the service and ambience, but it was noisy- having said that though it was filled to capacity.
Would recommend it and will go back

BB
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We have been to the Stockyards in the past and have always had outstanding steaks...We were not disappointed again, the food was outstanding, the service professional and prompt. This is a classic steakhouse here in the Valley for over 70 yrs. Well worth the trip!!

K
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our guests and I enjoyed another great business luncheon complete with Jumbo fresh Shrimp Cocktails, Onion Rings, Salmon and Steak. The service by Dawn was excellent, the food was wonderful. Our guests were flattered that the proprietor Gary came by our table and introduced himself and checked on our experience. We each received a bonus bottle of their famous BBQ Sauce to take home and share with our families. Thank you Stockyards for the dining experience.

NA
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The staff was most accommodating in finding us a quiet table since one in our party is hard of hearing. Smoked trout appetizer was excellent & large enough to share. The 3 people in our party each had a different cut of steak and all of them were cooked perfectly. Wait staff was on top of things & just the right amount of friendly/attentive. We will definitely revisit the Stockyards Restaurant the next time we are in Phoenix.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had never been The Stockyards before, fantastic!!

WM
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wanted to eat at The Stockyards and this was the first time I was able to get there in 32 years of living in the valley. I am from the north west which raises great beef but I have to say that this restaurant had the best steak I’ve had anywhere in Arizona. I will definitely return and try out more wonderful cuts of meat and recommend to all my friends as well. We hit it on restaurant week which was even more impressive. Didn’t dilute the quality or the service which can sometimes happen at other restaurants. Thank you for being and continuing to be a great restaurant with so much history to share along with superb and sumptuous food.

CS
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was amazing, cheerful and responded quickly to requests. Thank you for the wonderful evening.

OT
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alice, our server was terrific! Our meal was delicious too!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Stockyards have never disappointed us in the 30 years we've been coming.

AC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The restaurant is beautiful and it seems as though the atmosphere would be nice but it was SO LOUD. I was sitting right next to my husband and could barely hear him. If you're just going for the meat, it was delicious but way overpriced. The sides all left much to be desired. The service was mediocre for the price of the food. The cheesecake thankfully was delicious. We will not be returning.

V
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food, drinks and service was impeccable. Steaks were cooked to perfection. Prime Rib was flavorful and done just right. Our server was very informative and checked back frequently.

PS
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

After living in the valley for over 20 years. I never visited the restaurant, I figured the pricing went along with the quality of food. boy was I wrong. I have no problem paying a premium for good quality food. I have to say it was the worst cut of Pork chop I have ever eating. Suppose to be prime cut Porterhouse pork chop. It had no seasoning, the meat was tough. I left half of. for $32 dollars I could have bought a piece at Frys and cooked it myself and taste better. My Parter had the Rib eye. Again overpriced for the way it was cooked. no seasoning on his as well. I would not recommend this place, they really need to look at the chiefs , I did not complain at the time, as it was not the waiters fault.

CH
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent steak and great service.

AG
Phoenix
93 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classic Arizona experience. Ambience is perfect, serving flawless and food excellent.

d
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our first time at The Stockyards and it was a really good experience; the food was good, we've had better steaks but it was good. What made the experience really enjoyable was the history and learning more about the restaurant and those that have visited it in the years gone by. Our waiter was fantastic and gave us soooo much information and it really allowed us to enjoy the restaurant even that much more!! A really enjoyable evening!!

K
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Stockyards is our first choice when entertaining our Top Account. The setting is roomy and comfortable. The servers are attentive, helpful, and friendly. They know the menu and are able to make great recommendations. I had the Salmon with the Pear Salad. The Salmon was a sizable portion that you do not normally get from most restaurants. You may pay a little more but you get what you pay for. We had Shrimp Cocktails that come with five jumbo fresh delicious tails and an order of Onion Rings which were crispy and not greasy. Our guests had entree's ranging from Filet to Bison Meatloaf and all were tantalized and pleased. Upon leaving, after our guests left, I met with the proprietor who was gracious and appreciative of our business.

DV
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very inviting ambience. Felt instantly comfortable. Great food choices: I loved the Parmesan Potato Stack and the Roast Chicken and Wild Rice soup. In fact, I got some soup to take home!

CH
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great steak, great service and nice atmosphere. Love the old photos hanging around the restaurant showing when it was a working stockyard. Lot of history behind saloon and restaraunt.

MB
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The parmesan potato stack was very salty. Everything else was delicious

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