Salty Sow - Cactus

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Salty Sow serves modern farmhouse cuisine, combining new cooking techniques with old-world methods like braising, poaching, and stewing. Our signature cocktail ingredients come fresh out of the garden, featuring local and organic spirits. Founded by long-time food lovers, we take special care to prepare everything we serve from scratch and by hand daily.
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BG
New England
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience4

I can't say if I would recommend Salty Sow or not. Given my last 2 visits, the food was wonderful, but the service was poor. I visited twice during my last Phx stay. The first waitress literally tossed the bill on the table without asking if we wanted anything else. My friend and I had taken advantage of the happy hour drinks and apps, but fully intended to have dinner. The waitress was less than friendly, helpful, informative or even interested in service. I could excuse it if it were busy, there were a number of empty tables around us. I chose to bring my dad and his wife for dinner my last evening in town. It was a Monday night. There were many empty tables. Once again the waitress (same table different waitress) treated us like we were interrupting her day. The food is worth the stop. The name of the restaurant should be "Salty Service." I was embarrased to bring my family there. I am a huge proponant of treating service staff with respect. I generally tip well as I believe it is earned and derserved - when the service is good. It is horrible when the service staff has absolutely no respect for the customer, their employer or their position. Unfortunately that was my experience during 2 visits this week. There are many good restaurants in the area. I will make a different choice in the future.

I
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the ambiance and food is always good!!

F
New York Area
227 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was great as usual. Service was ok. Our server had a large party and kept forgetting about us .

OT
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place inside and food was pretty good. We will go again if we are in the area.

LA
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The patio is very nice, a little noisy with a busy Shea Ave location, but the service and food made up for it. Very good overall...we are new to the neighborhood and we'll be back often...

OT
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service and the food was delicious.

OT
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We loved the food and sat outside so it was quiet and lovely. Our appetizer didn't come until the main course and they realized their mistake without us saying a word and comped the appetizer. It was so delicious we insisted to pay for it but the manager world not let us. The food was great and I can't say enough about their service and friendliness. We will come back and rrcommend it to friends.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Food was not good. Been there several times but the only ok dinner was the salad. Pork chops my favorite and over cooked and very tough. Chicken dinner were full of fat and one person upset much of the night.
Went from “go to place” to ???? ever go back

MW
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a wonderful dinner at the Salty Sow. When we arrived we were promptly seated and asked if we would like to order drinks. My wife choose the house Chardonnay and I ask our server for a recommendation of the available IPA beers. She made her suggestion which I accepted. Both of our drinks were excellent. My wife had the Chicken Scallopini and I had the Double Cut Duroc Pork Rac. Both selections were excellent. I would highly recommend the Salty Sow to any and all my friends.

AB
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Would liked to have given 5 stars but that Salty Carmel Bandino is the worst dessert, am not able to complain since my husband prefers not to go back, if things are not correct, but must say we did get 2 orders of the Brussels they are the best. The 4 of us enjoyed our meals, filet was the best.

F
Phoenix
37 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch ever!

B
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

This was not our first visit, so we expected great food. Unfortunately, the chips from the fish/chips were cold. My husband and I ordered the French Dip. The beef was tough enough that you pulled meat out of the buns when trying to take a bite. The chicken scallopini was hit. Really disappointing based on our previous visits. Also, I found the servers trying to sell gift cards at the table was inappropriate. I'm not sure when we'll return... $80 for two dinners which we did not enjoy was a bit of a waste. Maybe that explains why on a Saturday night the place was empty.

C
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

First time visitor. Place was not very busy so hard to judge what it would be like with a full house. Food was good. Ambience is unique and comfortable. Our waiter was very good. Will return if in the neighborhood. I live in the North Valley near Carefree so would not make special trip just for this restaurant. Will recommend to friends as a good place to go if they are in the area.

JD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Salty Sow. Great food, good cocktails, and the live music on the patio is always fun!

CM
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten at Salty Sow numerous times and this was no different. The waite staff was awesome as was the food. We will be back...

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service. The noise level is very high, so keep that in mind. One we return to time and time again.

k
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yes! We enjoy the vibe of the restaurant and it's cute. We've liked the food both times we've been in and have gotten good service.

KG
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Enjoyed the food and the environment is awesome!!

IL
Phoenix
33 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We used to come often and haven’t been in a couple of years...the food was average and the wine list is very limited. We were kind of disappointed. Our server was wonderful tho!

OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will definitely be back. The vibe of the restaurant was excellent. The food was good. The Burger was outstanding (kinda small serving of fries).

BF
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I love coming here! The food is amazing over and over and the service is top notch as well.

R
Phoenix
28 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Toughest veal I have ever had. No visit from manager after complaint. Not sure if we will be back. This follows bad cut of Prime Rib previously. Most of the issues seem to come from the specials menu.

OT
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Prime rib was undercooked so had to send it back. Service was great.

b
Phoenix
32 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent food and service

JA
New York Area
90 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was terrific excellent go to place.

L
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We have dined at Salty Sow many many years since it opened. We have seen changed over the years - not for the good. Smaller portions. Happy Hour now only served in the bar & patio.
Monday evening our prime rib dinner was fair. It was served with au jus flowing all over the plate. The mashed potatoes were very loose/runny. Our meal was re-plated and the au jus was served in a separate container but it did not fix the runny overly salted mashed potatoes. Not certain we will return to the Salty Sow.

J
Phoenix
43 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Service was one of the worst we have experienced. No manager ever showed to help out. 2 out of 4 meals were not as ordered & it was just our problem.

s
Phoenix
38 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salty Sow Phoenix has been our favorite ever since it opened. This was our first dinner there as we usually have done weekday lunches. Dinner was excellent. Please bring back the weekday lunches. If you need more lunch business ... we promise to stop by for lunch more often.

LS
Naples
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

we enjoyed cocktail hour thoroughly! They are very well done and the drinks were balanced.

I highly recommend the truffled deviled eggs.

the main course special of the day was a duck breast. It was cooked perfectly

The pork belly tacos were very lackluster and lacked flavor. The egg did not bind or add any additional flavor to the taco.

service was as expected and nothing above and beyond.

SN
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, service was excellent and ambiance was great for a first date, however it was a little loud to hold a conversation. Overall I will be back!

MC
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great restaurant. Always is, it’s one of our favorites.

BG
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great salads, drinks, appetizers. Will be back!

RK
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I indicated it was a birthday celebration when I made the reservation, but they forgot when they brought the desserts. I tried to sign up for the rewards program online but was told I had to get the card at the restaurant. Our server forgot to bring the rewards card. The fish in the fish and chips has a very heavy batter, the fries were good. The shrimp appetizer was good. Probably won’t go back as nothing was above average.

A
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the beet salad - super fabulous! Also tried the teriaki salmon. It was cooked perfectly, but not my favorite preparation of salmon, as it was a bit sweet. Not the chef's fault! Drinks were delicious and the vibe was friendly and comfortable. Highly recommend this place. Wish there were more restaurants like this in this location.

OT
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Cheney and her team members were right on.
Even the bartender Mason stopped by to make sure our “Little Larry’s were to our liking.
Our 10th visit and there will be many more.
Highly recommend !!

CR
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Was very disappointed with my recent dining experience at Salty Sow. It’s been one of my go to spots since it opened. The menu recently changed and some of the best dishes on the menu are gone or altered. They no longer have the trout dish (my favorite!), and eliminated several of the gluten free and healthier dishes/options on the menu for fried and breaded alternatives. I also ordered the beet and goat cheese salad which has always been one of their best salads and the new preparation was not appetizing at all.

Overall, the food was underwhelming - the preparation of the dishes was just not as good as it used to be - and the menu is sadly now much too limited for someone like me who is gluten intolerant to continue to make this one of my regular spots going forward. :(

VM
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Holly was an exceptional server. Thank you for the service and accommodations

F
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food and each dish is unique. Must try if you are in Paradise Valley, Phoenix.

JC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and lively place for dinner. Enjoyed every bit of our meal!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my Second time dining at the Salty Sow. Some girlfriends and I met at the Salty Sow for dinner. I had reserved a table using open table app. On the reservation I mentioned that we wanted to reserve a table for happy hour.

The next day the manager called me regarding my reservation. He explained that reservations were only allowed for the dining room and that happy hour is only in the bar area and that the bar area would most likely be packed at the time of our reservation.

I really appreciated that he took time out of his day to give me a courtesy call, instead of allowing us to show up for our reservation, expecting happy hour, and then be disappointed. I decided to go ahead and keep the reservation for the dining area, even though we wouldn’t be able to enjoy the happy hour prices.

My friends and I placed our drink orders and the waiter informed us that the manager had comped the first round! That was so thoughtful and generous!

That manager took his time twice to make sure our stay was everything we wanted. Not very many people would go out of their way with like that for someone they’ve never met. It makes a customer feel like family.

Thanks for the great good, great atmosphere and great customer service!