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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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
94 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour and service. Loves the truffle eggs and tenders.

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ARKS
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salty Sow never disappoints

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always outstanding service; always great food!

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vipMarkG
Phoenix
36 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The menu has been cut back too much. I understand restaurants trying to cut costs, but I think they cut too much. Waitress was average at best. She did not show any personality or interest in us. Restaurant was mostly empty, so she couldn't be that busy.

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vipScottE
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s very important to us that a restaurant take the health and safety of its customers and employees seriously these days. Salty Sow delivers. It’s always done things right, but it’s appreciated even more now. And of course, the food and service continue to be some of the absolute best in the Valley.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Great service good food and great drinks. We come here all the time but was disappointed they did not have chicken tights on menu

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our friends first time and the service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salty Sow is doing a fantastic job with social distancing but still providing a welcoming experience for guests! Service with Cheney was impeccable as usual!

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PatrickG
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were pleased with our experience, but we look forward to an expanded menu.

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vipkathysview
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Back open again, the menu and hours are limited but the food is excellent. Had smoked chicken wings that were juicy and flavorful, cheddar jalapeño biscuits, fried chicken and Brussels sprouts salads. So full! Fried chicken was so crunchy and good. Going for Nashville hot next time!

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KennyB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Worst experience there EVER!!!
So sad that such a great place has fallen so far and so fast.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FABULOUS TIME

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EllenK
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The prime rib was the best! We all ordered it and all loved it.

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vipSydney
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Great appetizers and lots of BBQ mains to choose from!

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vipSek1
Phoenix
42 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We waiting a long time since it opened to try Salty Sow. It has become one of our “go to” neighborhood favorites.

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PennyP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience3

We ordered the short rib dinner and the beef sandwich . The first two bites of the ribs were tender and the rest of it was tough and burnt.we told the waiter and they only took $10:00 of our bill, the meal was thirty dollars. Prime rib sandwich was tender but not very flavorful. Also the wine selection was very poor! Will not return to this restaurant again!

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vipErb123
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

We hadn't been in a couple of years and the new decor looked nice. However, on a Sunday evening the place was pretty empty so that affected the overall ambiance and vibe. Our server, Leon, was great as he was attentive with a pleasant personality. But the food was just so so. Salads were OK, but not memorable, St Louis Ribs were a bit tough. Broccoli was basic, with no creative spices added. Overall, we were disappointed and unfortunately will probably not return as there are too many places better.

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RollieT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Crowded and loud with fun piano-man entertainment.

The place was slammed, but a rotating team insured high quality service.

Prime rib sandwich was HUGE, grilled salmon was terrific. Drinks were generous and a GM stopped by the table.

We’ll be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was exceptional. The Ribeye was amazing! The service was on par with the best dining experiences in the valley. Definitely recomendable to anyone looking for a classy and upscale dining experience.

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Zack
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Menu was changed and we missed some of the old offering! Salmon we ordered was over cooked and chicken thighs were fatty.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Chicken wings undercooked.

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vipBT88
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We all agree it is a great “Arizona” restaurant with great food and ambiance... totally comfortable.

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Cheri
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great atmosphere and good cocktails. The food was pretty good, we enjoyed the appetizers more than the entrees and our server was a little overwhelmed and not as attentive as we would have liked but he got the job done. We will certainly return again to try some other things and have the sparkling sangria again!

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John
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Everything was great except our main course came while we were still eating our salads

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JanetG
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very good dinner at Salty Sow. Our waiter was very attentive and even gave my husband a free cup of soup when he asked about soup that was not on the menu. We will definitely go back to this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Our reservation was about 830 and were seated close to that time. Service was ok overall. Food was good but the items we wanted to order were all out of . This was not just one item so was frustrating. Will go back as have been there few times before.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The filet was the steak to get - good server recommendation.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at the Salty Sow, we were concerned to have our first visit on Valentine's day, however we had an,amazing experience. We made the reservation on open table. We were seated at the exact time for our reservation. Lauren k was our server and made fabulous recommendations. This was a great date night.

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JohnH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day 2020 and everything was excellent. No wait (at 7pm, w/reservations) good drinks (7 martinis for $7 after 7pm) great service (from Holly??), excellent food (ribs and salmon) and great people watching (thank you Phoenix people).

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vipKrich0311
Phoenix
38 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

3rd time was not the charm. Made a reservation for Valentine's Day and couldn't have been more excited. Arrived to find they were seating us outside. We did not ask for an outside table, but they insisted we did and told us we could no eat inside. Was excited to see all the "sow" related items on the menu, but once we got the menu, barely any were there. It read more like a BBQ restaurant than an upscale establishment. We ordered chicken wings, brisket, ribs and pork belly. Almost everything came out dry and if we didn't ask for extra BBQ sauce most everything was too dry to eat. Finally, we had to waive down our server multiple times throughout the night to get anything we needed. Overall, not a great experience.

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NYerInParadise
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This neighborhood favorite never disappoints. The specials are truly special as on Valentine's Day with the wonderfully prepared red snapper: perfection!

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vipRevwebb
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A stable when in need of good food drink and service. During peak dining hours it can be a bit too loud but as soon as the crowd thins out volume goes down.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The food was fairly good, tho my companions said the brisket was pretty tough. I would definitely come back for the food. However, the service was soooooo slow on a half-full Monday night. The server was super nice and accommodating but getting a box, the bill, or even another drink took more than 10 minutes each time. And our entrees did not come out until we had been there for over an hour. We had one small shared appetizer, so that shouldn’t have made much of a difference. All in all, I would give it another try.

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vipSunnyAz
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

On 2/8/2020, I ordered the brisket dinner, which I had previously ordered. Unfortunately, it was a disappointment. Typically, the dish includes three slices of brisket; my order contained six slices. However, the slices were mostly fat and gristle; only one slice was mostly meat.

Whoever cut the meat--could they not tell they were cutting through fat and gristle? Was that the reason for serving double the amount of slices? The server did comp the meal after showing the amount of fat and gristle on my plate. A disappointment as I typically feel the food is great.

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vipgrod
Phoenix
145 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice spot for a drink and Comfort food

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mkode
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

At first glance, the atmosphere is very vibey, nice and busy. The wait staff were great but the food didn't live up to the feel. My steak (ordered medium rare) was dark red and cold. Had to send it back. My boyfriend had the brisket, it was also cold. Our other friend had the salmon, it was a little dry. I was expecting the food to be better but I don't think I will be going back.

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vipSmugCritic
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Waiter forgot to give my friend his biscuit and to give me a steak knife.

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vipSkydiva
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The prime rib was overly salty and tough! The service was too slow especially it was not busy.

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vipaudreys
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our service was impeccable and the food very good. We were, however, disappointed to discover that our 1 and a half delicious biscuits were not included in our packed leftover bag I don’t know why those were discarded as they were among the best part of the meal #missingthebiscuits

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vipRobert
Phoenix
24 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First of all, we like the name Salty Sow [mostly because we like pork]! We decided to try the Sunday brunch. We both enjoyed the various food item choices, I thought the skillets were a nice touch. The food was tasty and the service professional. We were very surprised to find out we were there for the last Sunday brunch, sorry!

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Salty Sow - Cactus is rated 4.4 stars by 1415 OpenTable diners.