About Salty Sow - Cactus

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.

4801 E Cactus Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85254
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Gastro Pub, Contemporary American, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00 pm - 10 pm
Friday - Saturday: 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sunday Brunch - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Cross Street:
Tatum Blvd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(602) 795-9463

Website:
http://www.saltysow.com/

Entertainment:
We have live music on our patio Thursday 6:30pm-9:30pm ; Friday and Saturday 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Executive Chef:
B.J. Curtis

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Salty Sow serves farmhouse cuisine, combining new cooking techniques with old-world methods like braising, poaching, and stewing. Treat your guests to a unique, memorable experience in a modern farmhouse atmosphere.

Salty Sow - Cactus Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

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4.5

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (30)
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Fit for Foodies (26)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Bar Seating (21)
Good for a Date (20)
Comfort Food (18)
Fun (18)
Good for Groups (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Great for Lunch (14)
Business Meals (13)
Hot Spot (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Kid-friendly (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Great for Brunch (12)
Local Ingredients (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Authentic (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Great Beer (8)
People Watching (8)
Quick Bite (8)
Tapas (8)
Cozy (8)
Live Music (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Live Sports (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Romantic (3)
Seasonal (3)
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Gluten Free Options (2)
Scenic View (1)
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 2 days ago

Extensive food choices for brunch that are not only very tasty but at a very reasonable cost. The staff were great also - love the Bloody Mary bar!!

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 2 days ago

Best Sunday Brunch in Phoenix. Lots of variety and great taste.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Casual, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Business Meals, People Watching, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Quick Bite, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 3 days ago

We love this place. Great restaurant for either a family dinner with kids or a girls night for some drinks. Either way the food is good and the service is on point.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 14, 2017

My business associate insist we go to Salty Sow whenever she’s in town. And the same goes for when family comes to visit. Go and find out why they love it myself.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

We have enjoyed dinner at the Salty Sow in Austin and wanted to try the one here in Phoenix. It was every bit as good in terms of food quality and service. We enjoyed the visit, will return, and have already referred friends to dine there. It was a nice relaxing evening with friends, great food, really a perfect level of service (Defined as prompt and timely without being visited constantly) by a friendly and knowledgeable member of the staff. The shared dishes are awesome, the main courses were also very good. We didnt get to try the Prime Rib so go early if you want to try it!

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Always a great place to eat and enjoy with friends. Great service and menu.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Best Sunday buffet brunch in Phoenix area hands down.

Tags: Great Beer, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Live Sports, Fun, Casual, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Went for Brunch and they had everything out. It seemed like it was the whole menu. Glad I was able to taste everything.

Tags: Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We enjoy the salty sow. Second time there. Food is good. Can’t say the fish taco was great but all the other food was good. Happy hour is great. Service amazing

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 8, 2017

First time here and will definitely be back. I am looking forward to bringing some of our friends. Even though it is a bit of a drive from Peoria it was worth it.

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great food and beer, staff is excellent. Fun place to eat and drink.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Casual, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Authentic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Best Sunday Brunch in Phoenix. Great food and selection of buffet brunch items.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food was good the server was great and very knowledgeable about the items on the menu. He really directed us to a great choice of appetizer and entrees.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Fun, Casual, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We feel that it would have been a better experience if the service level was better. The server forgot our appitizer, didn't check back after we got our food which was cold and we needed condiments. We also saw the manager who cleared our table but never said a word. Overall for a place that should have impeccable service let us down.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We had previously had a great lunch with great service so tried their dinner menu. Martini done well and the bacon/cream cheese olives is novel and yummy. The service was ok but not as attentive as we experienced at lunch. Highly recommend the Brussels sprout appetizer. Many places have these but SS version is superb. Also the fries with 110 min egg is phenomenal. Raves from my daughter for the ribeye tacos, but the beans were rated average (and she is a bean lover). You must try the pork belly w/ cheese grits and arugula salad. The salad is a great bite to cut the richness of the pork. This is truly the BEST pork dish I have experienced. So-so on the cheese grits, as they could have used more cheese. Prices are very value based. This is becoming a fav. Highly recommend.

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Casual, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Excellent lunch and great service.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 30, 2017

I've been disappointed 2 x's now. Happy the restaurant did a 2 for one at lunch. The french dip was mediocre..the dipping juice wasn't hot or warm..the duck fries weren't hot and were too hard to eat. I requested they redo for me and they did. The restaurant needed more servers as they were busy..also the A/C was blowing very cold nearby which made us want to hurry and finish to get out of there! Problem was we had to sit and wait quite awhile before we got the bill.
I won't be going back.

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·Dined on October 30, 2017

The service was the worst. My burger and fries were cold and the burger in pieces and well done. The server had confirmed pink was on the menu. It took almost 1/2 hour for food to arrive - Manager took it back and returned in about 12 minutes. Had a coupon for pay one/get one. The manager removed my burger from the bill ????? It was already free 2 for 1. When I asked about that, they did comp the entire meal.
I will usually give a restaurant a second chance... NOT in this case.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 29, 2017

once again an amazing and unique brunch

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 29, 2017

First time. Awesome place and great food.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Fun and great food ! Out on the patio watching the game !

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Live Sports, Tapas
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 26, 2017

I enjoy the ambiance and the food and our service was great. The atmosphere is vibrant, but that also means it was a bit noisy to carry on a conversation. Still, I will definitely go back. Fun place!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 22, 2017

This is a really hip place, but my husband said that the food wasn't up to the level of the decor and the service. We were there for the Sunday brunch buffet, and I thought the food was good enough for a buffet, as did my daughter, especially the hot-smoked salmon and the porchetta. They had a nice selection of beers and my mojito was very good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Our first visit to the Salty Sow this past Sunday (10/22/17).
Amazing from start to finish! My husband and I are first time diners for the Sunday Brunch. Quality of food and creative dishes -- absolutely superb!! The chef puts true passion and culinary expertise into what he serves to his customers. Waitstaff service (Jessica) - extraordinary! ! This is one of the best Sunday brunch spots we've ever enjoyed in the valley. We will visit again soon and and recommend Salty Sow's Sunday Brunch to everyone we know.

Highly recommended!

And...a great Bloody Mary bar! (just be sure not to add too much ghost pepper hot sauce to your morning cocktail :;)

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Always Enjoy this spot when I'm visiting Phoenix. Friendly Service and Great Food. Look forward to my next visit.

Tags: Tapas, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Amazing as usual, my guest loved it. It never disappoint

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 14, 2017

It's a busy place for a good reason - so glad we made reservations! Food is outstanding - done with attention to detail in taste and presentation. The waiters are friendly and attentive. We enjoyed our appetizer meal - it was plenty and pleasing!
My only regret is not eating here more than once during our 3 day stay in the area.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Our food was delicious as usual. So excited that salty is now open again for lunch!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Hands down the best Sunday brunch buffet in the valley for the money. Great food, service and price.

Tags: Happy Hour, Cozy, Kid-friendly, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We love patio dining and trying new places. We had a fabulous dinner! Great food!!! I had the pork belly , my husband had the pork shoulder, and our friends had the prime rib and tacos. Everything was plate licking good!! The chocolate cake was fantastic! We would drive there again. Really good food with the feel of an Austin restaurant. We like the string of lights on the patio.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Live Sports, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Healthy, Fun, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We dine at Salty Sow quite often. My husband had the trout- presented beautifully and he loved it. My grandson had a cheeseburger- just ok@ kind of dry. I had the halibut with broccolini- although very well prepared and tasty the portion of both the fish and veggie very small- actually looked lost on the plate- for $35 is was a disappointment.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Live Music
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

This place is now one of my favorite restaurants. The environment is uplifting, everybody that works there greets you, whether you are their table or not.
We had the best waitress named Joey, and her upbeat personality followed by great service made the experience unforgettable.
We were so pleased, that we went back the following day to partake in their brunch, which is buffet style, and they also have an amazing bloody mary bar.
I highly recommend this place!!!!!

Tags: Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, People Watching, Casual, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Tapas, Healthy, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Salty Sow has always been a great place to eat and now that got better with their expanded hours to include lunch.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great food and service as always. Love the pastrami salmon. Everything here is always great. Never a disappointment. Wish we lived closer so we could come more often.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Great food, and we had a comfortable booth for our birthday celebration. Our server, Joey, was great. She was patient, attentive and knew the menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Comfort Food
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The grits were terrible

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Great food... Happy hour!!
Different & fun menus
Always consistent

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Every morsel was absolutely outstanding......highly recommend

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The Salty Sow is much more then a BBQ joint. We came here thinking we were going to have franchise BBQ, but once we looked over the menu, we could tell we were going to get much more.

We started with cocktails and the Duck Fat Fries. The Salty Sow Martini with cream cheese and bacon stuffed olives. Awesome. Duck Fat Fries, I don't have to say how good they were. I had the Braised Beef Shoulder . The flavors were great and very tender. The other dishes at the table were the Pork Belly, Halibut, and Roasted Pork Shoulder. Everyone loved their meals. Maybe...the best meal of the trip. I can't wait to come back.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Late-night Find
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Had a great 2nd date there. Mason was our server and did a brilliant job Evan though we where there for hours and did more talking than eating. Was a great experience!

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine
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