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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
General Entertainment
“Upscale shopping mall with high-end department stores & retailers, plus restaurants & fast food.”
  • 158 locals recommend
Trail
“Challenging but rewarding hike! I would say this is a little easier than Echo Trail on Camelback Mountain but still not easy. It's like a stair stepper. If you want a hike less challenging than Camelback check this out. ”
  • 139 locals recommend
Café
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“Very hip coffee bar and great food, beer and wine bar. Open late. Very busy. ”
  • 119 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Great wine bar in Central Phoenix. For closer wine bars, there are a few good options downtown as well. ”
  • 85 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Lunch, Dinner, Cocktails, Weekend brunch, Brown Bag Chicken Sandwich (delicious), Porkwich, daily vegetable side is always a must order!”
  • 67 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Some of the best Mexican food around. Live music in the dining room Thursday - Saturday nights and on Sunday afternoons.”
  • 60 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“Family owned and operated since 1950, Durant's has been long been known as a hotspot for Phoenix movers and shakers, and is simply a Phoenix icon. ”
  • 63 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Indoor/outdoor restaurant/bar. Play games like Ping-pong, cornhole, foosball, etc. Full line up of drinks along with great food. Highly recommend the pretzels w/ cheese.”
  • 55 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Built as a church in 1893, now it’s a gastropub that serves tacos, queso and tequila with a side of history. (Monica’s favorite taco is the lamb :) )”
  • 59 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Locally owned restaurant with nice ambiance. They have a variety of tasty dishes. It's good and always full.”
  • 51 locals recommend
Bar
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“A favorite Restaurant with a unique Flare to every Dish. Great Brunch and a MAKE YOUR OWN BLOODY MARY BAR. ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Excellent food and fun atmosphere. Enjoy out door seating or not. They offer ping pong, corn hole and Jumbo Jenga to pass your time with with your group.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Hawaiian Restaurant
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“HULA'S is a modern, urban twist on the classic tiki bars and restaurants of the '50s & '60s. Locally owned and operated, it's a community place where everyone is welcome. Enjoy a tropical cocktail, happy hour, a quick bite or a full meal, all while being served by the best staff in the restaurant biz.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Taco Place
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“Joyride Taco House is the perfect sort of place you hope to discover with friends. The vibe draws you in, the food blows you away with its freshness and the cocktails are sublimely delicious. We won’t blame you if you don’t want to leave. Order a few more of those tasty tacos, signal your server for another icy refreshment, lean back in your chair and enjoy the ride. From all of us at Joyride Taco House, we are super stoked that you are here!”
  • 31 locals recommend
Theme Park
“This is an amusement park native to Phoenix, Arizona since forever and it is still thriving. Water rides, arcade games, and rides galore! Your family will love it here.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Health Food Store
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“Excellent breakfast and brunch options with quality organic and natural foods; has a full coffee bar and an adjoining gift shop with quirky gifts”
  • 43 locals recommend

Top restaurants

General Entertainment
“Upscale shopping mall with high-end department stores & retailers, plus restaurants & fast food.”
  • 158 locals recommend
Café
“Very hip coffee bar and great food, beer and wine bar. Open late. Very busy. ”
  • 119 locals recommend
Wine Bar
“Great wine bar in Central Phoenix. For closer wine bars, there are a few good options downtown as well. ”
  • 85 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Lunch, Dinner, Cocktails, Weekend brunch, Brown Bag Chicken Sandwich (delicious), Porkwich, daily vegetable side is always a must order!”
  • 67 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Some of the best Mexican food around. Live music in the dining room Thursday - Saturday nights and on Sunday afternoons.”
  • 60 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“Family owned and operated since 1950, Durant's has been long been known as a hotspot for Phoenix movers and shakers, and is simply a Phoenix icon. ”
  • 63 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Built as a church in 1893, now it’s a gastropub that serves tacos, queso and tequila with a side of history. (Monica’s favorite taco is the lamb :) )”
  • 59 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Locally owned restaurant with nice ambiance. They have a variety of tasty dishes. It's good and always full.”
  • 51 locals recommend

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