Tempe, located in the heart of Metropolitan Phoenix, offers an eclectic smorgasbord when it comes to pleasing your palate. In this college town, long influenced and inspired by local, regional, national and international tastes, Tempe visitors enjoy fast food, fast casual and fine dining of all types and styles. Spicy Sichuan stir fry, Japanese sushi, Irish pub grub, ramen noodles, dessert crêpes, Mediterranean- or Southwestern-style cuisine, tofu for the vegetarian, handmade Mexican ice cream popsicles (in Spanish, paletas), an Ethiopian restaurant—dishes you wouldn’t expect in Arizona are right here in Tempe. Ready to tease your tastebuds now? Simply search our extensive list of Tempe restaurants below.
Mill Avenue District
40 E. University Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone: (480) 967-8649
325 W. Elliot Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85284
Phone: (480) 777-3938
Gertrude’s at the Desert Botanical Garden offers seasonal, ingredient driven menus that showcase local artisans and farmers. Indoor and patio dining, exhibition kitchen, chef’s table and bar. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily from 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday brunch. Garden admission not required. Reservations: www.opentable.com.
Nestled just steps from Mill Avenue, House of Tricks is hidden inside two turn-of-the-century homes, behind a romantic vine-strewn courtyard. Eclectic new American menus and extensive wine list. Events become treasured memories at House of Tricks, a legendary “little out-of-the-way place” nestled amid trees and gardens near Tempe’s Mill Avenue. Private dining area or patios can accommodate 10-75 guests. Call (480) 921-8955 to book events.
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