Cool Restaurants around Scottsdale

The Top Restaurants that Scottsdale, Arizona Has to Offer during the Super Bowl XLIX

If you are headed to Glendale for February’s Super Bowl XLIX game, you are sure to be in for a treat. The Super Bowl is set to be hosted at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. However, many people attending the Super Bowl will likely be staying in the surrounding cities and communities. Scottsdale is one of the best places to stay for its nightlife, beautiful hotels, awesome bars and amazing restaurants. You can find organic bistros, elegant steakhouses, college bars and awesome sports-themed pubs in Scottsdale. The city truly offers it all, and you need to set some time aside to explore during Super Bowl weekend. Here are all of the cool restaurants that you must be sure to enjoy during your time in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The Citizen Public House

When you visit the Citizen Public House, there is one thing that you must order. You must get the scallops. The scallops consistently receive very high ratings from restaurant patrons. The restaurant also now offers “clean eating” options for the health-conscious individual. When you want to enjoy some decadent food, such as filet mignon, bread pudding or crab cakes, this place is sure to satisfy your tastebuds.

Café Monarch

Perhaps you have dragged a non-football fan with you to the Super Bowl and its festivities. If so, you may want to treat your guest to a nice meal at the Café Monarch. The grilled pork tenderloin is to die for, and your guest will enjoy the intimate atmosphere of this beautiful restaurant. What makes this restaurant unique is that the chef prepares a special menu that is different every day.


Maybe you need to lighten the mood in the morning after your favorite football team loses at the Super Bowl. Or, on the other hand, maybe you want to enjoy a victory breakfast to celebrate the win of your beloved football team. Eggstasy is the place to go. This breakfast nook is an upbeat, modern joint that will provide you with the best eggs you’ve ever had. Scrambled or over-easy doesn’t cut it here. When you order eggs, it will likely be in the form of the Gypsy Steak Skillet, Coconut Crepes or Prosciutto Benedict. If you are in the mood to satisfy your sweet tooth, you may even splurge and order the Pumpkin Cheesecake Pancakes.

Pig & Pickle

If you love pickles and pork, then this is the place to go. You are sure to be impressed by the array of pork items on the menu at this restaurant. A hidden secret is that the restaurant has an amazing happy hour, and you can enjoy incredible deals. The restaurant has an “industrial” look and is a cool place to hang out. The restaurant has plenty of other types of traditional pub fare with a modern twist. You may want to try the bone marrow, beef cheeks or coconut curry broth. Any item on the menu will have you licking your chops.

The Blind Pig

The Blind Pig has an awesome casual environment that is perfect for grabbing a mug of beer and a great dish. The Blind Pig may be the perfect place to catch dinner after the Super Bowl game. The pork and sausage selection is excellent, and your mouth will water just by reading the menu entrée selections. Customers say that they love the “taco combo” which comes with tacos, ribs and a side of rice. The excellent quality of meat served at the Blind Pig is another great feature of this restaurant.


If you are a sushi lover, then ShinBay will be your restaurant of choice in the Scottsdale area. The service is top-notch at ShinBay and consistently receives rave reviews. Customers love the chic presentation of the sushi dishes and appetizers at ShinBay. ShinBay has turned into a very popular restaurant, so visitors are encouraged to book reservations ahead of time. Be sure to stay after dinner to try a glass of Japanese whiskey. Those who are whiskey buffs will enjoy the delicious Japanese drinks served at ShinBay. The most discerning and tough sushi critics give this place great reviews. The menu is seafood-based, so visitors should be prepared for this ahead of time.

Barrio Queen

Barrio Queen is the place to go if you happen to love Mexican food. You will enjoy the selection of exotic tacos available at Barrio Queen. The tequila-based drinks are out of this world. The restaurant is located in one of the high-energy parts of Scottsdale.

Lon’s at the Hermosa

Those who love a great brunch will need to check out Lon’s at the Hermosa. The menu offers everything from steak and eggs to delicious strawberry-stuffed French toast. Maybe you want to enjoy a leisurely brunch the day after the Super Bowl game. As you recuperate from the Super Bowl festivities, you can sip on a mimosa and take in all that Scottsdale has to offer. Lon’s is the place to be after the Super Bowl.


Any restaurant list of the top places in Scottsdale would be incomplete without Taggia. This restaurant features incredibly fresh and delicious Italian dishes. You can order a gourmet pizza and treat your tastebuds to dough that is soft and moist to perfection. The knowledgeable staff at Taggia will also help you choose the right dish. If you feel a bit overwhelmed by the array of Italian dish options, you need not fear. The wait staff will help you find the perfect appetizers and entrees to share amongst your group. Get ready to have some of the best pasta, pizza and Italian red sauce of your life.


If you are a major foodie, you will need to make a stop at FnB. This restaurant features innovative dishes and is appealing for the chic foodie crowd.

Explore all of the restaurants that Scottsdale has to offer. You will be sorry if you miss out on these amazing places.

About the authors:
Bridget and JP - Traveling the world for 17 years, more than 50 countries. Bridget and JP aim to connect world through food, adventure and people.

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