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5 Essential Restaurants in Scottsdale Quarter

Editor December 9, 2022 Dining, Scottsdale

‘Tis the season for holiday shopping, and what is a day of shopping without a lengthy and delicious lunch with friends, family, or co-workers?

And in Scottsdale, we know we can do better than your average mall food court, which is why Scottsdale Quarter offers a host of upscale, yet affordable, restaurants that put taste and ambiance first. Here are my top picks for the perfect lunch break in between shopping hauls:

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This is a work lunch staple for my boyfriend’s office and it’s a great spot for a luxurious, yet casual, lunch. Here you can customize your burger to be a bowl, made with chicken, turkey, or even no meat. They have all the classics too with a double-smoked bacon burger, onion rings, French fries, sweet potato fries, and even a banana cream pie. Pair this with a very solid red and white wine list and this spot is a shopping-lunch winner!

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Culinary Dropout

I love this location! With an open floor plan and lots of windows, live music, and even a backyard with corn hole and ping pong – what’s not to love? I recommend checking out their happy hour from 2:00-5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

You can get some of their house-made potato chips or soft pretzels with provolone fondue and a $5 glass of wine or an $8 special “long afternoon iced teas”. Be warned, however, the “Maui Wowie” tastes like a tropical juice box.

If you want to learn more about this eatery, you can do so here!

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Grimaldi’s is a Scottsdale pizza staple and this Quarter location is no different. If you’re looking for a beautiful thin-crust pie, baked in a coal-fired, brick oven paired with a crisp, draft Peroni beer, look no further. My personal favorite is the prosciutto and arugula pizza. I also am a big fan of their tiramisu, but try their dessert trio and see if one of their specialty cheesecakes or cannolis is more to your taste. 

Courtesy of Scottsdale Quarter – True Food Kitchen

True Food Kitchen

At True Food you get a  little bit of everything, except for food guilt. True Food Kitchen offers healthy options to fit every diet requirement; vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free, low-carb, etc.

What is really special about their menu is that it features seasonal ingredients to ensure that only the highest quality of fruits and vegetables arrive on your plate. My go-to here is the turkey burger and the “Ancient Grains Bowl”. I also love their refreshers which live up to the name. 

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Brought to you by the folks that brought us Maple & Ash, this Italian-influenced eatery centers around a “wood-fired hearth” and is an influencer’s dream. This is the perfect,  aesthetically-pleasing, lunch stop with the ladies.

They have a solid, but short, happy hour from 4:00-5:30 PM, Monday-Friday in the bar area, where you can get a carafe of red wine and a whole pizza of your choice for only $30.

I went with their “Fire Pie” and was happy to have leftovers, it was just the right amount of spice and had a perfect crust. During their happy hour, you can also get $2 oysters and a glass of house rosé for $9.

For a more in-depth review of this charming establishment, check ours out here!

Which Scottsdale Quarter eatery is your favorite for a quick bite or a long lunch with friends?

Editor December 9, 2022 Dining, Scottsdale