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Where to Eat Near the Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ

The Arrogant Butcher
Guy Fieri's DTPHX Kitchen Bar
Blanco Cocina & Cantina
Ingo’s Tasty Food
Coabana
Blue Hound
Wren & Wolf
Little Rituals
The Kettle Black Kitchen & Pub
The Arrogant Butcher
Bacon MacNCheese Burger at Guy Fieri's in phoenix, AZ
Guy Fieri's DTPHX Kitchen Bar
Short rib chimmy enchilada style from blanco cocina in phoenix, AZ
Blanco Cocina & Cantina
The Duchess at Ingos in phoenix, AZ
Ingo’s Tasty Food
Cuban sandwich from coabana in phoenix, AZ
Coabana
fish tacos from blue hound in phoenix, AZ
Blue Hound
Moroccan Spiced Chicken at Wren and Wolf in phoenix, AZ
Wren & Wolf
Hurricane Umami Fries at Little Rituals in phoenix, AZ
Little Rituals
fish and chips from the kettle black in phoenix, AZ
The Kettle Black Kitchen & Pub

Whether you are in the area for a Suns game, a concert, or are just around the Footprint Center and looking for a place to snag a tasty meal, finding just the right spot can be tricky if you’re not familiar with the area. Check out our list of local favorite restaurants to try the next time you are hungry and around the Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ. 

 

Butcher's Meatballs at the Arrogant Butcher in phoenix, AZ
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1. The Arrogant Butcher

2 E Jefferson Ste 150 Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 324-8502

This upscale bar is a fantastic spot for everything from happy hour to a fancy steak or seafood dinner. With comfortable booths and an inviting bar, the Arrogant Butcher is a perfect place to meet up with friends to watch the big game or just nosh on elegant eats like their Smoked Salmon Rillette appetizer, the Slow Roasted Prime Rib or the King Crab Legs Seafood Platter.

 

Bacon MacNCheese Burger at Guy Fieri's in phoenix, AZ
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2. Guy Fieri’s DTPHX Kitchen Bar

201 E. Jefferson St Phoenix, AZ 85004
(480) 462-3800

If you and your group have big appetites, swing by Guy Fieri’s DTPHX Kitchen Bar for food that is extra in every way. They are cooking up delicious food in this huge two-story restaurant next to Chase Field that is open every day, but offers gameday specials as well. Our favorites here are the Bourbon Brown Sugar BBQ Wings and Guy’s famous Bacon Mac-N-Cheese Burger, which was voted the best burger in Vegas as well as at New York’s Food and Wine festival.

 

 

Short rib chimmy enchilada style from blanco cocina in phoenix, AZ
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3. Blanco Cocina & Cantina

123 E Washington St Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 899-8102

If you think you might want to sample some Sonoran-style Mexican food, make a reservation at Blanco’s to avoid a long wait. The complimentary chips and salsa start the meal off with a salty and spicy bang, but the flavor doesn’t stop there. Snag a Frozen Paloma while you peruse the menu, but choosing just one of the delicious taco plates is going to be tough. We love the Grilled Mahi and the Carne Asada, but everything is spectacular at Blanco’s.

 

The Duchess at Ingos in phoenix, AZ
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4. Ingo’s Tasty Food

101 E Washington St Ste A Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 825-3000

Whether you are near the Footprint Center for breakfast, lunch or dinner, Ingo’s is our go-to spot for reliable and delicious food. The best bets for each meal of the day are the Chorizo Burrito at breakfast (but it’s served all day), the Bistro Steak Salad for midday meals and the tri-tip Duchess sandwich that is sliced to order and always delicious. Here they’ve got a little bit of everything and it doesn’t disappoint. 

 

Cuban sandwich from coabana in phoenix, AZ
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5. Coabana

1 East Washington St Phoenix, AZ 85004

This swanky bar is the perfect stop for a taste of Little Havana. Coabana turns out delicious tapas that is more than enough for a meal and that match perfectly with their Cuban-flavored cocktails. The Guava and Cheese Empanadas come with a sweet and spicy dipping sauce while the Cubano Sandwich is piled high with ham, roasted pork and pickles to create a handheld that reminds your tastebuds of the island paradise.

 

fish tacos from blue hound in phoenix, AZ
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6. Blue Hound

2 E Jefferson St Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 258-0231

A gorgeous and sleek option, the Blue Hound’s restaurant and bar is nestled into the Kimpton Hotel Palomar’s lobby. Snag a coveted booth for dining or sidle up to one of the community bar tables to grab snacks and a cocktail. Brunching here is popular with the Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Pancakes and the Eggs Benedict on the menu. But the Blue Hound is well known for cocktails and dinner, too with creative entrees like Tempura Portobello Mushroom and the fun Net of the Sea, a pastry puff netting filled with overflowing seafood like green tip mussels and Maine lobster.

 

Moroccan Spiced Chicken at Wren and Wolf in phoenix, AZ
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7. Wren & Wolf

2 N Central Ave Ste 101 Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 562-3510

This stunning chef-driven restaurant is a gem that everyone who dines near the Footprint Center should try at least once. From the swanky dining room to the memorable wolf standing guard over the dining room, eating here is an event you won’t forget. Locals love Wren & Wolf’s Wagyu beef which is cooked at a table side hibachi over binchō-tan charcoal as well as the Wild Boar Bolognese.

 

Hurricane Umami Fries at Little Rituals in phoenix, AZ
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8. Little Rituals

132 S Central Ave Fl 4 Residence Inn/Courtyard by Marriott Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 704-0632

This funky spot is where you should head if you want a relaxed meal and fantastic cocktails. The limited but varied menu at Little Rituals has something for everyone. Popular choices here are the Claypot Wings, Pho French Dip sandwich, Hurricane Umami Fries and the Southwest Smashburger.

 

fish and chips from the kettle black in phoenix, AZ
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9. The Kettle Black Kitchen & Pub

1 N 1st St Ste 108 Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 651-1185

For a classic pub experience, look no further than the Kettle Black. Well-known for classics like Fish & Chips, Guinness Braised Short Ribs and Bangers and Mash, this restaurant will transport you over the pond with their traditional pub fare. And the Kettle Black also pours up excellent draft beers from their rotating chalkboard menu and even offers beer flights to sample new tastes.

 

For more recommendations on where to eat and drink in the city, check out our Phoenix page, here