Finding a place that serves up tasty food and has a great atmosphere is not too hard in bustling Phoenix. But knowing the best place to go for a fun group dining experience in Phoenix can be a little bit more challenging. There’s split checks to deal with, allergies, and unfavorable restaurant reservation policies. So we have curated a list of the places you should go when you are with a group looking for good food and a good time in a great location.
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Toca Madera – Scottsdale
4736 N Goldwater Blvd Scottsdale 85251
This stunning spot is one of the best places to go with a group in Phoenix because Toca Madera not only serves fabulous food like the sea bass tacos and ceviche blanco, but it also has a gorgeous atmosphere. Whether you visit for dinner, lunch or brunch, this modern Mexico City-inspired restaurant has large circular booths perfect for your crowd or even a private dining room to accommodate larger groups in a more intimate setting.
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2320 E Osborn Rd Phoenix, AZ 85016
This charming spot is ideal for groups that just want to enjoy each other’s company and a fabulous dinner. Binkley’s is a fixed-price restaurant, so splitting the check at the end of the meal is a snap and the cozy setting inside of a rambling home provides plenty of semi-private spaces to enjoy time with your group. Menus change daily with the availability of fresh ingredients but to give you an idea, some recent menu items have included Tamarind BBQ Octopus and Amy’s Bolognese.
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8501 N 27th Ave Phoenix 85051
This casual eatery offers group menus to make your large group outing delicious and convenient at Bobby Q. Four different large group menus are available and include Bobby Q favorites like the BBQ brisket beef sandwich for lunches or the baby back ribs for dinners. Seating at Bobby Q’s is ideal for larger groups, too, with long communal tables and large round seating available.
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The Sicilian Butcher
15530 N Tatum Blvd Ste 160 Phoenix 85032
This informal Italian eatery and deli is a fun spot to meet up with a group. Cheerful checkered tables mixed with beautiful wood tables in this industrial-influenced space create a fun and funky dining experience. Enjoy the Sicilian Family Platters with your crowd like the meat and cheese board to start or the Sicilian in Strada, a family favorite meal that is served up on a five-foot board.
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Top of the Rock
2000 W Westcourt Way Tempe 85282
Ideal for groups of any size, the Top of the Rock patio outside and floor-to-ceiling dining room windows provide spectacular sweeping views of the valley. Extended tables are scattered throughout the restaurant, making this one of the most picturesque spots for group dining in Phoenix. The farm-to-table menu leans towards Southwestern flavors so don’t miss ordering favorites like the Chilean Sea Bass or the Cowboy Steak for Two.
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Hillside Spot Cafe & Market
4740 E Warner Rd Phoenix 85044
Perfect from breakfast to dinner with a group, Hillside’s farm-to-table concept and Sonoran flavors have cemented this restaurant’s popularity. Your group will love the fresh food Hillside cooks up here like the huevos rancheros and chilaquiles for breakfast or the house-smoked brisket sandwich, a lunchtime favorite. Dinner Grazer Boards are made for groups at Hillside spot and seating out by the cozy fireplace is a popular spot for groups to gather.
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7001 N Scottsdale Rd Ste 147 Scottsdale 85253
This beautiful “west by Southwest” restaurant has plenty of space to accommodate your group here, from the relaxing oversized sofas in the lounge area to the comfortable round table seating inside, as well as the large outdoor space surrounding the fireplace. Dinners here typically start with the Tapas menu and are made for sharing with a crowd. Try the shrimp ceviche, the lobster quesadillas or the queso fundido appetizer.
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7353 E Scottsdale Mall Scottsdale 85251
This self-styled modern saloon is an eclectic and whimsical place to enjoy a lively atmosphere and fun cocktails and food. With rotating art installations punctuated by gorgeous lighting, AZ88 is a popular place to go with a group of friends. Snag a table to nosh on sharable appetizers like AZ88’s Hells’ Fire Chips or the bacon-wrapped water chestnut appetizers to go along with one of their signature martinis here like the lovely St. Germain.
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Tommy V’s Urban Kitchen & Bar
7303 E Indian School Rd Scottsdale 85251
The dark wood and gleaming bar of Old Town Scottsdale’s Tommy V’s sets the perfect ambiance for a night out with a group. Comfortable seating for your everyone can be easily arranged and the tasty group dining menu at Tommy V’s means everyone in your group will leave happy. Two group menus are separated by price point but with items like the honey and blackberry garlic glazed salmon and the zin braised short ribs, picking just one will be the challenge when you end up at Tommy V’s for group dining in Phoenix.