Where to Eat and Drink Near Salt River Fields

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Hannah E. Williams
Butternut-kale salad at Rancho Pinot Grill.

Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies: Salt River Fields
7555 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale, saltriverfields.com
The most important advice we can give you regarding finding food near Salt River Fields: avoid the Pavillions shopping center, unless McDonald's and 5 & Diner are your idea of fine dining. You will have to drive a bit to get to the good stuff, but it's there -- usually hidden at the back of a strip mall or inside a hotel. We're not listing dessert in this guide, so we'll just have to tell you up front to be sure to make a stop at Sweet Republic for a scoop of ice cream or a sundae; the name sounds familiar because you've seen it in the pages of national food mags and on the Food Network.

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Al Payne
El Chorro's sticky buns.

Breakfast

Café ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho

Breakfast starts early - 6 a.m. - at the in-house restaurant at Hotel Valley Ho, a fab revamp of a '50s-era motor inn that's now a boutique hotel in all the right ways, including when it comes to dining. Cafe ZuZu will welcome you in shorts and Ts, tuck yourself into a booth, and order strong coffee and the crispy, thick Belgian waffle with cherry butter. This place is all about the comfort food, and even if you're eating healthy, somehow they made a bowl of fruit or a plateful of whole wheat pancakes sound downright indulgent.

Lunch

Rita's Kitchen at the Camelback Inn

Another spot tucked in the back of a hotel, Rita's occupies prime territory on the grounds of the venerable Camelback Inn, a Valley institution. Skip the game and stay for a day at the spa, or enjoy the same yellow gazpacho served to the robed crowd on the lovely patio at Rita's. Fare includes Mexican favorites, burgers and salads. Don't forget a glass (or two) of red sangria, a New Times staff favorite.


Location Info

Sweet Republic

9160 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant


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Super Mom
Super Mom

How could you neglect to mention fabulous Butters Pancakes & Cafe right down the street from the Salt River Fields!  By far the best breakfast and lunch place in the Valley, hands down.

Eatherenotthere
Eatherenotthere

Yeah the Valley Ho and Camelback Inn are really close to the fields...um no! How about the corner of Hayden and Indian Bend? Sakana/Crust/Goldman's/Bueno Burger all decent choices...Filibertos and YC BBQ for quick food at the Pavilions...Want a good burger go to Zipp's @ Hayden and Via de Ventura...just saying

Schadenfriend
Schadenfriend

Ocean Trail at the Talking Stick casino is really, really good and reasonably priced cajun-style seafood...even though I really don't like casinos it's enough to get me in the doors.

Oh, and Barro's is good too.

Barro's Pizza
Barro's Pizza

We have great everyday drink specials for a pre-game meet up spot to eat. With  $2.25 domestic bottles and $2.50 domestic pints how can you not stop by?

LIves_there
LIves_there

Yeah those picks were horrible and full of blue hairs.  Go with Zipps or Goldies instead.

mrbungle
mrbungle

Wildhorse Grille @ Talking Stick Golf Club is your best bet for pre-game food....period!! best nachos in town!! Breakfast is outstanding!!

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