5 Best Restaurants in Chandler Right Now

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Lauren Saria
Lobster baked chile relleno at Barrelhouse in Chandler.
Chandler is a sprawling suburb, so, based on square mileage alone, it makes sense that it would have a solid dining scene. Whether you realize it or not, this Southeast Valley city really has it all: a variety of awesome ethnic restaurants, a great local brewery, and an award-winning wine bar. It may be a trek if you're coming from Phoenix, but all five of the spots on our list -- and a few more that didn't make the cut -- are well worth the drive.

Here are the five best restaurants in Chandler right now.

See also: Chodang Tofu and BBQ in Chandler: A Korean Love Story

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Heather Hoch
Barrelhouse's burger is just $6 during happy hour.
Barrelhouse American Kitchen & Cocktails

Since opening in early 2013, Chandler's Barrelhouse American Kitchen & Cocktails has become a true must-drink destination for the Valley's cocktail enthusiasts. The restaurant's list of signature drinks are arranged by flavor profile -- as opposed to type of base liquor -- making it easier to choose the perfect pairing for your meal. Wash down dishes such as sweet pasilla chile shrimp or the hearty Hunter's Burger with impressive cocktails such as the The Blue Dane with Danish Blue chees-infused London Dry Gin and Dolin Dry vermouth. And if you swing through during happy hour, offered Monday through Saturday from 4 to 6:30 p.m., it will only make your experience even more affordable.

Location Info

Barrelhouse American Kitchen & Cocktails

2050 N. Alma School Road, Chandler, AZ

Category: Restaurant

China Magic Noodle House

2015 N. Dobson Road, Chandler, AZ

Category: Restaurant

San Tan Brewing Company

8 San Marcos Place, Chandler, AZ

Category: Music

Tumi Fine Peruvian Cuisine

2160 N. Alma School Road, Chandler, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Cork - CLOSED

4991 S. Alma School Road, Sun Lakes, AZ

Category: Restaurant

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Kelly J Kelly
Kelly J Kelly

Cork has the most nouveau food in the Chandler area, and one of the largest wine lists among similar places. But it's not the "best". Divine Wine has better food and a much better by the glass wine list. With way more choices. Their chef is very skilled and never gets any love in this town. The atmosphere is several steps below Cork, which is probably why they never get considered in that category. But the food is steps above. I moved here from Portland OR two years ago, a real foodie town. And I'm a foodie. I've been sampling everywhere in this town that ever gets mentioned and then some and Divine is always near the top.

Linda Jones
Linda Jones

Which ones are the best in Chadler or Mesa?? I love going to great restaurants!

Jerry Pajak
Jerry Pajak

#1 on my list for all of Arizona...you havnt lived until you crush a ricky ricardo and hop shock!

David Baier
David Baier

Congrats to Tumi, San Tan Brewery and Cork...some of my favorites.

Chris Onken
Chris Onken

I think that is titled incorrectly.. Should just say "5 best restaurants in Chandler"

Michael Narbut
Michael Narbut

I want stock in this place that's how great it is!

Jeff Hoodzow
Jeff Hoodzow

Barrelhouse is our favorite stop in town - awesome drinks, great menu, and the staff really makes you feel at home

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