10 Best Metro Phoenix Restaurants to Dine at Alone
Getting a group of friends together to grab a meal and actually finding a place everyone agrees on can be a chore. Heck, even finding a place just you and one other person want to go to can be a task. If you'd prefer to skip the "I don't know. Where do you want to go?" debate, you can opt to eat solo at a number of great spots in metro Phoenix. You don't have to feel lonely or silly eating alone at these 10 places (and one bonus spot!), because they are perfect for people looking for a table for one.
Lauren Saria You don't have to be embarrassed to lunch here alone.
Essence Bakery Cafe
Both locations of Essence Bakery -- the original Tempe restaurant and its newer Central Phoenix counterpart -- are among our favorite places for a relaxing breakfast or a leisurely lunch. The menu of light, fresh food can almost transport you to a Paris cafe and we're more than happy here to linger over our food with nothing but a good book for company. Plus, with no dining companion, you never have to share your macaron.
When you're craving a burger at 1 a.m., it's understandable if other people don't want to tag along. Fortunately for those with late-night cravings, Delux keeps its doors open till 2 a.m. every day of the week. On top of that, the majority of seating at this Central Phoenix restaurant is communal, so solo diners can feel some what accompanied. Whether it's lunch or late night, you're likely to find a few lone rangers making conversation at Delux's table.
825 W. University Drive, Tempe, AZ
14 E. Pierce St., Phoenix, AZ
4402 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ
5223 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ
21 E. 6th St., Tempe, AZ
4410 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ
850 S. Ash Ave., Tempe, AZ
825 N. 1st St., Phoenix, AZ
1590 E. Bethany Home Road, Phoenix, AZ