Five of the Best Places to Enjoy Lunch in Beautiful Scottsdale

Foodies from all over the country visit Scottsdale just for the exceptional dining opportunities. Scottsdale’s energy seems to inspire its chefs to present the most creative and tantalizing dishes possible. If you want to enjoy one of these great meals and take in the beautiful scenery, midday is a good time to do so. Numerous restaurants serve deliciously memorable lunches, but some stand out based on quality and atmosphere.

Silver Wings Restaurant and Lounge 

Located in the Best Western Plus Scottsdale Thunderbird Suites, this family-style lounge offers flavorful Southwestern dishes at reasonable prices. You can dine indoors or head out to the homey outdoor patio. The highlight of the lounge is its unique décor. An assortment of aviation-themed photos and memorabilia adorn the walls to create a fascinating visual story. The focal point is a glass-top table with a World War II aircraft engine as the base.

Roaring Fork

As bold as its name, this restaurant delivers when it comes to flavor. The classic open-flame cooking, rustic atmosphere and friendly service reflect the spirit of the Old West. Generous, hearty, all-American dishes are served at the Roaring Fork, and there is something for everyone. Whether you want a juicy, savory burger or a smoky salmon fillet, your appetite will be satisfied by the end of lunch.

Zinc Bistro

At the opposite end of the dining spectrum is Zinc Bistro. The wooden features and warm tones take the classic French café to a new level. You’ll feel welcome and important as you dine on delectable French-inspired cuisine. An impressive collection of wines will make your lunch experience even more enjoyable. After you finish your meal, be sure to order some authentic macaroons or crème brulee.

Arcadia Farms Café

This quaint Old Town eatery is a favorite among locals and tourists. The menu features a variety of natural and organic appetizers, entrees and desserts. From tasty specialty salads and gourmet sandwiches to sinfully delicious tarts and cakes, there’s a flavor for every palate. The country-style ambiance inside is cozy and charming, but the private outdoor patio is even more picturesque.

Culinary Dropout

Expect the unexpected at this trendy, high-end pub. Located in the Waterfront area, Culinary Dropout will leave you speechless. If the mohawks and body art of the uber-cool staff don’t grab your attention, the unpretentious gourmet fare will. Bring some friends along for an incredibly relaxing lunchtime outing. Order from one of the most appetizing antipasti menus in the area, and end your visit with some drinks on the oddly appealing leather sofa.

The eclectic food scene in Scottsdale is booming, and the lunch crowds seem to get bigger and bigger. Maybe it’s because the surrounding landscape is so beautiful and the warm desert sunshine is so alluring. Regardless of what initially draws people to Scottsdale restaurants, the skills of the local chefs bring them back. No matter what you’re craving, you have plenty of extraordinary options in the West’s Most Western Town.


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