Phoenix offers all kinds of homestyle restaurants delivering the kind of flavors that make home-cooking so craveable. For homestyle soul food, there's the legendary Lo-Lo's Chicken & Waffles, a south Phoenix institution known for soul food classics like fried catfish, shrimp mac and cheese, and of course, crispy homemade fried chicken. The restaurant has an excellent all-day breakfast menu that features everything from short stacks to egg white omelets.
For comfort food with foodie flair, head to Phoenix's artsy Roosevelt neighborhood for lunch at the Welcome Diner. Try one of the house made biscuit creations, like the Bumblebee plate. It comes with fried chicken breast, local honey, house made beer mustard, bread and butter pickles.
Another midtown gem is Tuck Shop, which describes itself as a neighborhood comfort shop. The menu changes frequently, but you can always count on modern comfort food with a gourmet twist. For starters, try the beer-battered cheese curds. It's a decadent, mouth-watering appetizer that you simply won't find anywhere else.
For breakfast platters dripping with homestyle flavors, head to Phoenix's historic Arcadia neighborhood for brunch at the Ranch House Grille. The chicken fried steak is generously topped with the kitchen's excellent homemade gravy.
Finally, if you're looking for upscale comfort food, head to Ten Handcrafted American Fare & Spirits, where you'll find classic southern starters like hush puppies, along with midwest standards like Cincinnati chili.