10 Best Restaurants near Super Bowl XLIX

The spotlight falls on Phoenix for Super Bowl XLIX, where football fanatics from around the country will gather to watch the nail-biting, grid iron action in the flesh. When the dust settles, thousands of fans will head to local bars to either toast glasses in celebration, or enjoy the consolation of a good meal.

If your idea of celebration (or consolation) comes in the form of good steak, head to Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, situated a short drive north from the University of Phoenix Stadium. This upscale steakhouse chain delivers hand cut steaks and fresh, seasonal seafood.

For something a bit more casual, head to Blu Burger Grille, a family-owned burger bar where you can design your dream burger. Choose from nine different burger options, including unexpected options like bison and grilled portobella mushroom. With more than 50 toppings and 20 sauces to choose from, you can create the perfect flavor profile. Overwhelmed by all the options? Check out the specialty burger menu.

Fine dining with local flair is what you'll find at the Arrowhead Grill, an upscale restaurant that specializes in steak and seafood. The Delmonico Steak comes highly recommended. It's based on the original Hotel Delmonico recipe developed in 1894, and it's just as tantalizing today. 

A Touch of European Cafe, located on Phoenix's west side in the neighboring suburb of Glendale, is a breath of fresh air in dining scene filled with chain eateries. If you're craving something slightly outside the box, head over to this charming...  Read More

The Haymaker Restaurant is a family-owned restaurant making some of the tastiest burgers on the west side. The kitchen uses 100 percent Angus chuck to craft big, juicy burgers. The Haymaker is also famous for its slow cooked ribs and pulled pork...  Read More

North Phoenix
Arrowhead Grill

The Arrowhead Grill is a casually upscale steakhouse that specializes in all-natural, prime hand cuts. Steaks are broiled carefully, then served on a sizzling hot plate, so every bite you take is hot and juicy. Only the highest quality beef free...  Read More

Fresh seafood in the desert? It might seem like an anomaly, but Oscar's Pier 83 on Phoenix's west side fits the bill when you're craving a bowl of clam chowder, a basket of fish and chips, or a fresh seafood platter. Some might call Oscar's Pier...  Read More

Authentic, gourmet tacos and tasty, Spanish-style tapas are the name of the game at this west Phoenix eatery. Brushfire Tacos & Tapas offers a fun, fast casual ambiance and a menu that brings together classic Mexican and Spanish cuisine....  Read More

Located at the Westgate City Center entertainment complex near the University of Phoenix Stadium, Gordon Biersch specializes in elevated bar food and drink served in the sophisticated atmosphere of this esteemed brew pub. Gigantic brewing tanks...  Read More

This family-owned restaurant is a burger-lover's paradise. Imagine a burger bar where you can select from nine different burgers, seven different cheeses, more than 50 toppings, and your choice of 20 sauces. Watch the burger experts at Blu...  Read More

Osaka Japanese Steakhouse serves modern Japanese-style cuisine served in a traditional teppanyaki-style setting where meals are cooked and grilled by experienced chefs before your eyes. Favorite teppanyaki menu items like teppan steak, a tender...  Read More

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill is a popular destination for steaks, sandwiches, burgers and house specialties like American Kobe meatloaf, pecan crusted trout, and steak au poivre. The sandwich and burger menu is a winner, especially the Delmonico...  Read More

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar is both upscale and casual, featuring a menu of the finest aged prime beef and market-fresh seafood. Wine lovers enjoy Fleming's 100, the restaurant's award-winning list of 100 wines by the glass....  Read More


Meet Patricia Escarcega

Patricia Escarcega has lived in the Arizona desert since she was a teenager. She works as a writer and editor in Phoenix with her four dogs and two cats.

She received her MFA in Creative...  More About Patricia

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