10 Best Restaurants in Scottsdale's McCormick Ranch

When hunger strikes in Scottsdale's upscale McCormick Ranch neighborhood, fear not. This part of Scottsdale is teeming with excellent places to please your palate and fill your belly. 

One of the best Japanese steakhouse's and sushi restaurants in the city is located near McCormick Ranch. Roka Akor is know for its top-notch prime steak selection, which includes Australian Waygu and dry-aged beef. The restaurant also offers sashimi and sushi crafted from fresh fish, and a decadent "omakase"-style Chef's choice multi-course feast. 

If you're craving elevated comfort food in a stylish dining room, check out The Vig McCormick Ranch. This popular local restaurant chain is known as much for its delicious burgers and hand-crafted cocktails as it is for its ultra-hip ambiance. 

In the mood for fine French dining? Check out Bistro du Lac, which offers patio dining with lovely lakeside views. Come here for your fill of beef bourguignon, bouillabaisse, and escargot. There is also a bakery counter where you can order fresh-baked breads, croissants and macarons. 

For modern Mexican food in the area, head to Blancos Tacos & Tequilas, a popular spot for killer guacamole, gourmet tacos and combo platters, and an impressive array of beer, wine, sangria and - what else? - tequila. 

Butters Pancakes & Cafe
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"Egg-ceptional eggs," moist and fluffy omelettes, original skillets, scramblers, eggs benedict, fruits and grains, pancakes, French toast, and Belgian waffles are just some of the breakfast specialties you'll find at this bright Scottsdale cafe....  Read More

You won't find greasy run-of-the-mill tacos at Blanco Tacos + Tequila. The menu blends fresh ingredients and authentic Mexican recipes for out-of-this-world flavor profiles. Start with the popular house guacamole. It's a creamy, spicy treat made...  Read More

North Scottsdale may be far removed from Paris, France, but desert dwellers can enjoy an authentic taste of France with a visit to Chez Vous Crepes, a delightful creperie that specializes in this traditional French comfort food. The menu...  Read More

Houston's – Scottsdale

Across the US, this popular chain tempts thousands upon thousands of taste buds. The inviting Scottsdale branch features booth seating, accent lighting, and dark wood paneling, along with mouthwatering veggie burgers, juicy steaks cooked over an...  Read More

Roaring Fork

The wood fired cooking and classic American cuisine of the Roaring Fork makes this a favorite gathering spot for the Scottsdale lunch crowd. Inspired by the history and essence of the Old West, the Roaring Fork seeks to recapture and celebrate...  Read More

The Vig is a popular local restaurant chain and tavern known for its hip crowd, sleek decor and laid-back patio. Unique yet unpretentious, the menu dishes up deluxe American comfort food. From the burger menu try the Vigazz Burger made with...  Read More

This casually upscale restaurant delivers farm-fresh table with flair and elegance. The menu at Grassroots Kitchen & Tap delivers an eclectic menu of modern American fare with an emphasis on quality ingredients. Start with one of the sharing...  Read More

This Scottsdale sushi house has been a local institution since 1997, back when sushi was still a curiosity with many diners. This cozy neighborhood sushi restaurant offers some of the city's best chirashi bento boxes. The inventive menu includes...  Read More

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Roka Akor

Roka Akor Scottsdale is not just a sushi restaurant. The venerable Scottsdale Japanese restaurant is a fine dining destination famous for its variety of prime steaks, all of which are served with complementary artisanal sauces and dressings....  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.

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