10 Restaurants in Scottsdale For Homestyle & Comfort Food Dining

Scottsdale is known for its posh resorts and pricey steakhouses. 

But did you know Scottsdale is also home to dozens of restaurants, pubs and cafes dishing out tasty, home-style fare? You'll find everything from sleek gastropubs to family-friendly restaurants putting their own spins on familiar favorites. 

Of course, there's the Sugar Bowl, situated right in the middle of Old Town Scottsdale. The venerable restaurant and ice cream parlor, with its famous cotton candy-pink exterior, is as quaint and home-style as you get in modern Scottsdale.

Craving a hot bowl of chicken noodle soup? You'll find it at Goldman's Deli, a classic Chicago-style deli serving up great sandwiches and deli grub. 

For homemade Italian food, stop by Defalcos Italian Grocery, which is reminiscent of the mom-and-pop Italian groceries back East. You can take home an order of hand-made ravioli, pizza, eggplant parm, lasagna and chicken cutlet. For dessert, don't miss the homemade cannoli and tiramisu.

Read on for more dining recommendations.



There's no use trying to resist the pull of Rehab Burger Therapy. The restaurant, which is located in the heart of downtown, is almost always filled to capacity. One look at the menu - and one bite of their burgers - and it's easy to see why:...  Read More



Truly a trip back in time, Sugar Bowl has changed little since it opened in 1958. Pink-and-white decor, swivel stools, and plenty of cool, creamy treats make for an authentic soda parlor experience. All your favorites are here: malts, shakes,...  Read More



Perfect for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Randy's Restaurant and Ice Cream in Scottsdale promises great food at a great price any time of the day. Enjoy all your favorites at Randy's, from fried catfish to meatloaf, steak and more. After your...  Read More

Los Sombreros


Fun, festive decor creates a relaxed atmosphere in which to enjoy heaping portions of Mexican favorites. If you're famished, an appetizer of beef gorditas will more than tide you over until the main course arrives. Blue corn crab enchiladas,...  Read More



Citizen Public House is what the English pub concept looks like in Scottsdale: thoroughly contemporary and upscale, yet still managing to retain the homey charm of a traditional public house. Nestled comfortably in Old Town Scottsdale, Citizen...  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

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



Goldman's Deli has all Jewish comfort food classics that you've been craving: beef brisket, chicken noodle soup, potato pancakes, and baked potatoes. They are all here. Whether you're looking for noodle kugel, knish, matzo ball soup, borscht, or...  Read More



If you're looking for an original, family-owned Italian deli, Defalco's Italian Grocery is the real thing. This local treasure is located just south of downtown Scottsdale, on the border between Tempe and Scottsdale. The menu features...  Read More



Pig & Pickle is a comfort food haven in Scottsdale with a menu full of comfort food classic. Don't expect run-of-the-mill comfort food, though. The menu has been carefully crafted for unexpected flavor profiles and infused with gourmet...  Read More


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