We all know the West Valley is booming but did you know it’s already home to some of the best food in Arizona? Starting with the restaurants in Estrella (we know we’re bragging — we can’t help it!), Goodyear and the West Valley are packed with distinct restaurants featuring everything from family-owned cafes with special generational dishes to farm-to-table dining spots led by quality chefs and exciting sports bars dishing out healthy food and craft beer.
Broaden your dining horizons and try these West Valley culinary hotspots:
Angry Crab Shack
Prepare to get messy in a good way! Give their Seafood Boil Experience a try by picking your seafood, adding signature sauces and spices, plus add a side. So good and so much to choose from, you’ll be glad, not angry, that you tried the Angry Crab Shack.
Location: 310 N. Litchfield Rd., Goodyear, about 8 miles from Estrella
Cantina at Presidio
Open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. Estrella’s own Cantina at Presidio serves up friendly, casual Mexican food with a respect for the regions and recipes they come from. Plus, some Chef-inspired takes on old favorites. The Cantina offers indoor and outside patio dining, with signature cocktails tequilas, specialty sodas and draft beers to quench diner’s thirst!
Location: 18209 W. Calistoga Dr, Goodyear, AZ 85338, Within Estrella
Casa De Falafel
This Mediterranean grill churns out authentic and delicious middle eastern cuisine foods. We enjoyed the falafels (available in a sandwich or on a plate), the lentil soup and the baba ghanoush. Vegan dishes available.
Location: (new location) 4920 W Thunderbird Rd Glendale, about 30 miles from Estrella
Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen
They call it comfort food for a reason! Begin with honey butter croissants and spinach dip, move on to a homemade chicken pot pie, baby back ribs or ribeye steak with cheese and bacon mashed potatoes, and finish it up with Cheddar’s legendary monster cookie. Vegetable plates and gluten-sensitive dishes available.
Location: 15030 West McDowell Rd Goodyear, about 12 miles from Estrella
Besides the creative breakfast and brunch dishes like chocolate chip pancakes and banana split brioche, Hash Kitchen makes quality beef and chicken burgers and sandwiches, plus tamale cakes, pork chops with gravy, herb fried chicken and smoked salmon. So many choices!
Location: 9780 W Northern Ave Ste 1110 Peoria, about 20 miles from Estrella
Enjoy this festive German eatery and beer garden that offers juicy bratwurst and brews, plus homemade sauerkraut and delicious schnitzels. Great atmosphere and patio dining.
Location: 5739 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale, about 24 miles from Estrella
We love the dishes from this locally owned and operated restaurant featuring breakfast, burgers, BBQ, and bourbon! Mama’s meatloaf and bread pudding plus Joey’s BBQ will make your day.
Locations: Three to choose from: Litchfield Rd., Goodyear; 24762 N. Lake Pleasant Parkway, Peoria; 1800 N. 8706 W. Thunderbird Rd., Peoria. Goodyear location is 13 miles from Estrella
Lakeside Grill, Estrella
So much to choose from and conveniently located, with a brunch, lunch and dinner menu. For dinner, try the grill entrées, including filet mignon, shrimp skewers, planked salmon, ribeye steak and chicken breast, complete with a choice of sauce and side. Lakeside burgers are great too!
Location: 17665 West Elliot Road at Starpointe Residents’ Club, Goodyear AZ 85338,
Named after the Goodyear executive and Litchfield Park founder, Paul W. Litchfield, Litchfield’s offers a casual ambience and is well known for its farm-to-table philosophy. Serves quality ribeye, prime filet, porkchops, salmon and more. Recipient of the 2020 Wine Spectator Award. Litchfield’s Hours are Wednesday – Sunday, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: 300 E. Wigwam Blvd, Litchfield Park https://www.wigwamarizona.com/dining
The first P.F. Chang’s opened in Arizona in 1993, featuring the famous lettuce wraps that are one of the most-copied items in the restaurant industry. Their dim sum, wontons and egg rolls are rolled by hand every day. Try Chang’s Spicy Chicken with a Moscow Mule and you’ll go home happy.
Location: 14681 W. McDowell Rd., Goodyear, about 7 miles from Estrella
Local eatery that’s chill, offering tasty omelets and sandwiches for breakfast and lunch all day, with outdoor seating.
Location: 44 N Old Litchfield Rd, Litchfield Park, about 15 miles from Estrella
Raul and Theresa’s Original
A localfavorite since 1968,many former Goodyear employees placed this restaurant at the top of their list for lunch. Sonoran-style Mexican cuisine and Mexican and American breakfast offerings, portions are big and service is good. Delicious enchiladas. Be prepared for a bit of a wait for a table, as this place stays busy nearly every day.
Location: 519 W Main St, Avondale
Rooftop on Miller
Don’t miss the funky decor on top of the building! This is an upgraded sports bar with basic food; give the wings, onion rings and potato skins a try. Tasty burgers and fish and chips. The main dishes provide quality beef and farm-grown produce. Beer is cold and people are friendly.
Location: 4370 N. Miller Rd. Buckeye,
Saddle Mountain Brewing Company
Great variety of house-brewed craft beers plus substantial burgers and sandwiches like the Smoked Turkey Avocado and the Fire Burger. Try the beer-battered fish and treat yourself to the hot buttermilk donuts as well.
Location: 15651 W Roosevelt St, Goodyear
Scorpion Bay Grill
Enjoydelicious food and beautiful views of Lake Pleasantat Scorpion Bay Grill. The grill offers an All-Day Menu with a delicious Walleye Sandwich, Joe’s Fish N Chips, Baja Chicken and more, plus a top-notch Dinner Menu with seasonal specials.
Location: 10970 W. Peninsula Blvd., Morristown, AZ 85342, 48 miles from Estrella
Scrumptious Italian food, best known for their meatballs! Diners can choose what sauce and which pasta goes at the bottom of their meatball bucket. It’s a fun take on a classic favorite. Don’t leave without taking the cannoli…to go or at the table, you won’t be sorry. Deliziosa!
Location: 9780 W. Northern Ave., Suite 1110, Peoria AZ 85345, about 24 miles from Estrella
The Lola features good food in a trendy indoor-outdoor atmosphere, great for brunches, celebrations, date nights and private events. Large variety of fun food such as Chicken and Waffles, Toast a La Gatsby (smoked salmon), Avocado Mash and don’t miss the yummy mimosas. Outdoor misters keep it cool.
Location: 6770 N. Sunrise Blvd. #109, Glendale, AZ 85305, 23 miles from Estrella
Putting a new twist on traditional Mexican food, Urban Margarita offers creative dishes like Puffy Short Rib Tacos, Green Chili Cheeseburger and Kickin’ Chicken. Relax with a handcrafted margarita and treat yourself to cinnamon sugar churros as well.
Location: 6685 W. Beardsley Rd., Glendale, 34 miles from Estrella
Enjoy working your way through the many West Valley restaurants, you won’t be sorry!
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