Glendale, Arizona, is a thriving metropolis nine miles northwest of Downtown Phoenix. Originally desert land, Glendale has experienced major growth since its foundation in 1895, as it is now home to over 200,000 residents.
Reflecting its growth, Glendale has a wide variety of dining options touching on its vast history and cultural diversity.
From restaurants like Haus Murphy’s to The Spicery In Our 1895 Home dating back to the origin of the city.
Glendale is full of remarkable restaurants serving unforgettable dishes. Check out my list of the best restaurants in Glendale, Arizona, below!
8280 W Union Hills Dr, Glendale, AZ 85308
Six consecutive years receiving the Wine Spectacular “Award of Excellence” is only one of the many reasons to visit Arrowhead Grill.
The perfectly cooked, sizzling steaks paired with a neighborhood atmosphere make this steak, seafood, and cocktail joint a pleasing experience for all.
A seasonal delicacy at Arrowhead Grill is the wild king salmon. I don’t often order salmon, but its texture and quality were a delight. If salmon isn’t your forte, consider ordering a certified USDA prime cut steak.
7141 N 59th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85301
Home-style cooking with a historic atmosphere is what you will find at The Spicery In Our 1895 Home.
Once you step through the doors of this ancient, yet lively home, you will get the sense you are back at grandma’s house as she called you in for lunch.
Choose between decadent desserts like Cherry Cheesecake and Bread Pudding or dig into a filling entree like the Albacore Tuna Salad Sandwich or a piece of the Quiche of the Day.
While the menu offerings are tempting, my go-to dish is the walnut avocado sandwich. It never fails to be a mouth-watering experience.
5739 W Glendale Ave, Glendale, AZ 85301
Haus Murphy’s is the place to enjoy traditional Bavarian dishes. Appetizers like Sauerkraut Puffs and Das Haus Brot offer a uniquely German experience.
Schnitzel’s, German Sausages, and Haus specialties highlight the menu with everything you’d expect from a true German eatery.
While you can’t say ‘bratwurst’ without your mind immediately thinking of German culture, my soft spot is for the schnitzel.
The Paprika Schnitzel, a dish highlighted by Guy Fieri, was something I had to try. While I didn’t have his typically boisterous reaction, I certainly enjoyed it.
4915 W Glendale Ave, Glendale, AZ 85301
Breakfast and lunch are the specialties at Kiss the Cook Restaurant in Glendale.
This homey restaurant serves up your breakfast favorites like fluffy, buttermilk pancakes, and corned beef hash, while also offering burgers and every sandwich you can imagine.
One of the more unique menu offerings is the snow pea and mushroom omelet. I loved its balance, and couldn’t get enough of the Monterey jack cheese.
If you don’t prefer omelets, try the chicken breast burger or the deviled egg salad.
8501 N 27th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85051
Flat out stating you have the best fried chicken in Arizona, is a bold statement—one that I had to investigate. What makes the fried chicken at Bobby-Q so popular?
Perhaps it’s the crispy, flavorful crunch of the chicken’s exterior. Or maybe the combination of the crust with the tender, juicy and flavorful chicken.
Either way, Bobby-Q BBQ Restaurant and Steakhouse holds the title of “Best Fried Chicken in all of Arizona” due to popular vote.
And, in my opinion, they may deserve that title. Just a little tip: it’s best served with a side of country white gravy and fluffy mashed potatoes.
If fried chicken isn’t your top menu choice, Bobby-Q also offers impeccable wood-fired steaks and has a variety of burger, sandwich, and seafood options.
5171 W Bell Rd, Glendale, AZ 85308
The Place is the perfect landing spot for you and your friends to enjoy a bite to eat for breakfast, brunch, or lunch.
Open seven days a week, this family-owned and operated restaurant is known for its spectacular and filling dishes alongside the full bar and sparkling cocktails.
Whether you’re in the mood for a brunch omelet with a mimosa or a lunch burger with a beer, The Place has just what you need.
A favorite breakfast menu item is the smothered burrito. One aspect I particularly enjoyed about this dish was the homemade pork green chili sauce.
While the breakfast burrito is a staple, the prime rib melt holds a special place in my heart. I heartily recommend it.
7016 N 57th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85301
Home-cooked Vietnamese food is what you will find at a Little Saigon Restaurant.
Cultural authenticity is on show as this family-owned and operated restaurant has been passing down recipes from generation to generation.
While I have not been disappointed at Little Saigon Restaurant, my favorite is the shaken beef stir-fry rice plate. It has a lovely texture and I adored the finishing touches.
9712 W Northern Ave, Peoria, AZ 85345
Upscale and decadent are two of the best words to describe Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar. Premium steaks, top-notch seafood, and perfectly aged wine highlight the menu.
With appetizers like beef carpaccio, burrata with prosciutto, crab cakes, and sweet chili calamari, you can take date night to the next level.
After enjoying your appetizer, dive into the main entree of classic cut or specialty cut signature steaks.
If you’re looking for something more exotic, I recommend the Diablo Ship, an irresistible seafood dish.
4323 W Cactus Rd, Glendale, AZ 85304
At Don Ruben’s Mexican Food, you will experience what it’s like to indulge yourself in some of the best, authentic Mexican food in Glendale.
While it is tough to go wrong with any dishes on the menu, the one that always catches my eye is the poco pollo.
5803 W Glendale Ave, Glendale, AZ 85301
Pizza has a special place in my heart. You may think you know good pizza, but you’re missing out if you don’t visit La Pizza Al Forno and try their wood-fired pizza.
From the housemade mozzarella to the homemade dough, no detail is spared. Choose between Roman-style, Napoleon-style, or New York-style pizza.
The Salvatore pizza is my go-to as it has a taste you won’t soon forget. Seafood, pasta, and salads are also on the menu.
9401 W Westgate Blvd, Glendale, AZ 85305
If you have a passion for beer and want to enjoy a pint or two in a casual setting with like-minded beer lovers, the Yard House is your next destination!
Craft and domestic IPAs, seasonal, light, sour, wheat, and every other kind of beer you can think of are on tap at Yard House.
Enjoy a crisp, refreshing beer alongside some masterfully crafted tacos or a ½ lb burger for the ultimate dining experience.
While Yard House offers everything from a Nashville hot chicken sandwich to gardein mac and cheese, which happens to be my favorite bite to eat here.
Glendale is a city filled with upscale, mom-and-pop, and casual restaurant options to fit everyone’s dining style.
If you’re one of the lucky ones, you know where to find the best restaurants in Glendale, Arizona. If you’re not familiar with the area, use this list to help you choose where you will dine for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Whether you prefer the casual dining style at La Piazza Al Forno or the upscale vibes at Flemming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, these restaurants are waiting to serve you!
Check out other great restaurants in the Phoenix area while you’re in Glendale!
Did we leave a restaurant out of this list? Make sure you leave us a comment, and we’ll check it out!