We go to Prescott often and really enjoyed our recent lunch at Zeke's. The portions are large so be careful. There is an Indian restaurant next door that we went into first and looked over their buffet. It looked great but our group wasn't in the mood for that cuisine for lunch. On our next visit, we're going to try it for dinner. We ate at El Gato Azul once and I thought it was "just OK" and a little pricey for what you get. My favorite breakfast/lunch spot in the Dinner Bell (we always sit in the back room). I highly recommend the huevos rancheros! I second the rec for Sweet Tart.
We tried to eat at Sweet tarts, but they ran out of everything! The big turn off was the staff was rude to us when we asked about what they had. Almost as we should of known! Not sure I would return, but it was my first visit. My parents said they tried a few of their tarts and were underwhelmed by them.
I have not personally been, but my parents like Augie's in Prescott valley.
We also like Zeke's, especially for their breakfast. Their waffles are our favorite and I was served milk in a frosted mug.
Definitely try the Prescott Brewing Company, not only for the great beer (Christmas City Ale should be out very soon) but also the great food! They always have great specials and the regular menu items are good as well. We usually always get the fish and chips. I've had a buffalo burger there I really enjoyed and the artichoke appetizers are a hit!
A nice little tapas place down next to the River...Blue Cat (Azul Gato??) Very casual, but excellent and very large variety of small plates, including lots of fresh specials.
Highly recommended, though not tried, either "129" or "219" (some numeral wwwwwhich matches the address) ... a bistro owned by the same person as the tapas place. in downtown.
Also downtown, a fabulous bakery/coffee bar several doors down from the bistro mentioned above. Absolutely celestial croissants and gorgeous pastries; worth every calorie.
Agree with all three of these recommendations. Below are place links with the exact names and locations. Here's a review I wrote of two of the three places mentioned:
In addition, there's a Japanese restaurant called Esoji right by Courthouse Square. It has opened within the past year and we enjoyed our visit a few month ago.
Here's my review of Esoji:
El Gato Azul
316 W Goodwin St, Prescott, AZ
239 N Marina St, Prescott, AZ
125 N Cortez St, Prescott, AZ 86301
Esoji Japanese Restaurant
220 W Gurley St, Prescott, AZ 86301