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Jul 19, 2012 09:57 AM

White Mountains area - Show Low | Pinetop | Lakeside | Greer | Alpine

All the discussions on this area are pretty stale so hopefully we can get some updates.

Headed up to Pinetop area next month for a weekend to celebrate my partner's birthday. Looking for dining options of all kinds: breakfast, lunch & dinner.

What are your opinions on these places & please tell us what's new & good.

Charlie Clark's
Hidden Meadow Ranch - might be too far from Pinetop after a nice meal?
Hon-Dah Casino dining?
Pasta House


Thanks Hounds!

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  1. The Red Onion is pretty good in Heber, as is the Clubhouse at Torreon in Show Low- I don't think you need to be a member to eat there, and they have a great selection of beers and good grub.

    1. I had the most amazingly, astoundingly, incredibly awful service of my life at Charlie Clark's. And the management didn't care about it at all. On top of that, all our orders were wrong, the food unremarkable and overpriced. I'll never return.

      Pasta House--food was good, but if you have children, even extremely well behaved children, be prepared to be treated badly. We should have been tipped off by the sign on the door that read something like "While children are technically allowed in this establishment, they are strongly discouraged." We were seated alone, in a separate room, by the bathroom doors. As we always go up with the family, we haven't been back.

      Christmas Tree Restaurant. A lot of people really like this place. Maybe I just ordered the wrong thing for my particular tastes.

      We have a place up in Pinetop, and these are our favorite places:

      Mama Bear's. Good burgers, good breakfasts.
      Matteos Mexican Grill--tasty inexpensive mexican fare.
      Pizzaria Venti--reasonable pizza by the slice place. They have some thoughtful, inventive toppings and nice salads.
      My husband likes the Thai place, but I wasn't impressed the one time I tried it.
      Munich Haus. Is this place even still around? We liked it a lot, but they started closing in the winters, and we mostly go up for winter skiing and rent out the place in the summers. There's still a website at but my father in law reported that he couldn't find it earlier this year.