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hike and eat Jul 7, 2013 03:57 PM

We will be driving from the Phoenix airport to Sedona around lunch time on a Thursday. We're willing to go somewhat out of our way (10 miles?) Where would you recommend we go?

  1. FIMLL Aug 26, 2013 07:28 AM

    I really like Shugrues in Sedona. The food was good, and the service was perfect!

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      KAYLO Aug 30, 2013 02:14 PM

      ROck Springs Cafe and Pies just off highway 17 near Black Canyon, about 45 min/1 hour north of the airport. Rambling atmospheric historic property(be sure to take a stroll), GREAT burgers, onion rings, and of course, home-baked pies. We take all of our out of towners there on the way to or from Sedona and it's a winner.

      Bonus: it serves all day.

      In Sedona proper, for lunch there is a more than adequate and pretty gringo Mexican, upper middle pricing and a full bar, Javelina Cantina, NOT on the main strip, but in a shopping center with plenty of parking. JC is in the back of the mall and has a tremendous patio view of the rocks. In September a seat outside is just the ticket.

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      hike and eat Jul 8, 2013 09:37 PM

      Thanks for the suggestions. We are actually not going until the end of September and we should be leaving the airport around 12:30 p.m.. We love all kinds of food as long as it's fresh and tasty.

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        boingo2000 Jul 8, 2013 01:55 PM

        If you're not planning on eating until you're closer to Sedona, there's a couple of good options. In the town of Cornville, there's a small restaurant called Harry's Hideaway that gets very good notice (I've eaten there once and it was excellent....it's tiny, and run by a couple that clearly cares about the food they serve). You could follow that up with a stop at Page Springs winery for a tasting on your way to Sedona.

        Another option is to go through Cottonwood (the route I actually prefer in going to Sedona, anyway) and stop in old-town for lunch, at Crema Cafe, or the Red Rooster Cafe. Oh, and there are several good wine tasting rooms right there, too. :)

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          kmarg Jul 7, 2013 05:48 PM

          Stop at Richardson's north of Bethany Home in Phx. It is on 16th St just 1 block off Hwy 51, about 10 min north of the PHX airport. Great New Mexican/Southwest food. quick access to the freeway to get you on your way. Easy to eat yourself into submission though. :)

          1. hohokam Jul 7, 2013 05:01 PM

            You'll probably need to narrow your query. There are many good lunch options within 5-10 miles of the most direct route.

            People can offer more focused/useful suggestions if you can specify things like an actual time of day (some places end lunch service at 2:00 or 2:30), how much time you have for the meal, foods that you don't like/are bored with (or conversely, foods you like/would like to try), how much you want to spend per person, and what kind of vibe/ambiance you are seeking (if any). Also, your dates of travel could be relevant, as some Phoenix restaurants are on hiatus for all or part of July.

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