Summer Treats in Phoenix-Scottsdale: Check Out These Local Restaurants

Summer is in full swing, and we couldn’t be more thrilled! With only 39 days left until the official start of fall (September 22nd in the Northern Hemisphere), it’s important to make the most of your summer vacation. No travel plans? No problem! Although we’re still encouraged to safely distance ourselves, you can indulge in savory dishes that will send your tastebuds on a delectable excursion. Place your breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert orders at these local gems serving summer treats in Phoenix-Scottsdale: 

Alo Cafe 

6960 E 1st St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

 

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Located in Scottsdale,  Alo Cafe captures the beauty and essence of Estonia. Named after esteemed Estonian Composer, Alo Mattiisen, the cafe’s menu offers a unique take on traditional breakfast favorites. From the Monte Cristo (served with sour cream, triple berry jam, on Alo french toast) to their Smoky Tuscany Omelette (fire-roasted red peppers with smoked mozzarella and smoky flavored salami), there is no shortage of flavor here!  They are open 7 days a week from 7 AM to 2 PM and are available for dine-in, takeout (by calling in), and delivery through Grubhub.

Perk Eatery 

6501 E Greenway Pkwy #159, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

 

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This family-owned restaurant makes it a priority to serve each customer dishes that are cooked with the same care and attention they give their family. Devoted to giving back to the community, Perk Eatery donates a portion of their proceeds to several charitable organizations. With roots stemming from the midwest, their menu offers a delectable array of breakfast and lunch options. Have a sweet tooth? Try out their lemon curd & honey whipped ricotta french toast! Perk Eatery is open Monday through Sunday from 6:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Orders can be enjoyed within the establishment or can be placed for takeout. 

Barrio Queen 

7114 E Stetson Dr. Suite 105, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

 

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Craving authentic Mexican cuisine? Barrio Queen has you covered! With multiple locations throughout the valley and a menu bursting with unique flavor, this restaurant offers impeccable dishes with a southern flair. Feeling regal? Try out “The Queen” enchilada, topped with a rich blend of Oaxaca, cotija, sauteed spinach, and garlic! They are currently open Sunday through Thursday from 11 AM to 9 PM; Friday and Saturday from 11 AM to 10 PM. Orders can be enjoyed on site, placed for takeout or delivery through Grubhub or Doordash.   

Kyoto Scottsdale 

7170 E Stetson Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 

 

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Known for its original recipes packed with traditional flavor, Kyoto Scottsdale provides its patrons with an experience they’ll never forget. Located on the waterfront, impeccable bento boxes and flamming Teppanyaki grills await! Take your pick among some of their most popular offerings like the Fire Dragon Roll (spicy crab roll with avocado and eel on top with spicy eel sauce) or the Candy Cane Roll (spicy tuna and avocado roll with tuna, yellowtail, and shrimp on top). Dine-in reservations for Kyoto Scottsdale can be placed through OpenTable. Takeout and delivery orders can be placed via Postmates and Grubhub. They are open Monday through Thursday, from 11 AM to 9 PM; and 11 AM to 10 PM on Fridays and Saturdays

Hula’s Modern Tiki 

 5114 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85014

 

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Wishing for a tropical getaway? With an aesthetic that pays homage to Americana tiki bars of the 40s and ’50s and a menu that boasts a unique fusion of Polynesian and American cuisine, Hula’s Modern Tiki creates the perfect year-round escape. Wisk your tastebuds away on a flavorful excursion with an order of their Hawaiian Ceviche ( fresh white fish, “cooked” in citrus juice, coconut milk, chili, cilantro, garlic, wonton chips) and wash it down with one their signature tropical cocktails, like the Pink Bikini Martini!  

Their current hours of operation are: 

Mon – Thurs: 11am – 10pm

Fri: 11am – 12am

Sat: 10:30am – 12am (Brunch 10:30 – 2:30pm)

Sun: 10:30am – 10pm (Brunch 10:30 – 2:30pm)

With new safety protocol in place, patrons are still able to enjoy a dine-in experience. Takeout orders can be placed by calling in: 480-970-4852

Craft 64 

6922 E Main St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

 

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With a commitment to authenticity, Craft 64 works to provide its patrons with tasty offerings made from fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Cooked to perfection inside of a wood-fired oven, Craft 64’s menu touts a delicious variety of dishes that capture the essence of Italy. Want to keep it light? Try out their Caprese salad (Sliced Tomatoes, Mozzarella, Basil, EVOO, Cracked Pepper, Sea Salt). Craving a bit of spice? Order the Aji, a wood-fired pizza topped with mozzarella, Parmigiano-Reggiano, fennel sausage, sautéed onions, ricotta, spinach, spicy Aji jalapeño sauce. They are currently open Sunday through Thursday, from 12 PM to 8 PM and Friday to Saturday, from 12 PM to 9 PM

To provide its customers with a safe dining experience, Craft 64 has implemented extensive safety measures. Dine-in reservations can be made on their website. Curbside-pickup and delivery options are also available. 

The Baked Bear 

7366 E Shea Blvd #106, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

 

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Have a sweet tooth that you just can’t seem to satisfy? The Baked Bear is your sugar remedy! Through a four-step process, customers can create the ice cream sandwich of their dreams. Feeling creative? Sandwich their original recipe ice cream between two Gooey Butter Cake cookies, add a dash of mini m&ms, and sprinkles on top! They are currently open Monday through Friday, from 2 PM to 9 PM; Saturday and Sunday from 1 PM to 9 PM. Takeout and contact-free delivery orders can be placed online through UberEats and Postmates

Fat Daddy’s 

1608 N Miller Rd UNIT 5, Scottsdale, AZ 85257

 

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From Boba Tea, gourmet ice cream, and more, Fat Daddy’s has a wide variety of unforgettable desserts. This valley ice cream parlor is widely known for its infamous cookie cup, a waffle cup filled with your choice of ice cream, topped with a macaroon, a toasted marshmallow, and drizzled with chocolate syrup. They are currently accepting takeout orders which can be placed via GrubHub.

Their hours have been updated to: 

MondayThursday: 3:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Friday Saturday: 12 PM to 11 PM 

Sunday: 12 PM to 9:30 PM

As we continue to socially distance ourselves and adhere to safety regulations, there are still opportunities for us to enjoy our favorite treats and support our local communities.

Looking for more Summer treats in Phoenix-Scottsdale from our self-proclaimed local foodie team? Give these guides a read for the best restaurants in the area: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Know of a restaurant that can benefit from a feature? Share their information in the comments below! 

Written by Bryanna Norris
Published on August 13, 2020
Filed Under: Shop Local