Flagstaff Must Eat Restaurants

Kristin Norton

1. Dine On The Gourmet Pizza Of Your Dreams At Pizzicletta

When you see the pizza ovens at Pizzicletta, you understand part of why they’re so good. Every pie is fire cooked to perfection, crisped and blacked in just the right places while the toppings blend together to make every bite something special. In order to keep the quality of the pies here at their absolute highest, Pizzicletta keeps a maximum seating of 15 people, since each pizza is made to order. This is great because it ensures your meal will always be better than you imagined it would, but it also means that the tables fill up fast, so be sure to call ahead of time. Pizzicletta
203 W Phoenix Ave
(928) 774-3242
Yelp: 4.5 stars, 245 reviews

2. Find The Best Burger This Side Of Hell At Diablo’s

Diablo’s might want you to believe that their burgers are straight from the charcoal pits of hell, but really they’re more like manna from heaven. You won’t even believe just how many varieties of burgers there can be, let alone how much one place can serve, until you see the menu here. And they all have fun names, too, add to the awesome feel of this place. You’ll find burgers like The Cheech, the Wrigley, the DB Daddy Kane Burger, and the Senor Smoke. Each burger is topped with a variety of divine options like pickle spears, roasted green chiles, and all different cheeses. The fries are also some of the best in town and there are a ton of local breweries on tap to be found here, making Diablo’s one step above its competitors. Diablo Burger
120 N Leroux St
(928) 774-3274
Yelp: 4 stars, 387 reviews

3. Find Endless European Delights At Coppa Café

Tucked away behind the college roads, you’ll find Coppa Café – a quaint French bakery that serves some of the most surprising food in Flagstaff. Although most of the menu is French-inspired, you will also be able to find your standard American fare. Options like the soup of the day paired with the Reuben sandwich will make this place your favorite go-to lunch spot with the ability to change up flavors and dishes on a whim. You’ll also find some of the freshest and best meats in town, too. The menu is full of surprises like carpaccio, veal, carbonara, all which you can wash down with a robust vino or a tawny port. Coppa Café
1300 S Milton Ave
(928) 637-6813
Yelp: 4 stars, 118 reviews

4. Stop By MartAnne’s Burrito Palace For A Mexican Brunch

Studies show that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But whoever conducted those studies clearly didn’t test brunch. If they had, it would be the clear winner. And when you want your brunch on the Mexican side, then there’s no better place to go than MartAnne’s. The portions are big, so bring your appetite or split up a few selections with a friend. You’ll find green chilaquiles, eggs benedict, amazing hash browns, and buckwheat pancakes. The earlier you come, the less of a crowd you’ll have to fight. But it’s always worth it to kick your day off on the right foot. Remember to bring your wallet, as this is a cash-only place. MartAnne’s Burrito Palace
112 E Rt 66
(928) 773-4701
Yelp: 4.5 stars, 337 reviews

5. You’ll Be Dining In A Vegan Paradise At Macy’s Coffee House

Vegan waffles. Biscuits and vegan gravy. Whole wheat toast with an amazingly fresh blueberry jam. Vegan oatmeal topped off with loads of fresh fruit, and every kind of vegan baked good you can imagine. Even their peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are sublime – not that you can go wrong with a pb&j, But there’s something extra fresh about the way Macy’s does it. The coffee and drink selections are top notch, even down to the iced teas. Whether you’re sitting down for lunch or in a rush, Macy’s will always have exactly what you want without any of the ingredients that you don’t. Macy’s Coffee House
14 S Beaver St
(928) 774-2243
Yelp: 4 stars, 392 reviews

6. Tinderbox Kitchen Is On Fire

When you walk into Tinderbox Kitchen and see the giant farm tables and rustic ambiance, you already know you’re in for a treat. Sit down and prepare for a meal that will continue to give you one surprise after another. Everything here is as fresh as possible – literally, everything. Even the ketchup and mustard are house made, that’s how legit this place is. Do yourself a favor and order the cheese board that will easily become the best cheese board you’ve ever tried. And if it’s your first, it will be the cheese board that you will compare every other cheese board to for the rest of your life. As will almost anything you order from this hot spot. Tinderbox Kitchen
34 S San Francisco
(928) 226-8400
Yelp: 4.5 stars, 217 reviews

7. Welcome To The Pita Jungle

The Pita Jungle is much less jungle-like and much closer to your new favorite Mediterranean hot spot. If you’re new to the world of Mediterranean food, though, fear not. Somehow, the Pita Jungle has been able to work a smorgasbord of awesome southern flavors into some of the most popular dishes, making this a fun place to try something new. The rice and lentils are always packed full of just the right amount of seasons and the caramelized cauliflowers are like little cake pops of the veggie world. The hummus and chips will are super fresh and will always hit the spot. The Pita Jungle
320 S Regent St
(928) 774-0086
Yelp: 4 stars, 108 reviews

8. Mix It Up For The Best Sandwich In Flagstaff

Everyone loves a good sandwich. But great sandwiches are something to be revered. And at Mix Flagstaff, you will find consistently great sandwiches. And with such a wide variety of choices, you’ll never run out of things to order which will help keep you from getting bored. The ingredients are fresh and crisp and the breads are always top notch. And don’t assume that fancier is better, either. Because something as simple as a grilled cheese here can elevate your day in a matter of minutes. You can also stop here for brunch. If you do, make sure you wash your morning meal down with a pear mimosa, the crown jewel of their drink menu. Mix
120 N Leroux St
(928) 774-8200
Yelp: 4 stars, 96 reviews

9. From Breakfast To Burgers, The Northern Pines Hits The Spot

Attached to the Days Inn, Northern Pines restaurant might seem a bit underwhelming at first. But don’t let its location deceive you. And when you see the draft beers lined up along the stone wall, you’ll immediately be reminded to never judge a book by its cover. If you’re here for breakfast, order the French toast with a side of their perfectly crispy apple bacon. If you’re here for lunch or dinner, definitely don’t miss out on their burgers, which you can have topped with a deep fried onion ring and bacon. If you’re already drooling, fear not. All you have to do is show up and ask for a seat. The Northern Pines Restaurant
2200 E Butler Ave
(928) 266-1929
Yelp: 4 stars, 128 reviews

10. Get Started At The Alpha & Omega

When you finally make the trip to Alpha & Omega Authentic Greek Cuisine, you’ll wonder what took you so long. As the name states, it really is the end-all and the be-all of Greek food – at least as far as Flagstaff goes. Load up on the best falafel plates, pita salads, tzatziki, chicken pitas, souvlakis, and so much more while you’re here. Just be careful, as you may never want to leave. Oh, and just as with any respectable Greek restaurant, make sure to end your meal with an order of the baklava, no matter how full you might already be. And you will be full. Alpha & Omega Authentic Greek Cuisine
1580 E Rt 66
(928) 774-4337
Yelp: 4 stars, 78 reviews

11. Find Your New Favorite Gem At Café Daily Fare

Café Daily Fare is somewhat of a hidden gem here in Flagstaff, but it won’t be for very long. Each passing week it seems as though the cat has been let out of the proverbial  bag just a little more. On one hand, that’s great because it means that you’ll be able to order food here for a long time coming. On the other hand, sometimes you want your hidden gems to remain your little secret forever. Any wait you do find here is well worth it, especially when you find options like the blackberry duck tacos and the big fatty tri-tip sandwich. The fish tacos are also a huge favorite. Dine outside on the quaint and well-decorated patio that provides plenty of shade to enjoy your meal out of the Flagstaff sun. Café Daily Fare
408 E Rte 66
(928) 774-2855
Yelp: 4.5 stars, 53 reviews

12. It’s Always Time For Tacos At Los Altos

If you’re in the mood for some great tacos? Head to Los Altos Tacos. If you’re on the prowl for the biggest and best burrito in town? Head to Los Altos. In fact, you’re looking for anything Mexican, head to Los Altos. The fish tacos and the shrimp tacos definitely can’t be beat. The portion sizes are large and filling and the service is fast and extremely friendly. And for something a little different but extraordinary, get a side order of the carrots in jalapeno juice to square off a proper Mexican meal like you can’t anywhere else in the city. Tacos Los Altos
3650 E Rte 66
(928) 714-1012
Yelp: 4 stars, 103 reviews

13.    Cozy Luxury At The Cottage Place

This spot dates back to 1909, but that’s the only thing old about this place. The small menu is big on modern combinations of spectacular food, always delivering in quality over quantity as any truly great restaurant should. And any place where you can order wine by the bottle, half-bottle, or by the glass scores extra points. If you have a little extra cash definitely go for the tasting menu, which will take you on a journey through each dish as it comes together to form one amazing meal. Otherwise, order yourself the rack of lamb and the vanilla bean crème brulee with fresh strawberries. The Cottage Place Restaurant
126 W Cottage Ave
(928) 774-8431
Yelp: 4.5 stars, 97 reviews

14. Find A Taste Of New Orleans At Satchmo’s

When you’re looking to turn it up a notch but you’re sick of Mexican, Satchmo’s delivers the best Cajun-Creole barbecue in town. It’s like being transported into the French Quarter without having to deal with the travel. Satchmo’s offers up southern staples that are infused with the flavors of New Orleans, ramping up the flavors and making for a truly unique dining experience in Flagstaff. Don’t miss out on the catfish, dirty rice, jambalaya, and tater tots. Yes, tater tots. And they’re amazing. Satchmo’s Bar & Grill
2320 N 4th St
(928) 774-7292
Yelp: 4.5 stars, 234 reviews

15. The Himalayan Grill

Sometimes it’s good to save the best for last. And although the “best” part can be argued, what is certain is that every meal you’ll have at the Himalayan Grill will be excellent and will be a consistently unique experience. The Himalayan and Indian fusion meals here are an awesome way to take your taste buds on a ride through countries and spices that they’re most likely not used to but will undoubtedly love. The garlic naan is exactly the way garlic naan is supposed to be and the giant bowls of chicken curry noodles loaded with freshly roasted vegetables will have you seeing the Himalayas in your dreams. The Himalayan Grill
801 S Milton Rd
(928) 213-5444
Yelp: 4 stars, 157 reviews Feature Image Source: Mix Flagstaff Facebook What’s your go-to for great grub in Flagstaff? Tell us in the comments below!