These words have long been used to describe the unique dining establishments in Glendale.
Welcome to destination dining the Glendale way. Our restaurants serve up a feast of worldly flavors, with tastes ranging from traditional German or Polish fare to contemporary Chinese and home-style Mexican flavors. Take your taste buds on a global tour without ever leaving the neighborhood. And our reputation won’t let your cravings down, as our restaurants have earned local and national accolades, with mentions in The Arizona Republic, Where Magazine and The New Yorker.
Glendale is home to more than 450 restaurants. There is something for everyone, and your appetite is sure to be satisfied. Culinary enthusiasts will find a wide variety of eateries throughout Glendale.
Click here for a listing of Historic Downtown Glendale restaurants (PDF)
The self-made chef Waldemar Okula (Owner), uses his taste buds, imagination, touch of love to create home cooked meals. A home cooked meal is what Waldemar will prepare for you while Malgorzata will entertain you. As a result, you will have a memorable meal that will bring you back to your childhood days. Be sure to try the Goulash, Loin of Pork and homemade Kielbasa. And, don’t miss their delicious soup - just ask for a “shot of the soup.” If that tickles
your taste buds, order the bowl!
Anniversary Special: To celebrate 11 years of "A Touch of European Cafe," the Polish Sample Platters will be only $11 for the month of August! Thursdays and Fridays, after 5pm. A small way to say thank you to all new and loyal customers!
A Touch of European Cafe was profiled on "City Beat", the City of Glendale’s award-winning newscast hosted by Jon Brictson. City Beat is a fast-paced look at city news, information and what’s happening in Glendale. Watch segment online>>
Bitz-ee Mama's, located in historic downtown Glendale, is a family-owned restaurant serving authentic Mexican food since 1972. The friendly staff, great food, and awesome prices are one of the best kept secrets in Glendale. Restaurant hours are Monday through Wednesday, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday through Saturday 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., and breakfast on Sunday, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Catering and rooms available for banquets or special events by request.
We put the “Chicago” in the classic hotdog. For an authentic dining experience in a fun and casual environment, visit Dazzo’s Doghouse – a family-owned hometown tradition for more than 30 years! Serving up some of the best dogs, Italian beef, sausage, burgers and fries this side of Wrigley. And don’t forget to try our refreshing Italian ice in a variety of flavors.
Fleming’s features the finest prime steaks and an award-winning collection of 100 wines by the glass. Join us for cocktails and appetizers after work, or enjoy an evening with family and friends in our lively, relaxed atmosphere.
Haus Murphy’s of Glendale
5739 W. Glendale Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85301
Featured on the Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives,” this gem of a restaurant in Historic Downtown Glendale has become a favorite of many patrons worldwide. Whether you crave authentic German Cuisine or just a giant pretzel and a beer, you won’t be disappointed. It is the perfect place for parties big and small. Providing service either inside the new Wunderbar Lounge (German-Style long table seating) or in the Biergarten. With the Haus Oompah Band during dinner hours Friday and Saturday (6:30 to 8:30) and local bands Friday and Saturday from 8:30 to 11:30, you can’t go wrong!
At the Hop Stop Diner, the decor is super cute and clean, like a 1950s soda shop. Enjoy the great atmosphere and music from a bygone era! Open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Serving a wide variety of delicious comfort foods and sweets, from burgers to cupcakes, their famous Turkey Avocado and the homemade apple pie!
Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville accommodates up to 600 guests and has a multi-level restaurant with indoor/outdoor seating. We offer customized menus, built in décor and multiple bars. Escape to your own private Island at Margaritaville!
Lenny’s Burgers & Shakes
5713 W. Glendale Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85301
Enjoy delicious burgers, Vienna Beef hot dogs, sandwiches, chicken wings and fish & chips, but save room for dessert including shakes, malts, floats and sundaes. Open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m-7 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Dine-in or carry out.
Our Arrowhead restaurant is conveniently located just on 59th Ave. N. just South of the 101 in the Citadelle Plaza. The leisurely paced four-course experience begins with a cheese fondue prepared table-side. A fresh salad follows while your entrée pot heats up. Each morsel is hot, fresh and delicious and all entrées are accompanied by an array of dipping sauces to add to the flavorful fun. Chocolate fondue is the finale, all served with an array decadent dippers. The Melting Pot feature a great wine list, specialty cocktails and martinis. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, anniversary, a long overdue date night, or celebrating with a group, The Melting Pot is the best choice for any occasion.
Michelle & Gerald’s Southern Cuisine
7138 N. 57th Drive
Glendale, AZ 85301
Michelle & Gerald’s Southern Cuisine provides an authentic Southern-style food experience. They take pride in making everything from scratch. All entrees are served with two sides and your choice of homemade cornbread or hot water cornbread. Leave room for dessert including buttermilk, sweet potato or pecan pie! Open Monday-Saturday from 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
Family owned Italian cuisine featuring made-to-order pasta and Old World recipe fresh bread. International wine selection and reasonable prices. Authentic atmosphere and a dining experience to remember.
Papa Ed’s Ice Cream
Old Fashioned Family Fun
7146-B N. 58th Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85301
Premium ice cream served in a variety of 16 flavors including sugar free and dairy free. Step back in time and relax in our garden area that can be reserved for your next get together. Visit soon for a sweet experience you won’t forget.
Papa Ed's was profiled on "City Beat", the City of Glendale’s award-winning newscast hosted by Jon Brictson. City Beat is a fast-paced look at city news, information and what’s happening in Glendale.
Watch segment online>>
A long-time, hometown staple in authentic Mexican flavors, Pedro’s is both a local favorite and a sought-after must for visitors to the Valley. Serving up some of the tastiest homemade tamales, chimis and enchiladas to be found this side of the border, this family run restaurant boasts stellar customer service and has been named a Best Mexican Restaurant by both “Phoenix Magazine” and “The New Times.”
Shelley's specializes in custom cakes and cookies! Wedding cakes, birthdays, special events and more. Party favors, sugar flowers, pies, cheesecakes, petit fours - everything is made in house and from scratch. Always striving to find local farmers and companies to source ingredients.
The Spicery in our 1895 Home
7141 N. 59th Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85301
This unique and charming restaurant is located in one of the oldest homes in the Historic Catlin Court area of Downtown Glendale. The chefs prepare the flavors of yesterday just like our mothers and grandmothers made. From the fresh baked rolls to chicken salad, everything is homemade. And be sure to save room for dessert! Lunch served Monday thru Saturday from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. (reservations suggested) and Afternoon Tea starting at 2 p.m. (reservations required.)