These words have long been used to describe the unique dining establishments in Glendale and the West Valley.
Welcome to destination dining the West Valley 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 and the West Valley is home to hundreds of restaurants. There is something for everyone, and your appetite is sure to be satisfied. Culinary enthusiasts will find a wide variety of eateries throughout the region.
Interested in hearing firsthand from restaurant owners about their dining options? Check out Glendale 11's "Glendale Today" with Councilmember Aldama.
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!
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.
Cuff, a casual American bar and restaurant in Historical Downtown Glendale, features a fusion of classic Southern and Southwest Flavors. With a relaxed neighborhood vibe, Cuff is a locally owned (David Chang) eatery that focuses on flavor-packed cuisine, an array of classic and creative cocktails, boutique wines, and cold craft beer.
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.
Pizza and high quality pub food, sports bar atmosphere with 35 large TVs, a large patio with huge outfoor grounds, and many games such as shuffleboard, foosball, genga, cornhole, ladder ball, beer pong, etc.
Unique Cuban-themed cigar lounge, housed in a restored historical building. Including a wide selection of fine cigars, unique antiques, historical Cuban cigar box labels, and street art from Cuba. Hours: M-Th 11am-11pm; Fri-Sat 11am-midnight; Sun 11am-9:30pm
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!
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.
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.”
Shot of Java Coffee Shop
7003 N. 58th Ave
(behind Pizza Old Roma)
Glendale, AZ 85301
"A cup of gourmet coffee shared with a friend is happiness tasted and time well spent"
We are not a chain. We are privately owned, which means we are here because we have a personal interest and appreciation for the drinks and food we serve which is why each cup is made to order.
A Shot of Java offers delivery service to the downtown. Monday through Friday, with delivery times twice daily: 8:30 - 10:00am; the second delivery time: 1:30 3:00pm. Delivery service will cover 58th to 55th avenues from Glendale to Myrtle avenues, for business in the downtown area only.
There will be a small delivery charge of .35 a drink. Call in your order to 623-847-2423 or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 yesteryear, 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.- 1:30 p.m. (reservations suggested) and Tea is served by reservation during regular hours.