Sunday, May 25, 2014

Fun, Quirky, Themed Arizona Restaurants

SPACE AGE RESTAURANT
401 E. Pima Street
Gila Bend, AZ 85337
(928) 683-2761
Inside is a small UFO/Arizona themed gift shop and restaurant with a salad bar.  I always get the bacon cheeseburger and fries.  The burger is melt-in-your mouth tasty.  The service is friendly and the prices are inexpensive.





BIG BUG STATION
Hours: 6 am to 3 pm, 7 days a week
You can enjoy a great meal at the deli in the Big Bug Station in Mayer. The bread is all freshly made daily. The cook is proud of his homemade horseradish sauce which adds the right flavor to any sandwich. I shared pastrami on wheat with the horseradish sauce with my friend and it was the best I had ever eaten. I would recommend that if you find yourself in Mayer taking photos of the cemetery, be sure to stop at the Big Bug Station and give one of their sandwiches a try.




THE LODGE
4422 W. 75th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 945-0828
The Lodge in Scottsdale is a wonderful place to have lunch and dinner. I decided to share a Sasquatch burger with my friend as you can see why by the picture.
That sucker was huge!




MINING CAMP RESTAURANT AND TRADING POST
(Located 4 miles east of Apache Junction on Highway 88)
(480) 982-3181
In 1961, the Mining Camp Restaurant and Trading Post opened its doors to the public.  The building was constructed of large Ponderosa Pine trees found in Payson.  Today it has a mining camp look and feel to it.

When you walk in, you first see a waiting area and then the trading post.  From there you are seated at a picnic-like table with tin mine-camp plates, silverware and cups sitting in front of you.  The waitress brings your freshly baked rolls, baked beans and coleslaw.  We ordered the three-meat platter along with our beers.  The two very hot platters had ribs, chicken, ham, stuffing and baked potatoes.  The entire meal was so delicious. After the meal, we were treated to the country western sounds of the McNasty Brothers.  This is the perfect place to get that western BBQ cuisine.




THE FARM AT SOUTH MOUNTAIN
The Farm at South Mountain is a wonderful mixture of a cafe, restaurant and wine bar.  Also found on the property is a healing therapy center and an antique store.  You can book an event such as a wedding or parties at the place too.  The scenery and food are fantastic! 





BISBEE BREAKFAST CLUB
In Bisbee, AZ and located on the other side of the Lavender Pit Mine from historic downtown Bisbee, sits the tiny town of Lowell.  The main drag is Erie Street and it has a few abandoned stores with some shops, a restaurant and old classic vehicles parked on the side of the road.  If you want to check out this interesting place that makes you feel like you transported back to a 1950's town, then turn at the Bisbee Lumber Company and visit Lowell.  Also, be sure to get a bite to eat at the Bisbee Breakfast Club.  The food and service is wonderful.


RED PLANET DINER
1655 W. State Route 89A
Sedona, AZ 86336
Phone: (928) 282-6070
Red Planet Diner is one of those places you should experience while in Sedona. This odd diner caters to the UFO lover with its out-of-this-world décor. From its location you are treated to the outstanding views of Sedona’s red rocks and scenery. They also boast to having the best burgers in town. My friend and I gave this place a try and loved it.

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