Flagstaff is one of the best places to visit in Arizona for delicious food, thanks to the high-end restaurants offering American fare plus some more international favourites. American cuisine is the star of the show here, with even the local fine dining restaurants focusing on traditional Americana, but you'll find Indian and Italian cuisine as well.

    The local pizza restaurants are particularly appealing, as they use wood-burning ovens for their cooking. All of the best local restaurants utilise fresh ingredients from area farms. Enjoy it all by checking out the 10 best places locals love to eat in Flagstaff.


    Fat Olives

    Enjoy Napoletana pizza

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    Fat Olives is a pizza restaurant known for its Napoletana-style pizza, a traditional type of pizza found in Naples, Italy, where the dish was developed. When you visit this restaurant, you can enjoy wood-fired excellence that's complemented by authentic ingredients and thin-crust styling.

    The pizza itself is just the beginning, however, as you'll find a variety of desserts and pasta dishes as well such as gelato and spaghetti. You can enjoy it all for yourself when you visit this restaurant on the eastern side of town off Historic Route 66.

    Location: 2308 E Rte 66, Flagstaff, AZ 86004, USA

    Open: Tuesday–Saturday from 11 am to 9 pm (closed Sunday–Monday)

    Phone: +1 928-853-0056



    Taste Cajun recipes

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    Satchmo's is a barbecue restaurant offering Cajun, Creole, and barbecue items including gumbo, sandwiches, and slabs of meat. The mission at this restaurant is to provide comfort food that the whole family can enjoy, with generous portions and tasty sides like cornbread, sweet fries, and mac and cheese.

    In addition to the food choices, you'll find quite a few signature cocktails offered here, including a classic spiked sweet tea that adds a bit of a kick to this Southern favourite. You can try it all when you visit this restaurant on the east side of town a short walk west from Bushmaster Park.

    Location: 2320 N Fourth St, Flagstaff, AZ 86004, USA

    Open: Thursday–Saturday from 11 am to 8 pm, Sunday from 11 am to 7 pm (closed Monday–Wednesday)

    Phone: +1 928-774-7292


    MartAnnes Burrito Palace

    Experience authentic burritos

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    MartAnne's Burrito Palace is an authentic, family-owned Mexican restaurant that specialises in burritos and is known specifically for its breakfast offerings. On the restaurant's breakfast menu, you'll find the signature MartAnne's Burrito that features eggs, tomatoes, chilis, cheese, and onions along with your choice of meat.

    The lunch menu features several more savoury options, and the desserts are especially appealing with mini Mexican donuts and flan on offer. You'll find this restaurant conveniently located right city centre near the historic district.

    Location: 112 E Rte 66, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, USA

    Open: Monday–Wednesday and Saturday from 7.30 am to 9 pm, Thursday from 7.30 am to 7.30 pm, Friday from 7.30 am to 8.30 pm, Sunday from 7.30 am to 3.30 pm

    Phone: +1 928-773-4701


    Delhi Palace

    Taste Indian cuisine

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    Delhi Palace offers a menu filled with exquisite Indian cuisine featuring classic favourites like tandoori and masala as well as fresh bread and incredible desserts. The gulab jamun is particularly popular, consisting of homemade cheese balls crafted from cream of milk in scented light syrup. The restaurant includes plenty of vegan and gluten-free options, so dietary restrictions won't get in the way.

    Delhi Palace consistently ranks as the best Indian cuisine in all of Northern Arizona, serving up traditional favourites made to contemporary standards. You can find the restaurant on the south side of town by the Woodlands Village shopping centre.

    Location: 2500 S Woodlands Village Blvd #8, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, USA

    Open: Daily from 11 am to 2.45 pm and 5 pm to 9.45 pm

    Phone: +1 928-556-0019


    Macy's European Coffeehouse & Bakery

    Visit a local coffeehouse

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    Macy's European Coffeehouse & Bakery offers delicious coffee with impressive latte art alongside freshly baked bread and other café items like sandwiches and salads. Macy's is one of the few all-vegetarian restaurants in town, so you'll find ingredients like eggs, lettuce, cheese, and tomatoes in their offerings.

    The bakery portion of this restaurant is award-winning with vegan and gluten-free options that don't lack for taste. You'll find muffins, scones, and even special-order birthday cakes. You can find this restaurant in the Southside Area just south of the historic district.

    Location: 14 S Beaver St, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, USA

    Open: Daily from 6.30 am to 4.30 pm

    Phone: +1 928-774-2243



    Try a gourmet bakery

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    Wildflower is a popular bakery and deli that offers incredible bread, sandwiches, and treats in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. No matter what meal of the day you're looking to enjoy, you'll find plenty of options at Wildflower.

    The breakfast options include pancakes and frittatas, while the lunch menu features signature sandwiches. The dinner menu offers incredible American classics such as mac and cheese made with cavatappi and a 3-cheese sauce. You'll find Wildflower in the Southside Area a short walk north from the Arizona Trail.

    Location: 530 E Piccadilly Dr, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, USA

    Open: Daily from 8 am to 8 pm

    Phone: +1 928-233-5010


    Mike and Ronda's The Place

    Enjoy traditional American fare

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    Mike and Ronda's The Place offers traditional American cuisine focused on breakfast and lunch items along with some Tex-Mex offerings. On the breakfast menu, you'll find classics like pancakes and waffles in addition to more savoury items like sausage and bacon.

    The lunch menu is just as varied and extensive as the breakfast menu with dozens of items to choose from including sandwiches, burgers, melts, and salads. You'll find this restaurant just a few steps to the southwest of city centre.

    Location: 21 S Milton Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, USA

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 6 am to 2 pm (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +1 928-774-7008


    Criollo Latin Kitchen

    Enjoy Latin fusion cuisine

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    Criollo Latin Kitchen offers cuisine from the traditions of Latin America, which were influenced by African, Spanish, Middle Eastern, and even Asian culture. This fusion restaurant is focused on sustainability in addition to great-tasting food, using reverse osmosis for drinking water and recyclable glass and paper items.

    The secret to their delicious food is utilising top-quality ingredients that they source from local farmers. In fact, they've developed relationships with several farmers and ranchers throughout the Four Corners region. You can try it all for yourself city centre in the historic district.

    Location: 16 N San Francisco St, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, USA

    Open: Monday–Thursday from 4 pm to 9 pm, Friday–Saturday from 4 pm to 10 pm (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +1 928-774-0541


    Agave Mexican Restaurant

    Enjoy homemade Mexican food

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    Agave Mexican Restaurant offers authentic Mexican dishes and Southwestern fare with genuine flavours from ingredients sourced from Mexico. The Mexican cuisine is complemented by a taste of the American Southwest, making it appealing to all sorts of diners with burritos and tacos available along with traditional dishes like pollo con crema and chiles norteños.

    The drink selection is quite robust and features imported and domestic wine and beer along with speciality margaritas and cocktails. You'll find this restaurant about a mile east of city centre along Route 66.

    Location: 1580 East, E Rte 66, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, USA

    Open: Daily from 11 am to 9 pm

    Phone: +1 928-774-1429



    Enjoy wood-fired pizza

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    Pizzicletta is a pizza joint that features a variety of Naples-style pizzas made with fresh ingredients and served in a casual, family-friendly atmosphere. Start your meal with an starter of warm olives or your choice of bread, then enjoy a delicious pie like the Amore oi Mari made with mascarpone, pecorino, prosciutto, arugula, and lemon olive oil, or the Carne Dolce featuring house-made mozzarella, mascarpone, spicy sausage, local honey, and sage.

    Finish off your meal with a serving of homemade gelato that's crafted from scratch using traditional Italian recipes. Don't forget to check out the regional beer and food-friendly wine offerings, too. You'll find Pizzicletta near city centre just a few steps away from the Amtrak station.

    Location: 203 W Phoenix Ave, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, USA

    Open: Daily from 4 pm to 9 pm

    Phone: +1 928-774-3242


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