11 Restaurants In Downtown Flagstaff You Will Fall In Love With

Delicious food, good vibes, and even better service are what makes a restaurant great, and these spots are here to deliver!

You’ve come here for restaurants in downtown Flagstaff and we’re here to provide! Flagstaff, Arizona is a city surrounded by mountains and is a great stop on your way to man San Francisco Peaks. You’ll find there’s a lot to see when you’re in the area and with lots to see there’s going to be a lot of time to work up quite the appetite. We’ve detailed a list of 11 restaurants in the city that will make for some good times while you’re headed on your way to see the sights.

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1. Fat Olives

Wood Fired Pizzeria and Italian Kitchen in Downtown Flagstaff

2308 E Rte 66 | Flagstaff | fatolivesflagstaff.com

Fat Olives in downtown Flagstaff is the perfect restaurant to go to when you’re really hungry. Fat Olives features a menu of fantastic Pizza and Italian cuisine, which makes it perfect for lunch or dinner. But more than anything, has had an overwhelmingly positive amount of feedback from their customer base. When a restaurant has hundreds and hundreds of reviews and manages to boast a four and a half star rating, you know they are delivering fantastic food and service again and again, time after time. It is the consistency and quality of their food that makes them take a top spot on this list.

“Favorite pizza joint in town. Love the Calabrian dolce pizza! Wood fired to perfection. Good crust. Good atmosphere sometimes the patio is open too! Service is good but the wood fired pizza really takes the stars!” -Yelp Review

2. Lumberyard Tap Room & Grille

Best place to grab grub and a drink in downtown Flagstaff!

5 S San Francisco St | Flagstaff | lumberyardbrewingcompany.com

Lumberyard Tap Room & Grille specializes in traditional American cuisine, with some barbeque on the side. But besides the great brewery style food, you’ll get to pair those dishes with a variety of craft beers and excellent hand-crafted drinks. For food grab some Bone-less or Bone-in Chicken Wings, or try out their Garlic Truffle Fries, or maybe even their BBQ Pulled Pork sandwich. There’s plenty to enjoy at the Lumberyard!

“Great beer selection. We order a flight and chose are favorite. My husband is from Canada so we had to try the Sonoran Poutine. Yummy! The boneless wings were fantastic. Good food, drinks, atmosphere , friendly service and great location . What's not to love” -Yelp Review

3. Tinderbox Kitchen

A great restaurant in downtown Flagstaff for dinner!

34 S San Francisco St | Flagstaff | tinderboxkitchen.com

Tinderbox Kitchen is going to be your new favorite place to go out for dinner, just you wait and see. They have a highly crafted menu that serves up the most delicious food in a freshly renovated dining room. They feature everything from Duck Confit to Filet Mignon for dinner so feel free to take a look through their full offerings to see if they have your personal favorite dish or dinner. And on top of the extensively prepared dinner menu, there is also an equally well crafted wine menu so they can offer you the perfect pairing no matter what you order.

“Tinderbox is amazing! Rachel was our server and she provided incredible service and was so sweet. The food was great and the atmosphere was beautiful. We will definitely come back next time we visit flagstaff.” -Yelp Review

4. Beaver Street Brewery & Whistle Stop Cafe

Maybe the most balanced menu you’ll find in the city!

11 S Beaver St #1 | Flagstaff | beaverstreetbrewery.com

The great thing about Beaver Street Brewery & Whistle Stop Cafe is that they have something on their menu for everybody. Everything from sandwiches, salads, soups, and pizza are on the menu here. And it can all be served up with handcrafted ales and lagers brewed right there in house. What seems like a simple pub menu is what makes their food so surprisingly good. Everything is made up of the finest quality ingredients to compliment the delicious beers they brew. (Plus if you’re a fan of Lumberyard Tap Room & Grille, they often work together on some fun stuff, a win-win)!

“If you're in the area or even somewhat close by this is a must go to place! Service and food were amazing! Best salad and pizza I've ever had! This is not your typical bar food! We had the beet salad and the Mexican shrimp pizza. I can't wait to go back.” -Yelp Review

5. Shift Kitchen & Bar

A quaint space serving seasonal tasty small plates and cocktails!

107 N San Francisco St Ste 2 | Flagstaff | shiftflg.com

Shift aims to, well, shift the way you think about the “normal” dining experience. They want to shake up your perception by serving you a very highly curated menu in a very laid back and friendly ambiance. Which I personally really appreciate. Sometimes when you’re in a “fancy” restaurant, you feel like you’re walking on eggshells but at Shift FLG you’ll feel comfortable and see that even if their menu is pretty fancy and prepared, they serve it up in a way that’s very welcoming and inviting.

“Such a cute spot in Flag! Delicious food and amazing service. It is a small place downtown. Make sure to make a reservation. The plates are small. Be prepared to order a few in order to fill up. It's a little pricey but absolutely delicious.” -Yelp Review

6. Cornish Pasty Co

Serving both traditional and vegan Cornish pasties all in a relaxed space

26 S San Francisco St | Flagstaff | cornishpastyco.com

If you’re looking for something a little different when you’re downtown look no further than Cornish Pasty Co. They specialize in, you guessed it, pasties! Pasties have a long history and this restaurant has taken the recipe and reinvented it many different times over to create the ultimate menu. They offer “Signature Pasties” like Pork and Apple, “Premium Pasties” like Chicken Tikka Masala, and “Vegan & Vegetarian Pasties” like the Vegan Hatch Chili Burger. (And if you’re feeling like something else they also have apps and salads.)

“Cornish Pasty in Tempe is a favorite destination for some comfort food. The Rosemary steak is tasty but the Carne Adovada Meat Pies is my absolute favorite. They have a nice chill patio area where you can bring your dog. Good food and service is the reason I come back again and again.” -Yelp Review

7. Josephine's Restaurant

A modern American bistro all set in a cozy bungalow!

503 N Humphreys St | Flagstaff | josephinesrestaurant.com

Jospehine’s Restaurant is set in a restored bungalow with fireplaces and outdoor patio. It’s the perfect place for a meal. Tony Cosentino, Chef of the Year recipient, is constantly updating the menu to offer guests a wide and broad dining experience, highlighting some of the best seafood and ingredients you’ll get in the whole city. They serve brunch and dinner favorites like Omelets and French Onion Braised Short Ribs.

“Wow! An amazing experience I have to honestly say it was the best meal of the year. It was a stellar meal from beginning to end. Kudos to the chef. 5 stars plus” -Yelp Review

8. Brix

Seasonal, farm-fresh contemporary American dishes are what makes this restaurant special

413 N San Francisco St | Flagstaff | brixflagstaff.com

Looking for truly fresh and authentic flavors from your meal? Then you should check out Brix in downtown Flagstaff. Brix brings ingredients sourced from local farmers together and creates contemporary American cuisine. Their seasonal menu offers choices like the Charred Shishitos, Steak Frites, Smoked Hummus, and more! Whatever you choose, you’re bound to love it.

“One of the best fine dining establishments in Flagstaff. Service is outstanding and the food is excellent. The venue looks like a renovated home, and has the homey feel through out your experience. We will be back!” -Yelp Review

9. NiMarcos Pizza Downtown

Some of the best pizza you’ll find in the whole city, maybe even state!

101 S Beaver St | Flagstaff | nimarcospizza.com

Since 1979, NiMarcos Pizza has been cookin’ up delicious pizzas and other menu items that have been raved about by many who walk through their doors. Their dough and sauce is made fresh daily and the cheese is ordered special, freshly grated every single day. They make sure you can taste the quality and effort they put into making their pies. You can build your own pizza, order from one of their many speciality pies, or pick something else entirely, up to you!

“This the best pizza and wings I've ever tasted.

All of the staff were amazing and nice.

And the whole restaurant has a nice homey feeling.

I recommend this place to anyone who's visiting Flagstaff.” -Yelp Review

10. MartAnne's Burrito Palace

Family owned Mexican restaurant in downtown Flagstaff!

Mexican Food
You won’t leave hungry at this restaurant in downtown Flagstaff! Image courtesy of MartAnne’s Breakfast Palace on the Yelp photo page.

112 E Rte 66 | Flagstaff | martannes.com

MartAnne's Burrito Palace aka MartAnne’s Breakfast Palace is here to bring the patrons of Flagstaff delicious Mexican food in a friendly environment. They are a family owned business and they serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Their chilaquiles are most talked about because of how good they are so you might end up coming twice just to try those. They’ve got an array of delicious foods that you will fall in love with. 

“We went for breakfast, and there was quite a line. This is worth the wait! Four of us, all different orders (chilaquiles, rancheros, etc.) -- great service, delicious food. I wish I lived close enough to go every week!” -Yelp Review

11. Sonic Drive-In

Get a quick and easy American cheeseburger downtown!

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2626 N Fourth St | Flagstaff | sonicdrivein.com

Sonic is one of those chains that is so big and popular that you probably don’t need any real introduction to. But if you aren’t familiar with them they are cooking up classic American cheeseburgers with an extensive and creative drink menu. And if you’re looking for a quick and easy bite then Sonic is the way to go! 

“Excellent burger today! It's been a long time since I've had a Sonic burger that good. Like they used to make them back in the '80s! Thank you to my server, Alexandria! Great service with a great smile!” -Google Review

To recap:

  • There are so many options for restaurants in downtown Flagstaff that will both satisfy and create new cravings all because of their expertly crafted menus. 

There’s plenty to explore in the city and the restaurants are just one part! So enjoy and work up an appetite.

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