Looking For Somewhere Great To Dine In Flagstaff? Check Out These 9 Nice Restaurants

A List of Nice Restaurants You Can Find In Flagstaff!

Hello, and welcome to my list of nice restaurants you can find around the Flagstaff, Arizona area. I tried to get as much menu variety as I could as I was putting the list together. So I hope something on here catches your eye at least. For each restaurant on the list I will give you a link to the restaurants Yelp page and their webpage. That way you can check them out for yourself.

You can see their menu options, as well as the pricing range they charge. And I’ll give you a quick summary of the restaurant's style and a customer review so you can see what other people have said about them. I’ll also give you each restaurant's address so you can quickly find your way to their front door. And on top of that I will also  let you know whenever one of these nice restaurants in Flagstaff accept our digital GiftYa gift cards.

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But enough about the brand, what about those nice restaurants? (Geez get on with it already). Well not too worry, that list of nice restaurants in Flagstaff is coming your way right now!

1. Fat Olives

Best Italian Place In All Of Flagstaff

2308 E Rt 66 | Flagstaff | fatolivesflagstaff.com

Fat Olives makes it to the very top of the list for one simple reason. They have just a ridiculous amount of positive feedback from customers and consumers. But on top of that, they aren’t just a steakhouse which is a lot of what you find when you try to find “nice restaurants.” No they aren’t a steakhouse, instead they serve the absolute best pizza and pasta you can find anywhere in the Flagstaff area. 

And the reason they serve the best Italian food in the area is because they make everything the traditional way. Their oven was handcrafted in Italy. They hand make the cheese in house every day. They even use imported Italian flour. I mean if you are trying to find authentic Italian food in the Flagstaff area then look no further. Fat Olives has you covered!

“We had a great experience. The ambiance is very welcoming and charming. Amazing cocktails food and service. Staff are extremely knowledgeable and make great recommendations.” - Yelp Review 

2. Lumberyard Tap Room & Grille

Best Place For Lunch Or A Quick Dinner In Flagstaff

Image courtesy of Lumberyard Taproom & Grille website.

5 S San Francisco St | Flagstaff | lumberyardbrewingcompany.com

Lumberyard Tap Room & Grille has a four star rating with over 2000 reviews in. Which is astoundingly consistent. The only thing that kept them out of first place is that they are a bit more laid back then most people think of when they think of “nice restaurants.” And I don’t mean that in a bad way. What I mean is that if you are in the mood for a great burger and a cold beer for lunch, or the same for a light dinner, then this is absolutely going to be the go to place for you in Flagstaff. 

They feature a brewery right on site so you know the beer is fresh. And they serve traditional American style bar food and barbeque too. So I think they are a really accessible restaurant in case you have a picky eater in your dining party.

“This place is so good! My husband and I stopped here on a Sunday afternoon for lunch. I love that they have vegan cheese and gluten free options. I was impressed that it only costs 30 cents more for a gluten free bun as most places charge $2-3 extra. The burgers are amazing! This is a great place to stop in for lunch or beer” - Yelp Review 

3. The Toasted Owl Cafe

Best Place In Flagstaff For Breakfast & Brunch (Or Lunch)

12 S Mikes Pike St | Flagstaff | thetoastedowl.com

The Toasted Owl  Cafe is somewhere that is best on a sunny day. And the only reason for that is that the indoor seating area is actually quite small, so if people can sit outdoors, the wait for a table isn’t nearly as long. But if you can get a table then you are going to be treated to the best breakfast and brunch place anywhere in Flagstaff.

They do all the classics like french toast and breakfast burritos, and even have some new options that are quickly becoming popular like breakfast tacos and avocado toast. All in all, if you are looking for a great breakfast in Flagstaff you can’t beat The Toasted Owl Cafe.

“Small restaurant with inside and outside sitting areas. Very delicious food. Service is nice and friendly. Paid parking near by. Good amount of vegan options. In the near future the owner is opening a fully vegan restaurant next door. Definitely will check again next time” - Yelp Review 

4. Tinderbox Kitchen

Great Upscale Dinner Restaurant In Flagstaff

34 S San Francisco St | Flagstaff | tinderboxkitchen.com

If you are looking to have a great night out with a date, then I think Tinderbox Kitchen is my number one choice for you. They offer an upscale version of a classic American dinner menu. And they set the ambiance and presentation to match. It’s just nice. I don’t know what else to say honestly. If you want a delicious meal, in a comfortable setting, with excellent drinks, and knowledgeable staff then Tinderbox Kitchen is gonna be just the spot in Flagstaff for you!

“Damn! Insane food (had the duck), incredible drinks, great ambiance, wonderful evening and top notch service. If you're in the area do yourself a favor and treat yourself.” - Yelp Review 

5. Shift Kitchen & Bar

A Great American Dinner Menu Accompanied By A Full Bar

107 N San Francisco St | Flagstaff | shiftflg.com

Shift Kitchen & Bar is going to be a great spot for you if you are looking to have a mid to up-scale dining and drinking experience. And I’m not trying to undersell it, but I also don’t want to make it sound out of this world expensive either. They take a lot of great, classic, American dishes and gussy them up with some sort of modern topping or fusion. Which really makes for a great night out. You can get something familiar and comfortable, but with a new interesting take on it.

“By far the best restaurant I've ever been to. The attention to detail is crazy and it pays off. We had the burrata, a burger, the sorbet, the sage pappardelle, and the aperol cake. Everything was amazing and beautifully presented. This is my new fave place to go to when I'm in Flagstaff!” - Yelp Review 

6. MartAnne’s Breakfast Palace

Great Breakfast Place With A Menu Of American and Mexican Classics

112 E Rt 66 | Flagstaff | martannes.com

I love MartAnne’s Breakfast Palace for a few reasons. First of all, they name themselves the breakfast palace and I just love the confidence. On top of that, they have literally been voted as the best breakfast place in Flagstaff in prior years so you know they are doing something right. But what I really really like about MartAnne’s is that they have such a unique menu, they really let me shake up the options on the list today.

See MartAnne’s serves a whole menu of American breakfast classics, everything from french toast to hash browns, but then they also have a whole menu of classic Mexican breakfast dishes as well. Which means they are a great place to eat when you have an adventurous eater and a picky eater in your dining party. 

Because the picky eater can pick from the classics that they are familiar with, and the more adventurous eater might get to try something new for the first time. Mexican breakfast places might be really popular in the Southwest, but to somebody in the Northeast who has never had the opportunity to try it, it sounds incredible!

“Fantastic brunch place. I would drive from Phoenix to Flagstaff just for this food. Quick service, hot food, reasonable prices. The food tasted authentic and fantastic.” - Yelp Review 

7. Whisk and Whisky

Great Whisky Bar With A Great Dinner Menu

601 Piccadilly Dr | Flagstaff | whiskandwhiskyflag.com

Whisk and Whisky is an upscale whisky bar that serves a whole menu of traditional American food. They have everything you might expect a pub to serve, but they doll it up and take it up to the five star quality you would expect from their whiskey menu. If you are looking for more than just a great dinner, and you want to have a great dinner accompanied by some great drinks then Whisk and Whisky is going to be the place in Flagstaff for you!

“We had a great experience. The ambiance is very welcoming and charming. Amazing cocktails food and service. Staff are extremely knowledgeable and make great recommendations.” - Yelp Review 

8. Outback Steakhouse

Popular National Steakhouse Chain With A Location In Flagstaff!

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2600 E Lucky Ln | Flagstaff | outback.com/arizona/flagstaff

Outback Steakhouse is an Australian twist on the classic steakhouse experience. What I like about Outback is that it gives you the opportunity to go to a fairly nice steakhouse at a fairly reasonable price. And I like to have options for every income bracket on these lists. Especially lists of “nice restaurants” because there are plenty of places where you pay extra, just for excessive ambiance and service. Not everybody wants that, or needs that in their restaurant, so for people who just want a good steak at a fair price in Flagstaff, give Outback Steakhouse a try sometime!

“Great food and service. We will be back. Love the drinks and blossom onion. Steak was perfectly cooked as well.” - Yelp Review 

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9. Texas Roadhouse

A Popular Steakhouse & BBQ Chain With A Location In Flagstaff

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2201 E Route 66 | Flagstaff | texasroadhouse.com/locations/566-flagstaffaz

I’m betting most of you reading this are familiar with Texas Roadhouse even if you haven’t been to one. But I’ll try to summarize what they do real quick. They are a popular chain of steakhouses across the country. But unlike other steakhouses they put a Texas spin on the menu, which means there’s going to be plenty of BBQ and fried chicken on the menu as well. Texas Roadhouse might not meet everybody’s definition of a nice restaurant, but I’m sure there’s plenty of people in Arizona who enjoy this Texas based establishment!

“This roadhouse is great, they don't serve the beer with ice crystals like others I have been to, but the staff and managers are great.” - Yelp Review 

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And there you have it! That is a list of some of the nicest restaurants you can find around the Flagstaff Arizona area. The nice thing about this list (besides the restaurants) is that I was able to get a fair amount of variety in the menu options. I know there are a lot of steak places but that tends to be what people think of when they think of nice restaurants. But if you didn’t find what you were looking for here, be sure to check out our other great articles about the restaurants in Flagstaff!

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