If you’re looking for a sign to treat yourself to a dinner out on the town, this is it. Mesa is filled with dozens of top-rated restaurants that will suit any taste and budget. From small cafes to luxury steakhouses, Mesa has it all. Not sure where to start on your next foodie adventure? We’ve got you covered. Check out our guide to the top 10 restaurants in Mesa now!
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1840 S Val Vista Dr | Mesa | rodiziogrill.com
First on the list is Rodizio Grill. This popular steakhouse transports you to the flavors and colors of the gorgeous country of Brazil through its delicious plates and rustic dining space.
Rodizio Grill’s famous rotisserie-grilled meats are seasoned and served tableside by their Rodizio Guachos. You can choose from a number of different beef, poultry, pork, lamb, and seafood styles. Their gourmet salad bar is also popular, and is great for tiding you over until your entree! To complement these delectable meats, Rodizio also offers a number of hot side dishes.
Before you leave, make sure you try one of their signature desserts like the Creme Brulee or Bolo Brigadeiro. All of their desserts are homemade daily. Yum!
“Went here for the birthday meal and feasted like King Solomon. Mashed potatoes, ribeye, sirloin? Don't miss out on the sirloin seriously. Try everything in little pieces then find out what you like best and keep it coming. Love the all you can eat aspect.” - Yelp Review
4200 N Scottsdale Rd | Scottsdale | bourbonandbonesaz.com
Bourbon & Bones is another top steakhouse that is sure to delight your taste buds. Its savory premium steak and seafood dishes offer a fun, innovative twist that sets the restaurant apart from your typical steakhouse chain.
In addition to its eclectic selection of steak cuts, Bourbon & Bones also serves savory farm and ocean plates like the Braised Short Rib and Chilean Sea Bass. Have a sweet tooth that needs to be satisfied? Try one of Bourgon & Bones’ signature desserts, such as the Bourbon Butter Cake or Raspberry White Chocolate Cheesecake.
“If only you could smell this review! The aroma of Bourbon and Bones, a modern Arizona steakhouse, sets the mood for your dining experience. When we walked in you could even smell the sizzle of the cooking meat, and the smoke of their specialty bourbon drinks. We had reservations, this establishment can be busy and were seated promptly. The staff was very attentive.” - Yelp Review
4017 E Indian School Rd | Phoenix | porchrestaurants.com
Looking for a fun neighborhood joint where you can just sit back and relax? Try out The Porch! This popular chain restaurant offers delicious food, unbeatable happy hour deals, weekend brunch, games, and more!
On the menu, you’ll find delicious plates like the Chicken Tinga Nachos, Sesame BBQ Salmon Salad, and Green Chili Burger. You also have two dessert options to choose from: the Churro Style Donut Holes and Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookie. Yum!
“I had a great experience at the Porch. I had the green chili burger and it was the perfect amount of hot! I also enjoyed a ROXX Moscow mule. The service was absolutely spectacular!” - Yelp Review
1686 N Higley Rd, Suite 101 | Gilbert | uniongrilltap.com
Union Grill and Tap is a friendly contemporary restaurant that is known for its seasonal American fare and extensive drink menu. Looking for a good deal? It also offers daily specials like Burger Wednesday, Thirsty Thursdays, and Fish & Chips Fridays. Happy Hour is also held Monday through Friday from 2:12pm to 6:12pm.
As for food, you’ll find savory dishes like Cajun Jambalaya, Kilt Lifter Stroganoff, and Pesto Pasta on the menu. Thirsty? Union Grill has numerous beers on tap as well as an extensive selection of cocktails.
“I've been wanting to try this place for a while and I'm so happy I did! The food was delicious and the service was great too. Our waitress was so nice and attentive. If you're gluten free, they have a looot of options for you! Which is so nice!” - Yelp Review
302 N Gilbert Rd | Gilbert | joyridetacohouse.com
Joyride Taco House is the ultimate spot for fun margaritas and delicious Mexican plates. This fun, 1960’s-style restaurant will blow you away with its savory dishes like the Green Chili Chicken Burrito, Orange Cucumber Salad, and Sidewalk Surfer Chilaquiles.
Margaritas, twisted tequilas, beer, and wine also await you! Before you leave, you’ll need to try one of their signature churros. They offer Nutella Banana Churros, Flintstones Churros, Classic Churros, and a Churro Sundae. Enjoy!
“Had a great experience at Joyride! Food was wonderful and took full advantage of the 2-6 pm happy hour with great margs! Lexi was a wonderful waitress and provided high quality service. Can't complain of a great patio and great service! 10/10 would recommend.” - Yelp Review
1850 W Southern Ave | Mesa | pitajungle.com
Pita Jungle offers an eclectic selection of fresh, health-focused plates. Whether you’re a vegan or a meat lover, you can find a number of plates that will satisfy your appetite and your taste buds.
You can find smoothies, pitas, wraps, bowls, burgers, wood-fired pizzas, salads, and signature entrees on the restaurant’s extensive menu. Some of our favorite dishes include the Organic Red Quinoa with Cilantro Hummus, Chicken Tikka Masala, and Mahi & Pita Chips. Coming with the kids? Pita Jungle offers a full kids menu with delicious bites like the Kids Protein and the Kids Vegetables entrees.
“I could live off Pita Jungle! I eat here at least once a week. Everything is so refreshing. The Mediterranean chicken salad and curry salad have been my go tos for the last two years! Staff is always nice and very quick. The restaurant itself is wonderful and they're always supporting small artist and events. 10/10.” - Yelp Review
212 W Main St | Mesa | gusfriedchicken.com/mesa-arizona-location
Craving a bucket of mouth watering fried chicken? Look no further than Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken. With numerous branches across the country, including Mesa, Gus’s has cemented itself as the leading provider of delicious fried chicken platters.
You can order individual pieces, plates, or snack platters. The plates include baked beans, slaw, and white bread. You can also add some sides like mac & cheese, seasoned fries, or fried oktra. Enjoy!
“Gus's World Famous Fried chicken is world famous for a reason. What's the worst thing about chicken typically? DRY meat... and what happens typically with the larger pieces of chicken? They're typically dryer than the smaller pieces. That's not the case here!” - Yelp Review
149 S Farmer | Tempe | culinarydropout.com
Culinary Dropout offers delicious food, fun drinks, and live music inside a charming, rustic dining space. It’s the perfect spot to kick back and relax with friends. Their soft pretzels served with provolone fondue and slow braised 36-hour pork ribs are especially popular among guests.
Some other popular dishes include the BBQ Pork Belly Nachos, House Smoked Salmon, Butternut Squash Lasagna, and Spicy Vegan Curry. Craving something sweet? Culinary Dropout’s Monkey Bread and Candy Bar Brownie are sure to satisfy that sweet tooth. Beer, wine, and cocktails are also available to enjoy alongside your meal.
“The menu is unique and has a lot of options. I had the squash, kale salad and the pork belly nachos. Both were very good. I did forget to take pictures but I would certainly recommend. There is a huge bar as well and lots of innovative cocktail options.” - Yelp Review
861 N Higley Rd, Suite 111 | Gilbert | wildgingeraz.com
Wild Ginger Asian Bistro offers both traditional Chinese dishes and inventive Asian Fusion plates. All of the food is cooked fresh daily using only the highest-quality ingredients around. Wild Ginger also offers a full-service bar that is perfect for kicking back and relaxing if you just want a drink or two.
Some of Wild Ginger’s traditional plates include the Kung Pao Chicken, Sesame Chicken, and Orange Chicken. Their Asian Fusion plates include popular dishes like the Butterscotch Braised Pork Belly and Lemongrass Chicken. Fried rice, noodles, and vegetarian dishes are also available.
“Love this place!! It's completely hidden. I have lived in the area for almost 10 years and I just found out about Wild Ginger!! It's so yummy! And never very busy. We celebrated my birthday here & I'm so glad we did! We have family that eats here every Christmas Eve.” - Yelp Review
1902 S Val Vista Dr, Suite 101 | Mesa | rumbi.com
Last, but certainly not least, on the list is Rumbi Island Grill. This fun, tropical restaurant is known for its flavorful bowls, tacos, and salads. You can choose from a number of savory rice bowls like the Rumbi BBQ or Voodoo bowl. Or you can create your own!
Other popular dishes include the Cabo Fish Tacos, Bahama Mama’s Tortilla Soup, and Jamaican Jerk Caesar salad. To finish off your meal, we recommend ordering one of Rumbi’s signature desserts. Their desserts include the Pineapple Upside Down Cake, Chocolate Lava Cake, Chocolate Chunk Brownie, and Marshmallow Treat.
“It's like a Caribbean style Chipotle but wayyy better! I love that you can customize your bowls here. I also enjoy the fact that they have other entrees on the menu in case you don't care for their rice bowls. I love their luau pork with extra veggies. Their mac is also extremely delicious (not too sugary at all).” - Yelp Review
Mesa is filled with great restaurants and bars to check out. Which ones on the list do you plan to visit next? Let us know in the comment section below!