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Posted: Monday, June 28, 2010 4:00 pm | Updated: 3:56 pm, Tue Sep 13, 2011.

 

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Applebee’s

4609 E. Chandler Blvd., Chandler

(480) 705-4980

Affordable and fun neighborhood bar and grill serving up great American food. Open 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday.

 

Claim Jumper Restaurant

1530 W. Baseline Road, Tempe

(480) 831-8200

Open daily for lunch and dinner, Claim Jumper offers a selection of freshly prepared items, including USDA Prime and Choice steaks, fresh fish, rotisserie chicken, baby back pork ribs, fresh baked pot pies, specialty salads, wood-fired pizzas, pasta, sandwiches, burgers and more. Open Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m. to10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

 

Corvette Café and Lounge

6225 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler

(480) 961-3388

Located inside Kyrene Lanes, sandwiches, fries and shakes highlight the menu from the ‘50s and ‘60s. Open from 9 a.m. daily. Karaoke from 9 p.m. to close on Friday.

 

Cracker Barrel

5022 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix

(480) 961-9443

Home cooking, like Grandma used to make, Cracker Barrel serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and until 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

 

Crackers & Company Cafe

1285 W. Elliot Road, Tempe

(480) 705-7900

Features a full breakfast and lunch menu, including creative omelets, fluffy pancakes, gourmet half-pound burgers, innovative salads, specialty sandwiches, six or more soups and an extensive dessert menu made in-house daily. Open 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. seven days a week.

 

Denny’s Restaurant

7400 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler

(480) 940-8882

Denny’s restaurants offer a casual dining atmosphere and moderately-priced meals and is best known for its breakfasts served around the clock. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

 

Elephant Bar Restaurant

3405 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler

(480) 899-8088

Dishes feature the flavors of Asia, Europe and regional specialties of America. Choose from fresh salads, sandwiches, burgers, Pacific Rim wok specialties, fire-grilled fresh fish, chicken, steaks and more. Dining to go is also available - just call in your order and park in the reserved spaces up front.

 

Ernie's

825 N. 54th St.

(480) 705-0132

Specializing in Maryland-style seafood, Ernie's serves clam chowder, crab cakes, steamed shrimp and blue crabs, in addition to burgers and sandwiches. The outdoor patio bar features three 50-inch HD TVs and the inside has two new pool tables.

 

Fired Up Grill

7131 W. Ray Road Suite 45, Chandler

(480) 940-4040

One of the most unique features of the restaurant is its "Tabletop Grill," in which guests seated on the patio can order 2-ounce portions of chicken, steak, shrimp and ahi tuna for $2 and peppers, asparagus, zucchini and pineapple for $1.50 and grill their own food right at the table.

 

Five & Diner

960 N. 54th St., Chandler

(480) 753-1114

Classic burger joint - ‘50s style. Enjoy a hearty breakfast, lunch or dinner, a great time for the family, and they even have jukeboxes at every table. Open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, weekends 24 hours.

 

Hawg ‘n Dawg Express

12020 S. Warner Elliot Loop

(480) 961-3647

Three-foot long, seven pound hot dog called the junkyard dog covered with chili, cheese, onions, bacon and Fritos, and if you eat it you get a baseball hat and your picture put on the Wall of Wieners. Other specialties include the green chili burrito, Black Angus sirloin dogs out of Chicago; barbecue items are smoked with pecan and apple wood, pulled chicken, chopped brisket and pulled pork. Popular homemade sides are Mom’s potato salad, blue cheese coleslaw. Offers business delivery between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Open 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

 

Honey Bear’s BBQ

7670 S. Priest Dr., Tempe

(480) 222-2785

Features pork, beef, chicken, beef rib tips, barbecue chicken wings and catfish, which is a special on Thursdays and Fridays. The meat is basted and smoked, and the sauce is added just before serving. Open 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

 

International House of Pancakes

5020 E. Ray Road, Phoenix

(480) 598-0887

Breakfast is always served, and IHOP has 46 ways to combine pancakes, eggs, hash browns, sausage, bacon and ham. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

 

Joe’s Crab Shack

1606 W Baseline Road, Tempe

(480) 345-0972

Joe’s is a place to  kick back, strap on a bib and could enjoy awesome crabs, seafood and jam to rockin’ tunes on the many picnic tables. Open Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

 

Keegan’s Grill and Taproom

4723 E. Ray Road, Phoenix

(480) 705-0505

One of Ahwatukee Foothills’ most popular neighborhood grills, with ribs, steaks, salads, soups, seafood, burgers and more. Open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, until midnight Friday and Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.

 

 Mad Chef Gastropub

3941 E. Chandler Blvd.

(480) 706-1333

The restaurant stands out with totally cooked from scratch recipes as well as a large selection of craft beers, import beers on tap and boutique wines, featuring three patios for outdoor dining and a separate dining room to accommodate private parties. Lunch 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; dinner until 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, until 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and until 9 p.m. on Sunday

  

Matthew’s Restaurant (inside Grace Inn)

10831 S. 51st St., Phoenix

(480) 893-3000

Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner. Choose from the $4 breakfast, $5.95 lunch specials and a variety of dinner specials. Open daily from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m.

 

Mimi’s Cafe

4901 E. Ray Road, Phoenix

(480) 705-4811

Open since 1996, serving an international menu breakfast through dinner with an award-winning Sunday brunch in a décor intended to look like a country village. Open 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week.

 

Rustler’s Rooste

7777 S. Pointe Parkway West, Phoenix

(602) 431-6474

Open since the early 1970s, the Rooste continues to offer a variety of savory American cuisine, including steaks, ribs, burgers, and don’t forget the rattlesnake. Open for dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. seven days a week.

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