2015 AH Classic Wall CalendarShop the AH Store >>

Our 2015 calendars are now available!

Classic Wall Calendar

CL15 $10.99

Our classic 13-month spiral-bound calendar features 30 full-color photographs and a handy map of Arizona on the back.

Order Now >>
Purchase Camping GuideShop the AH Store >>

Featured Book

Arizona Highways
Camping Guide

AGCS3 $22.95

Our newest book, which includes Arizona Highways iconic photography and maps, is sorted by region and is written for car-campers and families. Detailed information about accessibilty, amenities and fees is included for each campground.

Order Now >>
2011 AH Wildlife CalendarSee Selection of Images >>

Featured Prints

Poster Prints
Special Edition Prints

Many of the extraordinary images found in our award-winning magazine, scenic coffee-table books and exquisite calendars can be purchased as fine posters and prints.

Order Now >>
Shop the AH Store >>

Featured Gift Item

Centennial Issue Reprint

SPCENN2 $4.99

If you missed our February 100-page Centennial Issue on newsstands earlier this year, here's your second chance to get a copy of this special collector's edition of Arizona Highways magazine..

Order Now >>

BULLETTucson and Southern Arizona Dining Guide
  • print page
  • Tell a Friend
  • Post to Facebook
  • YouTube
  • past to del.icio.us
page 2 >>
regional map Northern AZ Dining Guide Western AZ Dining Guide Central AZ Dining Guide Eastern AZ Dining Guide Southern AZ Dining Guide
Click the map
for more dining options.


AH Best Restaurants


AH Best Restaurants 2014 >>
2013 >>
2012 >>
2011 >>
2010 >>
2009 >>

BeDillon's Restaurant & Cactus Garden
Casa Grande
www.bedillons.com

If you have a taste for history, you'll love BeDillon's, a graceful adobe home built in 1917 and quietly falling apart until its rescue by Michael Jackson (no, not that Michael Jackson) in 1990. Jackson kept and restored as much of it as possible, including the stunning cactus garden (featuring 85 global varieties) and the museum, which houses an amazing collection of Native American artifacts. That said, most people come to BeDillon's for the food, driving from Tucson or Phoenix for bacon-wrapped black olives stuffed with jalapeño cheese, hand-cut steaks and ultra-buttery apple cake. BeDillon's is located at 800 N. Park Avenue, Casa Grande.

Information: 520-836-2045 or www.bedillons.com.


Bisbee Breakfast Club
Bisbee
www.bisbeebreakfastclub.com

In 2005, Pat and Heather Grimm turned the old Rexall Pharmacy into a sweet, cluttered café; now they can't beat the locals away with a stick. Using real maple syrup for their blueberry- and walnut-studded buttermilk pancakes, locally roasted beans for their espresso, and homemade, Jim Beam-spiked barbecue sauce for their Huckburger (stacked with ham and Swiss cheese), this quality-driven operation has been featured in both Gourmet magazine and Jane and Michael Stern's Road Food. Save room for house-baked pies, scones and cinnamon sticky rolls.

Bisbee Breakfast Club is located at 75 Erie Street, Bisbee. Information: 520-432-5885 or www.bisbeebreakfastclub.com.


Café Roca
Bisbee
www.caferoka.com

Pressure-fired bricks were relatively new in 1907, when Bisbee's Costello Building was constructed. But thanks to those bricks, the Costello Building was spared from a fire that leveled much of the mining town in 1908. Now, 100 years later, the building houses Café Roka, a three-level, internationally inspired restaurant that's been serving up some of Bis-bee's finest fare since chef-owner Rod Kass moved into the Costello in 1993. Whether you're a sucker for sweet-potato strudel or have a hankering for New Zealand rack of lamb, the café has something for everyone, including history buffs.

Café Roca is located at 35 Main Street, Bisbee. Information: 520-432-5153 or www.caferoka.com.


Canela
Sonoita
www.canelabistro.com

It's been nearly four years since chef-owners John Hall and Joy Vargo moved from Seattle to Sonoita (Southern Arizona's wine country) to open winsome, wood-beamed Canela, which deftly expresses wine-country sensibilities by showcasing locally produced food and wine. Their frequently changing menu, built around what's fresh and in season, might feature seared pork belly with grilled radicchio, raisins and blood orange vinaigrette; roast quail with cornbread stuffing; and powdered sugar beignets with pineapple compote. If you're lucky, you'll stumble across one of their four-course, special occasion tasting menus, priced at $45-$60 with wine pairings.

Canela is located at 3252 Highway 82, Sonoita. Information: 520-455-5873 or www.canelabistro.com.


Dot's Diner
Bisbee
www.theshadydell.com

In case you missed it, Dot's Diner was featured on the cover of our April 2008 issue. The 10-stool eatery, which is named in honor of Dot Bozeman, the restaurant's first cook and bottle washer, is a blast from the past if ever there was one. The next time you're in Bisbee, check it out – it's one of the state's best.

Dot's Diner is located next to the Shady Dell RV Park on Old Douglas Road, Bisbee. Information: 520-432-3567 or www.theshadydell.com.


El Conquistador
Douglas
www.hotelgadsden.com

Originally built in 1907 and rebuilt in 1929 after a devastating fire, The Gadsden Hotel is called "the last of the grand hotels," a moniker you'll appreciate when you see the white Italian marble staircase in the lobby and the Tiffany stained-glass mural on the wall of the mezzanine above it. The hotel's dining room, El Conquistador, is modest by comparison, but still maintains a stately air. Its Mexican-American menu is mostly old school, too, featuring super-nachos, burritos, steaks, fried shrimp, baby beef liver and roast turkey with cranberry dressing.

El Conquistador is located at the Gadsden Hotel, 1046 G Avenue, Douglas. Information: 520-364-4481 or www.hotelgadsden.com.


Feast
Tucson

There's nothing fancy about Feast. It's just a regular building in a regular old neighborhood in Tucson. What's special about the place is that it's a restaurant and a catering business — everything chef-owner Doug Levy creates is available for eating-in or taking out. With a menu that rotates twice monthly, Levy creates eclectic offerings perfect for constructing a made-to-order meal. Try a parsnip salad paired with seared opah, served over rice with yellow vegetable curry salad and fried garlic. Or, get adventurous and taste any of Levy's other clever creations. For an after-dinner treat, or while you're waiting for your order, splurge on one of his homemade desserts, like a triple chocolate terrine or chocolate truffle cookies.

Feast is located at 4122 E. Speedway Boulevard, Tucson. Information: 520-326-9363 or www.eatatfeast.com.

page 2 >>


Events CalendarEscape, experience and explore Arizona, one event at a time... [more]

External LinksFor more information about great places to visit in Arizona, view our list of links to external resources, from Native American arts to parks and national forests... [more]

 

LodgingNo matter where you travel in Arizona, you'll find lodging that ranges from rustic to ritzy, along with everything in between... [more]

Weekend GetawaysCheck out Weekend Getaways around the state. ... [more]

site map  |  terms of use  |  privacy policy  |  corporate sales  |  about us  |  contact us

Arizona Highways Television AZ Dept. of Transportation AZ Dept. of Public Safety Arizona Highways Photo Workshops

© Copyright 2014 Arizona Department of Transportation, State of Arizona. All rights reserved. Reproduction in part or whole without written permission from the publisher is prohibited. The images on this Web site are copyrighted, digitally watermarked and registered with the Digimarc tracking system. All rights reserved. Copying and downloading images from this site are strictly prohibited.