Restaurants in Scottsdale

$15 for $30 Worth of Italian Fare and Drinks at Arrivederci Ristorante

Arrivederci Ristorante

Paradise Valley

Intricate wall sketches stand above plates of beef and salmon carpaccios, hearty pastas, and veal and chicken in wine sauce

$30 $15

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Fondue Package for 2 with Cheese & Chocolate Fondue or Salads & Savory Entrees at The Melting Pot (Up to 45% Off)

The Melting Pot

Multiple Locations

Creamy cheese and chocolate fondue or meats to be cooked fondue-style at the table, including filet mignon, herb-crusted chicken and shrimp

$35.80 $22

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Fine Dining at Razz's Restaurant and Bar (Up to 51% Off)

Razz's Restaurant and Bar

Central Scottsdale

Spicy seafood bouillabaisse simmers next to grilled lamb chops marinated in tamarind and garlic in dazzling open show kitchen

$50 $25

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$79 for a Three-Course Prix Fixe Dinner for Two at deseo ($144 Value)

deseo

Westin Kierland Scottsdale

Upscale “Nuevo Latino” dishes include lobster escabeche, grilled Kobe skirt steak, and chocolate cigars with cappuccino gelato

$144 $79

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Steakhouse Cuisine at La Prima Donna (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available. 

La Prima Donna

Gainey Ranch

Regional steakhouse cuisine filled with homespun flourishes, such as veal chops, filet mignon, and seared New York strip

$40 $20

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$22 for $40 Worth of Mexican Food and Drinks for Dinner at Ricky's Tacos & Beer

Ricky’s Tacos & Beer

Scottsdale

Trios of homemade tortillas stuffed with chicken, steak, shrimp, and shredded cabbage

$40 $22

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$11 for $20 Worth of Gourmet Pizza and American Food at Humble Pie

Humble Pie

Multiple Locations

Wood-fired pizzas topped with local sausage and house-made mozzarella, pasta loaded with Italian bacon, and wines by the glass

$20 $11

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Casual American Food, Wine, and Craft Beers for Dinner at Twisted Rose Winery & Eatery (50% Off)

Twisted Rose Winery & Eatery

Scottsdale

Crafted and aged on-site, wine plays a starring role, either on their own or in dishes that use wine as a main ingredient

$30 $15

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Chinese Cuisine for Dine-In, Takeout, or Delivery at Qwik Chinese Bistro (Up to 42% Off)

Qwik Chinese Bistro

Central Scottsdale

Spicy Mongolian beef, moo shu shrimp, and chicken lo mein add to a menu of Chinese staples free of MSG

$24 $14

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$16 for $30 Worth of Italian Cuisine at Cove Trattoria

Cove Trattoria

McCormick Ranch

Brick-oven-fired pizzas, handmade pastas, and Italian-style steaks; seafood pair with red and white wines to tantalize taste buds

$30 $16

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Toasted Sandwiches, Soups & Salads or Create-Your-Own Catering Tray at Quiznos (Up to Half Off). Two Options Available.

Quiznos

Scottsdale

Sandwich stackers pack deli meats, cheese, and vegetables between toasted rolls; catering tray serves up to 10 people

$6 $3

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$12 for $20 Worth of American Food and Drinks at 5th and Wine

5th & Wine

Downtown Scottsdale

50 wines from around the world poured alongside bison burgers and live music on select nights

$20 $12

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Dynasty Feast, Pupu Platter and Beer, or $13 for $25 Worth of Chinese Food at Chop and Wok

Chop and Wok

Central Scottsdale

Sit down to a feast of Chinese food such as orange chicken and spicy crab fried rice, or pair a pupu platter of appetizers with beer

$25 $13

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$30 for $50 Worth of Japanese Steak and Sushi at Roka Akor

Roka Akor

Paradise Valley

Steaks and seafood cooked over oak-charcoal robata grills at an acclaimed Japanese steakhouse; award-winning sushi

$50 $30

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New York–Style Pizza, Pasta, and Drinks at Lorenzo's Pizza & Pasta (Up to 48% Off). Three Options Available.

Lorenzo's Pizza & Pasta

Scottsdale

Hearty Italian eats such as calzones, chicken cacciatore, fried calamari, and various pasta dishes pair with beer and wine

$25 $13

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Mediterranean Food at Persian Room (Up to 47% Off). Three Options Available.

Persian Room

Desert View

Chefs rely on traditional Persian recipes when crafting judiciously spiced dishes of lamb, beef, seafood, or vegetarian-friendly dishes

$20 $11

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$15 for $30 Worth of American Cuisine at 4th Floor Grille & Sports Bar

4th Floor Grille & Sports Bar

South Scottsdale

American favorites such as new york strip sandwich complement southwestern dishes such as macho tacos

$30 $15

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Mexican Food at Papi Chulo's Mexican Grill & Cantina (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Papi Chulo's Mexican Grill & Cantina

South Scottsdale

Chorizo and eggs, grilled arrachera flank steak, and Big Papi 6.5-lb. burritos served in a dining room with views of Camelback Mountain

$20 $11

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$20 for $40 Worth of Gastropub Lunch or Brunch at Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row

Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row

Old Town Scottsdale

Smoked-provolone mac 'n' cheese with poblano peppers and juicy beef and fish sliders for lunch and Blueberry Moonshine pancakes at brunch

$40 $20

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Dinner and Drinks for Two or Four, or Take-Out at Rare Earth Pizza and Wine Bar (Up to 54% Off)

Rare Earth Pizza and Wine Bar

Troon North

Handmade pizzas and wine by the glass or bottle served in second-story dining room or on picturesque deck

$50 $23

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$7 for $15 Worth of Bagels, Sandwiches, and Salads at Lox Stock & Bagel

Lox Stock & Bagel

Scottsdale

Fresh-baked bagels in 28 flavors, ranging from spinach pesto to french toast, along with sandwiches and salads

$15 $7

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One or Three Groupons, Each Good for $20 Worth of Pizza and Italian Food at Vito's Pizza and Italian Ristorante

Vito's Pizza and Italian Ristorante

Multiple Locations

Housemade italian sausage baked onto thin-crust pizzas and housemade lasagna ladled with from-scratch marinara sauce

$20 $12

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Tapas, Dessert, and Sangria for Two or Four at Pepin Restaurante Español (52% Off)

Pepin Restaurante Español

Downtown Scottsdale

Pork leg basks in sour-orange marinade before it's roasted into a tender entree as live flamenco dancing rounds out the festive atmosphere

$103 $49

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Pub Food and Drinks at American Junkie (50% Off). Two Options Available.

American Junkie

Downtown Scottsdale

Part sports bar, part night club, American Junkie offers elevated bar snacks, craft beers, and games streaming on 20 HD TVs

$40 $20

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French Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Voila French Bistro (Up to 40% Off)

Voila French Bistro

Scottsdale Ranch

Celebrated French chef George Venezia creates soups, steaks, and sweet pastries at his latest venture

$20 $13

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Indian Food at Haweli Indian Grill & Bar (Up to 40% Off).

Haweli Indian Grill & Bar

Central Scottsdale

Wings tandoori, chicken tikka masala, lamb korma, shrimp vindaloo, beef madras, 14 varieties of bread, and authentic biryanis

$30 $19

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$17.50 for $30 Worth of Asian Fusion Cuisine at Bamboo Club

Bamboo Club

Central Scottsdale

Chinese duck and stir-fry, Hawaiian and Korean beef, inventive seafood plates, and Thai noodles

$30 $17.50

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$13 for $25 Worth of Mexican Food for Dinner at Los Olivos Norte

Los Olivos Norte

Scottsdale

Carne asada, machaca—shredded dry beef sauteed with vegetables—seasoned fajitas, and halibut Veracruzana

$25 $13

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$14 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $12 Worth of Diner Food at Chloe's Corner ($24 Total Value)

Chloe's Corner

Paradise Valley

Hot roast beef, chicken salad, grilled cheese with bacon, and albacore tuna sandwiches follow breakfast pastries and coffee

$12 $7

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$15 for $30 Worth of Gourmet Burgers, Wings, Homemade Donuts, and Infused Cocktails at The Grind

The Grind

Multiple Locations

Chefs use old world European technique to craft burgers and other American favorites inside a coal-fired oven

$30 $15

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Individual or Catering Trays of Sub Sandwiches at Quiznos (Up to 51% Off). Four Options Available.

Quiznos (Scottsdale)

Northsight

Meats, cheeses, and vegetables piled on sandwiches or rolled into wraps crisp and melt when toasted in an oven or on a grill

$9.98 $5

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Pizza and Casual Italian Food at Rosati's Pizza (47% Off). Three Options Available.

Rosati's Pizza

Troon North

Revered century-old franchise specializes in thin-crust and Chicago-style pies supplemented by piping-hot pastas and 12 types of sandwiches

$30 $16

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$14 for $25 Worth of Mexican Dinner Cuisine at Los Olivos Mexican Patio

Los Olivos Mexican Patio

Downtown Scottsdale

Authentic Mexican recipes include chimichangas, tamales, tacos, fajitas, and carne asada for dinner service

$25 $14

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Lunch or Dinner at Fogon Mexican Eatery (Up to 40% Off)

Fogon Mexican Eatery

Scottsdale

Chefs crafts a menu of authentic Mexican recipes, creating dishes right in front of diners from tableside grills

$20 $13

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Modern Mexican Street Food and Margaritas at Modern Margarita (Half Off)

Modern Margarita

Desert Ridge

Sit on the 1,200-square-foot patio while sipping on Arizona prickly pear margaritas and eating gourmet street tacos and burgers

$30 $17

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Gastro-Pub Dinner with Drinks for Two or Four at Salut Kitchen Bar (Up to 49% Off)

Salut Kitchen Bar

Tempe

Drinks such as a cucumber mule or lavender lemon fizz complement items such as gourmet burgers; not valid on entrees

$59 $32

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Pizza and Southwest-Inspired Pub Food at Boulders on Broadway (Up to 46% Off). Two Options Available.

Boulders on Broadway

Tempe

This bar has a dedicated three-figure beer list that offers something for every taste and to go with spicy burgers as well as brunch dishes

$24 $13

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$13 for $25 Worth of Italian Food for Two at Marcello’s Pasta Grill

Marcello's Pasta Grill

Tempe

Authentic cuisine made from generations-old recipes—such as brick-oven pizza and seafood-stuffed ravioli—fills plates at family-owned eatery

$25 $13

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Indian Cuisine for Dine-In or Carry-Out at Nandini Indian Restaurant (Up to 47% Off). Three Options Available.

Nandini Indian Restuarant

Tempe

Veggie samosas, chicken curry made with fresh herbs from house recipe, halal tandoori chicken, and lamb rogan josh

$30 $16

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$11 for $24 Worth of Vietnamese Cuisine at Pho Tempe

Pho Tempe

Tempe

Traditional Vietnamese cuisine including pho soup, banh mi sandwiches, egg noodles, and sweet sticky rice

$24 $11

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$14 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $12 Worth of Mexican Food at Costa Vida ($24 Value)

Costa Vida

Tempe

Mexican dishes include raspberry-chipotle chicken burritos wrapped in handcrafted tortillas in nutritionally minded restaurant

$12 $7

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$13 for $24 Worth of Thai Food and Drinks at PaPaYa Thai Restaurant

PaPaYa Thai Restaurant

Multiple Locations

Award-winning chicken mango curry and fresh noodle, barbecue, and vegetarian dishes served by attentive staff

$24 $13

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Indian Buffet for Two or Four or $25 Worth of Indian Food from Kohinoor Cuisine of India (Up to 52% Off)

Kohinoor Cuisine of India

Tempe

Lunch or dinner buffets showcase an array of Indian dishes, including a robust selection of vegetarian and vegan choices

$20 $10

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Deli Food at Gandolfo’s New York Deli (Up to 53% Off). Two Options Available.

Gandolfo's New York Deli

Tempe

Inspired by New York City in both name and style, more than 70 sandwiches crafted from fresh bread are stacked with meat and cheese

$15 $7

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Greek Food for Breakfast, Dinner, or Carry-Out at Opa Life Greek Cafe (Up to 43% Off)

Opa Life Greek Cafe

Tempe

Greek classics like souvlaki and hummus meet modern items like veggie wraps and fries covered in feta

$22 $14

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New American Ale House Food at Spokes on Southern (Up to 46% Off). Two Options Available.

Spokes On Southern

Tempe

Peddle up to a bike-friendly restaurant where chefs serve ale house food with a Southwestern twist and 24 local and popular draft beers.

$24 $13

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Fresh American Fusion Cuisine at Il Vinaio (Up to 47% Off). Two Options Available.

Il Vinaio

Downtown Mesa

Fresh American fusion dishes crafted from local, organic ingredients with gluten-free options; lobster mac & cheese and filet mignon

$30 $16

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$14 for Hawaiian Meal for Two with Entrees and Desserts at Moki's Hawaiian Grill (Up to $29.80 Value)

Moki's Hawaiian Grill

Mesa

Eatery captures the aloha spirit with mixed plates such as loco-moco and chicken katsu in tropical-themed space

$27.93 $14

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6 or 12 Regular Tacos and 2 or 4 Fountain Drinks at Taco4u Mexican Food (Up to 39% Off)

Taco4u Mexican Food

Mesa

Soft or crisp tortillas filled with meats such as chorizo, carne asada, or shredded chicken

$15.70 $10

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One or Two Groupons Toward Food and Drinks at Buonos Pizza (Up to 50% Off)

Buonos Pizza

Dobson Ranch

Appetizers such as calamari rings preface pizza, jumbo ravioli, housemade lasagna, and hot or cold subs

$20 $11

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Up to 30% Off Mexican Cuisine — Casa Ramos II Valid Monday - Thursday 11 AM - 2 PM

Casa Ramos II

Sherwood

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$10 $7

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$17 for $30 Worth of New Mexican Cuisine at The Original Blue Adobe Grille

The Original Blue Adobe Grille

Downtown Mesa

New Mexican cuisine ranging from burgers cooked over a pecan-wood grill to enchiladas in blue corn tortillas

$30 $17

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$85 for a Murder-Mystery Dinner for Two with Souvenir Mugs from The Dinner Detective ($161.60 Value)

The Dinner Detective

Mesa

After shocking murder, guests and actors collect clues to expose killer while dining on meatloaf, chicken, or pasta

$161.60 $85

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African and Caribbean Cuisine for Dine-In or Takeout at Esther Cuisine (Up to 52% Off). 3 Options Available.

Esther Cuisine

Phoenix

Fusion of African and Caribbean flavors in dishes such as curry goat and jerk chicken in tiers of spiciness, washed down with piña coladas

$30 $15

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Mediterranean Food for Takeout or Dine-In at Zaytoon Kabob Bistro (ZK Grill) (Up to 53% Off)

Zaytoon Kabob Bistro (ZK Grill)

Multiple Locations

Mezzes, gyros, Persian stews, and kebabs cooked over an open flame

$15 $7

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$20 for $40 Worth of Italian Cuisine at Trattoria Arrivederci Ahwatukee

Trattoria Arrivederci Ahwatukee

Ahwatukee Foothills

Menu of Italian classics includes calamari sautéed in wine and clam broth and homemade ravioli filled with chicken and portobello mushrooms

$40 $20

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$24 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $20 of Pub Food at George & Dragon English Restaurant ($40 Value)

George and Dragon English Restaurant and Pub

Encanto

Imported stouts and lagers pair with traditional English meat pies, blackened cod, and bangers and mash

$20 $12

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New American Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at The Post (Up to 45% Off)

The Post

Phoenix

Hotel restaurant with a sleek, contemporary look and a redesigned menu of seasonally evolving New American cuisine

$20 $12

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$12 for $22 Worth of Pub Food and Drinks at Break Room Bar and Grill

Break Room Bar and Grill

Phoenix

Amid pool tables and seven flat-screen TVs, diners feast on handmade burgers, saucy wings, chili cheese dogs, and other pub classics

$22 $12

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Four-Course Sushi Dinner for Two or Four or More at Sakura Sushi and Steakhouse (44% Off)

Sakura Sushi and Steakhouse

Scottsdale 101

Sushi masters handcraft 25 specialty rolls, paired with bowls of salty edamame, crispy salads, and miso soup

$39 $22

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Italian Dinner or Take-Out at Anzio's Italian Restaurant (Up to 43% Off). Three Options Available.

Anzio's Italian Restaurant

North Mountain

Anzio's Italian Restaurant serves classic dishes including chicken parmigiana, shrimp linguine, and gourmet pizzas.

$30 $17

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6 or 12 Hot Dogs with 1 or 2lbs of Fries or $12 for $20 Worth of American Food at Coney Island Grill

Coney Island Grill

Downtown Phoenix

Hungry groups can gobble up hot dogs, burgers, pitas, and salads at grill open since 1939

$20 $12

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$11 for $20 Worth of Pizza and Sandwiches at Florencia Pizza Bistro

Florencia Pizza Bistro

Ahwatukee

Tomato sauce, pesto, and olive oil ready thin-crust pizzas to carry classic and specialty toppings, such as artichoke hearts and chorizo

$20 $11

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$14 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $12 Worth of Sandwiches at Joe's Philly Steak & More ($24 Value)

Joe's Philly Steak & More

Phoenix

Grilled philly cheesesteaks made with top sirloin, baked potatoes loaded with bacon and cheese, and fresh salads

$12 $7

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Wine and Small Plate Cuisine, or Five-Course Wine Dinner for Two at Tertio Wine Bar (Up to 41% Off)

Tertio Wine Bar

Encanto

Seasonal small plates that can be paired with a robust selection of fine wines, cocktails, and craft beers

$20 $12

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Sushi and Specialty Rolls at Sushi Avenue (Up to 40% Off)

Sushi Avenue

Multiple Locations

Fresh sushi and specialty maki including baked and deep-fried rolls

$30 $18

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$18 for Appetizers, Sake Bomb, and a Special Maki Roll for Two at Ginban Sushi ($31 Value)

Ginban Sushi

Ahwatukee Foothills

Begin sushi dinners with hot miso soups or crisp salads before splitting a chef's specialty maki roll, an order of edamame, and a sake bomb

$31 $18

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$14 for $24 Worth of Tapas, Coffee, and Specialty Drinks at Urban Beans

Urban Beans

Camelback East

This warm cafe invites diners to perch at tables while sipping coffee and working or meeting with friends over drinks and dessert

$12 $7

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Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52% Off)

The Murder Mystery Company

Old Spaghetti Factory

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

$60 $29

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Sushi and Sake Meal for Two or Four at Yoshi Bento (Half Off)

Yoshi Bento

Desert View

Meals for two or four with crispy avocado, sushi rolls, and sake

$29.95 $15

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$15.99 for 64-Ounce Margarita Pitcher and Guacamole at Rita's ($30.94 Value)

Rita's

Maryvale

Guacamole is made tableside with fresh ingredients and is paired with a 64-ounce pitcher of margaritas

$30.94 $15.99

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Lunch or Catered Meals at Ladybug House of Sandwiches (Half Off)

Ladybug House of Sandwiches

Phoenix

Sandwiches such as the Elvis Delight, with peanut butter, bacon, and mayo served in newly expanded dining room

$20 $10

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Casual Latin Food and Drinks for Two or Four at Fuego Bistro (Up to 67% Off). Three Options Available.

Fuego Bistro

Camelback East

Locally sourced ingredients and housemade sauces form empanadas, eight signature tacos, and a cola-braised short-rib burrito

$112 $59.99

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$19 for Sushi Meal for 2 w/ Two Rolls, Edamame, Soup, and Drinks at Iron Chef Japanese Cuisine ($35.50 Value)

Iron Chef Japanese Cusine

Paradise Valley

Prodigiously skilled chef whips up fresh, New York–style sushi and deep-fried rolls matched with sake for tables of two

$35.50 $19

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$17 for $30 Worth of Award-Winning Barbecue, Bar Bites, and Drinks at Alice Cooperstown

Alice Cooperstown

Downtown Phoenix

Ribbon-winning gumbo and barbecue at a restautant owned by Alice Cooper, along with monster hot dogs seen on Man v. Food

$30 $17

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Three-Course Seasonal Italian Meal for Two or Four or $13 for $20 Worth of Italian Food at Solo Trattoria

Solo Trattoria

Esplnade Phoenix

Fresh, seasonal menu using local, Arizona ingredients puts handmade pastas, thin-crust pizzas, and Niman Ranch steaks under the spotlight

$76 $39

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$12 for Five Groupons, Each Good for One Flavored Latte at Terra Java Coffee House ($20 Value)

Terra Java Coffee House

Camelback East

Flavored hot and cold lattes served alongside gelato, fruit smoothies, and healthy sandwiches in a shop decorated with local art

$4 $2.40

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Dine-In or Carryout Seafood at Crab Zone (40% Off)

Crab Zone

Phoenix

King and snow crab, lobster, grilled shrimp, and other fresh seafood served with your choice of spices and seasonings

$30 $18

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Breakfast and Lunch Cuisine at Vovomeena (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Vovomeena

Downtown Phoenix

Creative breakfast and lunch dishes such as savory crepes and smoked pork-loin sandwiches, served with gourmet coffee from local roasters

$20 $12

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Property Location
When you stay at The Scottsdale Resort in Scottsdale, you'll be next to a golf course and convenient to Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. This 4-star resort is within the vicinity of Scottsdale Waterfront and Camelback Mountain.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 326 air-conditioned rooms featuring iPod docking stations and minibars. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, and LCD televisions with cable programming provide entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature double sinks and makeup/shaving mirrors.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You can take advantage of recreational amenities such as an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a sauna. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, a concierge desk, and gift shops/newsstands.

Dining
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the resort's room service (during limited hours). Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and business services. Planning an event in Scottsdale? This resort has 10000 square feet (900 square meters) of space consisting of conference/meeting rooms, a ballroom, and banquet facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.

7700 E McCormick Pkwy
Scottsdale,
AZ
US

A 6.5-pound behemoth of a burrito can really only have one name: the Big Papi. At Papi Chulo's Mexican Grill & Cantina these giants of gastronomy, which were recently featured in Phoenix Magazine, are waiting to be conquered by challengers willing to dethrone current champion Stephanie Torres, a competitive eater who has appeared in the Nathan's Famous Women's Hot Dog Eating World Championship. On the regular menu, Papi Chulo's executive chef combines Mexican tradition with Sonoran familiarity to craft authentic Southwestern dishes with a down-home feel. The staff serves regular lunch specials, Mexican favorites such as chiles rellenos, and breakfast specialties including huevos rancheros and chorizo and eggs.

Inside the spacious dining room, imported Mexican furniture sits below exposed wooden beams bearing wrought-iron chandeliers ideal for illuminating a special meal or supporting the weight of a masked Zorro impersonator. Attended by a sunny wait staff, the bar slings specialty margaritas and happy-hour specials every day that patrons can enjoy indoors or on the outdoor patio in full view of Camelback Mountain. Papi Chulo's also hosts regular events including poker nights on Mondays and live comedy every Friday and Saturday night in the Speak Easy Lounge located inside the restaurant.

5101 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale,
AZ
US

Fran Mancuso got her first job in the restaurant industry when her family opened an italian-ice shop in 1969. The 14-year-old Fran did her schoolwork between tables, but those shifts led her to a lifelong career. As the dessert parlor became a gourmet Italian restaurant, which in turn became a franchise of restaurants in Arizona and California, Fran moved up the ranks to become the director of operations for Mancuso Restaurants Inc. Bobby's serves the Old-World Italian cuisine that the family has honed for decades in a modern lounge setting that can play host to a lively night out or a romantic meal.

From tables in the two-floor lounge, patrons dig into their Italian-style dinners of natural pork, milk-fed veal, cage-free chickens, and fresh seafood shipped in daily. Crab-stuffed mushrooms whet appetites for housemade gnocchi with veal meatballs and pistachio-crusted lamb chops. The carefully designed interior blends old Hollywood and Las Vegas–style glamour, bathed in red, orange, and blue lights. Guests walk up a curving staircase to enjoy the second-story area surrounded by gauzy curtains parted to grant clear views of a wall covered with portraits of famous musicians named Bob. Live music fills the air nightly with live jazz, R & B, and blues from musicians who genuinely have the blues.

7122 E Greenway Pkwy
Scottsdale,
AZ
US

It's hard to define the vibe at American Junkie. Is it a sports pub? Is it a dance club? A craft-beer bar? In truth, it's a bit of all of these things, with the atmosphere and activities changing from the time it opens to the closing of the doors late into the night (3 p.m.?10 p.m. on Sundays or until 4 p.m.?2 a.m. Wednesday?Saturday). Oftentimes, the cheers of sports fans ring out as they follow American Junkie's resident teams: the Seattle Seahawks and the Ohio State University Buckeyes. The 20 HD plasma TVs also beam all the major UFC, boxing, and tickle fights.

Beneath several of the screens stretches a circular bar, where bartenders mix cocktails and pour all-American spirits?including craft beers, whiskey, bourbon, and wines sourced from California. But those drinks only account one part of American Junkie's menu. The rest comes from the kitchen, where chefs bake pizzas over mesquite wood, make grilled cheese sandwiches with gouda and crisp green apple slices, and slather ribs in barbecue sauce.

Meals often begin with housemade potato chips (complete with blue cheese dressing for dipping) and end in something truly decadent: a dessert called Half Baked. Vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup cover a half pound of cookie dough, which is baked in a deep-dish pan.

4363 N 75th St.
Scottsdale,
AZ
US

Arrivederci co-founder Franco was born in Sorrento, a seaside village in Southern Italy where he began studying Italian food. Over the next 25 years, Franco honed his craft and began imagining a health-conscious style of Italian cuisine that focuses on fresh ingredients, no preservatives, and more veggies. After being named "Master of Italian Cuisine" by the Italian Council of Chefs, Franco met his current business partner, Max, and began putting his ideas into practice.

The walls of Arrivederci's dining room are covered with sketched murals and stenciled roman lettering, leading first-time visitors to wonder if the entire restaurant was crafted in an artist's studio. Earthen clay tiles guide the eye to a wooden bar with painted accents of wreaths, angels, and full wine glasses that tempt the hands of the gullible. White tablecloths boast thinly sliced salmon and beef carpaccios, twirled and rolled pasta dishes, and veal and chicken entrees in delicate wine sauces. After finishing off a wine bottle in the cozy sun porch, guests can get a closer look at the dining room's murals, which feature traditional Roman scenes of chiseled gladiators drinking tea and dishing the latest tunic trends.

7101 E Thunderbird Rd
Scottsdale,
AZ
US

From its humble beginnings in Kankakee, Illinois, in 1938, Dairy Queen has grown from a delicious experiment in soft-serve ice cream to a household name with more than 5,900 restaurants around the world. The shop's signature frozen delights are built upon a frosty foundation of creamy chocolate or vanilla soft serve, which swirls idyllically into cones, cups, overturned top hats, sundaes, Peanut Buster parfaits, and the chain's iconic Blizzard treats, blended with crumbled candy and other mix-ins. Ice-cream cakes cleverly conceal a surprise filling of fudge and chocolate crunch between layers of vanilla and chocolate ice cream, providing sweet, sliceable sustenance for birthday parties and other special occasions.

Fruit rules the roost on the other side of the slushy emporium, where Orange Julius blends its signature frothy drinks crafted from fruit juice, ice, and a "magic” powdered sweetener that explains why they disappear from most customers’ cups minutes after the first delicious sip. Real fruit purée forms the basis for the shop's smoothies, which also come in diet-friendly light versions that boast 150 calories or fewer.

11219 E Via Linda
Scottsdale,
AZ
US