Fountain Hills is a town in Maricopa County, Arizona. So famous for an impressive fountain at the town’s center that it’s not hard to guess where the town’s name came from. Located south of Phoenix, Fountain Hills borders the lands of the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, and Scottsdale.
Fountain Hills has a hot desert climate encouraging outdoor dining throughout the year. Diners can find many popular Fountain Hills restaurants up and down N Saguaro Boulevard. Since Fountain Hills is such a small town, it’ll be a quick drive from your vacation home to any of the restaurants on this list.
And while it is difficult to choose, here are some of the best restaurants in Fountain Hills, Arizona.
Inexpensive Fountain Hills restaurants ($)
16842 E Parkview Ave Ste #1, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268.
Who needs Starbucks with Sun Baked Food 4 the Soul? This quirky breakfast and lunch joint may have the best donuts and quiche in Fountain Hills. It is a bit off the beaten path, but it is worth it to taste the Cinnamon Raisin French Toast.
Daily specials provide old-fashioned comfort food like meatloaf Monday or Chicken Pot Pie Tuesday. The menu rounds out with sweet treats. And the owner, Terri, is at the heart of this thriving little eatery. Don’t forget to grab a few jumbo croissants or bagels to take to-go for later.
13207 N La Montana Dr, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
Que Bueno is a Mexican fast-food restaurant in the heart of Fountain Hills. Family-owned and operated, the area mainstay serves made-to-order great food and authentic Mexican specialties.
In addition to traditional fare such as chimichangas Que Bueno serves Char-broiled Salmon and Cod and Seafood enchiladas. For dessert, the Flan or Deep Fried ice cream is a must.
16848 E Avenue of the Fountains, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
Sofrita restaurant offers an eclectic mix of Southwest-inspired Mexican food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The lunch menu serves farm to table Firehouse Fish Tacos or for dinner choose the Pork Pernil, a slow Cooked 12 Hour Roasted Pork Shoulder with Sofrito Sauce, Yellow Rice, and home-made corn tortillas.
16650 E Palisades Blvd, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
Pisa Pizza is an inexpensive, casual pizza joint located on E Palisades Blvd. Offering pasta, calzones, and traditional Italian pizzas piled high with fresh ingredients. Take out, dine-in, or delivery is available.
Papa Murphy’s Pizza
13525 N Fountain Hills Blvd, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
Order online for pickup or delivery at Papa Murphy’s Pizza. This popular pizza chain offers traditional Italian classic or gourmet pizza. One order feeds the entire family so you’ll definitely get your bang for your buck here.
Reasonable dining Fountain Hills restaurants ($$)
14825 E Shea Blvd #101, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
Bone Haus Brewing is a local favorite serving six varieties of craft-brewed beer from Sonoran Shimmer Hellas Lager to Engelmann’s Elixir Prickly Pear Pale Ale. The beer they offer is known for quirky names and graphic can art. The Bone Haus Brewing patios for outdoor seating are open with mountain views and friendly dogs are welcome to join in on the fun.
16754 E Glenbrook Blvd, Fountain Hills, AZ 5268
Maskadores Taco Shop is casual Mexican food eatery. Maskadores, Spanish for chewing, specializes in quick build your own tacos, burrito bowls, or taco salads made fresh, with hand-made tortillas, and guacamole.
Serving street style tacos, these delicious combinations are the best in fast-food and began on the streets of Phoenix. Maskadores is a franchise with 21 locations around Phoenix.
16720 E Ave of the Fountains, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
The food is genuine Thai in Fountain Hills. Start with a bowl of spicy Tom-Kha Soup, a chicken, mushroom soup with a coconut base. Or, for a fresh start, the Som-Tum salad is made with green papaya and Thai chili lime dressing.
Entrees and even the soups are generous portions. The curries, yellow, red, and green, are spicy hot. Be sure to order online for quick take-out.
11865 N Saguaro Blvd, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
Sapori D’Italia offers casual updated Italian food, authentic wood-fired pizzas, and a bit of southwestern spice. The Cozze Marinara is perfectly prepared New Zealand mussels and is served with fresh garlic, olive oil, white wine sauce. While the Melanzane alla Parmigiana, Eggplant Parmigiana, is tender and delicious.
Saporti D’Italia has an extensive house wine offering and a rather impressive but affordable mostly-Italian wines list. The restaurant suggests reservations for special occasions and holidays.
11056 N. Saguaro Boulevard, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
Saddle Bronc Grill is a friendly southwestern style fare with daily specials. Some of the most popular specials include Walleye Wednesday, featuring a filet of Canadian Walleye, parmesan-crusted and pan-fried, and Ribeye Thursday with hand-cut Iowa premium Ribeye, cooked to order.
There are 28 beers on tap and other libations served.
10440 N Indian Wells Dr, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
If you are on the links all morning the DC Bar & Grill offers a lunchtime respite. Enjoy delicious burgers and sandwiches or for healthier fare, they offer a wonderful blackened shrimp salad or the classic Cesar. If you are looking for a steakhouse, it is on the menu too with choice ribeye or prime sirloin cooked to order.
12645 N Saguaro Blvd #11, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
The Euro Pizza Cafe is more than just pizza and also serves a full breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu.
Enjoy dishes like traditional bacon and eggs or a Veggie Piadina fresh California sautéed veggies on top of the flatbread with a side of hummus. But if you are craving a pizza, look no further. Try the house specialty, the Euro’s Special Legardeux, with pesto, garlic, roasted tomatoes, mushrooms, caramelized onion, spinach, topped with shredded parmesan cheese. Or look to the simple Mediterranean, with olive oil, garlic, sun dried tomatoes, black olives, artichoke hearts, mozzarella, spinach, feta, and oregano.
Feel free to order online or dine in-house.
16733 E Palisades Blvd, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
Crowning Glory Tea Room offers a retro, shabby chic, reminiscent of grandma’s kitchen. Traditional afternoon tea is complete with Brother Sun & Sister Moon cucumber and pimento cheese finger sandwiches and finished off with Drogo’s chocolate fudge cake.
Reservations are required.
16726 E El Pueblo Blvd, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
Sylvester’s Bistro and Wine Bar serves traditional Italian with a beautiful atmosphere. Try the Calimari or Bruchetta starters and move on to the house specialty, Lasagna. Or, try the Pan Seared Scallops in a creamy garlic, white wine, and lemon butter sauce and served with Confetti, Orzo, and Spinach.
12645 N Saguaro Blvd #1, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
The foods of Italy and Sicily draw from the flavors of southern Naples and Palermo. The Arrivederci Cucina Italiana restaurant chefs fuse these tastes to create delicious masterpieces.
While focused on traditional Italian, the streets of New York are evident in the Panini Brooklynese crafted with sausage, rapini, mozzarella, parmesan, roasted garlic, and aioli. Or, the Polpette alla Siciliana, home-made classic style meatballs with spaghetti and marinara is one of the best bets.
16725 E. Avenue of the Fountains R104, Fountain Hills, Arizona 85268
Oka Sushi is located near Fountain Park and serves a lunchtime menu of traditional rolls, sushi, and sashimi. It is open Monday through Saturday.
16852 E Parkview, Fountain Hills AZ 85268
Housed in a filling station, and founded by Phil Rodakis, Phil’s Filling Station is a trendy American sports grill and a local favorite. Phil’s serves traditional American fare, gourmet burgers, subs, and specialty pizzas.
Upscale dining at Fountain Hills restaurants ($$$)
16842 E Parkview Ave #2, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
Aguamenti Eatery and Lounge is an Italian restaurant with a Mediterranean flair. Try the Seared Ahi Tuna with ancho chili and citrus or the Giant Pacific wild shrimp in pesto and red chili. Finish your dinner with a Dark Chocolate and Saffron Panna Cotta.
Aguamenti is open daily for happy hour and dinner but closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
13407 N La Montana Dr, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
Batchelor’s Pad BBQ, a local favorite, is the creation of the husband and wife team, Erik and Mary. It is housed in a rustic adobe setting and serves traditional barbeque with an Arizona twist. Two-timing brisket, honey pulled pork, honey glazed ribs, and cajun smoked turkey top the menu. Sides include sweet jalapeno slaw, cornbread, and GSD beans. If you are looking for something different, try the BBQ tacos or Kona sliders.
Batchelor’s Pad BBQ is open for happy hour at 2 PM and for dining Monday to Saturday from 12 PM until 8 PM.
With these 19 amazing restaurants for all budgets, you’re sure to eat well and thoroughly enjoy your Fountain Hills vacation.