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Did you know some of the best restaurants in Arizona lie just outside of Downtown Phoenix? Gilbert, Arizona, lies just southeast of the bustling Phoenix and Scottsdale scene. Yet, they’re equally rich with delicious restaurants to choose from.

When you choose to book one of our vacation rentals, you’ll be within walking distance of everything from upscale eateries to burger joints, ice cream, and authentic Mexican food; you name it!

Consider this your ultimate guide to the most delish restaurants in Gilbert, Arizona.

Liberty Market

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Liberty Market is a one-stop shop for everything from espresso to cocktails, pizzas, breakfast, and quality American fare. They focus on quality ingredients served in an upscale yet casual dining room. Having recently remodeled, they’re perfect for groups big and small, with tons of gluten-free and vegan options as well.

This is a great takeout place if you find yourself hungry but in a rush. You can order online and even schedule it to be ready at a specific time.

Joe’s Real BBQ

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  • Address: 301 N Gilbert Rd, Bldg 2, Gilbert, AZ
  • Website: joesrealbbq.com
  • Price point: $

Joe’s Real BBQ is a classic family-owned barbecue joint specializing in slow-smoked ribs, pulled pork, and brisket. All of their southern sides are homemade, including their delicious desserts. 

The vibe is super casual, and the staff is always there to greet you with a smile. This is a great low-key spot to experience some good BBQ in a laid-back setting.

Zinburger

  • Address: 344 N Gilbert Road, Gilbert, AZ
  • Website: zinburgeraz.com
  • Price point: $$

Zinburger is a small Arizona chain specializing in gourmet burgers for every palate, milkshakes, and a quality selection of beer and wine. The vibe is fun and casual, and the natural light from the wide open windows creates a bright and lively atmosphere.

If you’re not a big red meat eater, you can get any of their decadent burgers with a chicken or vegan patty instead. In addition, they also offer gluten-free buns and tons of equally tasty salads and appetizers.

Postino East

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If you’re on the hunt for a fun wine bar and some quality Italian small plates, then Postino East is perfect for you. They’re located in a charming historic building and offer dozens of wines to enjoy by the glass or by the bottle.

Beyond the vino, their food menu is solid. You can build your own board if you can’t decide between their appetizers. They also have a great brunch menu along with… you guessed it – brunch cocktails!

Barrio Queen

  • Address: 388 N Gilbert Road, Gilbert, AZ
  • Website: barrioqueen.com
  • Price point: $

Arizona is known for its top-notch Mexican food, and Barrio Queen is as good as it gets. They’re a small Arizona chain serving traditional Mexican dishes with a modern twist. They’ve got everything from burritos to tacos, enchiladas, and healthier, lighter fare as well. 

All of this good food gets served in a vibrant cantina-esque dining room, making for a fun and lively dining experience. When you go, don’t sleep on their margaritas. If you can’t decide which to order, get a margarita flight!

The Gilbert House

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The Gilbert House is a quaint, family-owned spot serving up classic American diner breakfast and lunch favorites. Everything has a homemade twist, from the gluten-free short stacks to the ooey-gooey house cinnamon rolls. 

This is the perfect brunch spot when you’re ready to kick back and relax in a true mom ‘n pop diner.

Joyride Taco House

Joyride Taco House is a fun and lively Mexican restaurant serving up fun Mexican appetizers like Mexican street corn, loaded nachos, and sea bass ceviche. 

They also have a killer happy hour with a variety of ranch water cocktails, housemade margaritas, and street tacos. The vibe is 1960s retro, with bright colors and plenty of indoor or outdoor seating.

Joe’s Farm Grill

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Joe’s Farm Grill emphasizes “common food made uncommonly well,” meaning classic American eats made with quality ingredients, friendly staff, and exceptional attention to detail. The restaurant is the former family home of its owners and is located on their 12-acre urban organic farm.

As for the food, there’s something for everyone. With classic breakfast options, burgers, pizza, smoked meat, and milkshakes, this is a place you’ll find yourself re-visiting every time you stay in Gilbert.

Clever Koi

  • Address: 60 W Vaughn Avenue, #101, Gilbert, AZ
  • Website: thecleverkoi.com
  • Price point: $$

Clever Koi is an all-in-one Asian eatery serving the best of all regions. So if your group can’t decide between Thai, Japanese, or Chinese, Clever Koi has a bit of everything. Some of their popular items include steamed buns, calamari fries, and spicy kimchi ramen.

Along with delicious food, they also have a great happy hour that showcases their lengthy beer, wine, sake, and cocktail menu.

Snooze A.M. Eatery

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Snooze A.M. Eatery is a vibrantly colored retro diner focusing on seasonal and creative menu options. They’ve got traditional American menu items like short stacks and eggs benedict alongside huevos rancheros, tofu scrambles, and hearty brioche sandwiches. The service is great, and their daily specials will leave you coming back time and time again.

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

Located near Santan Village, Firebirds is a family-friendly chain serving up wood-fired steaks alongside quality seafood, specialty cocktails, wine, and even brunch. All of their steaks are dry-aged for 21 days, butchered in-house, and finished over a hardwood grill.

The ambiance of Firebirds is upscale but still casual. They have a lengthy kid’s menu as well as group dining options, so you can be rest assured there’s something for everyone.

Simi’s Cafe

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  • Address: 2401 E Baseline Road, #118, Gilbert, AZ 
  • Website: Simi’s Cafe
  • Price point: $

Simi’s Cafe is a hole-in-the-wall Chinese restaurant that serves traditional Chinese American dishes with quality ingredients, friendly staff, and reasonable prices. Their menu may be Chinese-focused, but they have a bit of everything. 

From giant bowls of pho to stir fry to savory noodle dishes, this is a great quick stop when you’re craving delicious Asian food.

Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row

Owned by country music star Dierks Bentley, the Whiskey Row is part gastropub, part live music destination. From giant pretzels to juicy burgers and signature cocktails, everyone will find something to love on their menu. But perhaps even more exciting than their food is their constant lineup of live music.

The Coffee Shop

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Located in Agritopia, The Coffee Shop is a lively and airy cafe with natural lighting, greenery, and plenty of cafe options to choose from. Whether looking for a caffeine fix with a tasty latte or a sit-down lunch with a couple of paninis, The Coffee Shop is a great spot to sit back, put your feet up, and soak up the Arizona sunlight.

Romeo’s Euro Cafe

  • Address: 207 N Gilbert Road, Suite 105, Gilbert, AZ
  • Website: eurocafe.com
  • Price point: $$

Romeo’s is a casual yet classy European-style cafe. Their menu features a thorough selection of Mediterranean-focused menu items like gyros, chicken Veneto, and paella. They also have an extensive wine list, and brunch is served on their open patio. 

The restaurant shifts into a romantic and intimate vibe by night, making it the perfect date night spot.

The Keg Steakhouse + Bar

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  • Address: 2240 E Williams Field Road, Gilbert, AZ
  • Website: thekeg.com
  • Price point: $$

If you’re in the mood for a classic steak dinner, definitely check out The Keg. It’s located in the Santan Village and focuses on high-quality, dry-aged steaks cooked on a wood-fired grill alongside seafood, vegetarian entrees like Mediterranean Cauliflower and Vegetarian Meatloaf, and an assortment of delicious appetizers. 

The ambiance is upscale but without all of the fuss. In addition, The Keg also has a big outdoor patio with a fireplace to keep you cozy on those cold desert evenings.

Sushi Brokers

  • Address: 350 N Gilbert Road, #101, Gilbert, AZ
  • Website: sushibrokers.com
  • Price point: $

Sushi Brokers is the ultimate happy hour or date night destination. They’ve got all the classic sushi entrees, from simple rolls to deep-fried and everything in between. They also have a great selection of appetizers, colorful cocktails, and sake, all of which are available on their happy hour menu, which runs twice a day, every day.

Flancer’s Restaurant

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  • Address: 610 N Gilbert Road, Gilbert, AZ
  • Website: flancers.com
  • Price point: $$

Flancer’s is not your average sandwich shop. Rather, it’s delicious sandwiches and pizzas served on housemade bread with house-roasted and sliced meats, no fillers, and locally-sourced ingredients whenever possible. The vibe is casual American diner, but the quality of the ingredients is top-notch.

Topo Arizona

  • Address: 301 N Gilbert Road, Bldg 2, Gilbert, AZ
  • Website: topoarizona.com
  • Price point: $

Located right next door to Joe’s Real BBQ in the heart of downtown Gilbert, Topo is a small but mighty Mexican spot serving up a small selection of burritos, Mexican street corn, and soft-serve ice cream. 

It’s outdoor seating only, but it’s a must-stop spot if you’re looking for fast, solid, and delicious bites. So, be sure to grab a cone of their prickly pear soft serve and take a stroll around the nearby Water Tower Plaza Park.

The White Rabbit Bar

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  • Address: 207 N Gilbert Road, Gilbert, AZ
  • Website: twr.bar
  • Price point: $

If you’ve never been to a speakeasy before, then The White Rabbit is the perfect place to start. It’s got everything from a 1920s vibe to a secret entrance with a password, which you obtain by signing up for their VIP email list. 

Their suggested attire is “date-night style,” though there’s no such thing as being underdressed. The cocktail list is lengthy and organized by sweetness, and the food is mostly small bites along with flatbreads and decadent desserts.

The Porch

The Porch is a family-friendly pub with a wide selection of finger foods, burgers, rice bowls, and of course, a solid menu of craft beers. There’s a TV at every corner, so you never have to fear missing the game. 

In the spirit of The Porch’s lively atmosphere, they also feature nightly DJs, “party brunch” on the weekends, and plenty of games to keep adults and kids alike busy and entertained.

Blue Wasabi Sushi & Martini Bar

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  • Address: 2080 E Williams Field Rd, Suite 101, Gilbert. AZ
  • Website: bluewasabisushi.com
  • Price point: $

Blue Wasabi is a full-on dining experience disguised as an upscale sushi and martini bar. With a fun geometric light wall, colorful cocktails, and a wide selection of fresh and curated sushi rolls, this is a must-stop spot to kick off a weekend of fun.

Enjoy Your Stay and Savor Gilbert’s Top Restaurants

Arizona has it all. From epic hikes to fun bars, shops, and sunlight, if there’s one thing you never need to worry about, it’s finding a great restaurant. And when you book your stay at one of our vacation rentals, you’ll never be far from some fantastic eats.

So, whether you’re in the mood for brunch, sushi, cocktails, or just a quick coffee, you really can have it all within arm’s distance in Gilbert, Arizona.

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