Quality Inn & Suites at Metro Center
9455 N. Black Canyon Highway
Phoenix, AZ 85021
Phone: (602) 395-0900
Fax: (602) 395-1900
Founded in 1988 in Tampa, Outback Steakhouse has a huge following. Even with the ever growing franchise numbers, you can be rest assured of an authentic Australian feel at this legendary chain. This specific Outback Steakhouse at Metro Center draws crowds in droves. With a passel of options on the menu featuring appetizers, steak, ribs, chicken, salads, entrees and desserts, you will be hard pressed to find a flaw. The family restaurant caters to all age groups and also offers online ordering services. Check website for more locations.
A local favorite, this bustling business serves up some of the best fresh and sizzling fajitas. Choose from tempting fajita ingredients such as chicken, steak, pork, shrimp, beef or vegetables, served hot and steamy at your table. This is a great place to bring a date for dinner before a movie at Metrocenter mall. Other menu selections include carne asada, a tenderloin grilled over mesquite and served with salsa, or seafood enchiladas. Lots of local business-types hang out here after working hours, so wear your business-casual and bear with the noise!
Tim Finnegan's Irish Restaurant and Pub is truly magical. It serves a fine selection of beer along with tasty food that will leave you pining for more. However, what is most popular here are the happy hours and the events that take place from time to time. With quiz nights, karaoke and gigs, you have a lot of things to do. Take your friends along and make full use of the extensive spirits and wine menu. There is a kids' special menu too, so that your children are not left out. With excellent service and a fun atmosphere, you are truly in for a good time.
Olive Garden serves up authentic Italian cuisine. Their signature breadsticks and one-of-a-kind menu make them an American icon. Standard Italian options like bruchetta, calamari, ravioli, and eggplant parmigiana line their lengthy menu. More exotic items like salmon, chicken dishes, and innovative pizzas are also available. For the calorie-counter, Olive Garden has a range of low fat and low carbohydrate options. Their bottomless salads ensure a well-balanced feast. Enjoy your meal with a bottle from their extensive wine list or one of their tropical island drinks. Finally, top it all off with a little something from their dessert menu—their cakes, custards, and ice creams are sure to win you over. Lunch and take out menus are available.
The Art Institute of Phoenix's Culinary Program, under Chef Bill Sy's direction, operates this cafe to showcase the talents of chef-in-the-making. Seating is limited and reservations fill up fast, so call far in advance. Dinner seating offered twice nightly. The minimalist dining room is accented by the artwork of the Institute's design and graphics students. Windows on one wall look into a production kitchen. Menu changes weekly and meals include beverage, entree and dessert.
A multinational conglom, Red Lobster is every fish lovers' dream come true. Fresh fish delicacies, delectable lobsters, mouth-watering finger food, all make Red Lobster a favorite hangout for the masses. The North Phoenix location is one of the most visited restaurants in town. With shrimp, salads, seafood combos, meat delights and heavy desserts, they will keep you glued for a long time. Catering to the whole family, kids have a lot of options to choose from as well. Special discounts and gift cards make the experience thrilling.
This popular regional fast food chain has the rest of the country drooling with desire. What is the secret of their success? The answer is that there really is no secret at all. In-N-Out Burgers are known for their fresh, juicy and delicious burgers, consistent quality standards and friendly service. The In-N-Out Burger restaurant at West Peoria Avenue is no exception to this rule. Located just a quick walk away from the Metro Center Mall, this restaurant is a great place to stop by for a quick, hearty and delicious meal after a day of retail therapy. While the standard burger is quite filling, try the Double-Double Animal Style burger if your feeling particularly famished. With two mustard cooked beef patties, hand-leafed lettuce, tomatoes, grilled onions, pickle and extra spread, tucked between two freshly baked buns, this burger will not only satisfy, but also delight. Versions with three and four beef patties are available as well if you really want to challenge your appetite.
Voted one of the best BBQ joints in the entire United States, anyone looking for a taste of the south should head right over to Bobby Q's. The comfortable interior is full of cushy booths, exposed brick and weathered wood, evoking almost a roadside pit BBQ feel. Diners can indulge on platters of St. Louis or Texas style ribs, smoked beef brisket, pulled pork and smoked sausage. And of course don't forget the sides like mac 'n cheese, mashed potatoes and cole slaw. If a big platter of meat just isn't your thing, don't worry because Bobby Q's also serves all kinds of hot sandwiches, salads, steaks, fish and more.
Drop in at the Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen in Phoenix for the best seafood in town. Serving the freshest catch is their claim to fame evident from the delicious fare that they dish up. For those who prefer chicken or steak, this isn't a bad location either. Their Cajun specialties are worth a try. Part of the Pappas Family of Restaurants, culinary expertise is a tradition here. They also offer rooms for private events with their special brand of catering, guaranteed to bowl over the guests.
Mariscos Cancun offers reasonably priced Latin cuisine. The service is friendly and the dishes are prepared fairly quickly. This local restaurant has a wide variety of dishes and you'll be able to find a meal for even the pickiest eater.
Oaxaca is one of the most culinarily incredible places in the world, and Las 15 y Salsas brings a little taste of Oaxaca to the Phoenix area. Sample many of the unique and complex dishes that make Oaxaca such a foodie destination like the famous mole negro (rich sauce flavored with chocolate), tlayudas (giant, oversized tostadas), and tamales wrapped in traditional banana leaves instead of corn husks. If you don't know what to try, or simply want a taste of everything, they also have a sampler platter. The colorful interior with its abundant papel picado banners reflects Oaxaca's colorful people and culture.
Choose from more than 80 Chinese delights at this little retreat. Sit at semi-private little booths and enjoy old favorites like Moo Goo Gai Pan for less than USD6 at lunchtime. Or flirt with a new dish like Seafood Victory, which combines sauteed crab, shrimp and vegetables, then crowns it all with melted cheese. Other selections include lamb, chicken, shrimp, pork and beef. The dress here is business-casual, and the food is MSG free. Please note that checks are not accepted here.