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.
If you love burgers hot off the grill, you're in for a treat. Choose from unusual burgers like the "Pipeline" with chili or the "Maui," topped with guacamole and Swiss. Other selections include chicken, tacos and albacore tuna on a bun. Enjoy Endless Tortilla Chips & Salsa. Delivery is available through Delicious Deliveries.
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.
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.
This busy little cafe-style sports grill offers a hometown ambiance. Featuring 10 pool tables and a full bar, this dimly lit cafe's walls are lined with booths. Come as you are; you'll find this a casual spot for a bite of lunch with gracious service. Choose from the award-winning chicken wings (from mild to homicide-hot, served by the dozen with ranch dressing and celery). Other selections from the menu include hot sandwiches, fries and salads. Its delivery radius runs from Cactus to Northern, north and south, and Seventh avenue to Interstate-17 on the east and west borders. Note that this business does not accept checks.
This casual Chinese buffet offers an inexpensive and healthy meal. Selections include items such as beef or pork with steamed wonton and other favorites. Choose to eat in or carry out a terrific meal to serve at your own table. For regular dining, it offers a buffet for lunch and dinner at a very reasonable price. The service is quick, professional and friendly.