Although Flagstaff may be a small town, that doesn’t stop us from having incredible restaurants to choose from when it’s time for a meal out. The choices range from small mom and pop shops, casual restaurants, and incredible fine dining, and we are lucky enough to have so many different types of cuisine to choose from. As a company that loves eating good food just as much as we love drinking good beer, we’ve tried out our fair share of restaurants in Flagstaff and feel like we’ve got some great places to share.
So whether you’ve lived in Flagstaff forever and just want to switch it up and try out some of our favorites, or you’re just visiting in town and want to go to the “must eat” places, this blog is for you. We’ll detail a variety of different price points, restaurant styles, and cuisine options so there’s sure to be a restaurant on this list for everyone.
Karma Sushi: Karma Sushi, located on Historic Route 66 in Downtown Flagstaff, is one of our favorite places to go for amazing sushi and Japanese inspired cuisine. This restaurant has an awesome vibe that is great for date night, after work drinks, or just a good meal with good friends. They offer a large menu with options for vegetarians and vegans, as well as those who love traditional raw fish sushi. Karma Sushi has a range of local, domestic, and imported beers on tap and they also have a full bar with many different cocktails on the menu to choose from.
Shift: Shift focuses on unique food with local ingredients and a lot of heart and soul in each of their dishes. They feature a small menu that is crafted to really highlight each ingredient and the art behind making good food. Opened by a local couple who met in the restaurant industry, Shift is an intimate restaurant that is perfect for a small group of friends or a couple celebrating something special. Their menu changes often so each dining experience at Shift is a little bit different. They are located on North San Francisco Street and offer a range of entrees, cocktails, beer and wine, and desserts that are sure to please your palate.
Historic Barrel + Bottle House: Barrel + Bottle House is the perfect place to hang out, grab a beer or a glass of wine, and enjoy some delicious upscale American pub food. We might be a little biased since this is one of our own restaurant concepts, but it really is one of the best spots in Downtown Flagstaff. Our restaurant has a great patio that is dog-friendly as well as a fun community style feel inside that makes everyone feel like a local. We offer a burger and beer special from 12-6pm on weekdays that isn’t to be missed, and we always have a seasonal soup and dessert on special. Plus we serve all of our own Historic beers on tap and local Grand Canyon Wine Company wines.
Oreganos: Oreganos has two locations in Flagstaff, one on the East Side near the mall and one on the West Side near NAU. Both locations offer homestyle Italian food just like Grandma used to make. They serve up big portions at an affordable price and offer a good family friendly environment. Our favorite thing to order is the meatballs, but you can’t go wrong with one of their pizzas or a big bowl of pasta, served with a smile and great customer service.
Whisk & Whisky: Whisk & Whisky is one of Flagstaff’s newest restaurants, located in Aspen Place at the Sawmill. This restaurant offers a fun take on happy hour, which they call Social Hour and happens weekdays from 3-6pm and 9pm-close. Their Social Hour offers customers special prices on snacks, drinks, and draft beers. They have specials deals throughout the week like all day Social Hour on Tuesdays and $6 burgers on Thursdays from 6pm-close. Don’t miss their signature cocktails or their expansive list of Whiskeys!