Seven Scenic Restaurants in the East Valley

Stepping out to enjoy good food is even more pleasurable if you have a gorgeous view while dining. The East Valley area surrounding Cadence at Gateway boasts many restaurants that have stunning scenes of the Sonoran Desert, the Superstition Mountains and even airport take-offs and landings. What are you waiting for? Here are seven scenic restaurants with a view to match the menu.

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  1. Barrio Brewing Co.

Enjoy watching small aircraft take off and land at Mesa Gateway Airport with the Superstition Mountains as a nice backdrop. Barrio Brewing features its own brand of craft beers plus burgers, tacos and a large selection of delicious sandwiches including Rueben’s High on Rye, Philly Cheese Steak and Roast Beef and Cheddar Panini. Barrio is not in the airport, but it’s located in a unique building that overlooks the airport tarmac so you can observe the aircraft action.

5803 S. Sossaman Rd, Mesa
5 miles from Cadence

Steak and Stone Steakhouse & BBQ offers high-quality prime meats served on a 500-degree cooking stone, plus views of Falcon Field Airport. They also have a Date-Night deal that includes a 30-minute helicopter flight over the beautiful Sonoran Desert plus dinner for two. Seafood, fish, salads, sandwiches, a kid’s menu and delicious desserts are available as well.

2613 N. Thunderbird Circle #2503, Mesa
15 miles from Cadence

Informal, but fun, is Miners Grill & Ice Cream Parlor at Goldfield Ghost Town, with views of the Superstition Mountains. The area will transport you back to the days of gunslingers, gold panning and duels. Have a casual snack of burgers, hot dogs, beer, shaved ice or delicious ice cream as you tour the historic Ghost Town. Goldfield was a thriving town back in the day and gold ore was discovered there in 1892.

4650 N. Mammoth Mine Rd., Apache Junction
18 miles from Cadence

You’ll find casual, family friendly dining, with evening sunset views of the golf course and mountains at The Grille at Las Sendas. Enjoy terrific cocktails and choice of appetizers, salads and main course entrees such as salmon, filet of beef, mushroom ravioli, shrimp, pork chops and more. Live music and televised sporting events offer entertainment for everyone.

7555 E. Eagle Crest Dr, Mesa
16 miles from Cadence

Looking for good food, live music and a sunset over the Superstition Mountains? That’s what you’ll find at Filly’s Roadhouse in Apache Junction. Be sure to order the chicken wings and ribs and wear your dancing shoes. Reopening Oct. 1, 2021, check their website for details.

1615 E. Apache Trail, Apache Junction, Arizona
13 miles from Cadence

There’s something for everyone at The Mammoth Steakhouse and Saloon in Goldfield Ghost Town. From hearty-sized steaks to kid’s dinners, you’ll fill up and be ready for some gold panning, horse riding or just general touring around the beautiful Superstition Mountains area. Don’t forget to end the meal with homemade apple dumplings.

4650 N. Mammoth Mine Rd., Apache Junction
15 miles from Cadence

Take a seat outside and enjoy watching the boats motor around Canyon Lake as you enjoy food from Lakeside Restaurant & Cantina. Burgers, a large selection of sandwiches, plus steak, ribs, fish and seafood hit the spot after a day on the lake. Delicious margaritas and daiquiris! They also sell fish food so you can feed the carp and ducks in the lake.

16802 E. Apache Trail, Canyon Lake, Apache Junction
26 miles from Cadence

This list is just the start of scenic opportunities to liven up your dining adventures in the East Valley. Let us know your favorite spots as well!

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