These Chandler restaurants were voted the best SanTan Sun News

These Chandler restaurants were voted the best

September 24th, 2020 STSN Staff
These Chandler restaurants were voted the best
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SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF

Times Media Group, publisher of the SanTan Sun News, recently published its Best of Chandler, based on readers’ votes.

The entire list can be seen at chandlernews.com

Here are some of the restaurants voted the best in the city.

Best Asian Food

Pho Chandler

4055 S. Arizona Ave.

480-895-9090

phochandler.us

Among the dishes that are made to order from ingredients delivered fresh daily from local markets are Papaya Salad from the appetizer menu, Hanoi Rice on the vermicelli menu and Curry Chicken Plate from the rice menu. It also was voted as the best take-out restaurant.

Best BBQ

Rudy’s Country Store and Bar-B-Q

7300 W. Chandler Blvd.

480-874-6440

rudysbbq.com

An array of meats – brisket and pulled pork lead the parade – are available in sandwiches or by the half pound. The sides are anything but a sideshow. A meal can be made with the smoked potato, potato salad, beans, coleslaw, three-bean salad or cream corn.

Best Breakfast Spot

Hangar Café

1725 E. Ryan Road

480-899-6965

facebook.com/Hangarcafechandler

On the northwestern side of Chandler Municipal Airport in a maintenance hangar, this family-run, diner-style restaurant has an observation patio overlooking the runway is just as popular as the no-frills meals of classics like biscuits and gravy, gyro omelets, onion rings, Philly cheesesteaks and chicken-fried steak.

Best Brunch

Hash Kitchen

2855 W. Ray Road

480-909-4270

hashkitchen.com

Executive Chef Joey Maggiore and his dad Tomaso Maggiore conceptualized this creative brunchery, featuring a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar that complements an array of creative fare like Cannoli Donuts, Hangover Filet Hash and Lobster Hash.

Best Coffee Shop

Black Rock Coffee Bar

4050 S. Alma School Road

480-462-7637

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Premium, classic and even coffee-less brews are available hot or cold. Alternative milk options include soy, almond, coconut and oat. Need a smoothie instead? They’ve got’em.

Best Deli-Sandwich Shop

Chompie’s

3481 W. Frye Road

480-398-3008

chompies.com/chompies-chandler

Imagine authentic New York-style pastrami or corned beef, piled high on a bun. Complementing their Mile High Sandwiches are the traditional matzo ball soup and fresh specialty salads. The Jewish Sliders were featured on Travel Channel’s Man vs. Food.

Best Pizza and Wings

Zesty Zzeeks Pizza and Wings

4050 S. Arizona Ave.

480-591-1111

zzeeks.com

Start with dough made fresh daily. Zzeeks’ crust comes in thin, double dough, cauliflower, zucchini, broccoli cheddar, keto, gluten free, New York and Brooklyn.  Zzeeks’ zesty marinara sauce is slow-simmered for hours over low heat. It also was voted best for delivery service.

Best Sports Bar

Blue 32 Sports Grill

4845 S. Arizona Ave.

480-284-6496

blue32sportsgrill.com

If it’s sports and it’s on TV, it’s plastered in high definition on one of the walls at Blue 32 Sports Grill Its full-service restaurant features fresh ground burgers, steaks and seafood, cut in-house daily. The menu includes salads and sandwiches with house-made dressings and sauces, and a variety of local craft beers.

Best Happy Hour

The Casual Pint Ocotillo

1095 W. Queen Creek Road

480-219-2666

ocotillo.thecasualpint.com

Think of The Casual Pint Ocotillo as a coffee shop but with a focus on craft beer instead of java. It’s a fun spot with an upscale yet casual, relaxed atmosphere. Expert “Beer-tenders” can serve up craft beer by the pint from the tap wall, by the can, or by the bottle. Snack on tasty starters, like sidewinders or brats.

Best Local Burger

Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers

1980 W. Germann Road

480-899-2007

coldbeers.com

If the sight of a yellow river of cheese cascading down the side of a half-foot-high burger sandwich gets your motor running, then come on down – even if you don’t care to wash it down with a beer. This is not your basic burger place. Ingredients are fresh, made in-house daily.

More than 150 choices grace the beer menu, on draught, bottled or canned.

Best Italian Restaurant

Floridino’s Pizza & Pasta

590 N. Alma School Road

480-812-8433

floridinos.net

For Italian food served in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere, this locally owned restaurant has an expansive menu with gluten-free and kids’ options. Floridino’s is especially proud of its entrees, which include chicken Parmigiana, lasagna and ravioli.

Best Mexican Food

Valle Luna

1949 W. Ray Road

480-786-3100

valleluna.com

Valle Luna serves up Sonoran-style dishes, including an array of dinner specialties such as Pepe’s Sizzling Fajitas, or fundido; shrimp-stuffed poblano chiles and combination plates featuring enchiladas, tacos, and chile rellenos. It also was voted the best taco joint in Chandler

Best Seafood

DC Steakhouse

180 S. Arizona Ave.

480-899-4400

dc-steakhouse.com

Now in Chandler’s exciting “New Square,” DC’s shiny glass-and-steel home also has a seafood menu would not be complete without a nod to that region: walleye, baked or pan fried. Other choices are swordfish, salmon, shrimp, crab, lobster and catch of the day. An extensive wine menu and happy hour are available.

Best Sushi

Rock Lobster

2475 W. Queen Creek Road

480-821-9000

rocklobsterrocks.com

Technically, Rock Lobster is a Japanese-fusion restaurant but the star of the show is sushi. All of the classic sea life is available as sashimi or nigiri on the Traditional Sushi Menu. And you’ll find the usual suspects on the Traditional Rolls Menu, as well.

Best Brewery

SanTan Brewing

8 S. San Marcos Place

480-917-8700

santanbrewing.com

This business always has been about creating meaningful occasions around craft food and drink with a commitment to crafting uncommon, consistent quality the local community can count on since the day it opened in downtown Chandler in 2007. The beers began winning national and statewide awards as customers flocked to the brewery-restaurant.

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