Flagstaff's Picture-Perfect Plates

From showstopping burgers to creative breakfast concoctions, Flagstaff's culinary scene is the stuff of foodie dreams—and with one scroll through Instagram, it's easy to see why. Satisfy your own cravings with these must-taste picks around town. And don't forget to post a picture or two while you're at it.

1. Diablo Burger

Snap a picture before you bite into Diablo Burger's Senor Smoke: a grass-fed beef burger piled with ancho-grilled onions, grilled avocado, thick-sliced bacon, cilantro, and sriracha mayonnaise.

Close up of burger on sourdough with cheese, veggies, and a side of french fries.
Credit: Nicole Pavlovsky

2. Brix Restaurant & Wine Bar

The daily fish special at Brix Restaurant & Wine Bar bursts with seasonal ingredients—in this case, sunchokes, Spanish chorizo and roasted tomatoes in a tomato-fennel broth, topped with Calabrian chile and an herb salad.

Close up of breaded entree with shredded onion and roasted tomatoes.

3. Tinderbox Kitchen

Homey and hearty, the Ratatouille at Tinderbox Kitchen touts smoked eggplant, carrots and zucchini on a bed of ancient-grains pilaf, sprinkled with Parmesan cheese, walnuts, and basil chips.

White plate with mixed grains, tomatoes, basil, and parmesan cheese with a glass of wine.

4. Josephine's Modern American Bistro

Bring your appetite to Josephine’s Modern American Bistro, where the charred flatiron steak comes with a generous scoop of guacamole and a Caesar salad with cheese crisps instead of croutons.

White plate with side salad and lemon wedge, meat, peppers and guacamole.

5. the Toasted Owl cafe

At The Toasted Owl, kick off your day with a decadent order of Big Fat French Toast: Texas toast dipped in cinnamon-vanilla egg mix, served with a side of sausage, bacon or potatoes.

White plate with french toast, bacon, seasonal fruit, and syrup.

6. Shift Kitchen + Bar

The Little Gem Caesar at Shift Kitchen + Bar comes loaded with flavor—not surprising, considering it’s tossed with pine nuts, crostini, boquerones (mild white anchovy fillets) and lemon.

Close up of mixed greens salad with parmesan cheese and croutons overlooking street view.

7. Pizzicletta

On Pizzicletta’s wood-fired Amore Oi Mari, creamy mascarpone and salty pecorino cheeses come together with luscious San Daniele prosciutto, tart arugula and lemon olive oil for a bright, light pizza pie.

Close up of a wood fire pizza with arugula on top.

8. MartAnne's Breakfast Palace

At MartAnne's Breakfast Palace, the wow-worthy Green Chile Omelette is loaded with green-chile pork and cheese, smothered in green-chile sauce, and served alongside rice, beans, hashbrowns, and a flour tortilla.

Close up of green sauce enchiladas, lettuce, rice, and tortillas.

9. Tourist Home All Day Cafe

Light and fluffy on the inside and delicately ridged and dusted in cinnamon-sugar on the outside, the Churro Donut at Tourist Home All Day Cafe is a French cruller-meets-churro, offering the best of both worlds in one delightful delicacy.

White plate with glazed pastry dessert.

Article originally published in the 2021-2022 Arizona Official State Travel Guide by Miles Partnership.

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