30 Arizona restaurants featured on 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives'
Year after year, Food Network's Guy Fieri has traveled the country featuring "swanky" restaurants on his show, Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Guy has traveled to the Grand Canyon state a few times. We decided to check out all the Arizona restaurants featured on "Triple D." Check them out and, perhaps, plan your next road trip to the desert.Photo by: John Lee
30 Arizona restaurants featured on 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives'
Aloha Kitchen, as one could guess from the name, is a Hawaiian restaurant in Mesa. But, what you may not know is that it's been in business in an unassuming strip mall for three decades. It's owned by Lynn Tso and her husband, Ray. Guy Fieri tried the Manapua, a barbecue-pork-filled bun, and the Kalbi, which are Korean-style short ribs. Address: 2950 S Alma School Rd, Mesa, AZ 85210Photo by: Josh Frigerio, ABC15 Arizona
30 Arizona restaurants featured on 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives'
Bootleggers Modern American Smokehouse can be found in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. It was featured on "Triple D" in December 2017. Guy Fieri tried the Boot dumplings and the French Dip sandwich. Address: 7217 E 1st Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85251.Photo by: Bootleggers Modern American Smokehouse
30 Arizona restaurants featured on 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives'
Wendy Garcia runs Cafe Tumerico, a vegan Mexican restaurant in Tucson that is a short drive south of Phoenix. Guy Fieri tried the Nopalitos tacos and the carne asada plate. "The dish was so good Guy had to call his mother and tell her all about it," the restaurant's Food Network page describes. According to her website, the menu changes daily.Photo by: Cafe Tumerico
30 Arizona restaurants featured on 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives'
Grubstak is a make-your-own-fry concept in downtown Gilbert's Heritage Square. Owner Colton Grubb opened it in 2016. Guests choose a base -- waffle fries, sweet potato fries, 50/50, or root vegetables -- and then a variety of toppings, including meat and sauce. Guy Fieri visited the restaurant in fall 2017 to film the episode, which is scheduled to air on Feb. 9, 2018.Photo by: GrubStak
30 Arizona restaurants featured on 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives'
Grubstak is a make-your-own-fry concept in downtown Gilbert's Heritage Square. Owner Colton Grubb opened it in 2016. Guests choose a base -- waffle fries, sweet potato fries, 50/50, or root vegetables -- and then a variety of toppings, including meat and sauce. Guy Fieri visited the restaurant in fall 2017 to film the episode, which is scheduled to air on Feb. 9, 2018. Pictured above is one of the dishes Fieri tried, the Chilaquiles.Photo by: Grubstak
30 Arizona restaurants featured on 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives'
Guy Fieri made his first Triple D visit to Tucson, Arizona. Among the places he visited was Inca's Peruvian Cuisine. It's owned by Fatima Campos (pictured above). Guy tried the Seca de Carne con Frejoles and the Lomas Saltado.Photo by: Citizen Pictures
30 Arizona restaurants featured on 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives'
Guy Fieri made his first Triple D visit to Tucson, Arizona. Among the places he visited was Inca's Peruvian Cuisine. It's owned by Fatima Campos (pictured above). Guy tried the Seca de Carne con Frejoles and the Lomas Saltado.Photo by: Citizen Pictures
30 Arizona restaurants featured on 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives'
Tacos Chiwas was featured on Season 28 of Guy Fieri's "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives." Armando Hernandez and Nadia Holguin opened the taco shop in 2016. Per Food Network's website, Fieri tried the barbacoa and gorditas, a filled pastry.Photo by: Tacos Chiwas
30 Arizona restaurants featured on 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives'
Slanted Rice is a Vietnamese bistro at The Shops at Hilton Village in Scottsdale. The restaurant was featured on Season 27 of Food Network's "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives." Guy Fieri sampled the Crispy Clay Pot Chicken and Crispy Pork Egg Rolls. It is owned by Hue Tran & Ty Chu, who also run Rice Paper, Saigon Kitchen, and Poki Bar Central. Address: 6149 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85250. Pictured above is Fieri sitting with Beth McDonald, host of KEZ's "Beth and Friends" show.Photo by: Citizen Pictures
30 Arizona restaurants featured on 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives'
Slanted Rice is a Vietnamese bistro at The Shops at Hilton Village in Scottsdale. The restaurant was featured on Season 27 of Food Network's "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives." Guy Fieri sampled the Crispy Clay Pot Chicken (pictured above) and Crispy Pork Egg Rolls. It is owned by Hue Tran & Ty Chu, who also run Rice Paper, Saigon Kitchen, and Poki Bar Central. Address: 6149 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85250.Photo by: Citizen Pictures
30 Arizona restaurants featured on 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives'
Slanted Rice is a Vietnamese bistro at The Shops at Hilton Village in Scottsdale. The restaurant was featured on Season 27 of Food Network's "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives." Guy Fieri sampled the Crispy Clay Pot Chicken and Crispy Pork Egg Rolls (pictured above). It is owned by Hue Tran & Ty Chu, who also run Rice Paper, Saigon Kitchen, and Poki Bar Central. Address: 6149 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85250.Photo by: Citizen Pictures
30 Arizona restaurants featured on 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives'
The Wild Thaiger is a Thai-Asian restaurant located in central Phoenix. It is owned by chef Olashawn Hasadinratana-Weaver. One of the dishes that Guy Fieri tried was the Dragon Eggs. Weaver opened a second concept called Little Thaiger off Thomas. The Wild Thaiger is located at 2631 N. Central Avenue.Photo by: The Wild Thaiger
30 Arizona restaurants featured on 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives'
Tortas Chano (formerly Roberto's Authentic Mexican Food) is located north of Phoenix (not far) in Anthem, Arizona. The restaurant has been around since the 1990s, according to its website, and serves a variety of Mexican cuisine.Photo by: Tortas Chano
30 Arizona restaurants featured on 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives'
Tortas Chano (formerly Roberto's Authentic Mexican Food) makes its own salsa. Guy tried the carne asada, the salsa and the al pastor. Torta is located at 39510 N. Daisey Mountain Drive in Anthem.Photo by: Tortas Chano
30 Arizona restaurants featured on 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives'
Thee Pitts Again is a barbecue diner in Glendale, Arizona. Cheryl and Roger Wagner launched the business in 1979, according to their website. Guy Fieri and his Triple D team visited them in 2007. The restaurant has opened a second location in Silverton, Colorado. Guy tried the BBQ, Cheryl's cole slaw and the simple chili. Three Pitts Again is located at 5558 W. Bell Road in Glendale.Photo by: Thee Pitts Again
30 Arizona restaurants featured on 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives'
The Thumb (formerly Tom's Thumb) is another unique joint in Arizona that combines many concepts in one. Yes, in fact, those are gas tanks. On the outside, it's a gas station. Enter the front doors, and it becomes a convenience store, a boutique shop, a car wash and a BBQ restaurant.Photo by: The Thumb
30 Arizona restaurants featured on 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives'
The menu at The Thumb covers a lot of ground. It has breakfast tacos and grits, soups and salads, sandwiches and burgers. For the BBQ lover, it has ribs, brisket and comfort sides. Guy tried the half-stack, and the pigs and grits. It is located at 9393 E. Bell Road in Scottsdale.Photo by: The Thumb
30 Arizona restaurants featured on 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives'
The Duce is a unique spot in downtown Phoenix's Warehouse District. In its heyday (the 1920s), it was a produce district near downtown's train depot. Today, owners Steve and Andi have resurrected the past and brought it into the present. Inside the warehouse, you'll find a wrestling ring, an old timey soda fountain, games, a vintage clothing shop, dance floor and trailer.Photo by: The Duce
30 Arizona restaurants featured on 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives'
Guy Fieri obviously came for the food. On the show, Guy tried the Beer Can Chicken, the mac & cheese muffins, and the s'mores cheesecake. The Duce is located at 525 S. Central Avenue in Phoenix.Photo by: The Duce
30 Arizona restaurants featured on 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives'
St. Francis is an urban neighborhood eatery off Camelback Road in Phoenix. Restaurateur Aaron Chamberlin opened it in 2009. In 2018, he sold it to a new ownership group. A takeout-only location opened in Tempe.Photo by: St. Francis
30 Arizona restaurants featured on 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives'
Salsa Brava Mexican Grill is located in Flagstaff, and has been in business for 30 years. It is owned by chef John Conley. On the show, Guy tried the Navajo Taco, tableside guacamole and coconut shrimp.Photo by: Chef John Conley/Salsa Brava Mexican Grill
30 Arizona restaurants featured on 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives'
Since the show, chef Conley and Guy have worked together on several occasions, including most recently at Guy's Super Bowl party. Chef Conley has also appeared on "Guy's Grocery Games" (where he won $16,000 and donated it to Special Olympics). Salsa Brava's menu features quesadillas, combo plates, chili con queso, and nachos, among other Mexican dishes. It is located at 2220 E. Route 66 (Santa Fe) in Flagstaff.Photo by: Chef John Conley/Salsa Brava Mexican Grill
30 Arizona restaurants featured on 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives'
Sal's Gilbert Pizza opened in 2006 in the town of Gilbert. It is owned by Sal and Grace. The New York-style pizza joint has crafted some specialty pizzas that caught the eye of Triple D's Guy Fieri.Photo by: Sal's Gilbert Kitchen
30 Arizona restaurants featured on 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives'
On the show, Guy tried Sal's Gilbert Pizza's Baked Ziti Pizza and the Lasagna Pizza. Imagine a regular pizza with pasta thrown on top. Sal's is located at 1150 S. Gilbert Road in Gilbert. The dessert menu features mini and large cannolis, and various cakes.Photo by: Sal's Gilbert Pizza
30 Arizona restaurants featured on 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives'
Perk Eatery is a locally-owned breakfast and brunch spot in Scottsdale. It is owned by Pauline Martinez and Carmen Martinez. It was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives in 2013.Photo by: Perk Eatery
30 Arizona restaurants featured on 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives'
During the show, Pauline described Perk Eatery as "classic Americano with a southwest kick." Guy tried the breakfast enchiladas, Chicken over the Coup, and the Wine Country French Toast. It is located at 6501 E. Greenway Parkway, near Greenway Road and 64th Street.Photo by: Perk Eatery
30 Arizona restaurants featured on 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives'
In Guy's own words, Paradise Valley Burger Co. and owner Brett Shapiro do "crazy things" to burgers. The burger joint opened in Phoenix in 2011.Photo by: Brett Shapiro/Paradise Valley Burger Co.
30 Arizona restaurants featured on 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives'
On the show, Guy tried the Country Fried Burger and the Booze Burger at Paradise Valley Burger Co. Last year, Brett opened a second concept, the Paradise Valley Pizza Co., which, you guessed it, focuses on pizza. It's located a few doors down from PVBO, at 4001 E. Bell Road in Phoenix.Photo by: Brett Shapiro/Paradise Valley Burger Co.
30 Arizona restaurants featured on 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives'
Over Easy opened Phoenix in 2008, according to its website. It focuses on "scratch cooking" and "Midwestern hospitality."Photo by: Over Easy
30 Arizona restaurants featured on 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives'
Guy Fieri visited Over Easy's Phoenix location and tried the ham steak, chicken-fried steak, and the nut banana French toast, all easily identified on the restaurant's menu. The restaurant has expanded and franchised to a total of four Arizona locations and one in Washington.Photo by: Over Easy
30 Arizona restaurants featured on 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives'
If you're from Arizona, chances are you've heard of Matt's Big Breakfast. When "Triple D" visited, Matt's was located in a small (very small) building near First Street and Filmore. Matt has since moved to a bigger location a block up the road, at First and Garfield streets. There will still be a wait to get in, but more tables have helped.Photo by: Matt's Big Breakfast
30 Arizona restaurants featured on 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives'
At Matt's Big Breakfast, Guy tried the Chop & Chick, which is two eggs, a skillet-seared pork rib chop with homefries and toast. Other staples include Matt's waffles and bacon. Since the show, Matt has expanded to four locations, including at Sky Harbor International Airport, Tempe, and the Biltmore Plaza.Photo by: Josh Frigerio, ABC15 Arizona
30 Arizona restaurants featured on 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives'
Los Taquitos Comida Mexicana is a family-owned Mexican restaurant in Arizona. The dishes are based on family recipes. The menu features street tacos, tostadas, burritos, bowls, tortas and quesadillas.Photo by: Los Taquitos Comida Mexicana
30 Arizona restaurants featured on 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives'
Los Taquitos Comida Mexicana has since expanded to three locations -- Ahwatukee, Chandler and Phoenix. On the show, Guy tried their tacos and the Camarones a La Diabla.Photo by: Los Taquitos Comida Mexicana
30 Arizona restaurants featured on 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives'
La Santisima Gourmet Taco Shop serves gourmet tacos, putting all the Mexican flavors within a taco. They also have quesas, burros and a salsa bar. Guy visited the Phoenix location. Since then, La Santisima has remodeled the Phoenix location and expanded to Glendale and Flagstaff.Photo by: La Santisima Gourmet Taco Shop
30 Arizona restaurants featured on 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives'
Guy tried La Santisima Gourmet Taco Shop's Nogada Taco and Oaxacan Black Mole Chicken. La Santisima has three locations: Phoenix, 1919 N. 16th Street in Phoenix, 5932 W. Glendale Avenue in Glendale, and 119 S. San Francisco Street in Flagstaff.Photo by: La Santisima Gourmet Taco Shop
30 Arizona restaurants featured on 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives'
La Piazza Al Forno has two locations in the Valley. The original (and the one Guy visited) is located in downtown Glendale. There is a second location -- La Piazza PHX -- in downtown Phoenix.Photo by: La Piazza Al Forno
30 Arizona restaurants featured on 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives'
La Piazza Al Forno is owned by Justin Piazza and focuses on high-quality pizza made from fresh ingredients that are cooked in a wood-fired oven. Guy tried the Italian Stallion pizza and the Chicken Cacciatore.Photo by: Justin Piazza/La Piazza Al Forno
30 Arizona restaurants featured on 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives'
Joe's Farm Grill celebrated 10 years in 2016. Joe's is a locally-owned urban farm and burger restaurant. Much of its crop is pulled from the very farm it is located on.Photo by: Josh Frigerio, ABC15 Arizona
30 Arizona restaurants featured on 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives'
Joe's Farm Grill was also featured on Guy Fieri's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. He tried the Ahi Tuna Sandwich, the Fontina Burger, the BBQ Chicken Pizza and the onion rings. Joe's is located at 3000 E. Ray Road in Gilbert, near the Loop 202 and Ray Road.Photo by: Josh Frigerio, ABC15 Arizona
30 Arizona restaurants featured on 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives'
Haus Murphy's is a German restaurant located in the heart of downtown Glendale. It is owned by Brett Hoffmann, who is also the chef, and has been in business for two decades.Photo by: Haus Murphy's
30 Arizona restaurants featured on 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives'
Haus Murphy's is located at 5739 W. Glendale Avenue in Glendale. Guy tried the Sauerbraten, Pork Schnitzel with paprika gravy, and Wiener Schnitzel when he was there. The joint is also known for its large pretzels.Photo by: Haus Murphy's
30 Arizona restaurants featured on 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives'
Owner Richard Block purchased Giuseppe's on 28th in 2002. Four years later, the Italian restaurant was featured on Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.Photo by: Richard Block/Giuseppe's on 28th
30 Arizona restaurants featured on 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives'
Giuseppe's on 28th is located at 2824 E. Indian School Road in Phoenix, near 28th Street and Indian School Road. The Italian eatery serves pastas, soups, salads, and bruschetta. On DDD, Guy tried the Bolognese ragu, pork shanks and Osso Buco.Photo by: Richard Block/Giuseppe's on 28th
30 Arizona restaurants featured on 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives'
DeFalco's Italian Eatery is an Italian grocery store, marketplace and deli all in one. The family-owned business's roots began in Toronto, Canada, then moved to Michigan, and eventually made its way to Scottsdale in 1972, according to its
website.Photo by: DeFalco's Italian Eatery
30 Arizona restaurants featured on 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives'
DeFalco's Italian Eatery serves sandwiches, calzones, pizza, pasta and salads. You order at the counter and eat at one of the tables scattered throughout the grocery store. You can find a variety of different Italian goods, including olive oil, pasta sauce and olives. DeFalco's is located at 2334 N. Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale, along Scottsdale Road near Oak.Photo by: DeFalco's Italian Eatery
30 Arizona restaurants featured on 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives'
Chef Silvana Salcido Esparza launched Barrio Cafe in 2002. The restaurant features elevated Mexican cuisine, including Chef Salcido's take on regional dishes. Photo by: Barrio Cafe
30 Arizona restaurants featured on 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives'
On Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Guy tried one of Barrio Cafe's signature dishes, the Chiles en Nogada (chicken-stuffed chiles). He also tried the tilapia wrapped in banana leaves, and the Yucatan pulled pork. Barrio Cafe is located at 2814 N. 16th Street in Phoenix.Photo by: Barrio Cafe
30 Arizona restaurants featured on 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives'
Curry Corner is an Indian and Pakistani restaurant in Tempe. It was given the "Triple D" treatment in 2013. When Guy visited, two of the dishes he tried were the Tandoori chicken tikka and the Goat Karahi. He also tried his hand at making naan.Photo by: Curry Corner
30 Arizona restaurants featured on 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives'
Curry Corner is located near Arizona State University at 1212 E. Apache Blvd. in Tempe. The major cross-streets are Apache Blvd. and Rural Road.Photo by: Curry Corner
30 Arizona restaurants featured on 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives'
Chino Bandido first opened its doors in 1990. According to its website, the original eatery was 1,000-square feet and had seating for 16. It has since expanded and can now seat 150. The restaurant blends Mexican and Asian flavors within bowls, burritos and quesadillas.

 

Photo by: Chino Bandido
30 Arizona restaurants featured on 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives'
Chino Bandido is located at 15414 N. 19th Avenue in Phoenix. The nearest cross-streets are 19th Avenue and Greenway Road. The hours are 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. daily.Photo by: Chino Bandido
30 Arizona restaurants featured on 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives'
Andreoli Italian Grocery is an Italian market and eatery in Scottsdale. It is owned by chef Giovanni Scorzo who was born in Italy and came to the United States in 1985. The bread, pastries, cannolis and cheeses are made in-house. You order at the counter and someone will bring the food to you. Photo by: Andreoli Italian Grocery
30 Arizona restaurants featured on 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives'
Andreoli Italian Grocery is located at 8880 E. Via Linda, Scottsdale AZ 85258, near 90th Street and Via Linda.Photo by: Andreoli Italian Grocery