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Venues Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
American, Bar, Pub
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34 Easy St, Carefree, AZ 85377 (Hum Road)
+1 480-595-9909
11:00 - 10:00
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Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 10:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 07:30 - 23:00
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Ramsey, NJ
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On a hot day in Scottsdale, we took a 30-minute drive north to Carefree for a little sightseeing. In the center of town, there is a famous, giant sundial and a lovely, desert-style botanical park surrounded by upscale shopping and dining. We wandered into Venues to escape the heat and discovered a lovely spot for lunch. Venues features a large,... More 

Thank Michael G
El Paso, Texas
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Crab cakes, pulled pork and onion rings were all great. The chips with the salsa were stale. Great service. At least 10 large pieces of orogional art added greatly to the ambiance.

Thank DEdwardR2016
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Waitress was rude right from the get go. Waited for 1hr & 15 min. for our meal. No one approached us for 1 hr. not even for coffee refill. Had to ask for cutlery & napkin. Being diabetic I had to eat. Out of shear frustration we finally left without getting our meal. Will never cast a shadow in this... More 

Thank Dennis B
Spearfish, South Dakota
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

4 people's orders were disappointing the fish and chips were nearly cremated..the fish filets were not burned but very crispy..the eggplant dish was lacking in flavor and the green bean dish was too salty for the lady to eat

Thank Dan C
Eagle River, Wisconsin
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189 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped Saturday evening for a light dinner. Service was good but wait staff not very engaging or friendly, not rude at all just serve food and little words. Food was good. Quiet and easy conversation dinning.

Thank MIFire
Anthem, Arizona
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556 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Had a good simple lunch here today while visiting the Art Show across the street. A good choice. We had the chicken wrap sandwich with salad split for two, cost including tip was $15. The service was good and friendly. Place fun and ambiance nice.

Thank Robert A
Cambridge, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Expected better. Was told several items on the menu were not available that day. Ordered the calamari which was sad compared with Tonto's . The potato soup was warm and ok. The salad was also ok. The bill was as much as a lunch at Tonto would be, without the view, the excellent servers and not as good food.

Thank Rae M
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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Food was good. Seated in minutes, but we saw elderly customers having to stand while waiting for a seat. It would cost very little to put four chairs by the wall at the front door. Would be a great service.

Thank hkcpa
yukon, ok
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60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Stopped in for lunch. Fireplace was nice & service was great. We had a french dip and a turkey burger. Both were excellent.

Thank Kristin m
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57 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Went for dinner with friends. Atmosphere is very inviting. Prices are a bit high but not unreasonable. Burger was very good. Ribs done well. Fish and chips were very good. Nice bar. Waitress was excellent. I recommend.

Thank Vicki A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Easy St, Carefree, AZ 85377
    (Hum Road)
  • Public Transportation: Wild West Shuttle offers pick up and drop off at our location.
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Carefree
  • Phone Number: +1 480-595-9909

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?