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Cafe Bink

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36889 Tom Darlington Drive, Carefree, AZ 85377 (Bloody Basin)
+1 480-488-9796
Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my go to casual spot for out of town visitors. Truffle fries as an appetizer are always perfectly done. There are almost always a couple of vegetarian options. These are so good that I will make it a meat free night. Inside is small but the outside patio is large and pleasant, sail cloth covered. I've also eaten... More 

Thank Lora99999999
Scottsdale, Arizona
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely, true cafe!! This is nothing pretentious. It is the best of all places; everyone welcome, amazing food, and the highest quality service. Reminds me of the best cafes I've visited in Paris. Consistency and deliciousness! I've had 60% of their menu and have never been disappointed. In fact, in each dish there is always something that surprises, which adds... More 

Thank Linda T
Flagstaff, Arizona
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315 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Had dinner with 10 people. The food here is casual but very good. Service depends on the server, but the menu has some fantastic choices.

Thank Ryan T
Allenspark, CO
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63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I'd heard about the grass-fed beef they use for their hamburgers, so that's what I ordered. Wow! Really delicious! And the fries were yummy, too. Just what they should be for a classic burger 'n' fries lunch. Good service, low-key ambiance, and unpretentious quality.

1 Thank Edilie
Buchanan, Michigan
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321 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful meal and can recommend the Cosmo Martini, Sloppy Joe, and Artichoke Pasta (spicy). Our server Denise was "top notch." She was attentive without being intrusive. Reservations are recommended.

2 Thank Martin R
Carefree, Arizona
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We decided after spending half an afternoon with friends to enjoy the Happy Hour but did not think about "it is Valentine Day". We ended up at Cafe Bink around 4PM, told that we can happily stay till 6PM but have to clear the table to allow customers with a reservation for Valentine Dinner to sit at a nice and... More 

1 Thank HeliOpa
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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208 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Cafe Bink wants to be good. And if somebody was managing it correctly it would be very good. The recipes are sound (have the excellent warm beet salad that is balanced by grapefruit,mint and tiny peanuts!) but way too much salt is being wielded by a heavy hand in every offering (hello mushroom soup). The servers are nice, but painfully... More 

Thank eatplaylove
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Nothing special. The seating was lined up against a wall/window. All in a row. Average salad. Service was slow.

Thank Susanne J
Scottsdale, Arizona
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262 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We have been eating here for years and it is our favorite Resturant in the area. We had dinner there a few days ago and things weren't the same. None of the usual servers were there and that was noticed. The menu is much more limited and not very enticing. The food was good but not exceptional. I hope the... More 

Thank Steve M
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

This is one of the better restaurants in Carefree. I love the lunches here. Don't miss the sloppy Joe on an onion roll. However, you can't miss with anything on the menu.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36889 Tom Darlington Drive, Carefree, AZ 85377
    (Bloody Basin)
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Carefree
  • Phone Number: +1 480-488-9796

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