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Salty Sow

#47 of 2,529 Restaurants in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
American, Bar, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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4801 E Cactus Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85254-4181 (Tatum Blvd)
+1 602-795-9463
16:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 16:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 23:00
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112 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Our daughter and her boyfriend had visited the Salty Sow a couple of weeks ago and raved about it. We made a reservation for brunch and from the moment we stepped inside the place exceeded our expectations. It was warm, friendly, our server Chris was amazing (a recent transplant from Maryland ladies) and we were seated by the incredible $5... More 

1 Thank Ralph M
Scottsdale, Arizona
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

I've been to this restaurant twice. On both occasions I really wanted to like it. Upon introduction it sounds amazing. Unfortunately the service and the food have consistently been a notable disappointment. On the first occasion the service was very average. Very long wait for a server almost put off by our presence. The pork was dry and Leathery. The... More 

Thank Chuck C
Phoenix, Arizona
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Our group of friends dined here and everyone was so impressed the food they ordered. The menu is unique, large portions and everything tasted wonderful. We don't usually order desserts, but several of us were tempted by the choices and they also tasted amazing. The only downside I can think of is the noise level, it does make holding conversation... More 

Thank Mimi7173
New Jersey
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185 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

I love pork belly. And this pig oriented restaurant has an excellent one for a main course. (The accompanying cheese grits are just as tasty.) The duck fat fries are good, but not sure I could tell what they were cooked in. (If you don't like egg on your fries - be sure to tell the wait staff - cuz... More 

Thank Scott S
Edmonton, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Went to Salty Sow wanting something BBQ-y!!!... we had Charcuterie plate, asiago Halibut and flight of beer!!!... all was very tasty and nice portions... took half of both entrees home!! Best Charcuterie plate ever had... all local and superb!!! Prices reasonable, service and ambience exceptional!... great menu choices!!

Thank Harry A
Scottsdale, Arizona
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Totally by co-inky-dink, we were there two nights in a row with different groups of friends. The place is lovely, dark and welcoming. Hubby had the beef shoulder with runny egg on top. He loved it. I had the fish and chips (duck fat fries). Really good. The signature sips are beyond compare. Second night he had asiago crusted halibut... More 

1 Thank MaryScottsdale
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91 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

My boss recommended this place as a mid-priced restaurant to meet with an out-of-town guest. My husband and I enjoyed almost every aspect of the meal, service and decor. Kelly provided excellent service. The food was very good, with one minor bump that was quickly addressed by Kelly and the manager. The country-style pate was on a meat and cheese... More 

1 Thank BaracudaWisconsin
Redmond, Oregon
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

We went here at the enthusiastic recommendation of friends, they had visited 3 times while in Scottsdale last month. Not sure what the excitement was, I'll have to ask when i get home. There was no greeter when we arrived so we proceeded to seat ourselves. He arrived shortly after we sat and seemed annoyed that we had seated ourselves.... More 

Thank dancingdonna
Scottsdale, Arizona
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Great spot to come enjoy good food and atmosphere! Very friendly staff and great service along with some interesting menu selections! For appetizer try the Green Chili Pork stew! Tender and full of flavor with just the right amount of spice, and plenty to share! The ribeye Tacos are also cooked to perfection, with a great balance of flavors! The... More 

Thank Keith L
Scottsdale, Arizona
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218 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

This is a large restaurant, but it doesn't feel too crowded or noisy or impersonal. We had a great meal, excellent service and attention to our time constraint since we were headed to a concert at the MIM. The menu has a good variety, of course, lots of pork, but there are other options. I would definitely return here again.

Thank Teresa M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$30
American, Bar, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4801 E Cactus Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85254-4181
    (Tatum Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix
  • Phone Number: +1 602-795-9463
Salty Sow serves chef-driven, modern farmhouse cuisine, combining new cooking techniques with old-world methods like braising, poaching, and stewing. Our signature cocktail ingredients come fresh out of the garden, featuring local and organic spirits.

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