Best Restaurants for Solo Dining Near Phoenix

Maybe you’re self partnered. Maybe you just don’t feel like company. Maybe you’re new here. Whatever your reason for dining solo, we have some great places to eat in Phoenix to relax and enjoy a meal without having to share. These are the best restaurants for solo dining in the area. 

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Southern Rail | 300 W Camelback Rd

Southern Rail nails the solo dining trifecta: lots of open-air bar seating, a solid variety of small plates, and happy hour every day. Chef Justin Beckett has sublimely crafted Phoenix’s local twist on southern soul food. The Dirty Rice Balls are a must!

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Joyride Taco House | 5202 N Central Ave

If you’re searching for an excellent place to eat tacos in Phoenix and people watch,  this is the place to do it. You can mix up your meal by sampling different gourmet tacos with some delectable sides like Mexican Street Corn. The menu suggests sharing. We say order as many tacos as you want just for you. No one’s going to judge.

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Postino East | 302 N Gilbert Rd #102

You have to be a fan of any place that brings you large amounts of delicious food on a board. Order the bruschetta and take some home for later. From open until 5 pm, enjoy a $5 glass of wine or small pitcher of craft beer.

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32 Shea | 10626 N 32nd St

This little hidden gem is the perfect place to grab a quick bite. This is one of the best places to eat in Phoenix that includes a pretty little Buddha inspired patio where you can linger for a while and let the stress fall away. 32 Shea is pet-friendly, so feel free to bring Fido.

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OHSO Eatery & Nano-Brewery | 4900 E Indian School Rd

We know not all solo diners are avoiding contact with others. We see you, social people. OHSO has the comfort of a neighborhood joint and some of the friendliest restaurant-goers in town. Belly up to the back bar and have fun chatting up a stranger. Stop by on the weekend for one of the best brunches in town.

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Olive & Ivy | 7135 E Camelback Rd #195

Hey look, sometimes you want to treat yourself to a meal that makes you feel like you’re on vacation. We get it. Yummy Italian food that pairs well with Phoenix’s incredible weather. Ask to be seated outside on the patio and watch the actual out-of-towners stroll by at one of the best places to eat in Phoenix.