For most people, living in close proximity to restaurants is a must. Fortunately, Peoria has a diverse selection of great restaurants. There’s truly something for everyone, whether you’re looking for a quick bite or you want something a little more substantial to cap off a long day. We’ve come up with a list of just a few of our favorite restaurants near Vistancia, which should give you a good idea of the great options available in the nearby area.
The best restaurants in Peoria, AZ
While picking restaurants is always subjective, it’s hard not to rave about some of our favorites. Peoria has some fantastic cuisine, although some of the best restaurants are hidden away in a manner that almost certainly makes them known only to the locals. Our favorites are a good mix of popular local restaurants, hidden gems, and those great neighborhood spots that are a must when you’re looking to have a nice night out. Below are a handful of our favorites, which might end up being some of yours as well.
Some of the best meals you’ll ever have in your life aren’t just due to the food but to the ambiance and experience. While there’s a lot to be said for seeking out places that are incredibly fancy and offer a fine dining experience, sometimes the best ambiance is that of a local hang-out. That’s what V’s Taproom seeks to give its patrons – a sense of being somewhere close to home, where you can truly relax, have fun, and enjoy a good meal with your favorite people. The large outdoor patio with a water feature and incredible views of the Trilogy Golf Course make this a restaurant that you go try because of the food, but come back to because of how great it makes you feel.
The fare at V’s is American, with their signature wood-fired oven pizzas, top-notch burgers, and the kind of comfort food that you’re immediately drawn to whenever you just want a great meal. The selection of drinks on tap is similarly fantastic, with a huge number of national and local beers as well as hand-made cocktails. Beyond the menu, though, is the way you’ll be treated at V’s. There’s never a rush to give you a check or to make way for the next guest – it’s the perfect place to slow down and have a conversation.
Squid Ink Sushi
If you’re a fan of sushi, you know that the best pieces always come from great sushi bars. The fine line between so-so sushi and great sushi usually comes down to a commitment to quality, something that Squid Ink has in spades. Loudly declaring itself as the place to get the freshest sashimi and sushi in Peoria, it’s a great little restaurant that will let you enjoy world-class sushi while still getting to dine in comfort. It’s everything you love about good sushi.
The menu at Squid Ink is just large enough to offer most diners exactly what they want without ever overwhelming anyone, they even offer an Angus Beef burger for those at the table who aren’t in the mood for Sushi. The sushi available at Squid Ink is a solid mix between traditional recipes and fusion cuisine, inviting diners to be a bit more adventurous with their taste buds than they might be otherwise. Once you’re done eating, there’s also a great bar that invites patrons to sit back and enjoy what’s on television or to have great conversations with friends and family. If you’re looking for a way to make sure that you get a great sushi experience, this is the place to go.
If you’re looking for a great breakfast, you’re not going to beat The Haymaker. The epitome of a great neighborhood spot, this restaurant makes breakfast seven days a week. If you’re looking for something that’s hearty and will keep you full for the rest of the day, you need to look no further. The meals here are fantastic, but it’s the breakfast that you’ll keep looking for. The best part is that breakfast is served all day so you won’t have to wake up early to get your breakfast fix.
Char Pizzeria Napoletana
What’s better than pizza? How about pizza made exactly how you decide? That’s the mission at Char Pizzeria Napoletana, which brings hand-crafted Neapolitan-style pizzas to Peoria. The 800 degree wood-fired ovens are in place to allow customers a chance to make their own pizzas, picking through a great list of toppings to put together the ultimate Italian delicacy. You can stick to tried-and-true favorites or go wild with your toppings, but the end result is always delicious. In addition to pizza you will also find a variety of bruschetta and hand tossed salads to go along with your meal. Char even features a wine bar with large outdoor patio and offer live music certain nights of the week. If you’re looking for a great place to dine, you’ll never go wrong when visiting Char.
Lakeside Bar and Grill
Sometimes you just want a restaurant that has everything. Lakeside Bar and Grill brings the traditional bar and grill ambiance alongside a huge menu that includes Italian, American, and Mexican favorites. The patios are equipped with misters that make some of the hottest days of the year tolerable, and the bar is equipped with everything you need to have a great time. Lakeside features an event calendar offering local band performances, karaoke, Texas Hold’Em tournaments and much more. Sports enthusiasts will love the flat screen TV’s and large projector that is always tuned-in to your favorite games. Whether you are looking for a quick meal or a fun night out, you’ll find exactly what you need at Lakeside Bar and Grill.
Dillon’s Kansas City BBQ Bayou
Is there a better way to cap a day at Lake Pleasant than filling your hunger with delicious BBQ? Dillon’s has become something of an establishment, bringing great Kansas City-style BBQ all over the Phoenix area and it’s Lake Pleasant location is one of the best. With fantastic dishes and one of the best atmospheres in the area, it’s the place to go if you want great food that will fill you up. Dillon’s is also a great place to visit if you’re looking to watch a fight on television or if you just want to hang out with friends – the friendly, welcoming clientele make it easy to take a seat and really get on with the business of enjoying your night all with the bonus of lakeside views.
Do these restaurants near Vistancia have you feeling hungry yet? There’s more to enjoy in the area than just a satisfying meal, of course, but the cuisine definitely helps. Whether you’re looking at the master-planned community, the great amenities or the great dining that’s all around, you’ll notice there’s so much life, in one place. To stay up to date about the latest news about Vistancia sign up for the newsletter. It’s the best way to find out all of the great things going on in and around the community!