Whether you are hosting an Independence Day party or venturing out, these Phoenix restaurants aim to fill you up before the fireworks start with special dishes, deals and discounts. All offers and menu items are good only on July 4, except where noted.
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Buy one entree and get a second for $4. Choose from selections like the LGO reserve short rib tacos ($19), green chile burger ($15) and roasted jidori chicken with market vegetables or colcannon potato ($25). Wash it down with sangria ($6).
Details: 5040 N. 40th St., Phoenix. 602-957-2555, chelseaskitchenaz.com.
Buck & Rider
Sushi at Buck & Rider. (Photo: LGO Hospitality)
Get $4 sushi. Selections include the spicy avocado roll; crunchy shrimp roll; and the lobster tobanjan, with jicama, mango, Fresno chiles and soy paper.
Details: 4225 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix. 602-346-0110, buckandrider.com.
Ingo’s Tasty Food
Treat yourself to $4 burgers all day. Consider the Paris Texas burger with apple barbecue sauce, smoked bacon and grass-fed beef. Or, try the Farmer’s Daughter burger with dijonnaise, Fol Epi cheese and sauerkraut.
Details: 4502 N. 40th St., Phoenix. 602-795-2884, ingostastyfood.com.
La Grande Orange Grocery & Pizzeria
Buy one pizza and get a second for $4. Try the Rocket Man with spicy red Fresno chiles, broccolini, roasted peppers, roasted garlic and sun-dried tomatoes. Or, there’s the vegan Dalai Lama, with housemade cashew cheese, kale, roasted tomatoes, Brussels sprouts and roasted yellow peppers.
Details: 4410 N. 40th St., Phoenix. 602-840-7777, lagrandeorangegrocery.com.
MidiCi the Neapolitan Pizza Co.
Take advantage of $4 margherita pizzas with any purchase.
Details: 21001 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix. 480-247-7377, mymidici.com.
Sierra Bonita Grill
The Southwestern pasta at Sierra Bonita Grill. (Photo: Courtesy Sierra Bonita Grill)
Treat yourself to $12 lunch specials served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Option include: Southwestern pasta with beef tenderloin; pork cutlet sandwich topped with cheddar and roasted Anaheim chile; and the green chile chicken quesadilla with Manchego cheese.
Details: 6933 N. Seventh St., Phoenix. 602-264-0700, sierrabonitagrill.com.
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Fox Restaurant Concepts
Members of the e-bites club will receive an e-mail that includes an offer of 25 percent off their entire bill that can be used at its restaurants on July 4. Not a member? Sign up at frcebites.com before the holiday, to receive the deal via e-mail. The deal is not applicable to any Sky Harbor locations, Flower Child locations, happy hour or third-party delivery services. It’s valid for dine-in only and cannot be combined with other offers.
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Stop by from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the lunch special of chef/owner Steve Freidkin’s special chili dog made with a quarter-pound Polish dog on a French roll with chili, minced onion and Longhorn cheese, served with homemade potato chips ($6). Swing by for dinner starting at 4 p.m. for the slow-smoked BBQ Sparerib special dinner ($15) served with choice of potato and salad. Lone Star beer is $2 all day, as is the special red, white and blue dessert of fresh strawberries, blueberries and Chantilly Cream over a buttermilk biscuit ($6).
Details: 6003 N. 16th St., Phoenix. 602-248-7827, texazgrill.com.
True Food Kitchen
True Insider email subscribers get 25 percent off their dine-in bill on July 4. Sign up before the holiday to get the deal.
Details: 2502 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix. 602-774-3488. Also, 15191 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. 480-265-4500, truefoodkitchen.com.
Phoenix Ale Brewery Central Kitchen
Swing by for Hoppy Hour all day and enjoy deals like applewood smoked bacon popcorn ($5), Biltmore blonde fish taco ($4), Nico's nachos ($7), southern fried chicken slider ($6), the ale house cheeseburger ($8) and a 10-inch Black Iron Pizza of the Hour ($10). Brunch will also be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Details: 5813 N. Seventh St., Phoenix. 602-313-8713, centralkitchenaz.com.
Half Moon Sports Grill
Grab a post-fireworks bite and get any burger for half-price from 8 p.m. to close July 3-4.
Details: 2121 E. Highland Ave., Phoenix. 602-977-2700. Also, 288 E. Greenway Parkway, Phoenix. 602-993-6600, halfmoonsportsgrill.com.
Original Breakfast House
The red, white and blue special at Original Breakfast House. (Photo: Joanie Simon)
On July 2 and 3, get the “red, white and blue” special: patriotic pancakes served with strawberries and blueberries with warm creme anglaise ($10.95).
Details: 13623 N. 32nd St., Phoenix. 602-482-2328, originalbreakfasthouse.com.
The annual Dinner on Us offers patrons a buy one, get one free deal starting at 4 p.m. Among the signature entrees: bacon butter stack pork chop with sweet potato mash, green beans, chimichurri, and whole grain mustard jus ($18); blackened salmon filet served with black-eyed pea salad and lemon butter sauce ($18)and Sunbru beer battered fish and chips served with kale slaw, duck fat fries and house-made tartar sauce ($18).
Details: 4801 E. Cactus Road, Phoenix. 602-795-9463, saltysow.com.
Hula’s Modern Tiki
Hula's Hurricane is one of the drinks offered at Hula's Modern Tiki in Phoenix. (Photo: Nick Oza/The Republic)
Celebrate with all night happy hour from 3:30 to 11 p.m. Specials include $6 appetizers, $6 signature tropical cocktails, $4 draft beers, $3 select beers by the bottle and $1 off glasses of wine.
Details: 4700 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. 602-265-8454. Also, 7213 E. First Ave., Scottsdale. 480-970-4852, hulasmoderntiki.com.
Order the summer barbecue-inspired plate packed with dry-rubbed barbecued steak, gluten-free mac & cheese, crunchy kale slaw, watermelon and a drink ($14).
Details: 10460 N. 90th St., Scottsdale. 480-240-4400. Also, 100 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix. 480-212-0180. Other locations at iamaflowerchild.com.
Kick start the day with a Red, White or Blue Mimosa for $4 each.
Details: 8777 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. 480-947-3214. Also, 14838 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale. 480-361-5228, hashkitchen.com.
The red, white and blue pancake special at Perk Eatery. (Photo: Pauline Martinez)
Fuel up with the Red, White and Blue Pancake special ($13.99): pancakes are packed with plump blueberries and topped with fresh strawberries and sweet vanilla cream.
Details: 6501 E. Greenway Parkway, Scottsdale. 480-998-6026, perkeatery.com.
The annual Dinner on Us offers diners a buy one, get one free deal starting at 4 p.m. Among the signature wood-fired dishes: bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin ($23); grilled fish tacos ($19), slow-roasted pork shoulder carnitas ($18) and blackened redfish with whole grain pilaf, smoked tomatoes and chipotle Tabasco lemon butter ($23).
Details: 4800 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. 480-947-0795, roaringfork.com.
Old Town Gringos
Burger at Old Town Gringos. (Photo: Courtesy Old Town Gringos)
Celebrate with $2 cheeseburgers, hot dogs and Coors Light drafts. American-themed sliders include blackened California chicken sliders with avocado, tomato, lettuce and pepper jack cheese ($9), mini Chicago dog sliders on poppy seed slider buns with relish, pepper, onion, mustard and tomato slices ($9) and Philly cheesesteak sliders with peppers, onions and Cheez Whiz ($12).
Details: 4209 N. Craftsman Court, Scottsdale. 480-423-3800, oldtowngringos.com.
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch
The resort’s traditional Red, White & Blue BBQ Picnic ($30, $15 for ages 6-12) will be held at 6 p.m. at Terrace Court. Guests will enjoy baby back ribs, barbecue chicken, pulled pork, hamburgers and hot dogs. The night includes live music and culminates with fireworks.
Details: 7500 E. Doubletree Ranch Road, Scottsdale. 480-444-1234, scottsdale.hyatt.com.
From 6 to 10 p.m., enjoy $4 draft beers, $44 unlimited racing and $44 for two VR sessions. Specials are not valid with other deals or offers.
Details: 9119 E. Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale. 602-302-7223, octaneraceway.com.
Southeast Valley restaurants:
Nitro Live Icecreamery
An ice cream float at Nitro Live Icecreamery. (Photo: Courtesy Nitro Live Icecreamery)
Cool off with $4 ice cream slushes and floats.
Details: 884 W. Warner Road, Gilbert. 480-214-3457, nitrolive.com.
For at-home celebrations, the July Four feast ($40) feeds six and includes one pound each of hand-sliced smoked prime beef brisket and seasoned pulled pork, six large buns and a 5-ounce bottle of signature sauce. Available for same-day, take-out orders only.
Details: 1610 S. Stapley Drive, Mesa. 480-361-7470. Also, 8501 N. 27th Ave., Phoenix. 602-995-5982, bobbyq.net.
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Sauce Pizza & Wine
Subscribers of the restaurant’s e-mail list will receive an offer for 25 percent off their entire bill to use on July 4. Non-members can sign up before the holiday to receive the e-mail offer. The discount is not applicable to the Sky Harbor location or third party delivery, and may not be combined with other discounts or offers.
Details: 20491 E. Rittenhouse Road, Queen Creek. 480-902-4877. Also, 14418 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. 480-321-8800. Other locations at saucepizzaandwine.com.
Pizza at Nicantoni's. (Photo: Courtesy Nicantoni's)
Get one large one-topping pizza for $17.76.
Details: 323 S. Gilbert Road, Gilbert. 480-892-2234, nicantonis.com.
Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers
Get the All-American Burger and Budweiser Freedom Reserve for $12. Of every sale of Freedom Reserve, $1 is donated to Folds of Honor, a non-profit organization that provides educational scholarships to the children and spouses of fallen and disabled service members while serving.
Details: 1980 W. Germann Road, Chandler. 480-899-2007. Also, 6718 W. Deer Valley Road, Glendale. 623-213-7622. Other locations at coldbeers.com.
Head here for the special release of the Red (strawberry rhubarb), White (apple) & Blue (blueberry) Pie Ciders for the July 4 holiday. A 3-pack featuring 16-ounce cans will be available starting June 30 for $17.76. The ciders will be available on tap starting July 3 for $7 a glass, with $1 benefitting the Mesa Veteran’s Resource Center. The limited edition ciders will be served until they're gone. There's a limit of three 3-packs per person. Veterans and active military receive $1 off pints in the taproom.
Details: 31 S. Robson St., Mesa. cidercorpsaz.com.
Kai at Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa
A look inside Kai Restaurant at Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass. (Photo: Kai Restaurant at Sheraton Grand)
On July 6, enjoy an evening of fine dining, wine and stories with a five-course dinner with wine pairings ($175) with former Arizona Republic food critic Howard Seftel. Chef de cuisine Ryan Swanson and certified sommelier Kevin Lewis collaborate to pair each course with wines from Arizona’s own Rune Wines. Seftel, who dined and wrote anonymously about the restaurant scene in the Valley for more than 20 years, will share his stories over the evening’s dishes. The dinner starts with a reception over hors d’oeuvres at 6 p.m. with dinner seating at 6:30 p.m. and a Star-Spangled Spectacular fireworks show at 9:15 p.m. Reservations are required for this exclusive dinner.
Details: 5594 Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Gila River Indian Reservation. 602-385-5777, wildhorsepassresort.com.
B2 Burgers & Brews
In honor of the nation’s 242nd birthday, get hot dogs, 12-ounce cans of beer, fireball shots and cheeseburger sliders for $2.42 each.
Details: 393 W. Warner Road, Chandler. 480-917-4937, b2burgersbrews.com
West Valley restaurants:
Head here for food specials like the Padre Hot Dog with potato salad ($6.99), half-rack barbecue ribs served with veggie, choice of side and breadstick ($13.99) and apple crisp for dessert ($4.99). Wash them down with a fresh strawberry blueberry mojito ($4), fresh watermelon margarita ($4), Fireball shots ($3) and Bud or Bud Light drafts ($3). Grab a pal for the free-to-enter Cornhole Tournament at 7 p.m. that offers prizes including lower-level Arizona Diamondbacks tickets.
Details: 4338 W. Bell Road, Glendale. 602-547-9406, padremurphy.com.
Land of the Free, Home of the Glazed Box includes four of each doughnut: strawberry glaze, blueberry glaze with sprinkles and vanilla glazed with powdered sugar. (Photo: Courtesy Fractured Prune)
Be the hit of the party with the Land of the Free, Home of the Glazed Box ($15.99) complete with four each of strawberry glaze, blueberry glaze with sprinkles and vanilla glazed with powdered sugar. The box is available through July 31.
Details: Westgate Entertainment District, Loop 101 and Glendale Avenue in Glendale. 623-872-0008. And, 4910 W. Ray Road, Chandler. 480-820-5438. Other locations at fracturedprune.com.
Pair brunch or lunch with the refreshing and festive Patriot drink, a concoction of vodka and fruit flavors served over ice ($6, $3.50 for nonalcoholic version).
Details: 1800 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. 623-536-9000. Also, 24762 N. Lake Pleasant Parkway, Peoria. 623-566-1515, haymakeraz.com.
Bring the family for the All American Eat and Play Classic special that includes a large, one-topping pizza, four sodas and $20 in game play for $17.76. Add on with the Play Day for Two deal: two $5 game cards, four games of bowling and two games of laser tag also for $17.76.
Details: 13525 N. Litchfield Road, Surprise. 623-975-7529, uptownalleysurprise.com.
Indoor playgrounds for the kiddos
Jake's Unlimited|Formerly known as Amazing Jake's, this indoor "fun factory" completed a major renovation. The family can enjoybumper cars, laser tag, bowling, midway and arcade games.Bring your appetite, because a buffet purchase is required for entry. There are also plenty of TVs and food/drink options just for parents.Details: 1830 E. Baseline Road, Mesa. 480-926-7499, jakesunlimited.com. Courtesy of Jake's Unlimited
Westgate Entertainment District
If you want food from pretty much any of the Westgate restaurants, you're in for a deal. Most will offer special grab-and-go deals from 5 to 9 p.m., in conjunction with the Sixth Annual Westgate Fireworks Fest. Among the promotions are:
- Cold Stone Creamery (A 7.5-ounce pre-packaged Signature Creation and a bottle of Dasani water for $4).
- Dave & Buster’s (Get a cheeseburger or hot dog, chips and a drink for $6. Also, purchase a $20 gameplay card and get an additional $20 in game play).
- Good Bad Ugly Brewing Co. (tavern burger sliders with house-made chips and a soft drink for $8; an all-beef hot dog, house-made chips and a soft drink for $6).
- Hot N Juicy Crawfish (half-size crawfish po’ boy or shrimp po’ boy with chips, bottled water or soda for $5; Cajun pork skin for $3; and bottled water or soda for $1 each).
- Shane’s Rib Shack (big dad BBQ pork sandwich or smoked chicken salad sandwich with choice of coleslaw, potato salad or chips, and a bottle of water, Coke or Diet Coke for $6).
Details: Westgate Entertainment District, Loop 101 and Glendale Avenue in Glendale. westgateaz.com.
Feed the gang with the special Fourth of July Family Meal Deal: a large, two-topping thin crust pizza, family house or Caesar salad, cheesy garlic bread and four soft drinks, coffee or tea beverages ($39.99). Valid for dine-in orders only.
Details: 16222 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria. 623-208-4330, giordanos.com.