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Venues Cafe

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34 Easy St, Carefree, AZ 85377 (Hum Road)
Wild West Shuttle offers pick up and drop off at our location.
480-595-9909
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 am
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great friendly local restaurant!

Venues is a five minute drive from my home, so it is a favorite. We went there to celebrate my Birthday (I don't like to drive far after celebrating) and they were so nice when the meal I wanted was not available (Try their Chicken Schnitzel!). They brought me a delicious dessert and made the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
denadenaki
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Venues is a five minute drive from my home, so it is a favorite. We went there to celebrate my Birthday (I don't like to drive far after celebrating) and they were so nice when the meal I wanted was not available (Try their Chicken Schnitzel!). They brought me a delicious dessert and made the evening a success. The menu... More 

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Tempe, Arizona
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Enjoyed visits on 2 separate occasions, lunch and dinner. Both were very good. Staff was welcoming and attentive, the wall behind the bar is beautiful, the menu had a variety of choices and the food was tasty.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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126 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

There was a time when Venue's was a great place to go. Then they took the amazing Corn Beef Rueben on a Pretzel Bread off the menu. I heard it was back so I took a friend to lunch there. Well it's back and it needs help. The Pretzel Bread was a bit stale and the corn beef had the... More 

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London
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We visit this area once a year. We are usually here for about a month every summer, so we do get to know the local places. This year was our first year to try out Venues, and we've been back twice already. But please note - we haven't left the bar area yet, so our thoughts are based from a... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

Let me say I had a really good steak here. But everything else was just so-so. I was expecting more in Carefree. I can't help but feeling the staff is not too thrilled with with people walking in the door. I won't be going back.

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Phoenix
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Perhaps it was an off night but service was slow. It did seem they were understaffed. The owner and one of the server were very friendly but I think overwhelmed. We had a several appetizers but only the bruschetta stood out. The wine selection is very nice as well as the beer selection - both bottled and on tap. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Get the chicken salad in a wrap - delicious! Nice wine by the glass options. Cute interior. Attentive service - I would come back!!

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California
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142 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The menu, while sounding impressive, doesn't live up to its promise. Food is average at best, but while there isn't much competition in Carefree, this restaurant gets a lot of traffic. Inconsistency is the name of the game, with our favorite things varying widely between large and succulent, with plenty of garlicky sauce, to dry and shriveled small offerings with... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Charming place, delicious food, attentive owner. It's all good. The town of Carefree is a delight to visit.

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Tennessee
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We swung into this place on whim and was pleasantly surprised. It's in kind of a specialty shop area that we just happened to stumble in to. We sat on the patio and enjoyed a beautiful day and watched the world go by. We had the beef tostadas with verde sauce as an appetizer that will knock your socks off.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 34 Easy St, Carefree, AZ 85377
    (Hum Road)
  • Public Transportation: Wild West Shuttle offers pick up and drop off at our location.
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Carefree
  • Phone Number: 480-595-9909

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 11:00 pm

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