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Venues Cafe

34 Easy St, Carefree, AZ 85377
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Ranked #17 of 22 restaurants in Carefree
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Hum Road
Transit: Wild West Shuttle offers pick up and drop off at our location.
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63 reviews from our community

61% Recommend
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Lake Zurich, IL
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Venues Cafe is a fun place to go during the hot summer in Arizona this restaurant has a wonderful happy hour to show their appreciation of their summertime customers. From 3 pm to closing they have drink specials and a special mid-day menu. The owner, Catherine and her staff are friendly, helpful and always mingling to help you feel welcome... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This was our second trip to Venues. Both visits there was a very nice Car Show out front. We like that, as we have a couple old cars. The first visit, on a Saturday. They offered a breakfast buffet. It was not too large and actually pretty good. Of course being a buffet, we did not have to worry too... More

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Beavercreek, Oregon
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Went to dinner with my family expecting to have a very nice meal - from the minute we walked through the door it was a bad experience. The hostess was rude, our server was snotty (for lack of a better word), the food was awful and outrageously expensive - the only thing that was remotely good about this restaurant was... More

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Oakland, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My husband and I took my disabled father there three days in a row because the service is friendly and knowledgeable, the food fresh and wonderful, and the outside dining area beautiful and quiet. The surrounding landscape is breathtaking and the nearby galleries are very inviting. Only 30 - 45 minutes from Scottsdale or Phoenix, get out of the city... More

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Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I ordered filet mignon, my wife had the mozzarella salad, our daughter chicken alfredo, our friends had veal, sea bass and spinach salad. For dessert we had pie a la mode, chocolate decadence and creme brûlée. Our server Karen was delightful and we appreciate the owners checking in on how we were doing. The decor, lighting and gorgeous art on... More

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Chandler, Arizona
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

I have eaten at restaurants for the past 50+years---everything from Wendy's in AZ to Maxim's in Paris. This was, without doubt, the worst service I have ever experienced and no one, not our waiter, not staff and not management. We were there during the Carefree Art Show so we expected crowds and slower than usual service even though due to... More

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Fort Wayne, IN
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

Dined on a Monday evening, fairly early. Made reservations on Open Table half hour before we got there. When we arrived didn't have the reservation, said owner was off that night and that was usually her job. Waited almost 20 minutes for order to be taken. Person pouring water filled glasses with no ice. One diner asked for ice so... More

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Rolling Meadows
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Visited this restaurant for lunch on 2/15. Seated quickly.....then the bad service began. Waited too long for one beverage to begin. Seated outside rather than inside, which appeared to have better service. Ordered lunch, location was not crowded yet. Waited for 40 minutes then began to discuss leaving. We were talked into staying by one party member. A few minutes... More

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

We dined here for lunch. The burger was fantastic and the service too. They have a nice outside space for dining. Inside area is large and nice atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We are 3 months new to the area and after hitting most of the local restaurants, we have concluded that not only does Venues serve the tastiest food, but they also have the absolute greatest staff & bar staff. Their prices are set just right to where one can come & enjoy more than a meal a week without feeling... More

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