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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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7:30 am - 11:00 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: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 27
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  • 32
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Only average

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
JLateulere
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Phoenix
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Phoenix
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

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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131 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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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Marshfield, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The food here is just wonderful and the wine list will satisfy any one. Eat on the patio for great people watching. Be sure to try their specials.

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This cafe is stunning - beautiful art work, located right downtown. We sat on the patio to enjoy a wonderful cool breeze and the people watching. Plus the patio is dog friendly. Carefree AZ is a wonderful little village just north of Scottsdale. The service was very good, we didn't have to ask for water, menus or refills on our... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

the site of venues in "downtown" carefree has been there for ages and we hope the current venues continues its presence as it is a gem. to begin, the interior is warm and inviting with wood and colorful art. in winter, a large fireplace would obviously warm the interior. as to the food, it is excellent. i had bouillabaisse which... More 

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Pittsburgh
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We were in Carefree for the Art Festival and decide to get lunch. After checking out the booths offering food, we decided to go to Venues Cafe. We were seated quickly and surprisingly, we were seated at table outside on the front patio. The restaurant is nicely decorated and clean. The food was very good. I had a chicken ceasar... More 

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Peoria, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Had a great breakfast service is fast, friendly and food was very good. I will go again when ever I am in carefree..

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Additional Information about Venues Cafe

Address: 34 Easy St, Carefree, AZ 85377
Phone Number: 480-595-9909
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Carefree
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: American

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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?