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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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Today
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 13
    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
Beautiful cafe - OK food

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
BILL A
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Fredericksburg, Texas
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Marshfield, MA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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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118 reviews 118 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 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
1 review
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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san jose, ca
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We say outside and the settings was fabulous. We are vegetarians and they were super accommodating. Food was good too!

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I stopped here recently & got seated outside on a lovely day during the Art & Wine Festival. It was busy but the service was great. I have been craving a good hamburger & finally found one! The atmosphere inside also looked very nice so I would like to return in the evening.

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Western Massacusetts
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

I had a Caesar salad with "wild" salmon. We had wanted to sit outside, but the tables were full, after we sat down and got water, one opened up and the hostess was very accommodating. The place was laid back, and the sun was shining. The food was better than I expected at a reasonable price. My wife had a... More 

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Southern Illinois
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41 reviews 41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We attended the Indian festival and looked for a handy restaurant. Venues was recommended for good drinks so we decided to try it for dinner. Wine was excellent. We ordered seafood, both orders came with risotto. Food was good but not great. We got the bill and was well over $100 ( including the wine). If you eat here be... More 

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Carefree, Arizona
Top Contributor
184 reviews 184 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
274 helpful votes 274 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Our neighbors convinced us to return and give Venues another chance since they thought the food had improved. We decided to give it a try for lunch. The food has not improved, I ordered a sandwich which was average at best, it came with fries that were not only cold they were what you would expect from a low end... 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

Questions & Answers

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