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Karsen's Grill

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American, Hamburgers
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7246 E 1ST St Ste 101, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-4449
(480) 990-7660
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Small, friendly bar

Friendly service, good food. Tried the Green Mary Lou, Karsen Salad and Buffalo Chicken Salad; all were very good and bigger than expected. I am not a fan of high top tables, which is all they have here. Tables are close together and we ended up talking to folks next to us, which we enjoyed but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
Sherry H
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Canton, Ohio
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  • Late Night
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Canton, Ohio
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80 reviews 80 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Friendly service, good food. Tried the Green Mary Lou, Karsen Salad and Buffalo Chicken Salad; all were very good and bigger than expected. I am not a fan of high top tables, which is all they have here. Tables are close together and we ended up talking to folks next to us, which we enjoyed but others may not. Only... More 

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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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242 restaurant reviews
210 helpful votes 210 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Small... seats only 24.... all at "high-tops" We were very disappointed.... after reviewing TA reviews, we went to their website... it highlighted a very nice (extensive) Happy Hour... including drinks and appetizers for nice prices. Upon arrival and presentation of menu... we found NO HAPPY HOUR. I inquired and the one and only waitress / bartender stated they hadn't had... More 

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Ceres
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We love this place! Small but the food and drinks are excellent! Good bar food. Sunday brunch is good.

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Kalamazoo, MI
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124 reviews 124 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Noisy small, local bar/restaurant. Tried on TA recommendations. Once we were deafened by the noise we enjoyed the food. Meat loaf was great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Yummy. Very small inside but the food is fantastic and the beverages were tasty too. I wish they carried Guinness but I had another Black Butte Porter that was tasty. Get the Green Mary Lou. It is MONEY!!!

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Stockton California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Great prices, terrific service and delicious food! We loved this little place. Great menu with lots of choices.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The reviews that prompted us to give this place a try seemed too good to be true, but they all say roughly the same thing: you'd never think to go here and even when you arrive you have some doubts, but between the "Cheers"-like atmosphere (it really does seem like everyone knows each other), the outstanding service from Heidi, and... More 

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Rochester, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Stopped in for lunch based on TA reviews - otherwise would not have found the place as it is not in a conspicuous location. Seemed more like a nice bar which happened to serve fantastic food. As mentioned by others, very small but excellent service provided by Heidi, who doubles as bartender. Wife was in heaven with fried bologna -... More 

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Jacksonville FL
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40 reviews 40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Karsen's is already rated highly on Trip Advisor, so I wanted to try them for lunch while I was shopping in Old Town Scottsdale. This meal was a great experience, so super for what it was, that I considered driving back to Old Town the next day just to have lunch with them again! The restaurant is VERY small -... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

It's just a little hole-in-the-wall bar-type place but the burgers were delicious and inexpensive, accompanied by the largest steak fries I have ever seen. It's open in the off-hours so we came for an early dinner, exhausted after having travelled since 5 AM from the East Coast and not wanting to wait for other restaurants to start serving.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7246 E 1ST St Ste 101, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-4449
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Scottsdale
  • Phone Number: (480) 990-7660

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Hamburgers
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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