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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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Today
11:00 am - 1:00 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
Dining options: Late Night

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  • 57
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  • 23
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
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  • 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
Difficult to assign a rating to this little place

My rating for Karsen's Grill is strictly based on the food and service, but not the atmosphere. This is a tiny bar with a restaurant-style menu. The food is delicious comfort food; not gourmet. There are approximately 6 high-top tables in an old building in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. If... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
Lindy3968
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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66 reviews 66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My rating for Karsen's Grill is strictly based on the food and service, but not the atmosphere. This is a tiny bar with a restaurant-style menu. The food is delicious comfort food; not gourmet. There are approximately 6 high-top tables in an old building in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. If you are expecting a "Scottsdale experience" this is... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This was a little gem of a find. Our party of 6 was ready for some low key dining. We found it at Karsens. We were seated immediately - the food was great and so were the prices! The Bartender/Server was a nice guy who was very attentive - I wish all servers kept our drink glasses so full. We... More 

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Canton, Ohio
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87 reviews 87 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

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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243 restaurant reviews
215 helpful votes 215 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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131 reviews 131 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
13 helpful votes 13 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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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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?