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Venues Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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34 Easy St, Carefree, AZ 85377 (Hum Road)
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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All 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
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Carefree, Arizona
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125 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there for Happy Hour. It is located across from the Carefree Amphitheater. It is a nice location with plenty of parking. The appetizers were good and service was fine. If you go there before Happy Hour, you can poke in some of the local stores.

Thank Victoria P
Prescott, Arizona
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had researched Carefree for a good lunch place prior to our drive. The location is good and parking was easy. I ordered the roast beet salad and was quite disappointed as I probed around the mixed greens looking for the beets. They served golden and red beets cut into little 1/4" cubes-not what I expected. Considering this salad was... More 

Thank recluse1a
La Canada, California
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680 reviews
393 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 429 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

This place is situated in Carefree's business area among other shops (while most are closed during the very hot summer...Venues was open!) There are several reasons why I love this place... 1. Great atmosphere...inside is an open, yet semingly intimate, setting. It's easy here to talk and engage in a conversation without loud ambient noises taking place. There is an... More 

Thank Rogerdob
Phoenix, Arizona
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64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Found ourselves on Carefree at lunch time and decided to give Venues a try. It was early for lunch (about 11:00 am) but they were open. When we went inside there were two tables occupied and 2-3 wait staff behind the bar. It took many minutes for the wait staff to acknowledge we were there. Then it took many more... More 

Thank Jasmine61
Venuescafe, Owner at Venues Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. i am sorry your service was not what it should have been. We make our turkey burgers from scratch and they do take some time but it sounds like you were not taken very good care of. Please accept my apology on behalf of the restaurant. More 

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313 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

The restaurant is in a shopping center and it is extremely casual with outdoor seating as well. We sat at a high top table and there was karaoke going on that night, which we really enjoyed. My husband ordered a hamburger which he said was very large and quite good. I ordered the caprese flatbread, which it was a bit... More 

Thank Gypsies-on-the-go
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

We've been to Venues several times and the food and service are excellent. Lovely place to have a meal! Paintings on the walls are for sale, eclectic

Thank Edith M
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Fine food. Poor service. Great location and relaxing ambience. Good for a casual bite with friends, but not somewhere I would say is a must.

Thank ashfi
Indianapolis, United States
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

Excellent food and drinks. Good place for lunch or dinner. Chef trained in France. Very varied menu. Everything we tried has been good. Have eaten there many times.

Thank Chris F S
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Overall, this is a great place to eat and hang out. The food was incredible - get the salad for sure; mahi sliders, hummus, veges are all top notch. Happy hour menu is an amazing value. Drinks are fair priced and beer and wine selections are big. Staff is great. My only reason for not giving 5 stars was the... More 

Thank jim p
Carefree, Arizona
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

Good food and a good vibe. Live music some nights all add to a good and laid back experience in the little Village of Carefree

Thank Eileen C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
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

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