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Venues Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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34 Easy St, Carefree, AZ 85377 (Hum Road)
+1 480-595-9909
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a perfect place to hang out and enjoy a great sandwich and salad. I highly recommend this place! Our waitress was fun and well informed. The owner stopped by the table to see how we were doing - that is rare. You won't be sorry.

Thank Joseph D
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attentive service, excellent food. Loved the ambience and experience. Indoor and outdoor seating. Bar

Thank Kris B
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94 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decent range on menu. Creative enough in ingredients and combinations. Nice presentation. A bit pricey for what you get.

Thank Brian M
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638 reviews
389 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly place in carefree Arizona. The Friday art walk was going on when we were there. The restaurant had indoor and outdoor seating. I had the quinoa salad. It was delicious

Thank Cystokid
Carefree, Arizona
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138 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

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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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

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 430 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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67 reviews
43 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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314 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 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
Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
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: +1 480-595-9909

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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?