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The Courtyard Cafe at the Heard Museum

#46 of 2,438 Restaurants in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence
American, Cafe, Southwestern
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2301 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1323
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The cafe is gorgeous and inviting. The food was so good and the atmosphere was so pleasant that I really took my time eating and enjoying.

Thank Susienskippy
Wilmington, Delaware
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100 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here after going through the museum. Really friendly service and excellent and unusual selections. The crab burger was delicious and paired with some things that this east coast ( think Chesapeake shores) lady would never have thought of. The "grilled garden" wrap was filled with grilled vegetables and also delicious.

Thank GerriS63_10
Antlers, Oklahoma
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71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After touring the museum we decide a quick bite was in store so we just dropped into the restaurant and what a surprise...I had the soup and a prickly pear margarita...my husband had the special which was a chicken and peach dish....OMS!! It was so delicious...I loved it! I will go back to the Heard if nothing else than to... More 

Thank Tlow408
Phoenix, Arizona
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food and service were great. I had a corn soup and my husband had a sandwich; we were both pleased with presentation price and delectable tasting foods.

Thank jadeandy
Manassas, Virginia
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89 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Museum food often leaves a lot to be desired. The cafe in no way resembles this model. We enjoyed great lunch entrees with excellent non traditional tea favors (water melon & prickly pear). Our waitress was particularly accommodating to our dietary requirements in addition to providing excellent service.

Thank Mark L
Carefree, Arizona
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

We spent a few hours visiting the Heard Museum and went for lunch at the Courtyard Cafe. We enjoyed a friendly staff, great service, and excellent food and beverages. My friend had a salad so big, that he was not able to finish even half of it - the salad was just excellent. You will find dishes on the menu... More 

Thank HeliOpa
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here after leaving the Heard Museum for lunch. The waitress was wonderful and the food was even better. I had their turkey sandwich that had sliced green apples and Brie. My wife had posole. We were both happy that we stopped at Courtyard Cafe

Thank William T
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

We just went to the museum to pass time before flight and it was wonderful, decided to grab something to eat instead of airport, the food was a great surprise!! The food was incredible and the menu nothing what we expected, a definite if you go to the museum, would eat here again!!

Thank Robert P
Sedona, Arizona
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85 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

The Museum was a good place to visit on a day when temps reached 115! It was far too hot to enjoy the lovely courtyard, so we sat inside. The cafe interior is small, but colorful and bright. The quesadilla and Champagne salads were wonderful, but the highlight was the Fry Bread Sundae! WOW! Definitely enough for 2 (or more)... More 

Thank Kimbolina55
Mesa, Arizona
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Fairly diverse menu, with many interesting choices. There were also vegetarian and gluten-free offerings, along with exotic coffees and teas.

Thank AZshaxpur

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Cafe, Southwestern
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2301 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1323
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix
  • Phone Number: 6022510204

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