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The Courtyard Cafe at the Heard Museum

#55 of 2,445 Restaurants in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence
American, Cafe, Southwestern
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2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Manassas, Virginia
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87 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Although you can eat inside this is a place to sit outside. A lovely fountain, trees and plantings make the courtyard an oasis from the Phoenix sun. Food is good, locally sourced, menu has some standards and some more interesting choices. Prickly pear lemonade is the drink for a hot day!

Thank Follync
Raleigh, North Carolina
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259 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

On a visit to this excellent museum, we tried the highly recommended cafe. The food was wonderful. We split a 4-cheese quesadilla and a crabcake burger. Both were excellent. The burger had a layer of grilled pineapple which was fantastic. Reasonable prices and great food.

Thank docnc
Mission Viejo, California
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Visited the Heard Museum to learn more about Native American tribes of the Southwest. While there, my husband and I became hungry, so thought we'd try lunch in the museum's Courtyard Cafe. Lovely outdoor setting with water features, sculptures, flowers, trees and tables with umbrellas. But the best part was the menu. Some standards (sandwiches, salads, etc. - though often... More 

Thank BandKD
Ponce PR
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

After a day at the museum eating on site was a welcomed bonus. Menu is healthy and much to choose from! Great flavorful food and good service. Very pleasant outside sitting in the Museum Courtyard. Recommended after a visit to the museum!

Thank PilarebPonce

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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, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
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
  • 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?