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“Local gem!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Maizie's Cafe & Bistro - CLOSED

Maizie's Cafe & Bistro
Cuisines: Italian, American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Phoenix, AZ
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196 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Local gem!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

I love to support local businesses whenever I can and Maizie's is certainly one that has earned the support of many locals. Why? Because it's darned good! They always have new lunch & dinner specials, in addition to their varied menu, so making a decision was challenging! It happened to be a chilly & blustery day when we popped in here for lunch, so it wasn’t very crowded. Our waitress was very friendly and gave us ample time to look over the menu.

I thoroughly enjoyed the Sonoran Chicken sandwich and devoured the best sweet potato fries I’ve every had! My friend opted for a soup & sandwich combo. She loved the Chicken Salad sandwich and said the soup (something with potatoes) hit the spot on such a cold day.

Although we both cleaned our plates and should’ve left it at that, we just couldn’t NOT get the Chocolate Bomb. Ooey & gooey with a chewy brownie and 2 huge scoops of ice cream (vanilla & chocolate). This will take a lot of hours at the gym to negate!! But, it was delicious!

I am anxious to go back for dinner and happy hour!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank SmallWonderAZ
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English first
phoenix
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Really liked..”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Their inside out burger was fabulous and so were the salads... parking not too great. Come during a slow period and you can park closer.

Visited October 2012
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Thank mysharonna08
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Level Contributor
87 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Fun place-awesome burger”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

We enjoyed an evening here and had a great burger for $5.00, I think it is every Monday night. We sat outside and really enjoyed the evening. Service was great and fun atmosphere, very relaxed. I think you will enjoy the place.

Visited February 2013
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Thank carol
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Phoenix AZ
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68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Horendous service but tried to make it right.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

The day after my daughter's wedding we had family in town from Boston MA. One of them is the manager of the most sought after Sushi restaurant on the East Coast. Rated #1 for five years. Going to a chain was not going to cut it so my husband suggested Maizie's. He's been there before but I had not. Being we are previous restaurant owners ourselves we like to go to private owners when we can. We all sort of passed and shared many items. Our party all agreed that the single best item on the menu was the sweet potato fries. Hmmm...personally I don't think any type of fry should be the height of your menu. I had the white bean chili (beans turn red from the spices so don't expect them to actually be white). It was good but enough heat on it it was a tad hard to really taste anything else. The tortilla chips they serve with it are mediocore at best and are WAY too thick. I also shared a burger with my son. They do the toppings on the inside which is a good idea but it was so dry and overcooked and with the chibatta bun it was not able to be eaten for either of us. On to the excuse. We waited for way over an hour and a half. Four different people (including probably the owner, older gentleman) who came and appologized for the wait but said the kitchen was way understaffed and they were slammed. The interesting thing was by the time we got our food there wasn't hardly anyone left in the restaurant. They tried to make it right by giving us 20% off but by that time, as a previous owner I would have comped the whole bill.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
      Food
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1 Thank K9Whspr
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Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Cozy, Local, and Delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

What's not to love about supporting a Local Restaurant? At Maizie's they always have new lunch and dinner specials, with a wide range of beverages to choose from. Everyone MUST start with the Buffalo Dip, you will not regret it!
The extensive options of beers can be intimidating, so I recommend grabbing their featured "Beer of the Month", can't beat $3 either! Bt far, they're best known for their Local Favorite Sangria, it's the best I've had, and the one I compare all others to!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank Michael J
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