Headed to Arizona Cardinals games? 20 restaurants near State Farm Stadium in Glendale

If you’re ready for the Arizona Cardinals 2018 season, you’re ready for serious eats and drinks. And there’s plenty of both within a football throw from State Farm Stadium (formerly University of Phoenix Stadium).

Between Westgate Entertainment District and Tanger Outlets Glendale, you can get brunch before the action starts or celebrate wins with happy hour deals and game-day specials. Here are 20 restaurants near the Cards’ stadium.

Salt Tacos y Tequila

Share the Salt’s nachos ($14) adding chicken, carnitas or chorizo for $3; or taco trios like chipotle coconut shrimp ($14), chorizo con huevo ($13) and potato with cheese ($11). Customize your meal with Juancho’s build-a-bowl ($13), choosing your rice, cheese, beans and protein.

Details: Westgate Entertainment District, Loop 101 and Glendale Avenue, Glendale. 623-772-7282, saltglendale.com.

Hot N Juicy Crawfish

Savor the seafood: shrimp ($13.99 a pound) or Dungeness crab ($21.99 a pound when in season). During crawfish season, the succulent mudbugs are $12.99 a pound (live).

Details: Westgate Entertainment District, Loop 101 and Glendale Avenue, Glendale. 623-872-2984, hotnjuicycrawfish.com.

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Bar Louie

Enjoy pregame with Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Big Louie Breakfast ($9.95) comes with two eggs, two pancakes, tater tots and your choice of bacon or ham. Build your own omelet ($7, plus 50 cents to $3 per ingredient) with add-ins like broccoli, chorizo and shrimp. Bottomless mimosas are $15 (limit five per guest).

Details: Westgate Entertainment District, Loop 101 and Glendale Avenue, Glendale. 623-522-5810, barlouie.com.

McFadden’s

Fuel up on pregame snacks like jalapeño poppers ($9.99), gooey mozzarella fritters ($9.99) and nachos topped with homemade chili or chicken ($13.99), plus all the trimmings.

Details: Westgate Entertainment District, Loop 101 and Glendale Avenue, Glendale. 623-872-0022, mcfaddensglendale.com.

Saddle Ranch Chop House

Brunch dishes (served daily until 3 p.m.) include chicken and biscuits ($13.49), a fried chicken breast with a warm buttermilk biscuit and creamy bacon gravy; and classic Texas toast ($11.99), thick-sliced bread dipped in vanilla egg batter and grilled. Mimosas and Bloody Marys are $3.79 with meal purchase until 3 p.m. 

Details: Westgate Entertainment District, Loop 101 and Glendale Avenue, Glendale. 623-889-7770, thesaddleranch.com.

Which Wich

The signature Wicked is a hearty sandwich with turkey, ham, roast beef, pepperoni and bacon, plus choice of three cheeses (regular, $7.50; large, $11; super, $14.50).

Details: Westgate Entertainment District, Loop 101 and Glendale Avenue, Glendale. 623-977-9424, whichwich.com.

Kabuki Sushi

In the mood for a salad? Consider the spicy tuna ($10.95), sashimi with tuna, salmon and yellowtail ($13.95) or snow crab tossed in a yuzu vinaigrette ($12.95). Snack on crunchy bites like sauteed shishito peppers ($5.95) and lightly fried Brussels sprouts with garlic chips and almond chips ($5.95).

Details: Westgate Entertainment District, Loop 101 and Glendale Avenue, Glendale. 623-772-9832, kabukirestaurants.com.

Shane’s Rib Shack

Build your own barbecue plate ($18.99). Choose two meats, such as ribs, tenders, wings, barbecue pork or barbecue chicken; and two sides, such as baked beans, coleslaw, mac and cheese and fried okra.

Details: Westgate Entertainment District, Loop 101 and Glendale Avenue, Glendale. 623-877-7427, shanesribshack.com/glendale.

Yard House

Ordering for the table? Get crispy Brussels sprouts and potatoes ($7.85), truffle fries ($5.75) and poke nachos ($14.25). Move on to favorites like fish and chips with roasted jalapeño tartar ($16.95), vampire tacos ($6.85) and lamb burger with feta ($14.85).

Details: Westgate Entertainment District, Loop 101 and Glendale Avenue, Glendale. 623-872-3900, yardhouse.com.

Fat Tuesday

Take advantage of happy hour deals from 4 to 7 p.m. daily and reverse happy hour from 9 to 11 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays. Flatbread pizzas and Mason dips are half off. Sip on $3 beers, $6 daiquiris and $3.75 well cocktails.

Details: Westgate Entertainment District, Loop 101 and Glendale Avenue, Glendale. 623-230-2509, fattuesdaywestgate.com.

Mama Gina’s Pizzeria

Feed the crew with a 16-inch, hand-tossed New York-style pizzas baked in a stone oven, such as the margherita ($24.50) and Mama’s Supreme ($26.50), with mozzarella, pepperoni, sausage, onions, green peppers, mushroom, black olives and extra cheese.

Details: Westgate Entertainment District, Loop 101 and Glendale Avenue, Glendale.  623-872-0300, mamaginaspizzeria.com.

Gordon Biersch

Score with sliders: bratwurst simmered in lager on pretzel roll with chips ($3.99, three for $10.29); or grass-fed beef with dijoinaise, arugula and Cheddar ($4.99, three for $14.29). Something to share? Get the Southwest egg rolls with chicken, black beans and Jack cheese ($10.69, $13.29) or the garlic fries ($4.69, $6.69).

Details: Westgate Entertainment District, Loop 101 and Glendale Avenue, Glendale. 623-877-4300, gordonbiersch.com.

Whiskey Rose

Mac and cheese fans have options like the Santa Fe ($13) with pulled pork, green chiles and pepper Jack cheese; and the blue barbecue mac ($13) with smoked brisket, blue cheese crumbles and a barbecue sauce drizzle. Ask about the rotating mac and cheese of the month ($13), or stick with the traditional ($11).

Details: Westgate Entertainment District, Loop 101 and Glendale Avenue, Glendale. 623-877-7673, whiskeyroseaz.com.

Fresh Healthy Cafe

What’s light but filling? Turkey, bacon, avocado, Cheddar cheese and low-fat ranch dressing as a wrap ($7.79) or panini ($8.79). The hearty Mediterranean spinach salad $6.79) makes its case with peppers, kalamata olives, feta and balsamic vinaigrette.

Details: Westgate Entertainment District, Loop 101 and Glendale Avenue, Glendale. 623-505-3277, freshrestaurants.com.

Opa Greek Life

Say opa! to a skewer of lamb souvlaki, served with two sides including rice, fries, mixed veggies or a Greek salad ($17.25).

Details: Westgate Entertainment District, Loop 101 and Glendale Avenue, Glendale. 623-242-8338, opalifegreek.com.

Chipotle

Dig into a burrito bowl ($6.85-$7.85, add guacamole $2.05) or build your own burrito, taco or salad with steak, chicken, barbacoa, carnitas or sofritas (shredded tofu with chipotle chiles, roasted poblano and spices).

Details: Westgate Entertainment District, Loop 101 and Glendale Avenue, Glendale. 623-201-1758, chipotle.com.

Johnny Rockets

Tackle the spicy Houston ($5.59, $7.59) with jalapeños, pepper Jack cheese and the signature smokin’ chipotle ranch sauce.

Details: Westgate Entertainment District, Loop 101 and Glendale Avenue, Glendale. 623-877-2977, johnnyrockets.com.

Buffalo Wild Wings

Want a crowd-pleaser? Get the house sampler ($14.99) with ultimate nachos, onion rings, mozzarella sticks and boneless wings.

Details: Westgate Entertainment District, Loop 101 and Glendale Avenue, Glendale. 623-877-9127, buffalowildwings.com.

Fired Pie

Build your own pizza in minutes. Choose your favorite sauce, cheese, toppings and herbs, and it’s out of the oven in a flash ($8.79). Watching your carbs? Build your own salad instead. 

Details: Tanger Outlets Westgate, Loop 101 and Glendale Avenue, Glendale. 623-872-2222, firedpie.com.

Nestle Toll House Cafe

Start with a wrap or panini ($5.99) stuffed with combos like chipotle chicken and spinach. Finish with an ice cream sandwich ($5.19) made with two chocolate-chip cookies flanking a slab of chocolate mint ice cream.

Details: Tanger Outlets Westgate, Loop 101 and Glendale Avenue, Glendale. 623-872-7676, nestlecafe.com.

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