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Restaurant of the Week: The Spot at Arcadia

An arcade, ice cream parlor, market–oh my! Newly opened The Spot at Arcadia is the Valley’s answer to a family-friendly sports bar, offering–in addition to the aforementioned attractions–a menu of American classics alongside tempting cocktails.

The Spot at Arcadia, which opened in Phoenix in December, caters to Valley families who are looking to enjoy casual dining and a cocktail all the while keeping the kiddos entertained. Touted as the area’s first family-friendly sports bar, the restaurant puts forth a huge effort for its youngest guests and their parents. Outside, the patio, brimming with greenery, is decked with lawn games while, inside, there is a dedicated area with free arcade games and board games to bring back to the table.

Boasting a menu created by Chef Francis Gonzales, who has helped develop menus for LGO, The Spot at Arcadia serves brunch, lunch and dinner. The menu spotlights American classics like wings, pizza and handhelds like burgers and sandwiches–just what one would expect from a family-friendly sports bar. Owner Scott Hibler says the restaurant’s pizza has been a particular fan favorite since opening.

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During a recent visit during weekend brunch, we sampled a delectable array of sweet and savory dishes. The bacon-glazed doughnuts are a hit with the kiddos while the breakfast bowl, with brown rice, quinoa, guacamole, plantains, onion, fried egg, black beans and salsa, offers a hearty, healthy start to the day.

To drink, The Spot at Arcadia’s brunch-friendly espresso martini is creamy and delicious. The restaurant even has a machine that can print logos or photos on cocktails, a fun feature that has already come in handy for special events.

After your meal, The Spot at Arcadia offers a no-brainer for dessert: ice cream at the adjoining old-fashioned parlor. While getting your scoop, guests can even shop a selection of toys, trinkets and treats that are on display and for sale at the ice cream parlor.

The Spot at Arcadia is open Sunday at 10 a.m. and Monday through Friday at 11 a.m. (kitchen closes at 10 p.m.). The ice cream parlor closes at 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 9 p.m., Friday through Sunday. 

For more information, visit

4801 E. Indian School Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85018

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