If you are headed in or out of Sky Harbor Airport and are hungry for some beef, you have to stop at Arizona’s original steakhouse, The Stockyards!
It’s on Washington Street, east of 44th Street, built on land that used to be part of the Tovrea stockyards. The Stockyards restaurant opened in 1947 along with the Cowman’s Club, a restored bar built in 1889.
Cattle baron Edward Tovrea was in the business of ranching. He built his packing house in the area in 1919 and eventually had 40,000 cattle. The Stockyards restaurant quickly became a favorite spot of local bankers, cattle ranchers, and politicians.
Expand your taste buds and try the Wild Boar and Venison Sausages with apple-cranberry chutney; Calf’s Liver with caramelized onions, smoked bacon, mustard sauce, and whipped potatoes; or Buffalo Meatloaf with pan gravy and whipped potatoes. You can also enjoy steaks, prime rib, and seafood. Experience a slice of classic Arizona!