Rancho Sonora Inn & Rv Park

9198 N Hwy 79
Florence, 85132
Reviews:
This is our home away from home! If you ever come near this area, you will not regret staying at the Rancho Sonora. It is a nice place to get together with a family and can accommodate a large group of people. We love staying at their casita, a self standing house. Everything is super clean and tastefully decorated. We stayed twice at Casita-Ilsa. The Ilsa has a full kitchen with a eat-inn counter, TV room, a comfortable bed and large bath tub. There are also affordable motel rooms which are very charming. They also have jacuzzi and pool. My father in-law stays at RV park for winter. He loves the community. I love going there to see him, thanks to the comfortable and welcoming environment they provide there.
We stayed here roughly, 5 months ago... This review was a combination from both my Alex and I. There were pros and cons to this experience. Certainly the pale is kind of a historic remnant and very quaint. It's about 8 miles south of Florence, out in the well... desert. There isn't anything else of note immediately around the place. The small group of individual rooms around a courtyard or the more pricey Casitas are your choices. We were in the Alamo room of the courtyard, which featured a painting of the Alamo in Texas under siege and a few Alamo related books on the shelves. The room and grounds are very attractively kept up and nice to wander a bit. The room was very nicely decorated, though i found all the chairs uncomfortable to sit in even though they looked nice. The bed was the same.. very stiff and uncomfortable to sleep on.. but it looked nice. The biggest problem for us was the hot room. The ac was on low when entering but still even at full force only late at night did it get a bit more comfortable and that was only under the AC blower directly. The bathroom was hot and humid as the AC air never made the corner back around the the bath area. Really probably needed a wind AC unit in the bathroom or a re think of the general AC unit. No granted this was Arizona summer and even the hostess was not interested in talking about the weather, and most of these reviews and probably most of their business is in winter. That being said most people won't care in the winter months about the poor AC which made sleeping difficult with the uncomfortable bed. Add in that the refrigerator did not work and the ice machine was broken as well as a non working soda machine and well.... you get the picture wasn't much of a way left to cool off. I'm sure the basic continental breakfast was fine for most people as well.. i must say the breakfast area was very nicely decorated... oh and cool compared to the room. No didn't complain of this but felt very much so that the owners preferred not to be disturbed after six pm. so... we have in summer a very nicely appointed in general room and grounds.. but very hot and stuffy room with a hard mattress, hot bathroom, no working fridge nor ice machine nor soda machine that worked. We commend staying in this place in the winter months because it is much cooler.
Very nice room...super clean and comfortable. Quiet. Reasonably priced. I will stay there again if in this area.

(520) 868-8000

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Mount Athos Restaurant and Cafe

444 N Pinal Pkwy
Florence, 85232
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Yelp reviews did it again! The ratings were tops, we just had to try it. Because of my Gluten allergies i noticed they didn't really have anything i could eat that was Greek on their menu, so i went with what i knew i could eat. I had a hamburger with fried egg on top, minus bun. My burger was savory and my Fries were cooked perfectly. My Alex had the gyro, said it was probably one of the best he has ever had. The next time we are passing threw Superior, we will stop here for lunch
Not bad at all. I nice Greek owned restaurant with tasty fresh food. Service was good, place was clean and it was inexpensive. I've been here a few times and it's been solid both times.
First time dining here last night, and it did not disappoint. Authentic Greek food for a great price. My husband and I had the flaming cheese to start, and then split their gyro dinner platter, even with sharing it we brought home enough for a third meal. Unlike most restaurants who bring out your split plate on one platter and then give you an empty plate for you to split everything, they brought us out each a portion of the salad and a portion of the gyro platter. All of their staff came by to check on us throughout the night as well as one of the owners. We were welcomed like old friends and repeat customers. We will definitely be back!

(520) 868-0735

Greek

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Subway

55 S Main St
Florence, 85232
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It's Subway. It is clean, fast, cheap. The service is indifferent. Did I mention it is cheap? Yep that is about all I can say about this location. No different than the others. I will say they do have several different kinds of ice tea which is nice. They are also open really early so I can grab a sub before work if I forgot lunch.
Fresh ingredients, including daily fresh breads and cookies. More choices and varieties of fresh veggies, deli meat & cheeses, as well as wraps, soups, salads, that I could eat here for a month straight and never have the same thing twice. Not to mention friendly staff and a cool clean place to eat. Best of all, it's fast food that's healthier than other fast food joints!!

(520) 868-5257

Fast Food, Sandwiches

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Anthem Grille

6100 Merrill Ranch Pkwy
Florence, 85132
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Great food, even better atmosphere! Love this place! The customer service could be a little better, but hopefully it'll improve in time. Love this new place in my 'hood. :) Welcome Anthem Grille!
I went here for the first time a few weeks ago for lunch, as I am buying a home around the corner, and I wanted to see what it is was like. They were having glitches with the cash registers when I went, so they were a little discombobulated on my visit, but the food and ambiance made up for it. The decor is very nice, giving it an upscale feel, without the upscale prices. I had the prime rib sandwich (sans the horseradish cream), which came with fries, and it was all very good. I ate my lunch outside, and had a wonderful view of the golf course., which added to the experience. It was an overcast and cool day, but the staff were nice enough to turn on the outside heaters, which helped make it comfortable. The other guests I met there were very nice, and they seemed to all enjoy their meals as well. The wait staff were young, and a bit inexperienced, but that should improve in time. Overall, I felt that I was treated well, and the food was good. I was very impressed, and since my house closes this week, I plan to visit there often. I recommend giving them a try if you haven't been there yet. Edit for clarification: If you go during the hot months, be forewarned that they do not have misters to cool the patio, so you will be eating indoors. Stay away from the windows, which are on the northwest side of the dining room, as the AC was not able to keep the temps down there. Also, you should be aware that you have to place your order up at a counter when you walk in (it is to the left), they give you a little table number to place on your table, and they bring your order to the table when it is ready.
This place is really coming into its own for only being open a short time. It is beautifully decorated with plenty of TV's and a wonderful patio dining experience overlooking the gorgeous Troon golf course. The pizza and wings are good but the fish and chips are absolutely to die for. Highly recommended for a quick bite out with a relaxed atmosphere.

(520) 723-1880

American (Traditional)

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Big Quicks BBQ

727 Gressinger St
Florence, 85132
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Ordered takeout on a Sunday for the family and picked up the daily sampler special. Great flavor with a nice kick of heat! I will definitely be back. I have to say the smoked potato salad has got to be the best I've ever tried!
If you like that lighter fluid taste, this place is for you! There was so much lighter fluid on the brisket that it burns your throat. I didn't even finish it, because I would rather throw up than eat it.
Was trying to eat there once a week, you know, make it my place. I have the same thing everytime, it was never the same, and to top it off, they double charged me and it took an act of God to correct the problem. Haven't been back, won't be going back. I ate there at least 10 times, told friends and family, now I am eating my words.

(520) 518-5119

Barbeque

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Jalapeno’s Restaurant

981 S Main St
Florence, 85132
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I love Jalapenos! The service is nice. The food is decently priced, and delicious. They have tasty rice, carne asada burritos, and super nachos. The tamales plate is even good! Sometimes they do get a little carried away with the onions, but most of the time the food is pretty great. I usually take out. Dining in is so different now. This place has been through so many owners, but the quality of the food has never changed.
Not that many choices for food in Florence, but we picked the wrong restaurant. This is basically one of those 24 hour Mexican joints, but it also features a dining room. So, it was like a Filberto's decided to offer waitress service. I could tell because it felt like they dumped 15 of those to-go cups of watery salsa into a bowl and there is your salsa for the decent chips. The guac was bright and shiny and lacking anything that resembled avocado. The white meat chicken in my green salsa enchilada's was tough and hard to swallow and the charro beans had a lot of strange ingredients floating around in a soupy kind of mess. Other people's entrees all looked good, but all were sub par or maybe we just needed a few drinks to make this drive through food edible again. I guess if you live in Florence (which is an ugly town) this is the best you can get.
Had an early lunch here today with a friend of mine. Chips were great as well as the salsa (salsa had a good flavor). I had the white cheese enchaladas with rice and beans, and they were really good. My friend had the "special" burrito and said that it was good as well. She did say the potatoes seemed a little dry. Service was good as well. I would have given 4 stars but I do not like the fact that if you use a card to pay they charge you an extra 50 cents. Seems a little crazy in this day and age. Other than that my experience was great. Not gormet (this is Flornce after all) but good. Will return.

(520) 868-8986

Mexican

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LB Cantina

695 S Main St
Florence, 85132
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The lime in the water was nice. The staff were friendly. We didn't get sick. That was the good part. The food was boring. Everything tasted like it was out of a can or frozen. The chips were ok but the salsa tasted like tomato sauce. The chicken looked like Chicken of the Sea. Why is it popular? It must be due to people who don't eat authentic Mexican food.
Very friendly staff. Fajitas were awesome!! Green, red, and yellow bell peppers. Out door seating is always a bonus. Try this place out!
We ate here over the summer for a wedding party. The food was good and the atmosphere of the patio was very fun and welcoming. The staff was on top of making sure everyone had what they needed. I didn't get a chance to taste any alcohol because I was the DD. The food was good especially the chimichangas. There was a DJ and plenty of room for dancing on the patio! If your ever in Florence I recommend you stop at this place and enjoy some tasty food and a good time. :)

(520) 868-9981

Mexican, American (New)

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River Bottom Grill

2501 N Hwy 79
Florence, 85132
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The place smells like piss. And the beer was about that warm. A simple burger and fries cost me my left arm and right leg. I guess it cost a lot of money to keep a place smelling like warm piss. Every damn snowbird from the area came in on their three-wheeled moto-scooter and it took 25 minutes to get that warm beer. All those tricycles out front made the place look like a geriatric gang owned the place. I guess that explains the piss smell. Anyways, not going back there again. I'll hit the Sonic down the street if I want a burger and fries. One star was being generous. Didn't have half a star. I would have given it that half star because they did have a wobbly, sticky chair for me to sit in.
If you like warm beer, over expensive greasy subpar food, & a smelly bar; this place is for you! I know bars are supposed to smell bad, but not like urine.
Just stopped in for a quick drink on our way through. Seems like a nice place. Didn't eat, just drank.

(520) 868-3131

Sports Bars, American (Traditional), Burgers

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Old Pueblo Restaurant

505 S Main St
Florence, 85132
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No thanks. There is only one game in town in Florence, and it's called Jalapeños. No doubt about it.
We had lunch here a couple of years ago and were pleased and impressed so came back for an early dinner. On a Sunday night it was not busy though a half dozen tables came in at the same time as we did. I asked about wine and they have a white and two reds. My cabernet was Bogle which is ok. This place does serve beer and mixed drinks too. Our server was friendly and efficient and others assisted her. The chips were not as good as we remembered: low on salt and harder to bite into. Salsa was very hot but clearly home made. We remembered the flour tortillas fondly and I think they are still good. The beans are still pretty good. My beef tortilla was ok but it was mixed in with the side of beans and side of rice and the lettuce didn't have a close relationship to the hard shell. The beef enchilada was ok with a red sauce that was not overly spicy, cheese that was not evenly distributed and spicy beef. I think the kitchen was efficient enough but the place wasn't busy. This is a locals place. Everyone else was greeted by multiple staff as they arrived. I overtipped based on service not food quality.
Good food, good prices. Flavorful rice, delicious, fresh unique salsa, local Florence family recipes. They have burgers and salads, but I always go for the Mexican food. Their Mexican food is topped with shredded lettuce, sliced olives, tomatoes and cheese. Beer & wine is now available.

(866) 907-9935

Mexican

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McDonald’s

3423 N Hunt Hwy
Florence, 85132
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They're dirty, most of their employees are just terrible and rude, and their time management sucks. The girl who took our order through the drive through tonight was high, rude, and we were sitting there waiting for our 2 Big Macs and 3 hamburgers for closer to 25 minutes, and that's not even my worst experience there.I should have asked for my money back and left, but she was so unbelievably beyond high, she probably would have had no idea what I was even saying. Needless to say, I will never go back to that McDonald's, or any McDonald's, and neither will my family. I will be sure to let my friends know about my multiple horrible experiences there, too.
Good McDonalds
This McDonald's is usually very clean and the play place is too. I've never had any problems until yesterday. My husband and I ordered the new buttermilk chicken sandwich and they were both expired. Dull, darkened and not fresh at all. I was very disappointed as this McDonalds has always met my standards.

(520) 723-1693

Fast Food, Burgers

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