Scoops

201 W Main St,Ste H
Payson, 85541
Reviews:
Rather disappointing. They use Dryer's ice cream????? nothing special, I was hoping for some homemade ice cream.
Good ice cream in a small town. Fun ambiance. Would go again.
Barista was super positive and energetic. A great experience.

(928) 474-3957

Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt, Coffee & Tea

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Miss Fitz 260 Cafe

803 E Hwy 260
Payson, 85541
Reviews:
A fun place to have breakfast or lunch. I always go for breakfast, and receive a nice plate, which is generous. The atmosphere is friendly and service good. Not fancy and not necessary. Restrooms are always clean. A good place for those traveling through, or locals. They have started doing a limited dinner menu, call if interested as unsure of hours.
Great French Toast!.. Nice diner atmosphere, friendly service. I drove 70 miles for work and stopped in and was very happy with my choice. I'm hoping my work brings me back. I would come back here and try something new.
Awesome service on extremely busy Sunday morning. Great food and large portions. Any time in Payson only choice for breakfast.

(928) 474-5881

Breakfast & Brunch

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Gerardo’s Firewood Cafe

512 N Beeline Hwy
Payson, 85541
Reviews:
Being in the area for some photo shoot outing, as soon as I gained my cell signal back, I started looking for a place to eat on yelp. This restaurant came up on my search as #1. Since we both like Italian, after reading some reviews on yelp about this restaurant, I didn't look any further. I like the way it was decorated inside, creating a nice ambiance. Service was excellent, very friendly and fast. The food I had was more than I expected for the location but after a half way through my meal, I became full. Very generous portion size. Come hungry.
We were visiting Payson for the day from Phoenix and we stopped here for a late lunch. They were SUPER friendly with great service. We sat outside with our dogs and they were nice enough to give them water and continue refilling it. Food was great too, especially the ceasar salad. Thanks for the canollis!
We came here on a Friday evening for a family dinner after a long day of hiking. The service was fast, and staff were polite and pleasant. I ordered bruschetta, my husband ordered baked ziti, my father ordered spaghetti and meatballs, and my mother ordered eggplant parmesan. All were delicious! They also have a decent wine list and good beers available. And because us ladies need to know: the bathrooms are VERY clean!

(928) 468-6500

Italian

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The Pinon Cafe

1001 S Beeline Hwy
Payson, 85541
Reviews:
Great service. It was packed by 11am; we waited a short time but it was worth it. I had their chili-cheeseburger and my daughter had the avocado burger. Both were really tasty. We'll be back. The only thing that I really had a problem with was their bathrooms. My daughter is in a wheelchair and the doorways were not wide enough for the wheelchair to fit through.
Great service, breakfast was fresh and delicious. Clean bathrooms. No complaints here. We'll be back.
Stopped on our way to Heber. Breakfast was ok. Prices were good for ok food. Service was bad. Our waitress was nice but never really came back to check on us after food was served. We were missing food items and never had our drink refilled. So we basically had nothing to drink half way through our meal. She showed up one time and we told her we were missing food and she looked at us like we were wrong. Anyway we told her at the end we never got offered refills and our missing food never came; she seemed confused and we didn't even get a discount. Additionally, there were 2 other girls working and all they were doing was standing around watching our waitress run around. What a waste of employees! Won't be back due to service.

(928) 474-2890

Cafes, Breakfast & Brunch

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Alibertos Mexican Food

219 E Hwy 260
Payson, 85541
Reviews:
Tasty food, fast service, good prices. There's not a lot to say, this is like many other small Mexican joints that have basic eat-in/take-out service. Good food quality and tasty. I would recommend it.
I did not eat here, so I cannot comment on the food. As my wife and I arrived for lunch, we overheard a customer tell an employee that they were out of jalapeños at the salsa bar. The employee replied without looking up: "if they're not there, we're out." End of story. This lazy slug of a girl couldn't be bothered to go restock the salsa bar during lunch. That's not the kind of place we want to eat at; what other unseen aspects does this pervasive laziness manifest itself? I don't want these people preparing my food. We left immediately.
Legit Mexican food, don't be scared off by the name! Had a beef taco and cheese enchilada, both were spot on! Will be back for sure.

(928) 468-9000

Mexican

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Alfonso’s Mexican Food

510 S Beeline Hwy
Payson, 85541
Reviews:
Payson has limited non-chain eating options. You might be tempted to pass this place by, but give it a try. Sure, nothing fancy from the outward appearance, but they have some great breakfast burritos and awesome salsas. Plus, the next foodie paradise is a long drive away.
Burrito was good Beans were good, a little salty. Salsas were good. Coke was watered down. Service was not the best, but what can you expect I guess. Would I stop by again if I'm traveling through and want a burrito, yes.
excellent food, cheap. A dive. Staff not super friendly but not hostile.

(928) 468-6178

Mexican

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Fargo’s Steak House

620 E State Hwy 260
Payson, 85541
Reviews:
The place was way over priced for the food. Steak was tough and dry and the crab legs gave my husband and I the worst stomach pains, etc : ( Service was great but defiantly need to fix the kitchen. The only thing good was the Caesar salad. I guess they got that going for them. .
This is a great place to stop for a tasty and very well-cooked steak when in Payson! I've been here several times now and have been pleased with the meal each time. The staff is friendly and attentive, with great cuts of beef that are always prepared well.
Dinner on New Years Day in this tiny town, we were worried as everything else was closed and we didn't have any local knowledge of the eateries here. Fargo's was excellent.

(928) 474-7455

Steakhouses

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Mandarin House

1200 S Beeline Hwy
Payson, 85541
Reviews:
The server was nice. Buffet food was barely warm. I asked for something fresh to be made since it was cold on soggy on the buffet, it was promptly made and brought to me. This is when the owner saw that there was already some of this item on the buffet and began yelling and punishing the server for requesting it be made, in front of the customers, for more than 5 freaking minutes! Unprofessional, rude and unnecessary. Won't be back.
From the outside it might look a bit iffy but the food is very good. Great to get chicken on a stick and ribs on a buffet at lunchtime. If it's late and the lady will fill any item up for you on request. If you are worried about a buffet you can order off the menu and I was pleased to find out they now deliver. Best Chinese in town easily!
This place is good!!! We came just in time for the buffet. There is a variety of food, it may different from your typical Chinese buffet but it's delicious. and the female owner is Sooo nice she makes you want to feel welcome. She even asks if they're anything else we like in the buffet and she will make more, or make he cook make more. The sign says open and next to it says "For Sale by Owner". I didn't ask why but it's open for sure. The only thing that's bad is that it looks a little run down but he food and service makes up for it. Try it!!!!

(928) 474-1342

Chinese

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Ayothaya Thai Cafe

404 E Hwy 260
Payson, 85541
Reviews:
What a delicious meal. In a vast food desert of sameness Mexican and burger places, there is this oasis. Great wine, beer list, cocktail menu, rocking and stunning Mango Sticky Rice. Toy was our server and she was so fantastic. Thoughtful, quick service, just a beautiful person. We had a great experience - start to finish.
My favorite Thai place ... and I'm from CA. Anytime I am up here I make sure to stop here. The duck is especially yummy.
Great food-the flavors are perfect. The atmosphere is nice and the staff is friendly. I highly recommend the rice paper garden rolls with the peanut sauce. They also cooked the tofu very well-not soggy, just the right kind of crispy. They have meat options and also vegetarian options for those looking for something other than BBQ. Delicious. A must stop-in if you're just coming through the area

(928) 474-1112

Thai

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Summit Swirls

600 E Hwy 260,Ste 2
Payson, 85541
Reviews:
This is a nice little shop ran by the owner Dee and her husband. There was a decent amount of frozen yogurt flavors, mostly your standard ones (i.e. vanilla, chocolate, etc). The toppings bar had all the best ones for frozen yogurt, however, it was the first time I have seen mini chocolate donuts as a topping. The overall taste of the froyo was pretty good, don't really have any complaint about the establishment or the froyo itself. What I think makes this place great is the owner. Within minutes of us walking in, she greeted us, asked us where were from and if we needed anything. By the time we left we knew all about her, where she was from, and more. That personal touch to this visit is what will make me come back. She even showed us a shortcut back to our hotel so we didn't have to walk along the busy road. Thank you for the experience.
Yummy! Good selection, we have taken the kids her a few times and its always clean and staff always friendly and great flavors.
Disappointing. Yogurt was good, small selection of toppings and customer service was lacking.

(928) 478-6824

Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt, Desserts

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