Okay, so I don't get out to Prescott Valley to eat a meal very often, and when I do it is often with others who would rather go to a big chain restaurant (Chili's, Garcias, Buffolo Wild Wings) than a local place. As such, I am sure that I am missing some of the happening spots out there (especially with how fast the city is growing). So here is a rundown of some of the local joints that I DO know about (all names link to map location of restaurant):
Rusty's Gourmet Subs - A surprising little place. Almost always staffed by early 20s guys, I expected a pretty half-ass sandwich the first time I went in. The menu consists of (mostly italian style) 'gourmet' subs and pizza, nothing else. After trying the subs though, and being blown away, this is our new stand-by place in PV for a quick bite to eat. Prices are good for the amount of food you get (medium pepperoni pie and 2 drinks for under $13? Hell yeah!). Pretty fast service, but don't hold your breath for big smiles and friendliness from the staff.
Poor Red's - located on the back side of PV, Catalyst turned me onto this place. Been there once, and I thoroughly enjoyed both the atmosphere and the food. I was diggin on the seafood (best in the area so far), but DaNece wasn't getting down with the prime rib. I'm thinking she just wasn't used to the way prime rib is generally cooked, but she doesn't appear to be interested in going back.
Price was a touch steep for what you get, but it's not breaking the bank. Service was a little slow, but friendly which made up for it.
Augie's Place - right next to the movie theatres, this is a restaurant of convenience. As with so many restaurants, when they opened they were awesome. The last 3 or 4 times though, we have been very disappointed. The food is often either bland or over seasoned, and the help staff is decent but not exactly friendly. The prices aren't great (expect at least $40 for 2), and on the whole leaves you walking away without a smile on your face.
Oh well, at least it is close to the theatre.
Giovanni's Pizzeria - A little hole in the wall Italian restaurant at the end of PV, and one of my favorite places out there. They recently changed hands twice, once to some schmuck who though it would be a high-end dining destination, and then back to the original owner. The pizza here is pretty good, but they have a full Italian (Sicilian style I believe) menu, almost all of which kicks some serious arse! The calzones are huge (easily feed two) and rock the house. The spumoni is also definitely recommended for desert.
Price is good for the amount of food that you get. Service is generally pretty good.
Tara Thai 2 - The only thai place that I know in PV. Only been there a few times, but the food was great (even better than the Thai House Cafe in Prescott). The atmosphere is pretty cool, and staff is very friendly. I definitely plan on going back here again.
Olivas Mexican - Pretty standard mexican fare. Nothing that blew me away, but I'm kind of picky when it comes to my mexican food. Chimichanga wasn't very crispy, flautas were bland. Prices were on par for what you get. I did take out so can't comment on the wait staff.
Taqueria Guadalajara - Where the mexicans eat! Or at least that is the way it seamed as me and my friend were the only white faces in the crowd. Great food, if slightly greasy. Definitely more authentic than Olivas. The wait staff wasn't the friendliest (maybe due to our gringo-ness), but the prices were good for what you get. Flautas here were great!
So you locals; have any other local joints that you love or hate?