CCW-Unfriendly Dining Guide

These Establishments Consider You
a Dangerous Problem

Do you really want to support people who insult you, pre-judge your guilt, and have no respect for The Constitution's intent?

Ra Sushi (All)
Nick, manager of the Kierland Commons location, told us by phone "I don't believe in the Right of the People to bear arms…It's a shame you would rather be armed than have good sushi." Wow, what can we really add? Thankfully, the outstanding Roka Akor (see the Friendly list) has proven we don't need to choose. -- Wilderness

The Original Hamburger Works
"My friends and I had eaten here since college in the 80s and have probably given them thousands of dollars in business. No more. We tried going this weekend and left when we saw it was posted. We're very disappointed that such a great place can't be patronized anymore."

Tommy Bahama's Tropical Café

McCormick & Schmich

Camarones
Gainey Village, Glendale

Joey' California Bistro
Bell Towne Plaza

Rula Bula
Mill Ave., Tempe
"Great Irish food, a shame they forbid lawful concealed carry."

Chipotle Mexican Grill (All)

Cheuvront Restaurant Wine Bar

George & Dragon English Pubb

Ray's Pizza
(Scottsdale and Mesa)
**UPDATE** Phoenix location ONLY moved from posted to un-posted. Scottsdale and Mesa are still posted as far as we know.

From John at CCWfriendlyplaces.com: "We were notified that the owner of the location at 7th St. & Bell had taken down her signs after a customer challenged the reasons for posting them. The owner confirmed that she has now taken them down after getting the facts from her customer and this site. Please stop in if you are in that part of town."

Firebirds Woodfired Grill

PF Chang's (All)

Grannys Closet
Flagstaff

Charlie’s Pub and Grill
Flagstaff

Cadillac Ranch
Tempe

Tempe Marketplace
Tempe

Shady’s Bar
Phoenix

Hidden House Cocktail Lounge
Phoenix

Outback Steakhouse (All)

Don and Charlie’s Steakhouse
Scottsdale

Dukes Bar and Grill
Scottsdale

Macayo's (All)

Willow Creek Inn
Prescott

Next Coffee
Glendale

Buffalo Wild Wings
Prescott

Red Robin (All)

Sauce Pizza and Wine (All)

Chino Bandito's

Chandler

Native New Yorker

Valleywide

Buffalo Wild Wings
Yuma

Applebee's (All)

Famous Sam’s
All except Payson (see entry on left)

The Vine Restaurant
Tempe

Half Moon Sports Grill (All)

Zips Sports Grill
Scottsdale, Chandler

Frashers Steak House
Scottsdale

Bill Johnson's Big Apple

Papadeaux's
11051 N. Black Canyon Hwy. (frontage road north of Peoria Ave.)

"Manager noted by phone they had previous problems with rowdy customers and "wanted to keep weapons out". If this chain draws trouble perhaps it's best that we don't patronize them anyway."

Dos Gringos

Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery*
*The General Manager of the Scottsdale location has contacted us to note that they he has chosen not to post and said they do not discourage law-abiding CCW at that location. Thank-you Nick B., we appreciate your initiative and will be happy to patronize your location!

Brunswick Zone XL
Gilbert

Iguana Mack's

Salty Senorita
Mesa

San Felipe's Cantina

Total Wine

5 & Diner
16th Street north of Camelback

Fox and Hound (All)

Steamers
Biltmore

Houston's
Esplanade

California Pizza Kitchen
Biltmore

Seamus McCaffreys
Phoenix
"We've got enough nuts out on the street walking around with guns. We don't need them in places with alcohol and families." -- Frank Murray, owner of Seamus McCaffrey's Irish Pub & Restaurant

Thanks for just insulting 150,000 law-abiding gun owners, Frank! -- Wilderness

The Wildhorse West
Peoria
"They are located close to the Ben Avery Shooting Range. Unfortuneately, they get business from shooters. They have 3 large "no guns or firearms" signs on their front door. We told them that we would never come back, but they did not care."

US Airways Center
Phoenix (north of the Jobing.com Arena)

Bamboo Grill

Deer Valley Center
I-17 and the 101

Hooters (All)

Sushi Broker
Scottsdale

Islands Restaurant
Paradise Valley Mall

Santisi Brothers
I-17 and Bell Rd., Phoenix

Marcella's
Scottsdale Fashion Square

Z'Tejas (All)

*Streets of New York Pizza
*Switched to posted. Mangers indicate that it was a decision by the company president personally.

Busters On The Lake
Scottsdale

Bandera
Scottsdale

San Marcos Hotel
Chandler
"Only posted at entry from outside patio; if you come through the lobby you will not be aware that it is posted."

Poor visibility of posting is an ongoing problem with some establishments. As CCW holders we want to obey the law and need these restaurants to clearly post so we aren't inadvertently in violation. – Wilderness

The Greene House
Kierland Commons, Scottsdale

Branding Iron Steakhouse
Show Low

Glen Canyon Steakhouse
Page

Next Coffee Shop
Glendale
"I spoke with the owner…the conversation was very polite.…He said he was not aware the sign prevented legal CCW from carrying. I explained the law he asked for sometime to discuss with his manager. I went back after a week…they decided to keep the sign up. They had someone come in one time with open carry it freaked the liberals out that were there even though there was no incident. Please go by and politely speak to the manager and let her know you will not spend your money there because of their stance against the Constitution."

Claim Jumper (All)

Pei Wei (All)

*Gerardo’s Italian Bistro
Payson
*We are told the owners of Gerardo's may be willing to reconsider if someone in the Payson area can sit down with them to explain the details of the law and serve as an example that reasoned, law-abiding gun owners will not be a problem for them. We would like nothing more than to be able to move them to the green side of the list like several others. – Wilderness

Buffalo Bar & Grill
Payson

Cardo’s
Payson

The Branding Iron Steakhouse
Show Low

Charlie Clark’s Steakhouse
Pinetop

Irish Wolfhound Pub
Surprise

*Majerle’s Sports Grill (All)
*Not currently posted as of 11/14/09, but indicated in no uncertain terms they are anti-gun, intend to post, and are just waiting for their signs.

Pattie's Lounge
Scottsdale

Dark Horse Sports Bar & Grill
Chandler
"I called Dark Horse because a group of friends and I wanted to watch the Packers-Cowboys game and I needed to see if they allowed CCW permit holders to carry. The person answering the call had to check with someone and she came back and told me they were posted against it. When I asked her if she could tell me why they chose to post against it, she said Arizona has passed a law that all bars had to post against permit holders carrying. When I explained that the law leaves that decision to each individual bar she told me Dark Horse was posted and that was that. She didn't seem to care at all when I told her that because Dark Horse had chosen to post against us my friends and I could not give them our business."

Rusty Spur Saloon
Scottsdale

Bungalow Bar & Grill
Scottsdale

*IHOP (International House of Pancakes)
*Conditional: Lake Havasu, Kingman, and Bullhead City have all removed postings. Scottsdale and other locations still posted. Advise checking with your local location for specific info.

Thanks to management at these locations, and Bob F. for lobbying them tirelessly! Individual efforts do make a difference. -- Wilderness

Maggiano's Little Italy
Scottsdale
"Restriction posting, while proper, NOT posted conspicuously."

Grapes Restaurant & Bar
Jerome
"I didn't notice the sign; it was posted inside on the back bar. I gave a flier from your Web site to the barmaid and asked that they reconsider the policy. She said she'd give it to the owner."

Connor Hotel
Jerome
"They had a sign posted outside front door of the bar (where I think they should always be). I only had two fliers with me, so I didn't go in or talk to anyone."

Jerome Gallery and Winery
Jerome

Haunted Hamburger
Jerome
"I didn't notice the sign as it was posted inside the restaurant above the bar."

Rubio's Mexican Bar & Grill
Surprise

Serrano's
Mesa

Pasquale's Place
Prescott

Goldies Route 66 Diner
Williams

Pizza Hut (All?)

Manuel's Mexican Restaurant & Cantina (All)

Via De Los Santos Mexican Cafe
Sunnyslope
Now a former Wilderness meeting place. Good food and we will miss them. They will miss our money and tips. -- Wilderness

Pinata Nueva
Scottsdale

The Office Bar and Grill
Scottsdale

Alice Cooperstown
Phoenix

The Rhythm Room
Phoenix

The Horny Toad Restaurant
Cave Creek

The Bashful Bandit
Tucson

The Cow Pony
Tucson

The Wooden Bucket
Tucson

Four Peaks Grill & Tap
Scottsdale

Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant
(formerly The Fish Market)
Phoenix

The White Chocolate Grill
Phoenix

Old Spaghetti Factory
Phoenix

Handlebar-J
Scottsdale

Oregano's (All)

Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill
Mesa
"I wrote to them using their contact page and never received a response. There is a sign on the front door, easy to see. Not one on the back door, it is on a wall after you enter and not very noticeable."

This one really took us off guard since Toby Keith has performed at the NRA Annual Meeting and gives the appearance of supporting gun rights. Is Toby Keith anti-gun?!?! We hope that this is just a lapse in judgement and oversight making it look like Toby Keith is anti-gun. We need Toby, or the employees who answer to him, to step up and show his fans and customers this is not the blatant hypocrisy it might appear to be. We would like nothing better than to be proven wrong, but as more time passes we fear he is merely paying lip service to gun rights. -- Wilderness

SanTan Brewing Company
Chandler
**UPDATE** Moved from un-posted to posted.
"I just talked to a manager there and she informed me that indeed, they are a NO CCW place."

R.T. O'Sullivan's Sports Grill
(probably all due to corporate decision)
Mesa
"Apparently, they have 3 locations, but the one I visited was the Mesa one. I spoke to the manager, initially to thank him for not posting. Then he tells me they are indeed posting by the Liquor License inside. As I didn't go to the bar, I did not see it. They are not posted at any entrance, either main entrance or patio entrance. Talk about trying to turn honest citizens into criminals."

"Hiding" the sign is proving to be pretty common. This is not only disingenuous, but also unethical as they are knowingly drawing us into breaking the law for their financial benefit while apparently being too cowardly to respect our beliefs or standing up for their own anti-gun beliefs. We try to focus on supporting those who support us, but this sort of deceptive trick really rubs us the wrong way and we will make every effort to expose it. We suggest managers and owners have the courage to make a decision and stand behind it - whatever it is. -- Wilderness

Picazzo's
Tempe
**UPDATE** Moved from un-posted to posted.

Grimaldi's Pizzeria
Scottsdale

Marc's Sports Grill and Nightlife
Glendale

Sam's Cafe
Biltmore
**UPDATE** Moved from un-posted to posted.

El Palacio
Bullhead City

Casa Serrano
Mohave Valley

El Palacio
Kingman

Casa Serrano
Lake Havasu

Uncle Bear's
Mesa

Indigo Joe's
Mesa

Grand View Steakhouse
Mesa

Grand Lux Cafe
Scottsdale
**UPDATE** Moved from un-posted to posted.

The Cheesecake Factory
**UPDATE** Moved from un-posted to posted.

Carlos O'Brien's
Phoenix, Scottsdale

T.G.I. Fridays

Lazy-Q Billiards
Gilbert

Babbo Italian Eatery
Phoenix, Surprise, Arrowhead, Cave Creek

Teakwoods Tavern & Grill
Phoenix, Gilbert, Maricopa, Chandler

Red Devil
**UPDATE** Chain moved from un-posted to posted.

*Barro's Pizza
*Conditional: This chain is managed by two brothers with different positions.

  • One owner has chosen to post all West Valley locations including Anthem, Glendale, Goodyear, Litchfield, Maricopa, Copper Basin, and Surprise

  • The other has chosen not to post locations in Ahwatukee, Casa Grande, Cave Creek, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix, Queen Creek, Scottsdale and Tempe. Let's show him our thanks by giving these locations our business.
  • UPDATE 1/11/11: "The Barro's Pizza in Gilbert at the intersection of Val Vista Rd and Williamsfield Rd. has chosen to post and is no longer CCW-friendly. Their phone number is 480-917-0111." -- Steve

New York Pizza Dept.
**UPDATE** Chain moved from un-posted to posted.

The Stockyards Restaurant
Phoenix

Villalpando's Mexican Restaurant
Chandler

Guadalajara Grill
Tucson

Sports Gallery
Sierra Vista

Buffalo Wild Wings
Sierra Vista

Peter Piper Pizza
Sierra Vista

Sourdough Pizza
Mesa

Morton's The Steakhouse
Phoenix  

Gordon Biersch
Gilbert, Glendale, Scottsdale, Tempe

Margaritaville
Glendale

Waddell's Longhorn Corral
Buckeye

Roman's Oasis
Goodyear

The Matador Mexican Food Restaurant
Phoenix

The Yard House
**UPDATE** Chain moved from un-posted to posted.

Olive & Ivy - Restaurant + Marketplace
Phoenix

Shane's Rib Shack
Glendale (Westgate)

Bright Angel Lodge Bar
Grand Canyon
"I hiked the Grand Canyon last weekend. The "No Firearms' sign is gone from the park entrance!  However, Bright Angel Lodge, the place tourists arrive and where you go to book tours, is posted No Firearms at the entrance and the bar is plastered everywhere with AZ spec signs banning firearms." -- George

Zen’s Café
Surprise, AZ

Gurley Street Grill
Prescott

Gallagher's
Phoenix
"Gallagher's on east Baseline has long been a watering hole for shooters after matches at the Phoenix Rod & Gun Club Range at South Mountain. Unfortunately this means I will no longer patronize them and will discourage all other shooters from supporting this restrictive establishment too. Sad to see that the years of good behaviour and thousands of dollars in business meant so little to their management."

Joe's Crab Shack
All

Kokopelli Winery & Bistro
Chandler

Papago Brewing
Scottsdale

Queen Creek Cafe & Sports bar
Queen Creek

Joe's Crab Shack
All

Margaritaville
Westgate, Glendale

Shane's Rib Shack
Westgate, Glendale

Gordon Biersch
Westgate, Glendale

Seasojadens 52
Biltmore, Phoenix

  • UPDATE 1/11/11: "The Barro's Pizza in Gilbert at the intersection of Val Vista Rd and Williamsfield Rd. has chosen to post and is no longer CCW-friendly. Their phone number is 480-917-0111." -- Steve

 

• UPDATE 2/15/11: Legends Bar and Grill has un-posted!

3655 W Anthem Way # D115 Anthem, AZ 85086-0439 - (623) 551-9525

"I spoke to the manager Mr. Smith a couple times and explained it to him, and he said that was not their intent. Sign removed. They support CCW
just not open carry because they serve alcohol (Which would be illegal under current law anyway - Wilderness)Hence the sign and confusion…Good establishment, and support second amendment." – David M.

Thanks for your efforts, David. Let's all make a point of patronizing Legends. We appreciate their support. -- The Wilderness

Hillstone (formerly Houston's)
Phoenix

Jade Palace
Scottsdale

101 Asian Buffet
Phoenix

Bobby-Q Great Steaks & Real BBQ

Phoenix

It's hugely disappointing to us that a restaurant that invited Ted Nugent to dinner would choose to post against legal concealed carry by law-abiding citizens. Owner Bob Sikora has been managing great places like Bobby McGees and Valley legend Mr. Luckys for decades. We hope he chooses to revise the company policy, and will be more than happy to sing his praises and promote Bobby-Qs in our Pro-Rights Restaurant section. -- The Wilderness

Macaroni Grill

Phoenix

UPDATE: Bamboo Club Asian Bistro is now reported as reversing and is unposted!


BurgerFi

Mesa

UPDATE:
Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen
 is now reported as reversing and is unposted!

Phoenix
11051 N Black Canyon Hwy, Phoenix, AZ 85029

The Elephant Bar

Peoria and Chandler

UPDATE: Now unposted! New corporate owners in have Texas reversed the posting decision of the previous administration. Managers have been instructed to remove "no weapons" signs and staff have been given guidance on carry laws. We commend their new management with having the courage to reverse the old decision and encourage shooters to send business their was again. We remind you that under Arizona law we still may not drink will carrying in an establishment with a liquor license, but we are still welcome to dine with friends and family who are drinking. -- The Wilderness

New York Pizza Dept.
All locations are now posted. As usual, we will respect their property rights, and will never set foot in their establishment.

  


NYPD Pizza
All locations



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