CCW-friendly AZ Dining Guide

Please use our contact form to submit pro or anti-CCW establishments. We do require that you confirm the pro- establishment's policy with management due to numerous inaccurate submissions in the past. Thank you for your active support!

When you call your favorite restaurants to make reservations for your family, please check if they are posted. If they are, please cancel the reservation for your party and let them know you regret that you and your family will no longer be able to patronize them. Thank them for their years of service.

If given the excuse that it is a liability problem, note that they have been misinformed because:

  • The law only applies to CCW permit holders who have voluntarily passed background checks and taken legal training to comply with the law.
  • Many CCW permit holders are retired police officers
  • The permit holders have agreed not to drink alcohol on the premises.
  • The weapon MUST be concealed.
  • The same law, sometimes with fewer constraints, has been in effect in 40 other states without problems (with no drinking prohibition in many cases).
  • Numerous national chains have chosen to allow lawful carry by permit holders and certainly would not have if it truly was a "liability" problem.

Remember that establishments that post may not automatically be anti-gun, they may just have a regularly disruptive and rowdy clientele that causes problems. You don't need the problems, and there are many fine restaurants with a higher opinion of you that deserve your business. We have also found an amazing degree of misinformation and many restaurants and bars made their decision with incomplete or incorrect facts. We must try to dispel this ignorance and help them make their choice from an educated, factual position.

Stop and Think

When one of the managers of a place says "just leave it in the car," imagine your insurance rates going up due to constant window breakage from criminals searching for unattended weapons they now assume will be in cars at restaurants or bars that prohibit CCW. While these restaurants might as well put up "Unarmed Victim Zone" signs on the front door, they should also add "Unattended Weapon Storage" to the parking lot. Will that owner reimburse you for? That could be your car broken into whether you own a firearm or not.

If these owners with an agenda really have their way you permit holders will be bullied into leaving your only protection at home and now be disarmed for your entire trip, not just in the restaurant.

Even if you are anti-gun, don't get the idea that an establishment is safer because of a "no weapons" policy. The establishment may have what the management considers a "problem" clientele and is naive enough to think that a sign will prevent a criminal from having a weapon. The management may not be anti-gun, but may not have educated themselves enough to understand that CCW permit holders do not break laws, don't cause problems and will NOT drink as long as the law requires it. Note that many of the 40 other states that allow CCW in bars and restaurants actually allow drinking, yet they still have had no problems.

Arizona State Rifle and Pistol Association
CCW Friendly Places

We all share info, but please cross-check their helpful websites for possible additional updates.

John of CCW Friendly Places, sadly now offline, created a great flyer you may print and pass along to help educate restaurant and bar owners about the actual facts of the CCW laws. It asks them to thoughtfully reconsider posting. Thanks to John's efforts we have already seen managers who changed their position and have removed postings. Click here for the PDF document.

*WE NEED YOUR HELP! If you find any of these entries in error please let us know so we can correct them. If you can, please help us to double-check these with the establishment's management to we can confirm each entry's accuracy - and let them know we are actually out here supporting them.

As these lists have grown longer we have all found it difficult to navigate. While they have been chronologically added so users could tell which have been updated, it has become clumsy. We will be re-ordering them at some point to be easier and more helpful. Thanks for your patience. -- Wilderness

Which restaurant or bar do you want to give your money to?

There are 346,927 CCW permit holders in Arizona (Arizona Department of Public Safety statistics, as of 9/26/19), not including our friends and families. Send a message with your wallet!

Click here to see establishments that consider you a dangerous problem…

…then give one of the great locations below your business!

These Establishments Support Your Rights
(or are at least neutral)

Phoenix City Grille

5816 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016-2506
(602) 266-3001

"Sheldon and Nina have shown great support for our rights of self defense after learning more about our position over the years…Truly great food, casual but classy atmosphere, and great service. Central Phoenix location, which is very convenient. We consider them friends and recommend their establishment highly as the official eatery of The Wilderness." – Wilderness president Ralph L. Holzhaus II

Sierra Bonita Grill

6933 North 7th St
Phoenix, Arizona 85014
(602) 264-0700

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
Ahwatukee, Arrowhead, Scottsdale, Desert Ridge

"We're bumping this back to the forefront because one location is managed by the husband of one of our great employees here at the shop. He has confirmed again that they have chosen not to post, and we want to support those that support us. We suggest taking turns as the designated driver/security guard with your friends so you can occasionally enjoy the great beers from this fun breweries." – Wilderness

Spinato's Pizza
North Phoenix, Central Phoenix, North Tempe, North Scottsdale

"We have eaten here for many years and are very pleased we can continue to patronize them. The marinated spinach pizza is awesome, as is "The Meaty" meat-lovers pizza." -- The Wilderness

Roka Akor

7299 N Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85253
(480) 306-8800

"Very high-grade sushi and service. Spoke with management to thank them for not posting and they were very cordial and supportive. Apparently you don't have to choose between good sushi (actually great in this case) and being legally armed." – Wilderness president Ralph L. Holzhaus II

Thai Rama
(All 3 locations)

Parson's Restaurant
5921 W. Northern Ave
Cash register warns that patrons may be armed.
A plaque on the wall states "WE DON'T DIAL 9-1-1, WE DIAL 1911"

Dickey's Barbecue Pit
2470 Happy Valley Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85085
(Ben Avery Vicinity)
Phone: (623) 869-0011

Babaloo's Cuban Café
George, the owner, fled Cuba when Castro took over and knows freedom and welcomes those expressing LIBERTY!

Valle Luna Mexican Food & Cantinas
Janie Riddle, co-owner of the local chain Valle Luna, decided not to post any signs banning firearms, saying that it would be "business as usual" at the family's three Mexican restaurants. "We've never had a problem in 26-plus years," said Riddle, whose husband, grown children and various relatives also work at Valle Luna."We basically talked about it as a family and as a business and just decided it was in the best interest to not prohibit law-abiding citizens from exercising their rights under the Second Amendment."

Maloney's Tavern

Chuy's Mesquite Grill
638 E Warner Rd, Gilbert, AZ
(480) 507-0941

Silver Spur Saloon at Frontiertown
6245 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek, AZ 85331
(480) 488-3317

Marc Peagler, owner of the Silver Spur Saloon Restaurant in Cave Creek outside Phoenix, said he will allow people with concealed weapons permits to carry in his business, and Silver Spur will be safer because of it. "It's a deterrent," he said. "In the criminal element, there is some logic that says when people look at a place that they might want to rob, the ones that have big signs up that say 'We do not permit firearms' would be the first target. They know there's not going to be anybody in there that can stop them."

La Parilla Suiza
Mexico City Cuisine
Phoenix and Tucson
A favorite of Arizonans for many years.

Famous Dave's BBQ
16148 North 83rd Avenue
Peoria, Arizona 85382 (ARROWHEAD)
"As all of the valley FDs are owned by the same company, we would assume this is a universally friendly CCW restaurant. This is good news as FDs is a favorite of the Civilian Marksmanship Program and their daily BBQ's after the matches in October. We would hate to see CMP change but we are fairly sure they would if they found out FD is not 2nd Amendment friendly. Their BBQ is so good after a long day on the points." – ASRPA

Jal O Peno's




The Trident

Panda Village Chinese Restaurant

Saga Sushi

Kappy's Bar & Sandwich Place

Charleston's Restaurants

Texas Roadhouse

Giuseppe's Italian Kitchen
NW corner of 28th St and Indian School in Phoenix
"GREAT homemade pasta and desserts."

Capital Grille

Casa Molina

Brio Tuscan Grille

UPDATED 10/26/09:
Red, White, and Brew
Mesa, Chandler

Babylon Gyros & Shish Kabobs
Olive Park Shopping Center, 5826 W. Olive #B-101
Glendale 85302
(623) 937-0370

Olive Garden

Red Lobster

Fox Sports Grille

Twisters 50's Soda Fountain
Williams, Arizona
(520) 635-0266

Fiesta Mexicana
125 S Lake Powell Blvd
Page, AZ 86040
(928) 645-4082

Kona Grill
Phoenix, Chandler, Gilbert, Scottsdale

Little Szechuan

UPDATED 11/09/09:
635 Elm St., Page, AZ 86040
(928) 645-5267

Casa Bonita Family Mexican Restaurant
Prescott, Sedona, Flagstaff, Cottonwood,
Prescott Valley, Lake Havasu City

Scottsdale (near the Scottsdale Gun Club)
14850 N. Northsight Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
(480) 922-7200

"KO's next to the Scottsdale Gun Club allows CCW carry and gives a 10% discount to SGC members by showing their membership card."

Flicka's Baja Cantina
2003 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ. 85282

Caffe Portobello
10401 McDowell Mtn. Ranch Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
(480) 538-0211

Famous Sam's
Payson location ONLY; all others are posted
307 S. Beeline Highway J
Payson, AZ 85541
(928) 468-0407

Macky's Grill
201 W Main St # J
Payson, AZ 85541-5442
(928) 474-7411

El Rancho Mexican Restaurant
200 S Beeline Hwy.
Payson, AZ 85547
(928) 474-3111

Arriba Mexican Grill
4649 East Chandler Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85048
(480) 753-4453

Joe's Farm Grill
3000 East Ray Road, Building 1
Gilbert, AZ 85296
(480) 563-4745


Bonkers Restaurant
810 North Navajo
Page, AZ
(928) 645-2706

Red Devil (All)

Great Italian food and a Phoenix tradition. Let's thank them for their confidence and respect. – Wilderness

Cien Agaves Tacos & Tequila
7228 E. First Ave., Scottsdale
(480) 970-9002

Bayrischer Hof: New German Cuisine
12535 W. Bell Rd., Surprise, AZ
(623) 583-1203

Stadium Club
940 N Alma School Rd #109
Chandler, AZ 85224
(480) 963-3866

Postino Winecafé
5144 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
(602) 274-5144

"I've been going here for years and was sure that they would be against it being its a very hip wine bar. I asked if they supported CCW holders in carrying. (They said) 'Yeah dude, its your right to keep and bear arms.'"
Just goes to show, you never know. Thank you Postino Winecafé -- Wilderness

UPDATED 11/24/09:
Fuddrucker's (All)

Coffee Pot Restaurant
2050 W. Hwy. 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336
(Highway 89A just west of Coffee Pot Road in West Sedona, AZ)
(928) 282-6626

"I thanked the manager today for not having a no firearms sign. He said he doesn't plan on putting one up.
He said he's a hunter and he's never had a problem with firearms in the restaurant (it does have a bar)."


Jumbo Buffet and Grill
3414 W. Southern Ave. Phoenix, AZ. 85041
(602) 243-3383

Black Angus (All)

Cracker Barrel (All)

World Famous Islamorada Fish Company Restaurant
1133 N. Dobson Road, Mesa, AZ 85201 (next to Bass Pro)
(602) 606-5500

Old Country Buffet
1855 S Stapley Dr., Mesa, AZ 85204 (480) 545-2696

Seafood Market Restaurant
3406 E. Baseline Road
Mesa, AZ 85204
(480) 633-1580

Pinnacle Peak Patio Steakhouse
10426 E. Jomax Rd., Scottsdale, Arizona 85262
Daytime Phone: (480) 615-1113 | Evening Phone: (480) 585-1599

Comedor Guadalajara
1830 S. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 253-8299

Canyon's Crown Restaurant and Pub
6958 E. Tanque Verde Rd. Tucson, AZ 85715
(520) 885-8277

Galaxy Diner
Suite 66
931 West Highway, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
(928) 774-2466

Rancho 7 Restaurant & Lounge
Suite 66
111 E Wickenburg Way, Wickenburg, AZ
(928) 684-2492

Quorri's Restaurant
651 W Wickenburg Way, Wickenburg, AZ
(928) 684-2002

Regions Bistro & Bar
9343 E Shea Blvd Suite 100, Scottsdale
(480) 657-2600

640 S. Mill Ave, Suite 110a, Tempe
(480) 966-2260

*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 

2510 W. Chandler Blvd Ste. 1
Chandler, AZ 85224
(480) 821-JUAN (5826)

20343 N. Hayden Rd Ste 120
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
(480) 515-JUAN (5826)

Marie Callender's

Lone Star Steakhouse

Cowboy Club Grille and Spirits
241 N. Hwy 89 A, Sedona, AZ 86336
(928) 282-4200

Buffalo Chip Saloon
6811 East Cave Creek Road
Cave Creek, AZ 85331
(480) 488-9118

Texaz Grill

UPDATED 12/02/09:
Some Burros
Tempe, Gilbert, Chandler, San Tan

"Thanks to yours and many other emails/phone calls we are taking the signs down. Thank you for your concern." -- Tim Vasquez, Some Burros

Our thanks to Some Burros and to Dustin for lobbying their management and clarifying the laws to help them make an informed decision. -- Wilderness

6335 N. 16th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85016
(602) 287-8900

El Gran Taco
722 W. Hatcher Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85021

"Our new favorite in Mexican food for lunch or dinner near our shop. The owners have been extremely supportive and gracious, and we want to return the favor. It doesn't hurt that the food is good, fresh and surprisingly reasonable. If you are in the area, or are stopping by our retail showroom, please consider stopping in at El Gran Taco and supporting them. I recommend the Chile Relleno - outstanding!" – Wilderness president Ralph L. Holzhaus II

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

Donovan's Steakhouse
3101 East Camelback Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85016
(602) 955-3666

The Keg Steakhouse & Bar
Chandler, Phoenix, Tempe (*Gilbert location now reported posted; we have no further info on other locations)

UPDATED 12/21/09:
*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

Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery
**UPDATE** Scottsdale location ONLY moved from posted to un-posted. All others still posted as far as we know. >>
From John at Nick, the General Manager of the Scottsdale location, has contacted us to note that 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!

7077 E. Bell Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ, 85254

Eye Opener Family Restaurant
524 West Hatcher Road, Phoenix, AZ 85021-2458
(602) 861-1468

Joe & Vicky's Place
3700 North Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ 85705-3282
(520) 888-1900

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

From John at "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."

The Yard House **UPDATE** Moved from un-posted to posted. >>

Wild Tuna Sushi and Spirits
805 E. Thunderbird, 602-938-TUNA (8862)

The Loop - Taste of Chicago

Dillon's Restaurants
Peoria, Glendale, Surprise

Rustler's Rooste
8383 South 48th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85044
602.431.6474 | 602.431.6529

Iron Horse Restaurant
903 South US Highway 89
Chino Valley, Arizona

Mesquite Ranch Family Restaurant
1060 Yavapai Drive
Rio Rico, AZ 85648-1506
(520) 377-8456

Stingray Sushi

Biltmore Fashion Park, 2502 E Camelback Rd
Phoenix, Arizona 85016
(602) 955-2008

Porky's BBQ
Prescott (downtown)
330 W. Gurley, Prescott, AZ 86301

"Very friendly and defiantly pro-CCW! Make a point of stopping in an supporting these great folks when you are in Prescott." -- The Wilderness

Line Thai Restaurant
9805 West Bell Road, Sun City, AZ 85351
(623) 977-8940

"Great food and very hospitable to their customers. Been going there for about 3 years and know them very well. Highly recommend them for great Thai food!!" -- Brian

The Mellow Mushroom 
2490 West Happy Valley Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85085 - (623) 580-1111

Jordan's Mexican Food
Phoenix (both locations)

"I noticed their sign posted back in February 2010 and contacted them. I was quickly contacted by Gerald who informed me the signs should have been removed. On my next visit the sign was removed and hasn't been posted since. Please update your page with this information." -- Ed

Thanks for the info, Ed. We're glad to have them back. -- The Wilderness


• 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. 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

 Old Smokey's Restaurant & Pancake House
624 W. Route 66, Williams, AZ 86046

Cave Creek Coffee Company
6033 E. Cave Creek Rd.
Cave Creek AZ 85331

Micha's Restaurant
Tucson, AZ

Monkey Burger
Tucson, AZ

Heroes Sports Pub & Restaurant
Mesa, AZ

Red Onion Lounge
Phoenix, AZ

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
Ahwatukee, Arrowhead, Scottsdale, Desert Ridge

"We're bumping this back to the forefront because one location is managed by the husband of one of our great employees here at the shop. He has confirmed again that they have chosen not to post, and we want to support those that support us. We suggest taking turns as the designated driver/security guard with your friends so you can occasionally enjoy the great beers from this fun breweries." – Wilderness

Raffaele's Pizza
7019 N 19th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85021
(602) 242-5117

(a couple of doors North of The Weapon Works)

"A good friend and builds some great pizzas. 'Billy' advertises on "A Call To Rights" with Steve Kates and has hosted CCW classes in the restaurant." -- George

These guys are just down the street from our retail showroom and production facility! We are pretty excited to try them out and support them. -- The Wilderness

 UPDATE: Bamboo Club Asian Bistro is now reported as reversing and is un-posted!
8624 E. Shea Blvd.
(480) 998-1287
13025 W. Rancho Santa Fe Blvd, Ste 103B, Avondale, AZ 85392
(623) 935-2357
These guys get special honorable mention for posting this sign! 
Thank you, Flavors of Louisiana, and Jim J. for letting us know. 
-- The Wilderness

Crazy Ed's Satisfied Frog
2827 E. Bell Road Phoenix, AZ 85032

(602) 765-7777

UPDATE: We're sad to report that almost as soon as we reported it as CCW-friendly, the Satisfied Frog (a Valley tradition for more than 40 years, the past couple on Bell Rd.), has closed. We enjoyed them greatly and appreciated their support. We wish them well in future endeavors. -- The Wilderness

Eat At Joe's BBQ
"Hello, I am the owner of Eat at Joe's Barbecue in Wikieup, AZ. I am a CCW permit holder, and I invite all CCWers to carry in my establishment. Anyone who is carrying and has a permit, I will give a 10% discount toward their meal."

You rock, Joe! We will be stopping in on any trips to Vegas. Thanks! -- The Wilderness

We are sad to announce that Joe's seems to be closed for the moment. From our contributor, "Lumpy", it appears that "Eat At Joe's BBQ" in Wikiup is closed.

"I made the long trip up there last week to find the place boarded up. Their website says "Closed until further notice while on vacation".
But the place certainly looks abandoned. So sadly it is, at least temporarily, not open for business."

We really hope they re-open because we plan to attend SHOT Show 2014 in Vegas and wanted to enjoy Joe's BBQ on the way up and back. For the moment, they seem to be a lost option. : (
Many thanks to "Lumpy" for the heads-up, and Joe for the support while you could. -- The Wilderness

UPDATE: We're really bummed to report that Eat at Joe's BBQ has apparently closed. -- The Wilderness

Bangkok Thai Restaurant
13828 N 51st Ave
Glendale, AZ 85306
(602) 993-2046

"I believe in and support the 2A, and those like-minded individuals practicing legal and responsible ownership and carry."

Elephant Bar
The Elephant Bar
 - Peoria

Arrowhead Fountain Centre, 16160 N 83rd Ave.
Peoria, AZ 85382
(623) 776-0100

The Elephant Bar - Chandler
3405 West Chandler Boulevard
Chandler, AZ
(480) 899-8088

UPDATE: Now unposted!
Under new ownership in Texas, The Elephant Bar chain managers have apparently received guidance to remove their firearms prohibited signage in both Phoenix locations. Staff has been receiving training on local laws. Note that we are still bound by Arizona law which prohibits drinking while carrying in an establishment with a liquor license, although we are now welcome to dine there or be the designated driver for family and friends. -- The Wilderness

UPDATE: New York Pizza Dept. locations are now posted. As usual, we will respect their property rights, and will never set foot in their establishment. We respect both the law and their property rights and we know that all of us, and those like us, will act properly.


NYPD Pizza

Goldie’s Route 66 Diner
Williams, AZ
425 E Route 66, Williams, AZ 86046

"I was in Williams, Arizona today and this was the sign in the window where we had lunch. : ) "

Yeah, we think we will grab our cafe food here the next time we are in the area. -- The Wilderness

North Mountain Grille
13216 N 7th St
Suite B2, Shaw Butte Plaza
Phoenix, AZ 85022
(602) 866-9905

"Try the meatloaf!" -- The Wilderness

Now Unposted!

11051 N. Black Canyon Hwy. (frontage road north of Peoria Ave.)
(602) 331-3434

"A previous manager had chosen to post and was rude when we questioned why they were posted. However, we are very happy to report that the location is under different managment now and is unposted. She was also very cordial and happy to hear our position. We have always enjoyed their food and service, and are pleased to again conduct many of our own business meetings there." -- The Wilderness

LAST UPDATED 10/31/16 (8:49 p.m.)