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Dirtwater Springs

) #12 of 58 Restaurants in Apache Junction $$ - $$$, American, Bar
586 W Apache Trl, Apache Junction, AZ 85120-3907
+1 480-983-3478
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good27%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible11%
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“cod” (18 reviews)
“sauerkraut” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar
$$ - $$$
586 W Apache Trl, Apache Junction, AZ 85120-3907
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Besides having some of the best food and wonderful historic settings, Dirtwater Springs Restaurant now occupies the sight of the old Superstition Mountain Shell Station. Waitresses and staff say they can occasionally hear the ringing of the old bell that rang as customers drove up....More

Thank Apache T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here several times over the years and the service is usually ok. The food is kinda boring and overpriced. Drinks are average price. It just feel that it could use some better personality.

1  Thank Audra R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is totally "no frills". That being said, the server was very funny & warm, she had great suggestions for us, and she treated us like we were the best thing to happen to her all day. The food was absolutely delicious. And how...More

Thank traveljunky88
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

my husband and i love this little place! very friendly, down to earth, genuinely happy and hardworking waitstaff. cute, cozy, old-time tavern type of ambiance. good food with big portion sizes. we have eaten the fried cod here a few times and although we really...More

Thank kipepeo
Reviewed 14 April 2017

This place must be at least 50 years old. The floors are patched with tin and the antiques are interesting. A group of us went for Liver and Onions and everyone raved about it. They also have all you can eat Alaskan Cod any night...More

Thank Doug M
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

I will start off by saying that the wait staff were great!! Food was a hit and miss. I had an chicken enchilada complete with the usual sides...not much taste. Good amount of chicken though. My husband had there cod fish fry. He said the...More

Thank aloha65stang
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Planned on having dinner, but , our group was a bit loud, even though the place was empty, the manager shushed us, so we left!

Thank Pat T
Reviewed 25 March 2017

My wife and I enjoyed a recent Sunday lunch at the restraurant. We had great food and service and left fulfilled. The next day halfway back to California, I reached into my wallet for my Visa card and realized I didn't have it. I new...More

Thank cravenvic
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Very slow service on a weeknight. All you can eat fish was tasty- but so slow to come out. There are far better restaurants to try in AJ if you're visiting for the same price. The other meals we had were nothing to write home...More

Thank malscum
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Met the owner Dick Parks, he was very accommodating and fun to chat with, even though they were out of chocolate pie, the chocolate cake Dick suggested was phenomenal! Had a great time there, will definitely visit next time we are on vacation in Arizona!

Thank Bernie P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
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Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 586 W Apache Trl, Apache Junction, AZ 85120-3907
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Apache Junction
  • Phone Number: +1 480-983-3478
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