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Citizen Public House

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7111 E 5th Ave Ste E, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-3200 (Craftsman Ct. & 5th Avenue)
+1 480-398-4208
15:00 - 23:00
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130 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We liked the restaurant but there was nothing really outstanding. Husband had the meatloaf but that was what someone could make easily at home. I had the chicken. Nothing extraordinary. The portions are large and creatively displayed. We ate outside which was nice but the area wasn't that large. Glad we did it but unless you have a budget that... More 

Thank Marcy P
Ottawa, Canada
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Steps from Old Scottsdale. Pros: service. Knowledgeable, enthusiastic and sincere. Food: remarkable and unforgettable. Served timely. Good beer and interesting selection of drinks. Terrific desserts. Clean bathroom. Cons: lighting a bit too dim to my liking. Prices I find a tad high though the quality of the food is unquestionable. I would go back in a hearbeat: pork cheeks and... More 

Thank OttowaRay
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A friend recommended the Public House while we were in Phoenix. It was Easter afternoon and it was open. Rob was our talented waiter and he had many answers for all our questions. The food was incredible and the cool breeze that flowed thru the open spaces felt good. Reasonable prices, fun cocktail of the day and a unique wonderful... More 

Thank Michael O
Tempe, Arizona
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112 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hmmm it seems to have lost its drink mojo. We used to go to Citizen Public House for their drinks but ever since it changed owners a while back and they changed their drink menu it's never gotten their mojo in check. Bring the real drinks back! Ex- The Citizen! You know everyone asks for it- just put it back... More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group of four walked in at 6pm on a Saturday night, just before the dinner rush. We didn't have a reservation, and expected to get put on a list; instead we were brought right back and seated! Our waiter, Nick, was excellent! His timing was impeccable. He was there when we needed him, yet we didn't feel rushed. We... More 

Thank Andy B
Malibu, California
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105 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was amazed at how wonderful everything was - I really wasn't sure what to expect as this was my first trip to this part of Arizona. The original place we planned to eat at had a 90 minute plus wait, um no thanks...I'm glad though because Citizen Public House was fantastic! Great food, great service, great beers. Favorite menu... More 

1 Thank SandyQTraveler
Houston, TX
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189 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've had some lovely meals here but this one was the shining star! Started off with two winners: the OMFG chopped salad YUM!!!! We also shared the "bacon-fat popcorn "---unbelievably good! The perfectly prepared scallops were served on smooth, wonderful grits---best scallop dish I have ever had. And dessert!!!!!----aaaahhhhhh, the Black and Tan: a chocolate pot de creme with the... More 

1 Thank PegJohnston
Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small restaurant in Old Town Scottsdale is a delicious place for dinner and/or cocktails. The drink specialties were outstanding. We had the crudo appetizer, short ribs, and the original chopped salad (which is tossed tableside) for a dinner out and loved everything we ate. Prices seemed reasonable. The restaurant is not large so on a busy night there could... More 

1 Thank Emily A
Los Angeles, CA
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105 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Impressive service. After a hiccup when we were seated, the staff went above and beyond to make sure we were happy and well taken care of. From their recommendation, we also tried their modern cobb salad which was exceptional-- salty, sweet, different textures, refreshing. My friend had hers with chicken, while I had the standard with smoked salmon, though the... More 

1 Thank socali123
Windsor, California
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was recommended by another restaurant to try the Citizen Public House and we were not disappointed. We had an incredible meal with fabulous service in the heart of Scottsdale's Old Town. If you are going for a romantic dinner or causal gathering of friends we highly recommend the Citizen Public House.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 40
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7111 E 5th Ave Ste E, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-3200
    (Craftsman Ct. & 5th Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Scottsdale
  • Phone Number: +1 480-398-4208

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?