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House of Tricks

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114 E 7th St, Tempe, AZ 85281-3711 (Mill Avenue and University Drive)
+1 480-968-1114
11:00 - 22:00
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Springfield, Illinois
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Menu was new and different. Outdoor seating was very relaxing. Our food was very good and prices were good. I will look forward to going back when I am in Tempe again.

Thank Annamarie123456
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131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I was surprised to find such a good restaurant in small town as Tempe, AZ. I came with a large group and we were. It seated right away although we made prior reservation. So that is why Ian giving this place only 4 stars. We had to wait 15 minutes for our table. But it was worth it. Food served... More 

Thank Anna G
Robin T, Owner at House of Tricks, responded to this review

Thank you, Anna! We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to House of Tricks while you were in town and hope you had a nice time while in Tempe. We appreciate your lovely review and photos! Hope to have you back soon. More 

Fort Collins, Colorado
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247 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a lunch reservation at House of Tricks for ten family members as our choice to celebrate Landon’s graduation in Mechanical Engineering from Arizona State University. We scheduled lunch for 11:30 so we would have time for a nice meal before the afternoon graduation ceremony. We were seated under a large patio umbrella on a day with perfect weather.... More 

Thank Henry A
Robin T, Owner at House of Tricks, responded to this review

Congratulations to Landon! Thank you for choosing House of Tricks as the place to celebrate such a special occasion. We love sharing these moments with our guests! Go Sun Devils! More 

phoenix az
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65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loved the menu choices, very diverse. I had the red trout with quinoa and veggies. Generous portion for lunch, took half home to enjoy later. Friend had the salmon and risotto cake, I had a bit and it was yummy also. Everything that went by us for others looked tempting. Service was good, not real busy when we were there.... More 

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Robin T, Owner at House of Tricks, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your meals! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We always appreciate hearing feedback from our guests. See you again soon!! More 

San Antonio, Texas
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334 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Finally made it out here for dinner. We've been wanting to come here for a while. I ordered the springria and my husband ordered a cocktail. We shared the charred corn and blueberry salad which sounded wonderful but came out with corn that clearly was not charred not in the least bit. I had the soup of the day which... More 

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Robin T, Owner at House of Tricks, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. Glad to hear that overall you and your husband had a pleasant dining experience. Hopefully we can have you back soon to try some other dishes on the menu that you and your husband will enjoy even more. More 

Frankfurt, Germany
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here several times and the food is really good and worst and fantastic at best. Short rib was a best ever. Then wines and the service are excellent and you can sit well inside and out. Nothing I did not like about my experience

Thank Vigornian62
Robin T, Owner at House of Tricks, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! More 

Tempe, Arizona
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family went to the House of Tricks to celebrate a graduation. This is a perfect place for family functions or for celebrating a special event. If the weather permits, sit outside and enjoy the neighborhood vibe. Whether indoors or outside, this place will impress your guests with the food, service and unique setting in an old Tempe neighborhood. Nothing... More 

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Robin T, Owner at House of Tricks, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the phenomenal review! More 

Tempe, Arizona
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92 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I just had dinner at the House of Tricks this Saturday. The ambiance and staff were very pleasant. We both ordered an entree and had iced water. After tip our tab was $71+. Our entrees were interesting and delicious; however, the portions were so small (almost appetizer size) that I was still quite hungry after I had... More 

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393 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the Caesar salad with grilled chicken and a Special of the Day - Trout. Very good Caesar dressing, enjoyed my salad. Partner liked the trout and veg. LOVED the raspberry iced tea with real raspberries. Service a bit slow even at an early 11.15am - took till 11.45 to get food. But a very pleasant place to sit and... More 

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Robin T, Owner at House of Tricks, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your meals and appreciate your patience. Hopefully we will have the pleasure of having you back on the patio before it's too hot! More 

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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited many times over the years for lunch, never dinner. Lunch menu is varied. Usually order daily Quiche. Which my son did.. Served with small salad and fruit. He was pleased. I had tuna melt with small salad. OK. Raspberry tea was delicious. my husband had large garden salad; lots of veggies and chunks of cheese. Just as... More 

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Robin T, Owner at House of Tricks, responded to this review

Hopefully we can have you in soon to try out the dinner menu. We're sure you'll love dining on the patio in the evening under the stars. Thank you for being understanding of the parking situation especially with the new construction going on! We're very thankful to all of our guests that haven't let that detour them from visiting. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 30
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 E 7th St, Tempe, AZ 85281-3711
    (Mill Avenue and University Drive)
  • Public Transportation: House of Tricks is located 2 short blocks from the Veteran"s Way Metro Light Rail stop. Just cross Fifth Street at Forest Avenue and head south to Seventh Street. Turn right on Seventh, and we are on your right. The Veteran's Way station is also the home of the Tempe Transportation Center and the hub of public transportation in Tempe.
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Tempe
  • Phone Number: +1 480-968-1114
Welcome to award-winning House of Tricks restaurant, nestled in the heart of downtown Tempe near popular Mill Avenue, Gammage Auditorium and the ASU campus. Retreat to this charming oasis for mouth-watering cuisine, gracious service and a relaxed atmosphere that will leave you delighted and refreshed. Let us serve you on our sun-dappled patio, at our outdoor tree-covered bar, or inside one of our two historic bungalows. Perfect for a getaway lunch, intimate gathering, private business meeting, romantic dinner or happy hour celebration, House of Tricks has been a favorite treasure of locals and visitors alike for almost 25 years.

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