Arizona’s Steakhouse is a popular, upscale steak and seafood restaurant that has locations throughout the Southeast region of the United States. The restaurant was built with the idea of providing extraordinary flavor, fresh delicious food, and exceptional service for its customers in a relaxing atmosphere. Arizona’s offers the perfect venue for both business and social occasions. The establishment also provides a full service bar as well as live entertainment at its locations, making it a perfect place for customers to relax and unwind after a long day of work.
The establishment provides a wide selection of premium meats, as well as homemade soups and salads prepared with the freshest ingredients. The restaurant serves only USDA choice mid-western grain fed beef aged to exact specifications. The beef is hand cut and grilled over all natural hickory wood. The restaurant only serves real Idaho baked potatoes and real Reggiano Parmesan cheese. The establishment has high standards for outstanding food and wine, and thus provides its customers with an unforgettable dining experience.
Arizona’s Steakhouse was started by co-owners Mark Craig and Kevin Cox in Greenville, South Carolina in October 1995. Mark Craig and Kevin Cox had the vision of creating a restaurant that reflected their own love of premium steaks, excellent wine, and outstanding service. They wanted to provide an overall sophisticated dining experience. The owners also own and operate twelve Italian restaurants named Travinia Italian Kitchen, which has five locations in South Carolina, four locations in Virginia, two locations in North Carolina and one location in Florida.
Arizona’s has locations in the Southeast, with most locations in South Carolina and one in Georgia. Examples of the establishment’s locations are Greenville, Simpsonville, Columbia, Lexington, and Columbia in South Carolina, as well as Lithonia, Georgia. The South Carolina restaurants have a more casual and family oriented feel to them. The Georgia location however, is a little more trendy and upscale. The Georgia restaurant is located near the Mall at Stonecrest in Lithonia. The servers are attired in all black. Service is a priority at this establishment. Accordingly, the servers are trained with a focus on paying attention to service details.
Arizona’s restaurants are beautiful in terms of its layout and decor. They provide a relaxed yet upscale environment for customers to enjoy their meals. The atmosphere consists of dim lighting and jazz music. Live performances and entertainment also contribute to the wonderful ambiance. Guests consider this establishment to be perfect for a date night or a girl’s night out. Reservations are accepted and there is hardly a wait time to be seated. However, there may be a wait time during weekends because of the crowd. There is a two hour table limit for guests. The restaurant is generally clean for the most part.
The establishment is involved with the Pendleton Place Children’s Shelter, as well as the Mac Foundation, through its Arizona’s Children’s Charities for the las two years. The restaurant also hosts an annual golf tournament each year to help with charity causes. In fact, the establishment has raised over $850,000 since its first tournament in 1999 to help support the programs of Pendleton Place Children’s Shelter. This tournament is known as the Arizona Open. Many others have joined the team for the tournament over the past sixteen years. To this day, The Arizona Open continues its tradition of protecting children through the Pendleton Place Children’s Shelter.
The restaurant’s general hours of operation are Mondays through Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. There is a wide selection of food available. The menu consists of small plates, sides, soups, salads, burgers and sandwiches, pasta, steak and chops, entrees, desserts, and beverages. The seafood is found under the entrée section of the menu. There is a separate drinks menu which includes beer, wine, specialty margaritas, and martinis. The aged prime rib is served after 5 p.m. The restaurant also has a to-go menu, as well as a catering menu for customers. There is also a children’s menu upon request.
The small plates are priced between $8 and $14 and consist of French Fried Grits, Fish Tacos, Spinach and Artichoke Dip, Chipotle Calamari, Salmon Chips, Fish Basket, Tempura Shrimp Basket, and Jumbo Lump Crab Cake. Side dishes are priced between $4 and $5. The regular sides include Shoestring French Fries, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Oven Baked Beans, Coleslaw, Corn Soufflé, Jalapeno Cheese Grits, Creamed Corn, Creamed Spinach, and Seasonal Sautéed Veggies. The premium sides include Black Beans and Brown Rice, Chorizo Mac-N-Cheese, Loaded Baked Potato, Sweet Potato Hash Browns, Thick Cut Onion Rings and Sautéed Spinach.
The salads are priced between $8 and $12 and consist of the Arizona’s House, Arizona’s Caesar, Chopped, Granny Smith Apple, Hickory Grilled Chicken, The Blue Door, and the Pacific Ahi Tuna. There is also a Vegetable Plate available. The Homemade Soup and Salad available consists of the choice of soup with an Arizona or a Caesar salad. The restaurant provides homemade signature dressings, such as the Buttermilk-Garlic, Honey-Mustard, Blue Cheese, Thousand Island, Basil Ranch, Balsamic Vinaigrette, and the Honey-Lime Vinaigrette. The burgers and sandwiches are priced between $10 and $12.
The Steaks and Chops are priced between $21 and $34. Steak and Chops choices include Arizona’s Signature Sirloin, Father Kino’s Filet, Bone in Ribeye, and the Pork Chop. Guests have the option of adding a shrimp skewer, crab cake, grilled salmon, grilled tuna, or the lobster tail. Entrees are priced between $14 and $40. The Entrée selections include BBQ Chicken Grill, Chicken Tenders Platter, Scottsdale Chicken, Babyback ribs, Oak Creek Chopped Pork Platter, Denver Lamb Ribs, Hickory Grilled Atlanta Salmon, Arizona Fish and Chips, Tempura Fried Shrimp Platter, Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes, and Tempura Fried Cold Water Lobster Tail. The steaks, pork chops, and the crab cakes are customer favorites. Although the service could use a little improvement, the food is amazing. Guests seem to enjoy the delicious meals as well as the ambiance of the restaurant.