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House of Tricks

114 E 7th St, Tempe, AZ 85281-3711
+1 480-968-1114
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
114 E 7th St, Tempe, AZ 85281-3711
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the ambience, the food, and the service. Perfect for anyone of any age. I appreciate that they change the menu frequently and employ seasonal, locally grown/produced food.

Thank Joseph D
Robin T, Owner at House of Tricks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the kind review, Joseph!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The House of Tricks is a go to venue when guests visit us in Tempe in the cooler Arizona months. The outdoor patio dining is spectacular and food is always wonderful. The atmosphere is very nice and the food and staff are wonderful.

Thank Rob W
Robin T, Owner at House of Tricks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks, Rob! Can't wait to have you back in.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

House of Tricks is an eclectic old fashioned downtown home turned restaurant in Tempe, AZ in walking distance from Arizona State University campus. The atmosphere is the best part. The food is very good, not great. The prices are on the high side.

Thank deleileenm
Robin T, Owner at House of Tricks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The patio is wonderful if weather allows. The food is unique and delicious! We have had many business lunches as well as personal lunches with friends and the service and food are always top notch.

Thank Brenda O
Robin T, Owner at House of Tricks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much, Brenda!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for the "Summer Sips" wine tasting. Excellent evening, tasted 6/7 different wines from different regions, accompanied by a cheese plate with selection of cheeses representing the wine regions. Very knowledgeable host who explained the different wines and how they are made.

Thank 796retired001
Robin T, Owner at House of Tricks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad you enjoyed! Hopefully you can make it to our next wine tasting event August 24th!

Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Can't say enough good things about this restaurant. Suggested by a friend who I was visiting and it was spot on. The mussels appetizer was huge and could be a meal in itself. The crab cake appetizer was perfect, and the mango accompaniment really added...More

Thank Hammbrook
Robin T, Owner at House of Tricks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So glad you were able to visit us during your time in Tempe. Thank you for taking the time to leave us this wonderful review and we're so happy you enjoyed everything. Hope to have you back again soon!

Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

great place for family and friends good time and great idea for good time with friends worth the money and time

Thank staniu1994
Robin T, Owner at House of Tricks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you!

Reviewed 15 June 2017

We asked the Mission Palms for a restaurant for seafood and House of Tricks was recommended. We had the Mahi Mahi and the pork chop. The presentation of the dinner was very nice and the food was excellent! We had a very pleasant waitress and...More

Thank dylanrice89
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

I had the pork chop and it was deliciously moist and filling. The service and ambiance is top notch!!

Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

A friend and I were on a teacher conference trip stopped here due to the high rating in TA. The food was good but our waiter was pushy, snobby, and uninviting. I would warn future patrons to be wary of their waiter if a tall...More

Thank Carri F
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Response from Tundrachoochoo | Reviewed this property |
Dear Felllow traveler, Like you, I too am not from the Phoenix area so you may want to call the restaurant directly at 480-968-1114. Good luck and I hope you find your answer, Jodi Hardy
21 October 2015|
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Response from TravelfamAZ | Reviewed this property |
They do have options and are willing to work with customers
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$30
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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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
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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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