About Salty Sow - Cactus

4801 E Cactus Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85254
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Salty Sow serves modern farmhouse cuisine, combining new cooking techniques with old-world methods like braising, poaching, and stewing. Our signature cocktail ingredients come fresh out of the garden, featuring local and organic spirits. Founded by long-time food lovers, we take special care to prepare everything we serve from scratch and by hand daily.

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Gastro Pub, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday - Saturday: 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Cross Street:
Tatum Blvd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(602) 795-9463

Website:
http://www.saltysow.com/

Entertainment:
We have live music on our patio Thursday 6:30pm-9:30pm ; Friday and Saturday 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Executive Chef:
Nox Ybarra

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Salty Sow serves farmhouse cuisine, combining new cooking techniques with old-world methods like braising, poaching, and stewing. Treat your guests to a unique, memorable experience in a modern farmhouse atmosphere.

Salty Sow - Cactus Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

fit for foodies (106)
neighborhood gem (79)
great for outdoor dining (68)
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good for groups (57)
great for brunch (43)
vibrant bar scene (41)
hot spot (40)
special occasion (24)
great for lunch (20)
kid-friendly (20)
notable wine list (16)
romantic (11)
late-night find (10)
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food4
ambience3
service3
value4

Good food

Dined on April 25, 2016

The restaurant is close to us. The food was great and not expensive, but the service was quite slow, it took nearly half an hour for our entrees!

Tags: fit for foodies
food3
ambience4
service3
value3

Too salty

Dined on April 22, 2016

We have been there many times. This time it just seemed the food was overly salted, to the point of almost sending it back. I didn't though, because we didn't want to wait any longer. We both ordered salads,not aware that the dinners came with them. I feel the server should have toold us they came with salad so we didn't have 2 salads to try to eat. Tina

Tags: fit for foodies
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Highly dependable, never a bad experience

vip
Dined on April 20, 2016

We have been to Salty sow many times both with friends and family. Everyone has invariably been pleased. The food is fresh and well prepared and always very tasty. The Mon. and Tues. all night happy hour is a bonus and the food specials are very worthwhile both for taste and value. If they were to open an outpost in N Scottsdale, I would be thrilled.

Tags: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Unique menu items

Dined on April 17, 2016

This place was AWESOME! Our waiter was the best (did not hover but also made sure we were well taken care of), the food was terrific, and the menu had some of the most unique items I have seen anywhere. The prices were great! The bone marrow appetizer was so much better than I ever thought it would be. We will definitely be back!

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service4
value3

Birthday Dinner

Dined on April 17, 2016

This was my second experience at Salty Sow... I recommended going back for a birthday celebration. Unknown to me, my son is friends with the Executive Chef. I wanted to return simply for the pork belly tacos as they were amazing on my first visit. Brady came out to meet us and served us some wonderful food. My son decided to order his entree on the Chef's recommendation, and he was not disappointed!! The bone-in rib eye with mushrooms was awesome! We tried five different appetizers, and all were delicious. I highly recommend the stuffed mushrooms, green tomatoes, and most of all the pork belly tacos! Service was outstanding, and we will return first chance we get... if for nothing else for the tacos!!

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
food2
ambience3
service3
value2

Prime Rib special

Dined on April 16, 2016

Prime Rib special tough, fatty, and pricey. Good Servce, but not worth a revisit.

food4
ambience3
service5
value3

Food = Fantastic/Acoustics = not so much

Dined on April 16, 2016

Everything we ordered in our group of 5 was fantastic! The service and knowledge of the staff were top notch. The place was impeccably clean and had a great visual atmosphere! Our only disappointment was the noise level due to acoustics. If it was a bar, we would get it, but all of us agreed (and we are young) feel that the noise was way to loud for a half empty restaurant.

food5
ambience3
service5
value3

A pleasant surprise

vip
Dined on April 10, 2016

Our dentist's favorite place. We tried it and went back for more. Got lucky the second time: a Sunday night which is porchetta night. It was as good as I've ever had. We will return many times.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies
food5
ambience5
service5

Bacon, Green Chile, Steak Hash, everythi ...

Dined on April 10, 2016

Bacon, Green Chile, Steak Hash, everything for brunch was amazing.

food5
ambience5
service5

Overall a great restaurant. Excellent de ...

Dined on April 9, 2016

Overall a great restaurant. Excellent decor, superb service and food with reasonable prices. Probably the best overall restaurant in the area that I have experienced.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Fabulous place!

Dined on April 4, 2016

Loved this place!!! Food was amazing... We did not enjoy having dinner with dogs on the patio, very inappropriate for dinner/dining. I personally would leave my dog at home so not to bother others.

Tags: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service4
value5

Great Sunday Brunch

Dined on April 3, 2016

I really enjoyed the fried chicken on the Sunday Brunch Buffet and feel it's worth a return visit just for the fried chicken. It might have been the best boneless white meat fried chicken I ever had and was crunchy, sweet and sticky and very flavorful. It was great. They have all kinds of other things too like a meat craving station, rainbow trout, beet and goat cheese salad, porchetta, eggs, grits, prime rib hash, brussels sprouts caesar and more. I liked the build your own bloody mary. They offer indoor and outdoor seating with a dog friendly patio.

Tags: great for brunch
food5
ambience4
service2
value3

Food was great and outside patio was nic ...

Dined on March 28, 2016

Food was great and outside patio was nice. Service was lacking as the waiter was not very attentive. We had to ask two other servers to get is refills on our water. Otherwise we really enjoyed to atmosphere and food.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Love it!!

Dined on March 27, 2016

We had a great evening at the Salty Sow. The food and drinks were great and we can't wait to go back!!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5

Great brunch because the food is wonderf ...

Dined on March 27, 2016

Great brunch because the food is wonderful and not the typical brunch food although you can get that also. Green chili pork, honey fried chicken, deep fried green tomatoes, cauliflower casserole, banana chocolate french toast are just SOME of the awesome items. Service was on top of everything. Restaurant is inviting and spacious. Great value. Plenty of parking.

food3
ambience3
service2
value3

A So-So Easter Brunch

Dined on March 27, 2016

There were 4 of us in our party and our reservation was for 10:30. We were a bit surprised that a number of brunch items listed on the brunch menu weren't even being offered. Having reviewed the brunch menu online before making my reservation, it was one of the reasons we selected the Salty Sow. Needless to say, we were disappointed. Some of the items they did offer they seemed to have a difficult time keeping the plate full on the buffet. Such as fried green tomatoes. The 1 slice I had was delicious but I never got another one after that because every time I went back up there was none there. The prime rib hash, I must say, was disgusting... neither I nor my brother could eat it. Eggs from the buffet were cold as was the asparagus. Overall, I wasa greatly disappointed and will probably not go back.

food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Salt of the Earth

vip
Dined on March 26, 2016

Love Salty Sow. No matter what dish I get I love it. The servers are all very professional. Make sure it's on your restaurant list. You won't be disappointed.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Fabulous service with several delicious ...

Dined on March 26, 2016

Fabulous service with several delicious special choices to select.

food5
ambience5
service3
value5

Great food!

Dined on March 26, 2016

The first time we went we had awesome service, the second time was only so-so. We love it here. It is a great patio and awesome food. The chorizo mushrooms are my favorite!

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
food5
ambience5
service5

We wanted to try out a new restaurant an ...

Dined on March 24, 2016

We wanted to try out a new restaurant and so pleased to have selected Salty Sow! The service was excellent; very knowledgeable server. The menu had a nice variety and everyone in our party of five was happy with their selection. The decor is both rustic and modern!

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

We love the Salty Sow! We first learned ...

Dined on March 21, 2016

We love the Salty Sow! We first learned about it while visiting friends in Austin. The drinks are handcrafted and delicious. The menu offers a variety of wonderful dishes at a very decent price. The Salty Sow is not to be missed if you like food and drinks with fresh, delicious ingredients. Also, the ambience is warm and inviting.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
food4
ambience5
service3

Great chicken thighs

Dined on March 16, 2016

Great chicken thighs

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Sunday Brunch

vip
Dined on March 13, 2016

Best Sunday Brunch in the Phoenix area. Nice variety of choices, all of which are delicious.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

So Many Choices!

Dined on March 10, 2016

As someone with celiac disease, I always cross my fingers and hold my breath for enough gluten free choices. The Salty Sow's GF menu was one of the most extensive I've ever seen, and it was actually difficult to choose from so many options! The food was amazing, and our server could not have been more pleasant and helpful. A wonderful experience!

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service4

Food was amazing. We ordered small bite ...

vip
Dined on March 9, 2016

Food was amazing. We ordered small bites. On Monday & Tuesday it is Happy Hour prices all night. The Farm Salad with pork belly, bacon, mushrooms, beets & poached egg was the best salad. Also had the pork belly hash & grilled asparagus; duck fat fries with egg; taco with pork; smoked trout. All were tasty. Farm Salad & pork taco were the stand outs. We also ordered a beer sampler & cocktails. They did not disappoint. Service was friendly and fairly quick given how busy they were. Great place. I would go back next time in Phoenix.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great

vip
Dined on March 8, 2016

We were very pleased. Great menu selection, great food. The halibut was outstanding. We will be back!

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Always a great choice

vip
Dined on March 4, 2016

The food is delicious, the service is excellent, with the nicest, friendliest wait staff that you could meet!

Tags: late-night find
food4
ambience4
service3
value5

Yummo

Dined on March 4, 2016

Our family, who live in Scottsdale, brought us to eat at the Salty Sow and we were so happy that they did. Their starters are delicious with even better values during Happy Hour! They have an eclectic menu and everybody at our table enjoyed a wonderful dinner.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Sunday Brunch

vip
Dined on February 28, 2016

Salty Sow's Sunday Brunch is the best in the Phoenix area. It provides a nice variety of items offered in buffet style. All items are prepared in small batches and are very fresh and tasty.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Another great meal

Dined on February 22, 2016

The Salty Sow's happy hour is the best. Great food and drink for the cheap, same excellent service. Cannot recommend this place enough.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience3
service4
value4

The food was very good,except the salad ...

vip
Dined on February 20, 2016

The food was very good,except the salad which had old greens and to be sent back.

Tags: fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience3
service2
value5

Service was Lacking This Trip

vip
Dined on February 18, 2016

We've had various levels of service on our many visits to this restaurant, but this visit we experienced barely adequate service. It was a long wait in between requests. I assume much of the problem stemmed from our server having to wait on a very large party at the same time as she was covering individual tables. Why can't managers manage how service is provided in such a situation? The Happy Hour items we ordered were as good as always - Truffled Deviled Eggs & Honey-dipped Chicken & Biscuit. It will be some time until we return again.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Salty Sow is a SWEET GEM!

Dined on February 15, 2016

Our first time here from a local's recommendation. FANTASTIC menu, great ambience, professional staff, super cool "house drinks" and local brews! The nightly specials are so wonderful, that some were sold out early, that tells you how good they are! We took 3 off the specials and 3 off the regular menu and 2 starters plus 2 salads. AMAZING! The have taken the time to blend flavors, smoke cheeses, meats, use creative rubs, and RESPECT food! Don't be put off by the location (Walmart shares the lot), this is a COOL spot! The playlist to be complimented..it hit all the right decades and the songs were re-mixed, updated classics. Salty Sow has thought it all out! GO, you won't be disappointed! Oh, and the prices, Friendly!!!!

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience3
service3
value2

Valentines Treat

Dined on February 15, 2016

The Sow is one of my all time favorite places to eat. However that makes the menu seem a bit stale to me right now. Not that the food is anything but great but the menu needs a few new dishes.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great vibe!

Dined on February 15, 2016

You MUST try the deviled eggs, brussel sprouts and chili verde, outstanding!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Comfort food and more

Dined on February 14, 2016

By far one of my favorite restaurants in the Valley. Food is so fresh, and so good; I haven't had one thing I didn't like. We often go for drinks and appetizers, there's so many great picks we end up eating apps as a meal. We were smart enough to finally try brunch, definitely adding the Sow to our first pick for Sunday mornings. All the food was great and we loved the Bloody Mary bar. If you like good old fashioned farm cooking this is the place. Ingredients you'll know, with a new twist.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5

Fantastic food. Fantastic drinks. Why do ...

Dined on February 14, 2016

Fantastic food. Fantastic drinks. Why don't I eat here more often???!!!!

food3
ambience5
service2
value4

Going Down

vip
Dined on February 12, 2016

Have been a few times. This time the server was disinterested, waited a long time for food. The fries were delicious, but the pork was way too salty. The chicken in the salad was so overcooked, it was inedible.

Tags: great for outdoor dining
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

Sunday Brunch

Dined on February 7, 2016

The Bloody Mary Bar is excellent! Stuffed olives, pickled asparagus, lots of special goodies and a good honest pour of Vodka. I loved the Fried Tomatoes with guacamole topping. I asked for a poached egg and they were able to supply a very nice one. My only disappointment was that the menu said that they had turkey, but that did not turn out to be the case. All in all, a very pleasant Sunday Brunch. I will go again.

Tags: great for brunch, good for groups
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Hearty, Heavy, and Creative

vip
Dined on February 6, 2016

Good stuff all the way around. Very creative and well executed takes on southern food. Portions are generous and desserts are excellent. The kitchen is on its game and everything came out perfectly cooked. But wow, is it ever a heavy meal! Eat slow and bring a truck to haul home leftovers.

Tags: fit for foodies

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