Thanks to all you foodies who recommended excellent restaurants for my trip to Scottsdale. We managed to get to the Phoenix Ranch Market (fun and tasty) and Malee's on Main (delicious Thai).
As a small thanks, I thought I would post a few of my recommendations for Flagstaff. In looking through older posts, it seems that a few favorites always come up. So here are some different ideas for those foodies who want to try something new on their next trip through.
Martan's is a hole-in-the wall restaurant serving delicious Mexican breakfasts until about 2 in the afternoon. This place only seats about 20 and on the weekends it tends to be packed. It's located on San Francisco just north of Route 66. Try the chilaquiles in either red or green sauce. Yum!
Fratelli's is the way to go! They have a by-the-slice option in downtown Flagstaff as well as a sit-down on option on 4th Street. Short on atmosphere, but long on taste.
The Cottage Place. This is hands down the best evening out in Flagstaff imho (though I have yet to try Brix for dinner - their lunch is nothing special). Bread, soup, and salad are included in the entree price, making for a surprisingly reasonable bill at the end of the night. A taster menu option is served on the weekends and generally has 7 courses for around $75, and you can choose to add wine pairings. Reservations recommended.
Ethnic dinner for a crowd
Corea House - downtown east of San Francisco. The food has always been tasty here, but if you go with 4 or more people you get a platter of fun appetizers to start the meal. And there just aren't that many places to eat Korean food in Arizona!
Mountain Oasis - downtown on Aspen west of San Francisco. A variety of sandwiches and salads with various ethnic themes at a reasonable price. Dinner is also good here, but a little bit pricey for what's on offer. The smoothies here are delicious.