Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The Last of the Old West Steakhouses


The far northern reaches of Scottsdale used to be the home to two old west steakhouses, Pinnacle Peak Patio and Reata Pass.  Both closed for business a few years ago.  On Sunday when I took the drive out to north Scottsdale, I came across all that remains of the Reata Pass business.

All that is left is a tall water tower and a few ramshackle buildings that made up the the little "western village" that surrounded the steakhouse.

















I did eat at Reata Pass many, many years ago when it was big attraction.  It was one of those places where Arizona residents would take their out of state guests to serve up some western atmosphere.  These days we tend to take guests to the latest hot new restaurant.

14 comments:

biebkriebels said...

Looks like an old Western village from a movie, nice photos.

Kate said...

Nostalgic! Looks like a place that I would have enjoyed!

Catarina said...

That reminds us of good old times!
: )

Lowell said...

We ate there once in the early 60s. As I recall, one place offered an enormous steak (32 ounces?) and anyone who could eat the whole thing did not have to pay. I don't think many could do that and some who tried became sick. I don't think we ever went back.

William Kendall said...

It does feel like something you'd see in a Western.

Catalyst said...

I can't remember which one had waitresses that could the neckties off of any customer who wore one but I remember taking my dad there once and warning him that he had to wear a tie. He went out and bought one that day and lost it that night!

Sharon, I tried reloading your blog link to my site this morning and it worked!

Catalyst said...

I meant to type "cut the neckties off".

Karl Demetz said...

I had the same idea as William...

Christine said...

Looks like the Wild West to me! Rather sad to think of it falling to pieces when so many enjoyed fun times & good food there...

RedPat said...

Looks like a ghost town now, Sharon!

Judy Ryer said...

I remember those. I guess Miner's Camp is closed now too.

bill burke said...

I agree with what Pat said, it looks like a ghost town. It's amazing that remnants of the place are still standing.

Bob Crowe said...

I didn't know about these. Thanks for passing along some PHX history. Cattle are very environmentally unfriendly and we're not big beef eaters, but you, D and J have steered us (no pun intended) to some very interesting cuisine in your area.

Steve Reed said...

Strange how they've both folded. I guess tastes change, don't they? Maybe younger generations thought they were too hokey.