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Alice Cooper'stown

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Alice Cooper'stown

The Big Unit Hot Dog is named after Randy Johnson

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The Bottom Line

The menu at Alice Cooper'stown offers quite a variety, but it can best be descrived as bar food barbecue and comfort foods. The most expensive item on the menu is the full rack of Tony LaRussa's St. Louis Ribs at $20. Most entrees are in the $9 to $14 range, sandwiches between $8 and $11.

Pros

  • Great barbecue
  • Large sports and rock memorabilia collection
  • Servers wear Alice-like eye makeup--cute!

Cons

  • A noisy place; not for lots of conversation, business discussion, or romance
  • Crowded on game days

Description

  • Alice Cooper'stown has only one location in Arizona. It's in downtown Phoenix, just south of the US Airways Center.
  • Not many downtown restaurants are open on weekends, so Alice Cooper'stown is a busy place on game nights and concert nights.
  • Alice Cooper lives in the Phoenix area, and he really owns the place. Sometimes he comes in when he's not on tour.
  • This restaurant is basically a sports bar with a rock music museum. Kids love it. Don't miss the Fender Guitar Collection.
  • Alice Cooper'stown is open for lunch and dinner.
  • There is a large outdoor patio with outdoor bar and outdoor scoreboard.
  • Alice Cooper'stown has a live music stage.
  • During First Fridays Alice Cooper'stown features local bands and local artists.
  • The restaurant has an Alice Cooper souvenir shop.

Guide Review - Alice Cooper'stown

I have to be in the mood, but when I want some great barbecue served by pierced and eye-blacked servers surrounded by platinum albums, Fender guitars, big screens and loud music, there's only one place for me. That's Alice Cooper'stown.

You'll find people of all ages here, and on a game night or before a concert at a downtown Phoenix theatre, good luck getting in unless you get there early. Alice Cooper'stown is part museum, part monument to sports, part nightclub, part bar/hangout, part blatantly commercial, and all Alice Cooper. I love it.

I'm here really to talk about the food at Alice Cooper'stown. For an appetizer, I wasn't brave enough to try the Wings of Mass Destruction, but I can tell you that Home Run Wings & Ribs Combo ($12) was a hit (pun intended) at my table. The wings are some of the best in town, and the rib meat was so tender it fell off the bone.

If you don't long for Mom's Tuna Casserole or the Megadeth Meatloaf, I highly recommend the barbecue. The BBQ Sampler Plate ($14) is always a good bet if you can't decide on one item. Two people could easily share. Every item on the plate--ribs, smoked turkey, pulled pork, hot link, brisket--was juicy and very lean. Even the french fries are good at Alice Cooper'stown--batter dipped, crunchy on the outside, warm on the inside. Cole slaw is homemade. Other items we ordered were equally admirable. The Beaster Bleu Burger ($11) is half a pound of yum, with blue cheese and bacon. Pratt's Pulled Pork ($9) sandwich was lean and just right. Entrees and sandwiches come with two sides.

If BBQ isn't what pleases you, there are salads, pastas, low carb selections, veggie selections, and a nice kid's menu.

Hint: The Big Unit Hot Dog ($11) is two feet long, and they'll make sure everyone in the place knows you ordered it.

Prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.

User Reviews

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 1 out of 5
A new low in service, Member azf

I don't know that I have ever walked out of a restaurant without being served before. The service at this place is abysmal at best. Arrived shortly after the traditional lunch hour. Patio was completely vacant and there were some open seats in the dining area. Waited 5 minutes for the hostess to return to the hostess stand to show us to a table. Sat at the table for 30 minutes waiting for a server. Tried in vain to flag one down. It became apparent that we were not going to be served. Another table of four immediately adjacent to our table had been seated prior to our arrival. No server visited their table either. After 35 minutes, we walked out. No one even said anything to us when we got up and left. Needless to say, none of us will ever set foot in the place again. I don't know what it will take for Alice Cooper to get of his duff and make some over due staff changes at this place, but this place is a total embarassment. Avoid this place at all costs.

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