The Best Restaurants In Lake Havasu City, Arizona

Contrasting colours at Havasu Falls
Contrasting colours at Havasu Falls | © Arlene Treiber Weller / Shutterstock
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The southernmost community of the Greater Las Vegas area is ‘Arizona’s Playground,’ better known as Lake Havasu City, and famous for having the original London Bridge, which was moved to the town in 1831 from London itself. Here are our restaurant picks that you should try in between taking in the sights.
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Barley Bros Restaurant and Brewery

Rack of Ribs

Whether you like it or not, the time when pubs and breweries were solely places for drinking are long gone. In the case of Barley Bros, it is definitely a welcome change that food is now taking an equal footing to the drinks. It is the only spot in Lake Havasu for wood-fired pizzas, each of which are custom and made to order.


Surf and Turf

Cha-Bones consistently provides its customers with top quality food in an inventive and sophisticated atmosphere. It has one of the most interesting interiors in the area, complete with a number of original artworks, five copper water sculptures and a warm, modern design. The innovative menu primarily includes steaks and Spanish tapas.

College Street Brewhouse & Pub

Steak Filet

Billing itself as Havasu’s ‘hippest new brewhouse and pub’ in a town full of hip brewhouses and pubs, College Street sets itself quite the task. With its laid-back, rustic atmosphere and focus on real food, real beer and real people, it succeeds in being one of the most pleasant places to hang out in the town. While it was founded out of a love for creating one-of-a-kind, handcrafted beers that went on to win awards, the food doesn’t fall by the wayside.

Juicy’s River Cafe

For the past 30 years, Juicy’s River Cafe has been the go-to destination for breakfasts in Lake Havasu City. Their country breakfasts give even the most picky diner more than enough choices, from griddles and omelettes to burritos and full breakfast specials, with one of the widest breakfast meat options in the country. A Havasu institution in a rustic setting.

Mudshark Brewery

Mudshark Brewery is, unsurprisingly, mostly known for its beer. Serving West Coast microbrews since 1998, this family-run brewery has gained accolades from across the country since its inception. At its Swanson Avenue location, you can have tours of the brewery or settle down for a few at the bar before deciding to tuck into lunch or dinner.

Peggy’s Sunrise Cafe

Food to watch the sunrise with, Peggy’s Sunrise Cafe is a popular breakfast, brunch and lunch spot. The prices are some of the most reasonable in town, but the low prices certainly don’t affect the quality of the food or the portion sizes. There are plenty of options on the menu, with specials changing often.

The Red Onion

The Red Onion Exterior

The Red Onion is the third breakfast and lunch spot on our list, but it does things a little differently. The menus are mostly inspired by Latin American cuisine, with their huevos rancheros being among the finest in the state. Since first opening in 2007, it has become a popular spot for those looking for a slight twist on traditional meals; particularly for those who like their food with a bit of spice.

The Red Onion, 2013 McCulloch Boulevard North, Lake Havasu City, AZ, USA, +1 928 505 0302

Rusty’s Restaurant

Lake Havasu’s modern diner, Rusty’s Restaurant feeds citizens and visitors of the town from breakfast through dinner with one of the longest opening hours of the restaurants in the area. You can take a seat either at one of the large booths beside the window or at the bar, where you can chat with the locals or the friendly staff.


Waterfront dining with an award-winning wine list, hand-cut steaks, fresh seafood, and stunning views. There is a lot going for Shugrue’s, with high quality food, drink and ambiance across the board. There are views across the Bridgewater Channel and London Bridge from the restaurant and lounge areas. To add to its appeal, the indoor seating is arranged in several intimate and semi-private dining areas, making it a dining experience like no other in the city.

Turtle Grille


The atmosphere in Turtle Grille is comfortable and casual, and if you venture to the bar, you can enjoy the sandy beach lakeside experience. For something a bit more upscale, you can take in the sights from the infinity pool. On the menu is upscale pub cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner, all made with the finest ingredients from the land and the sea.

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