I'd hoped that dessert would make up for dinner, but unfortunately, it left me feeling depressed. I was really looking forward to the strawberry shortcake. In my mind, shortcake should be soaked with sweet juices, but Stax's version was a giant dry biscuit sprinkled in powdered sugar, with a few meager berries tucked inside. Butterscotch crème brûlée was disappointing as well — they got the caramelized sugar part right, but the crème was verging on soupy. The too-sweet butterscotch flavor made the whole dish taste cheap.

I've gotta say that the warm brownie sundae, topped with vanilla ice cream and peanuts, was pretty darn good. But it was really simple, the kind of thing you could make at home.

Mini meat: When it comes to burgers, size does matter.
Jackie Mercandetti
Mini meat: When it comes to burgers, size does matter.

Location Info


Stax Burger Bistro

4400 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Category: Restaurant > American

Region: Central Scottsdale


Caprese salad: $8
Onion rings: $3
Stax Style turkey burger: $4
Brownie sundae: $5
Hours: Daily, 11 a.m. to midnight
Stax Burger Bistro, 4400 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale

Too bad Stax hasn't figured that out about burgers.

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FF Freddie
FF Freddie

Na Don't give me that !!!I am sure the PR people at Stax e-mailed and hassled to death our poor Michelle and other critics to get a review in the paper.


lets all try not to forget that the restaraunt has only been open a month.....i love how you both rip the place to shreds after the first meal.

F.F Freddie
F.F Freddie

So I guess we won't be seeing Stax in the Best of Phoenix '07 eh? I am sure Delux will be thrilled.

The Rock
The Rock

Yeah Michelle get-em. I am so sick of these lame trendy places where the owners have too much money given to them from their rich parents. The owners need to concentrate on the food first, decor and the trendy crap second. The money pit does have a bottom.