A better who-knew choice would be Dottie's quesadillas. Served up as four large triangular pieces topped with a sprinkling of pico de gallo and sour cream, they're thick with a sound packing of stellar ingredients. With three to choose from, my server suggested the fresh spinach, roasted garlic, feta, and Gruyère creation with an off-menu addition of tender pieces of chicken. The result was heartier and fresher-tasting than most any lunch item on menu, and one that I would order again.

If you must have a sandwich, stick with the classic BLT featuring strips of Dottie's scrumptious bacon and a twist of toasted buttermilk dill bread; or, if the chunks of meat are not dry, as they were on one of my visits, a grilled chicken with a slathering of a flavorful and basil-heavy pesto on a toasted bun. There is a roasted Portobello mushroom and provolone cheese creation as well, but a too-strong taste of balsamic overpowers the sandwich's subtle flavors.

Service at Dottie's, although knowledgeable and friendly, is often inconsistent in the area of time management, ranging from quick and efficient to glacier-slow — even, as on one of my visits, when the restaurant was populated by only a handful of patrons.

For breakfast fans, Dottie's serves up a.m. eats that won't have you pining for early lunch.
Jackie Mercandetti
For breakfast fans, Dottie's serves up a.m. eats that won't have you pining for early lunch.

Location Info


Dottie's True Blue Cafe

4151 N. Marshall Way
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Category: Restaurant >

Region: Central Scottsdale


Dottie's True Blue Cafe
4151 North Marshall Way, Scottsdale
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday

Whiskey-fennel sausage scramble: $11.50
Blueberry cornmeal pancakes: $10.95
Black bean cakes and eggs: $9.50
Quesadillas: $11

The Scottsdale Dottie's appears to have some work ahead of it to become as famous as its San Francisco sister. And it until it does, the restaurant, with its merchandise section at the front entrance, may be getting ahead of itself.

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