The Mexican-flavored sides were, for the most part, fine. The chips themselves were nothing to write home about, but the salsas and guacamole were spot-on, to the point I'm tempted to ask if I can order them by the pint to go. I was in the mood for Mexican street corn but got sad news that they have it only when corn is in season. I appreciate the commitment to freshness, but I kind of wish they'd hide that line on the menu when it's not being offered.

After swooning over the dulce de leche shake, I had to try the chocolate chile one. I'm a huge fan of sweet-and-spicy combinations, so this was right up my alley. People who aren't fans of chile heat might find it too spicy; I couldn't get enough.

My absolute favorite part of visiting The Stand has been the service. Everyone there is friendly, enthusiastic, and polite. More important, they appear sincerely friendly. It's a tough sweet spot to hit (even more so in fast food, where most of the workforce is either an apathetic McRobot or a creepy Chick-fil-A Stepford Wife-in-training), but literally every employee I encountered at The Stand, from the drive-thru guy all the way up to the owner, left me with a bigger smile than when I walked in.

The guacamole is made fresh daily and sprinkled with dried cranberries.
Evie Carpenter
The guacamole is made fresh daily and sprinkled with dried cranberries.
The Standard burger with bacon, onions and jalapenos, hand cut fries, chocolate chili shake, vegetable taco and a Mexican coke.
Evie Carpenter
The Standard burger with bacon, onions and jalapenos, hand cut fries, chocolate chili shake, vegetable taco and a Mexican coke.
The Stand only offers one burger on their menu -- The Standard.
Evie Carpenter
The Stand only offers one burger on their menu -- The Standard.

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The Stand

3538 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ 85018

Category: Restaurant > Burgers

Region: East Phoenix

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The Stand 3538 East Indian School Road 602-314-5259 www.thestandbnt.com Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (dine in), 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. (drive-thru) Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Standard cheeseburger: $5.45
Short rib taco: $2.95
Chips and salsa: $2.75
Specialty milkshakes: $4.49
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The Stand has found a great niche. It's loads better than a drive-thru chain, but a good deal less expensive than the swanky-casual full-service burger joints all over Arcadia. I'm as happy to have The Stand in my neighborhood as the staff is happy to see me every time I walk in the door.

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legosascontraband.
legosascontraband.

the place is amazing - ron definitely knows the ingredients for a good burger joint.

tallredhead3
tallredhead3

The best part about this for me is that they really understand gluten free and cross contamination issues and have a gluten free bun!!!

Lisa Marie Byke
Lisa Marie Byke

This is by far my favorite burger and taco joint. I have never had a bad experience or a bad burger! Worth the try! Plus, they have gluten free buns and avoid cross contamination by using a separate work station and gloves!! Bonus for a Celiac like me!

Jim Armstrong
Jim Armstrong

Nope. The Grind wins this contest, with North in second.

James Patrick Harris
James Patrick Harris

The Attic has the best burger in Arcadia, hands down. Hell, it's probably the best burger in Phoenix.

Nick Roen
Nick Roen

I've lived in Phoenix for 18 years. Where the heck is Arcadia? And why is there more than one hamburger place there?

Douglas Robson
Douglas Robson

Good folks over at the stand. Tasty burgers too!

Anthony Hagen
Anthony Hagen

Chicago hamburger company is great. I'm going to try The Stand today!

Corey Strable
Corey Strable

Having this and The Attic so close to each other is a treat. Both fantastic.

D'Lisa Shayn Khademi
D'Lisa Shayn Khademi

Jayson Ali Khademi another burger joint to try. I drive by it every week on my way to work

Dottsy Zermeño
Dottsy Zermeño

The Stand is amazing. Tried it for the first time on Sunday. They actually SEASON (not just a dash of s&p) their ground beef which makes all the difference.

Jeff Barbaree
Jeff Barbaree

Some friends of ours introduced us to the attic on Indian school. It's fantastic. Best burger I've had!

jliven23
jliven23

It's my favorite burger in town. Pretty much every article has compared it to In-N-Out which is very accurate. The cheese is just melted in there perfectly and the toppings are the right thickness to give some crunch but not overpower. We've had the tacos a few times and they aren't terrible, but instead of a taco or two I always wish I had a little more of that burger.


Nice to see that it finally looks like someone is in that spot for the long haul! Maui Dogs was good but I think that would do better as a hot dog cart on Mill or food truck.

JKGrence
JKGrence

I didn't say it was the *best* burger in Arcadia. The Grind has a really good burger, but I can't eat there what with that giant poster of Sheriff Joe staring at me.

JKGrence
JKGrence

Oh, I do love The Attic. Their burger is indeed stellar. Especially on Wednesdays when it comes with a beer for $10.

JKGrence
JKGrence

It's the east side of Phoenix, stretching a bit into Scottsdale. There's no official Arcadia boundary, but for the most part, its boundaries are 44th Street, Camelback, 68th Street, and Thomas.

sav4us
sav4us

4000 block East Indian School Rd - Arcadia High School @ 4600 East

JKGrence
JKGrence

Eh, they used to be better than they are now. In the expansion of the menu (sushi? Really?), they seem to have forgotten how to make a really good burger.

JKGrence
JKGrence

Gotta love those sliders!

JKGrence
JKGrence

@jliven23  I can only hope The Stand sticks around. They seem to really have their act together. I do miss Maui Dog, but you're right. Their whole idea just begged to be revamped as a food truck.

 
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