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Ernie's Restaurant and Bar

Lauren Cusimano
Yes, the intersection of Scottsdale Road and Shea Boulevard is just that — an intersection — but it’s also a classic Valley drinking and dining destination, and a history lesson as much as it is a dining district. So, let’s dive in — and that first dive is Ernie's Restaurant and Bar. This family-owned sports bar, karaoke spot, and old-school restaurant opened in 1973, and it hasn’t been through much change since then by the looks of it. These days, there’s a pool table, shuffleboard, and flat screens playing sports. Ernie’s serves Maryland seafood-style menu, but the real draw here is the enclosed patio. When the weather is nice, pull up a stool to the indoor-outdoor full bar and make a friend or two. Before long, you’ll hear a Blue Oyster Cult jam or two played on the internet jukebox. Good times.

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