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Welcome Diner

929 E. Pierce St.
Phoenix, AZ 85006
602-495-1111
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Details

  • Tue.-Sun., 5 p.m.-2 a.m.
  • $
  • Wheelchair accessible, Catering, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Smoking, Takeout
  • Lunch, Late Night
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted
Welcome Diner 2.0, now situated at that hot Garfield District intersection at Pierce and 10th streets, doesn’t have the same snug charm as its original location a block away. What it does have is a crisp, retro look, marrying its neon pink-and-blue sign with the diner’s seating options — which is to say, booths, a wraparound lunch counter, a bar with liquor bottles crawling up the wall, and a massive, usually busy, porch-style patio. Gulf Coast-inspired dishes like gumbo, jambalaya, and seafood etouffee are big here, as are the classic cocktails. But it’s the biscuits people talk about: they’re big, pillowy, and have excellent biscuit names like the Bumble Bee and Big Jim.

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