On Sunday, June 28, Pinnacle Peak Patio in North Scottsdale closed its doors for good.
The Western-themed restaurant opened in 1957 as a small store, selling beer and bait to fishermen on their way to nearby lakes. The owner also offered a simple steak dinner — a 32-ounce Porterhouse steak cooked over mesquite wood.
In the years since those early days, Pinnacle Peak Patio evolved into a popular tourist destination and a well-loved Valley restaurant. The place probably was best known for its "no necktie" policy and for cutting off the ties of customers who dared show up to the spot in a shirt and tie.
As we told you last year, the restaurant's closure comes after the McElhanon family, who owns the property on which the restaurant sits, sold the land for $2.4 million to a developer who plans to build luxury homes.
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The good news for Pinnacle Peak Patio fans is that you'll now have a chance to own a piece of the restaurant's history. On Saturday, July 11, local auction company SAM Auctions will host a live auction at the restaurant during which buyers will be able to purchase everything from oak barrels and bull horns to a Jack Daniel's jug and a hand-crank telephone.
The auction will be held at 10:30 a.m. at Pinnacle Peak Patio, 10426 East Jomax Road in Scottsdale. Potential buyers can view the
Pinnacle Peak Patio Decor & Antiques Auction catalog online.