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Dirtwater Springs

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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586 W Apache Trl, Apache Junction, AZ 85120-3907
+1 480-983-3478
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Palm Desert, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I enjoyed a recent Sunday lunch at the restraurant. We had great food and service and left fulfilled. The next day halfway back to California, I reached into my wallet for my Visa card and realized I didn't have it. I new exactly where I left it, back at the Dirtwater Restaurant. I phoned the restaurant and... More 

Thank cravenvic
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56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very slow service on a weeknight. All you can eat fish was tasty- but so slow to come out. There are far better restaurants to try in AJ if you're visiting for the same price. The other meals we had were nothing to write home about.

Thank malscum
Cleveland, Ohio
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Met the owner Dick Parks, he was very accommodating and fun to chat with, even though they were out of chocolate pie, the chocolate cake Dick suggested was phenomenal! Had a great time there, will definitely visit next time we are on vacation in Arizona!

Thank Bernie P
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten at this restaurant over a period of many years. At first, the service was excellent; then it gradually deteriorated with poor waitresses, slow service, cold food, and bad wine. We almost decided it was time to move on even if this restaurant was considered iconic to the area. But we decided to give it one more chance:... More 

Thank Mnabroad
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Noted for fish and chips with an all you can eat fish on Fridays, (I think) but their Reuben sandwich is the real winner. They do not skimp on the amount of corn beef and the sauerkraut is not to strong therefore a generous good tasting sandwich. Priced right as well.

Thank Don K
Springfield, Missouri
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61 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to this restaurant for my birthday. Was seated right away. Was delighted that they had chicken fried steak on the menu and cod for my husband. The food was not that great, was barely warm and there was no dinner roll with our meals. The waitress didn't even bother refilling our drinks. The food is very pricey. We were... More 

Thank poobecca
Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for lunch and we were seated right away...waitress brought our drinks and took our order right away. We all ordered the Taco Salad and I also order a crab cake on the side and everything was very good. The owner was great to talk with and even brought my niece and I a free ice cream cone when we... More 

Thank Susan R
Reno, Nevada
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310 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a late supper here on a Saturday night of a holiday weekend. This visit we sat in the restaurant section rather than the bar. I enjoyed it very much. Great service and food. I had the green chili which was my favorite. I tasted the other dishes ordered by two in our party. The regular chili and the... More 

Thank 144Y
Apache Junction, Arizona
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Read great reviews on the Dirtwater and my husband's golf buddies said we really should go here for all you can eat fried cod. It was a busy place when we got there around 6pm so we sat at the bar until a table was ready and that was ok. The bar tender was nice and our drinks were good.... More 

Thank Kathy M
Charleston, West Virginia
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142 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Great food and atmosphere! Varied menu and great decor! Outdoor seating too All of us ordered from Mexican choices and were pleased. They do combo platters. Refried beans were really good! Krystal is a wonderful waitress. Ask for her!

Thank BetteWV

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 586 W Apache Trl, Apache Junction, AZ 85120-3907
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Apache Junction
  • Phone Number: +1 480-983-3478

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?