Savor the Charm: Discover Pinetop-Lakeside’s Culinary Jewels

February is for Falling in Love with Pinetop-Lakeside’s Culinary Experience


Nestled amidst the breathtaking beauty of the White Mountains, Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona, is more than just a destination; it’s an experience waiting to be savored. From its serene pine forests to its vibrant local culture, there’s something truly magical about this charming town that captures the hearts of visitors and residents alike.

Embrace the Local Flavor

One of the best ways to immerse yourself in the essence of Pinetop-Lakeside is through its culinary scene. Prepare your taste buds for a delightful journey as you explore the diverse array of restaurants and eateries that call this town home.

Whether you and your Valentine are looking for an upscale or low-key dining experience, check out the list of local cuisine that we love!

Fine Dining

Charlie Clark’s Steakhouse: Is reportedly the 5th oldest Steakhouse Restaurant in Arizona & the oldest continuously operating for over 85 years in the White Mountains of Arizona! Come on by and get the “best-tasting” history lesson you will ever receive!  Indulge in mouthwatering steaks and seafood dishes served in a cozy and inviting atmosphere. Perfect for a romantic dinner or a special celebration. 

The Chalet Restaurant & Bar: The Chalet Restaurant & Bar with Sharky’s Sushi is centrally located on Highway 260 in the heart of Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona. Serving patrons since 1981. Known for fresh seafood, Danish baby back ribs and the first Sushi Bar in Navajo County. Enjoy a cocktail before dinner in their glassed-in bar and be sure to save room for one of their delicious desserts like the homemade spiced Captain Morgan Rum Cake served warm with whipped cream!

The Pasta HouseFeaturing authentic American Italian Cuisine — their chefs use only the finest of herbs, spices, ingredients, and extra virgin olive oil. One taste of TPH’s homemade cooking will make you feel like you’re in Old Italy and will bring you back to dine in time and time again.

The Bistro at Annie’s: For almost 20-years, The Bistro at Annie’s has managed to become masters of the craft by providing dishes that are fresh, hearty, and simply unforgettable. They serve mouth-watering starters, and daily culinary delights handcrafted by their Chef. 

Casual Dining

Sal & Teresa’s Mexican Restaurant: Sal & Teresa recently moved their restaurant from Show Low to Lakeside at the end of 2023! Tucked in on Woodland Road behind the Lakeside movie theater you can enjoy quality Mexican food. We suggest trying their green chili strip cheese crisp and Sonoran burritos.

Pinetop Brewery: “Small Town | Big Beer”. Catch the current sporting events being broadcasted on the tv’s in the bar area. Check out their local brew options on tap, as well as other local Arizona based brews served here. This place is also family friendly with a large outdoor patio area and inside dining room seating selection. 

Red Devil Restaurant & Bar: As a long-standing community favorite, they go above and beyond to create a menu that has something for everyone. Try one of their winning pizzas or calzones or satisfy your hunger with a crowd favorite such as the chicken di parma, stuffed baked lasagna, or shrimp scampi.

W&Z Asian Bistro & Bar: Satisfy your Sushi craving at their delightful Sushi Bar. Wow your date by ordering the Sushi Boat and have your rolls brought to you on a stunning wooden boat! You can also Poke Bowl, Noodles and Rice, Tempura, Teriyaki, House Specials, and Desserts.

El Rancho Restaurant: El Rancho is a family favorite the residents have been frequenting for years. Great traditional Sonoran Mexican food, reasonable prices, with fast and friendly service. 

The Lion’s Den Bar & Grill: The rich history of this bar will have you at the edge of your seat! They offer live music events, Karaoke every Wednesday, happy hour, and have an extensive list of beers on tap. 

Los Corrales: Just about everyone loves cheese – so be sure to start your meal with an order of chips and queso! Our favorites include their chimichanga’s and fresh ceviche! With daily food specials and friendly service, you will enjoy your lunch or dinner here with your special Valentine.

Spoil Your Valentine

Before Valentine’s Day, stop by Blume Haus Florals for a custom bouquet of fresh flowers and then walk next door to Kim’s Hallmark Shop to find the perfect Valentine card. Finish your trip nearby at The Gingerbread Cabin for a box of fresh, homemade fudge. 

Find Your Home Sweet Home

As you explore the culinary delights and cultural treasures of Pinetop-Lakeside, you may find yourself falling in love with everything this town has to offer. Whether you’re seeking a permanent residence, a vacation home, or simply a place to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, Pinetop-Lakeside has something for everyone.

At Frank M. Smith & Associates Realty we specialize in helping clients find their perfect home in the White Mountains. With our expertise and personalized approach, we’ll help you find the home of your dreams in our idyllic mountain environment. 

So come and experience the magic of Pinetop-Lakeside for yourself. From its delectable dining options to its vibrant community events, there’s no shortage of reasons to fall in love with Arizona’s eastern mountains.

This year, Frank M. Smith & Associates is celebrating 40 years as one of the most respected firms in the White Mountains! We have knowledgeable and experienced Realtors ready to partner with you. Call 928-369-4000 or email:

For a real estate team you can trust, contact us today!
Frank M Smith in Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ

Frank M. Smith & Associates Realty

4756 Buck Springs Rd

Pinetop, AZ 85935

Branch Office Location:

846 E. White Mountain Blvd.

Pinetop, AZ 85935

Phone: 928-369-4000

Business Hours:
Monday - Friday:
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Saturday - Sunday:
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM