Carefree Arizona


Venues Carefree

Venues Café is located directly across from Town Center Park in Carefree Village in beautiful Carefree, Arizona. For more than five years, Venues has continued to offer contemporary American cuisine with plenty of comfort food selections. The rustic interior is defined by rich finishes of brick, copper, wood and stone. The freshest ingredients are combined to produce recipes that are creative and affordable.
Sit by the copper fireplace and enjoy our well-stocked wine cellar. Here, guests enjoy great drinks, boutique wines, craft beer on draught, HDTV and marvelous food. At Venues, you always have a front seat to Carefree events including Sunday afternoon concerts in the pavilion, art festivals and the widely acclaimed pumpkin festival that highlights Ray Villafane and his wonderful creations. Hearing about events at Venues is easy through our VIP email updates…join today!
The menu changes often and seasonally because Venues is known for its specials, which encompass classic American, European and ethnic offerings. Ingredients are purchased fresh and locally whenever possible and customers often like to tell us what they want to try in the future.

Speaking of eating, our offerings run the gamut, from small plates of deviled eggs with bacon jam and jerked shrimp served sizzling in a cast iron pot to dinner entrees of prime cut, grass fed, filet mignon, shrimp etoufee, Coho line-caught salmon and Venues’ special chicken schnitzel with lingonberries. We are open for lunch and dinner seven days a week and our weekend champagne brunch features eggs benedict, roast beef hash and Venues’ famous huevos rancheros, rumored to be the best in the north valley.

cave creek fireworks 2017Tuesday Night July 4th 2017 is 20% OFF Night at Venues...Be sure to tell your server you saw this article, to ensure you receive your discount. We are open all year for you...Please support local business in the summer, we need you!! Fourth of July Fireworks sponsored by Harold's are Saturday Night come have dinner and watch the fireworks off the balcony out back.

Don't forget...summer Happy Hour starts at 2pm and drinks are discounted

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Chef has prepared Seared Ahi Tuna with an avocado and pineapple salad, broccolini and your choice of starch...Try our new light summer items such as ....

$2 bottled beers
$4 house red and white wine
$5 Well Drinks
$1 Off local Craft Beers
$2 Off premium and call liquors

Mexican Shrimp and refreshing served in a gazpacho like sauce with fresh avocado and lots of shrimp, tortilla chips and crackers...the perfect thing for a hot summer night

Bang Bang Shrimp
Shrimp, black bean coleslaw and special sauce

Happy Hour Food Specials are from 2pm - 6pm

All Happy Hour Food is $10 or less...

15 items between $4 and $10

Chips & Salsa 5
Tri-colored chips with house made salsa,
beans and sour cream

Street Tacos 4 ea

Shredded Beef Avocado sauce, cilantro & onion
Cilantro lime Shrimp, roasted corn slaw and jalapeno cream

Sliders 4 ea served with French fries
Slow roasted pork & BBQ sauce
Pot Roast, caramelized onion, Swiss
Blackened Mahi Mahi
Thanksgiving faced

Deviled Eggs 6
(6) Eggs, Dijon yolk, bacon jam

Cheese Quesadilla 6/9
Cheese or chicken with pico de gallo

Blackened String Beans 8
Local green beans, Cajun rub, citrus remoulade

Hummus 8
Garlic Parmesan; warm pita and veggies

Lolli-pop Lamb Chop 8
rosemary and garlic flavored and finished in a mint demi glaze

Bang - Bang Shrimp 9
Shrimp, black bean coleslaw and special sauce

Short Ribs 10
Asian style over wasabi mashed potatoes

Charred Honey Garlic Wings 10
Maytag celery salad, pickled red onion, chives

 order one or several of each




Karaoke Every Sunday Night 6pm - 9pm



Ask to see our Second Floor Private Dining area
Seats up to 60 comfortably or cocktails for 80

Venues Cafe is pleased to have been named Best Brunch and Neighborhood Gem by Open Table.





Venues Cafe



Owner Catherine Marr, born in Albany, New York, is ecstatic to be in Carefree and enjoys loyal patrons who have become friends as well as customers. Venues Café opened its doors on October 3, 2010 and has become a real player with multiple distinguished awards for its food and service.

car showsSaturday mornings begin at 8:00 AM, so join Venues for breakfast. You also will enjoy Carefree where you can admire a variety of classic and restored cars that adorn the streets every Saturday.

coffee at Venues



On the second floor, schedule your next private event with great views overlooking the park. Dine while surrounded by beautiful art in a working artist studio. Both upstairs and down are adorned with spectacular art from the Stentos studio. Menus are crafted according to your desires and artist Steve Stentos’ featured works will make you feel as though you are on the Amalfi coast. The room accommodates 60 people for a plated meal or up to 80 for a cocktail style event. We can coordinate all the details for a wedding in the desert gardens across the street followed by a reception at Venues. Just leave the planning to us.





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