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Fry Bread House

1003 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ - (602) 351-2345
Posted By Ben Weiner on 9/11/2012 7:32:00 PM
One of the greatest Roadfood experiences I have ever had, hands down. I drove a long way to try out some one-of-a-kind Native American grub, only to find that the restaurant was closed for the entire weekend. Before I had a chance to leave, the owner came outside to let me know of this unfortunate fact. However, upon learning that I was from out-of-town, she said she wouldn't mind firing up the stove just for me. She let me inside and started to cook.

This experience by itself would have been sufficient, but the food that followed was every bit as good as the hospitality. I started with one of their signature Native American tacos, a fried bread shell filled with chorizo, beans, lettuce, and cheese. For those familiar, it has the taste and consistency of a chalupa from Taco Bell, only about 10 times better and twice the size. Every bite of the taco was truly awesome. The owner insisted that I have dessert, and when it comes to fry bread, I couldn't resist. The chocolate and butter fry bread was outstanding, most similar to an elephant ear at a carnival. Awesome dessert.

The Fry Bread House recently received the James Beard award for American Classics and deservingly so. I won't soon forget how the owner went out of her way to accommodate me, or how amazing the food was. I'd recommend this place to anyone from anywhere, without question.

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5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
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The green chile on this beef taco was borderline too spicy for me.
"The green chile on this beef taco was borderline too spicy for me."
Cliff Strutz





The posole had small chunks of tender pork, cilantro, onions and corn hominy in a vividly spiced red broth.
"The posole had small chunks of tender pork, cilantro, onions and corn hominy in a vividly spiced red broth."
Cliff Strutz


Refried beans and green chile beef make this fry bread taco quite the tasty treat. The light, chewy texture makes it totally addictive.
"Refried beans and green chile beef make this fry bread taco quite the tasty treat. The light, chewy texture makes it totally addictive."
Chris & Amy Ayers


Full of tender chunks of beef, chiles, onions, and assorted spices, the hominy stew was sensational!
"Full of tender chunks of beef, chiles, onions, and assorted spices, the hominy stew was sensational!"
Cliff Strutz


Like fried dough or elephant ears at county fairs (but ten times better), this dessert fry bread was impossible to eat elegantly!
"Like fried dough or elephant ears at county fairs (but ten times better), this dessert fry bread was impossible to eat elegantly!"
Chris & Amy Ayers


The tacos comes wrapped in wax wrapper for easy carrying.
"The tacos comes wrapped in wax wrapper for easy carrying. "
Cliff Strutz


Just like the famous carnival snack, except much, much better.
"Just like the famous carnival snack, except much, much better."
Ben Weiner


If you've never experienced Native American or fry bread in general, there is no finer example in the country than the James Beard winning Fry Bread House in Phoenix.
"If you've never experienced Native American or fry bread in general, there is no finer example in the country than the James Beard winning Fry Bread House in Phoenix."
Ben Weiner


Some of the best tip jars I've seen yet!
"Some of the best tip jars I've seen yet!"
Cliff Strutz


Fry Bread House recently moved into a new building on busy E. Indian School Road
"Fry Bread House recently moved into a new building on busy E. Indian School Road"
Cliff Strutz


The interior is decorated with striking Native American art.
"The interior is decorated with striking Native American art."
Cliff Strutz


It is shocking how much bigger the new building is than the old one.
"It is shocking how much bigger the new building is than the old one. "
Cliff Strutz


A side room sells Native American art and jewelry.
"A side room sells Native American art and jewelry."
Cliff Strutz


Phoenix residents are very lucky to have this excellent Native American restaurant within city limits.
"Phoenix residents are very lucky to have this excellent Native American restaurant within city limits."
Chris & Amy Ayers



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