Iron Springs Cafe – Prescott

Iron Springs CafeLooking for great Southwest and Cajun food, you need to give the Iron Springs Cafe a try. This place is all about flavor and homemade meals made from scratch. Their Gumbo soup with Andouilli sausage is to die for, be careful though, it is spicy.

First off, let me explain this very historic building.  The Iron Springs Cafe building was the original Hillside Train Depot that was established in 1894 by the Santa Fe Prescott and Phoenix Railway. The Hillside Depot, a 3 room building, served passengers and freight that moved thru the Arizona Territory. It was later taken over by the Atchison, Topeka and Sante Fe railroad in 1920.
The Depot, which was originally located about 45 miles southwest of here was moved to its current location in 1974 and was converted to a restaurant. This building is one of only a handful of remaining Santa Fe, Prescott and Phoenix Railway train Depots.

Now onto their Southwest and Cajun food and service.  Their slogan is “Food With Flavor!” and they aren’t lying. This time around we ordered their blackened chicken breast sandwich with chipotle sauce and fries.  The chicken was moist, not too spicy or hot sitting on a french roll with french fries. Now, not many places make good fries, Iron Springs makes great french fries to boot. My friend ordered, Gumbo soup and their blackened Catfish (a special most days) again superb. We ordered up some fried clams, they just happened to have that day… wow!   Food makes for great conversation and you are likely to strike up a conversation with your fellow diners.  Everyone seems to want to share comments about what they are eating. During our lunch they couple next to us raved about the blackened chicken cesar with pico de gallo and the enchilada of the day.  Iron Springs is opened on Sunday for bunch from 9am-2pm. My wife loves Al’s Favorite – poached eggs, tomatoes and crispy bacon on English muffins and their green onion-bacon hollandaise sauce. Again full of flavor that just tingles your taste buds and leaves a smile on your face. I personally love a great burger and their grilled 1/2 pounder blackened with crumbled blue cheese it is cooked perfectly and my mouth is watering just writing about it. Derek is a favorite server; friendly, very energentic, just a pleasure to have him as a server, no doubt.  A 60 mile an hour wait person.   Don’t think Iron Springs is just for lunch and brunch!  Dinner is amazing as well. Most week nights they have duck and boy, do they do duck right.  Tender and juicy with a wonderful sauce – sometimes raspberry sometimes cherry and sometimes its a surprise.  There are always a couple of fish or seafood specials and if you are lucky, fried oysters are on the special board as an appetizer.  Enough to share if you must but I love them so much I have a hard time sharing.

Iron Springs Cafe
1501 W Iron Springs Rd
Prescott, AZ 86305

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