The Best of the Northwest annual readers’ poll has been a great resource to discover the town for years! What's better than crowdsourced information to help you plan your next meal or adventure in Marana?
Here’s a rundown of the winners and readers recommendations for 2023.
Best Place to Watch the Game and Best Sports Bar
Reader Recommended: The Station Pub and Grill
Best Event or Festival
Winner: Marana Pumpkin Patch, a Marana tradition. This year they’ve added a Spring festival as well!
Place for Family Fun
Reader Recommended: TopGolf—Tucson Marana
Best Place to Escape the Summer Heat
Winner: Town of Marana splash pads. The town Parks and Rec team says the splash pads are opening soon!
Reader Recommended: Elevate Trampoline Park (also winner for Best Game and Entertainment Center)
Best New Business
Winner: Alejandro "Serious Mexican, Mariscos & Fusion Food". Stay tuned for a Drink Marana featuring this new business--coming soon!
Best Place to Grab a Cocktail
Reader Recommended: Growler’s Taphouse. This local restaurant is also a great place to grab a beer with 30 on tap!
Best Steak House AND Best Barbecue
Winner: Li’l Abners—a Marana legacy and a great place to take your out of town visitors to experience an old west steak house.
Best Restaurant Delivery
Winner: Baggins at Arizona Pavilions
Reader Recommended: Twin Peaks Pizzeria
Winner: Bisbee Breakfast Club on Sandario
Reader Recommended: Baja Café on Ina Rd
Best Indian Food
Reader Recommended: Spice Garden Indian Cuisine
Best Marana Restaurant:
Reader Recommended: Nana’s Kitchen
Best Restaurant Curbside Pickup
Reader Recommended: Texas Roadhouse at Cortaro & I-10
Winner: Native Grill & Wings
Reader Recommended: Monsoons Tap & Grill
Best Coffee Shop
Winner: Roadrunner Coffee Co
Winner: Catalina Brewing Company
Best Beer on Tap
Reader Recommended: Dove Mountain Brewery and Casa Marana
Best Asian Food
Winner: Sushi Cortaro (also winner for Best Sushi!)
Reader Recommended: Asian Spice Restaurant
Best Bicycle Store
Reader Recommended: HMS Bikes
Winner: The Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain the jewel of Marana is both a 5 Star Hotel AND spa!
Best Movie Theater
Winner: Harkins Theatres at Arizona Pavilions Drive
Best Mom and Pop Business
Winner: Donut Wheel on Ina Road is another Marana legacy stop. They've been serving up fresh donuts for decades! They even have a drive-thru to get your donut fix on the go.
Winner: Tangerine Sky Park—another Town of Marana gem!