About Little Cleo's
When you step inside Little Cleo’s, you’ve discovered a hidden coastal gem in the heart of a Central Phoenix neighborhood. Our intimate restaurant serves an assortment of fresh seafood daily. Don’t miss out on one of the best happy hours in town. Between 4 and 6 Monday through Saturday, Little Cleo’s serves up juicy shrimp and fresh oysters for only a dollar apiece. Guests can also enjoy $2 champagne pours and a $3 beer and wine list. Step inside Little Cleo’s and discover a hidden coastal gem in the heart of Phoenix.
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
E Bethany Home Rd
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Private Party Facilities:
This small, intimate restaurant radiates ease with a dash of vintage 40’s style, while offering an assortment of fresh ocean fare.
Private Party Contact:
Lexingten (Lexi) Vallery: 6024298034x
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine
Little Cleo's Ratings and Reviews
This is a place for seafood lovers. My ...
This is a place for seafood lovers. My daughter and I started with oysters, and appreciated the patience of our waitress in explaining the varieties available. The only thing we ordered that we didn't enjoy was the roasted brussels sprouts, which we thought were too salty.
$1 oysters at happy hour!!! Happy hour ...
$1 oysters at happy hour!!! Happy hour deals on beer, bubbly and cocktails. Grilled octopus was great and definitely not a common item on Phoenix menus. The absinthe collection was a nice surprise. 1st visit but will not be our last.
Went for a chef special dinner. Jake hit ...
Went for a chef special dinner. Jake hit it out of the park! Best and Freshest seafood in Arizona. Their oyster bar rivals some of the best oyster bars I've eaten at in the Bay Area. Great service from a professional staff. Absinthe drinks are their specialty! Can't say enough about this place!
Attended the Cajun festival. Loved the d ...
Attended the Cajun festival. Loved the design of the entire place but food was not great. We ordered the shrimp sausage corn and crab special with Cajun seasonings. Came with cheddar biscuits, hush puppies, sweet tea and little donuts. Our server just seemed off- we had no utensils, our food arrived lukewarm. Asked for a children's menu & they didn't have one...
The place has good potential but to be honest this is not nearly as good as most of Fox's other restaurants. Don't really feel compelled to come back anytime soon. Ended up being a rather expensive meal particularly for the quality.
Great food. The crab was tasty, the bi ...
Great food. The crab was tasty, the biscuits and hushpuppies & beignets were great. Loved the Cajun seafood boil. They offered us lots of food. The shrimp were super, but the kitchen was very hit and miss with deveining the shrimp. Not fun finding veins in the shrimp and having to devein our own shrimp at the table. Other than that, the food was great. We will go back.
Having had good experiences at Little Cl ...
Having had good experiences at Little Cleo's on several occasions we wanted to take a friend from out-of-town for dinner. We were seated promptly, welcomed warmly by our waitress, and drinks and starters were ordered. There were no nightly specials, and having come primarily for fish, we ordered while sampling our starters. The frog legs are listed as "crispy" but this was an excuse for over done. The hush-puppies were good and the garlic fries were tasty. We had all ordered the loup de mare as they did not have many fresh fish options. Our waitress returned to tell us they were sold out of the loup de mare and it was only 7:30 and definitely not busy. We ended up ordering the lobster roll, fish and chips and tuna. We were all unimpressed. My husband kept asking if I thought the restaurant had changed ownership as the food had gone downhill that drastically. We each ended up leaving half of our dinners and passing on dessert as it just wasn't great. The next morning we commented on how disappointed we were with our dinners and I'm not sure that we'll return again.
This was my third visit to Little Cleo's ...
This was my third visit to Little Cleo's. It was the best so far. A group of three of us - we each ordered the small plate frog legs plus 4 additional small plates to share. It was a Tuesday evening and we sat outside so the noise level wasn't too bad. Normally the noise is my main complaint about LC's. Would return, again picking a less popular evening plus sitting outside on the edge of the Yard.
We arrived on time for our reservation a ...
We arrived on time for our reservation and were immediately seated. My 2 guests enjoyed a combination of oysters while I ate the Black Ink Fettucine with Mussels. All were vanquished in no time. We moved on to our main meals of Shrimp, Lobster and Salmon with 2 plates of additional vegetables (Squash and Spinach), All was delish, properly cooked and served. Dessert was just for two of us, one being caramel flavored bread pudding while I opted for the freshly made sorbet. A great flavor and definitely someone's passion - the desserts.
We could hardly leave the table we were so satisfied.
A great seafood restaurant, whose staff have earned their stripes and have it together.
Perfect, will do it again and again.
This place is a hidden gem in The Yard. ...
This place is a hidden gem in The Yard. Excellent, fresh seafood, reasonable prices, and friendly service make this one of our go-to restaurants. The best dishes on the menu are the grilled octopus, jar of crab, and the bouillabaisse. Enjoy!
Enjoyed restaurant week menu, which was ...
Enjoyed restaurant week menu, which was a good value. Frog legs were the best in a very long time. Toffee pudding was decadent but wonderful. However, getting into the restaurant is horrible. Parking is the worst. It's confusing even trying to figure out where to enter. And once you enter the facility, you're part of this huge and really loud casual atmosphere and you have to work your way around to enter Cleo's. They were going to seat us in the huge loud area, but fortunately were able to find us a table "inside" Cleo's where it's a bit quieter.
My first visit to this delicious seafood ...
My first visit to this delicious seafood restaurant towards the end of Arizona Restaurant week. The black-ink linguine with mussels , the shrimp and oysters with a delicious cocktail sauce with horseradish and two delectable desserts, created a sufficiently memorable experience to entice us to return again. Our server Todd was extremely attentive to detail while we were at the restaurant.
Would definitely recommend it for small groups or for intimate celebrations.
Well done Little Cleo!!
went for restaurant week , had the oyst ...
went for restaurant week , had the oyster and chilled shrimp app, cocktail sauce had a nice dose of fresh horseradish, good mignonette, fantastic grilled baby octopus, beautiful boulliabase non traditional great spiciness, served with grilled bread, and the sticky toffee pudding with ice cream wow.
It was restaurant week and the menu and ...
It was restaurant week and the menu and food was amazing. Our server was spot on and the chef even came out to speak to us. The grilled octopus was outstanding and the bouillabaisse superb. An amazing menu for an amazing price.
We had a great meal but unfortunately th ...
We had a great meal but unfortunately the poor service was more memorable then the food. It took forever to get our drink order and forget about ordering another one we had to remind the server twice. I was serves the wrong appetizer, but didn't bother to correct the order because by then I knew it might that longer then I wanted. Will not return
Came here for restaurant week, so expect ...
Came here for restaurant week, so expected that the portions would be small, and they were. Our shrimp cocktail had 2 shrimp served in a large bowl of ice. Looked pretty small! But they were fine. Maybe there would be more if it wasn't restaurant week. The frog legs were great -not the garlicky legs I've had before, but rather fried and served over a Asian cabbage salad - very good. Loved my main course bouillabaisse and the sticky toffee dessert. My husband was happy with his meal too (black kale salad, bouillabaisse and lemon icebox) . The ambiance is OK - sat "outside" which is really like a large covered barn that is shared with a number of other restaurants. Would be fun for a group, but not for an intimate dinner for 2. Still I'd highly recommend if you like seafood and I'm sure we'll come back. The oyster bar looked great but didn't try.
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