About Little Cleo's
We are now serving HAPPY HOUR! Join us Mon-Sat from 4PM-6PM to enjoy food and drink specials. Full menu is also available. Reservations are also accepted during this time.
Little Cleo’s, named after the iconic fishing lure is located at The Yard — a unique, neighborhood-inspired development project. When you step inside Little Cleo’s, you’ve discovered a hidden coastal gem in the heart of a Central Phoenix neighborhood.
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
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.
We found this place during "Restaurant W ...
We found this place during "Restaurant Week" and we we're thrilled that we did! We came early for the $1 oysters and $2 champagne that was offered for Happy Hour. The oysters were close to the best we've ever had and who isn't happy with a glass of bubbly?? The meal came in courses and the food was incredible!! We're already planning our next visit!
We eat at tons of Fox owned establishmen ...
We eat at tons of Fox owned establishments and most are just outstanding. I just don't like this place much. The food was just so-so and I don't like the environs of this space. It feels cold and fast foody...like I am in an airport or something. I just didn't like much of anything that I ate except the octopus.Really small portions, too. I doubt I will be back here...but glad to go back to North, Culinary Dropout, Green House, Blanco...etc. This is just one Fox place that didn't cut it for me.
Our first visit was during Arizona Resta ...
Our first visit was during Arizona Restaurant Week. We decided to sit at the tabletop overlooking the kitchen. Restaurant Week menu offered a nice sample of what restaurant had to over on its regular menu. Fish and Chips were very tasty with friendly wait staff. Enjoyed watching the kitchen staff prepare the meals as they came in. Overall, a very nice evening. Parking however in the Yard complex was a zoo leaving with so many restaurants sharing one lot.
Little Cleos ALWAYS delivers in both foo ...
Little Cleos ALWAYS delivers in both food and service! Staff is alwaysvery efficient and personable! ( Leontyne and Haley) - the food is FANTASTIC! Crab in the jar, hush puppies, black kale salad - are my go to favorites! Fresh Fish specials NEVER disappoint! Keep it up!
Love Little Cleo's!
Second visit to Cleo's. Will return in t ...
Second visit to Cleo's. Will return in the future. Very good food, excellent bar service. Only complaint this visit. Lack of service, server was fairly knowledgeable. Just not attentive. Let us know he just started. Not appropriate.
Everything was great as usual. My wife a ...
Everything was great as usual. My wife and I always bring friends with us when we dine and have never been disappointed. Our server was on his second week on the job so he was a little shakier on his menu knowledge but still did a great job.
This was the 2nd time we made a reservat ...
This was the 2nd time we made a reservation and were changed to the chef bar. First blamed on the gal we gave reservation to over the phone. So this time we use Open Table and again the called later in the day and blamed the mix up on Open Table and changed us to the chef bar again. Very odd that the 2 times we have tried we get changed. Wonder if there seems to be preference at last minute to their regulars???????to get prefered seating??????Very disappointed in their professionalism to blame others, excuses, excuses, excuses!!!!!
I love all the fox concept restaurants I ...
I love all the fox concept restaurants I have been to and frequently go to them. I had yet to try little cleo's. I had high expectations since it is apart of the fox restaurant concepts. I made reservations for 5pm. I got there at 5 and was seated on time. The hostess brought water over for my guest and I. She told us our waiter knew we were there and would be with us shortly. At least 25 minutes had gone by and no one had come to ask if we wanted anything besides water or to even check on us. I thought it was absurd that we had waited so long and our waiter hadn't even shown up. I thought I would give it 5 more minutes because I was very excited to try out the restaurant. Still, nobody had acknowledge we were there and we basically sat for over half an hour without getting any service besides the water the hostess had brought over. It honestly looked like it was everyone's first day. So, my guest and I went next door to culinary dropout and was seated immediately. Within 3 minutes of being there, we already had placed our order in for drinks and a few appetizers. I am very disappointed with my experience at little cleo's.
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