About Little Cleo's
We are now serving HAPPY HOUR! Join us Mon-Sat from 4PM-5PM 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
Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine
Little Cleo's Ratings and Reviews
Excellent place - we stumbled onto it an ...
Excellent place - we stumbled onto it and are very glad to have found it. We ate at the countertop, which was delightful since we got to watch oysters being shucked and the food being made. Not the best place for quiet conversation - noisy and a bit hectic. Great happy hour food. The sticky toffee pudding was SOOO good! We will be back when we want a splurge.
Little Cleo's is overrated in my opinion ...
Little Cleo's is overrated in my opinion. I paid $16.00 for a shrimp Po Boy sandwich. The shrimp were the size of my pinkie finger. My son had fish. He said it was nothing special and for the price of $17.00 not worth it. We both love coleslaw, but unfortunately, it was not good. The coleslaw at Kentucky Fried Chicken is MUCH better!!
I drove all the way from Sun City West, picked my son up at 19th Avenue and Union Hills, and we made the drive down to Cleo's. A mom & son "date" that left our taste buds disappointed.
No ambiance to speak of; very bare minimum in regards to staging or furnishing.
I suggest, if you're in the area, try it if you have money to burn. But outside of Phoenix, you may want to reconsider. It's not worth the drive.
This is a terrific place for oysters. ...
This is a terrific place for oysters. The selection is not too extensive, all the oysters are good ones. We tried some of the menu items and they were fair. This is an oyster house.
All the servers were polite and attentive.
This place was interesting. The menu was ...
This place was interesting. The menu was unique. We had the warm butter crab jar, which turned out to be the best thing we had. It was pricey, but very good. Nice drink selection, including absinthe, which you don't see very often. I had the Heritage-----could have used more grapefruit flavor. The fish & chips were good but ordinary. Could be had anywhere. Wife had a crab salad that she enjoyed. Had I not just had a dozen oysters on the half shell the night before I would have tried their east coast oysters. This was an OK dining experience, but nothing I would rave about, especially considering what a chore it is to get into the Yardhouse.
We had a great time at Little Cleo's. Th ...
We had a great time at Little Cleo's. The majority of the party ordered from their Summer Menu which consisted of a 4-cours meal for $35 which ended up being a great value. Service was 4 out of 5 stars due the majority of our group having to remind our waitress for refills. Other than that, the food was excellent and the atmosphere was very fun.
It was our first time to this restaurant ...
It was our first time to this restaurant. It won't be out last. Our server, Sid, made great recommendations and gave us great service. The oysters were fresh and ice cold. Our entrees were amazing. And the sticky toffee dessert was great.
The drink service was a bit on the slow ...
The drink service was a bit on the slow side. Oyster selection was very good. The appetizer frog legs were coated too heavy with the sweet hot sauce and tasted like native's honey hot wings. The mussels were fantastic and the summer special was a great value. Ended the dinner with the lemon dessert which was tasty. Overall, good food, good value. A bit on the noisy side so if your looking for romantic, not the place.
Excellent & patient staff on a Thurs. ni ...
Excellent & patient staff on a Thurs. nite party included a 3 year old and a 18 month. The very professional staff were perfect dealing with what children do to a table, thus allowing us adults to enjoy the wonderful food.
Loved this spot! I enjoyed the Summer Bi ...
Loved this spot! I enjoyed the Summer Bites menu and was not disappointed. The sturgeon bacon and eggs was to die for! And their oysters are top notch! I also enjoyed a unique handcrafted dirty martini with both gin and vodka which was a real treat! I will definitely be back!
First time at Little Cleo's, chosen as t ...
First time at Little Cleo's, chosen as the setting for a rare night out with my love. She's less adventurous and the menu unfamiliar, but was very pleased with her cajun shrimp. I chose the "Summer Bites" 4 course meal - for only $35 - the star of which tuna, prepared rare. Delicious, as was the remarkably fresh and fruity tasting lemon icebox pie. Amazing meal, vibrant, bright atmosphere and cheery, staff, dressed neatly in a preppy 50's theme. Complimentary, and speedy, valet ( at The Yard ) saved us a walk in the summer heat. Strongly recommend.
The food was absolutely delicious; vege ...
The food was absolutely delicious; vegetable sides were fresh, delicately seasoned and we could have made a meal of them alone. The jar of butter and king crab meat with crusty bread chunks were like ambrosia. The shrimp po' boy -- not close to New Orleans -- .
Seating is "tight" with not many tables, but lots of counter seating. Definitely recommend a reservation. Parking is valet and BUSY.
We have been here several times. We had ...
We have been here several times. We had to dine early as we had Theater tkts. The restaurant only had a couple tables occupied and 2 people at the bar. For some reason, the music was so loud that it made the experience unpleasant. Between the tiled walls and glass the sound just vibrates. Dissappointing experience, food was consistently good as the service.
! Great food! Waiting staff awesome!
Go glad we celebrated our 22nd wedding anniversary here! They placed a dozen red roses on our table which was a delight! Waiting staff were awesome! Food..... Delicious!! Unique flavors that were delicious!
Overall a memorable evening and looking forward to returning.
Great oysters and chowder
The Virginia oysters were yummy and the New England clam chowder was the best I have ever had. However the mussels were the smallest and driest I had ever had. But the squid ink pasta with them was delicious. My husband had the shrimp po'boy which was light on the shrimp and heavy on the dressing and lettuce.
Date with the hubby
Adventure, intrigue, surprises. We ordered a little bit of everything and it was all good. Our waitress was knowledgeable and made recommendations when asked. When I ventured off the menu she was more than happy to ask the kitchen to accommodate my request.
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