Going local in Marana: top restaurants and brewpubs

Gladden Farms is all about the good life. It’s demonstrated in the quality and diversity of new construction homes and community amenities we offer that promote joyful and active living.

Our community’s location is also just minutes from truly outstanding, locally owned restaurants and pubs. These and other mom-and-pop destinations give Marana a distinct and delicious flavor. In addition to creating places to enjoy time with friends and family, the owners of these establishments support Southern Arizona farms and artisans, boost the local economy and provide one-of-a-kind culinary experiences.

Here are just a few of our favorites for you to visit, savor and explore:

Button Brew House

This local brewpub, owned and operated by Todd and Erika Button, is known for its variety of craft beers featuring local flavors and seasonal offerings. The Button family has created a warm, welcoming place and a great spot to meet fellow Maranans. They describe the craft beers they serve — from Mexican-style light lagers to Sonoran spicy red ale — as eclectic and each having a history.

Casa Marana

Casa Marana, started by Kyle Schwab, expresses his love for Neopolitan pizza, hand-crafted cocktails and great beer. It’s described as a place that’s “never pretentious and always fun” with its pool table, shuffleboard and real darts. And the pizza? Expect the best. Kyle is a certified pizzaiolo under Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana!

Growler’s Taphouse

Another local favorite, owned by husband-and-wife team Lee Fabrizio and Dawn McMillan, is Growler’s Taphouse. It’s a place with a prohibition theme that features 30 craft beers, fantastic food, original live music and televised sports. One popular menu item is a black forest ham and Swiss sandwich with habanero-pineapple jam. Yum!

La Olla Mexican Café

La Olla Mexican Café, owned by Diane and Ken Gallardo, serves up delicious Mexican “comfort food” or what is described as Sonoran-style classics with an original twist. It is a family-friendly restaurant known for its quaint and cozy location, attentive service, and menu items like bacon-wrapped Manchego shrimp and chocolate jalapeno ice cream.

This list only scratches the surface when it comes to great local restaurant and brewpubs in Marana. What’s your favorite local hangout? Leave a reply. We’d love to hear from you!

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