Surprise, Ariz., the spring training home of the Kansas City Royals, is a healthy 45-minute drive from Phoenix, a great American city for eating. If you can make it down to the city for dinner, please try. If you decide to remain in Surprise, there are plenty of options.
Bell Road is the main thoroughfare on the way to the complex. It also houses two dozen reliable chain restaurants: Carabba’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, Chipotle, Jimmy John’s, Pei Wei, Jersey Mike’s, Longhorn Steakhouse and the like.
If you choose to head off the beaten path: Amuse Bouche is a solid French bistro; Rosie’s offers quality Italian; the pho and goi cuon at Saigon Kitchen are dynamite.