Check out the fantasy dining experience at ComicX.
By Gretchen Pahia
Photos courtesy of ComicX
Where do superheroes grab a bite? Turns out, it’s within this realm.
ComicX brings superhero fans an immersive fantasy dining experience that pairs life-sized statues of comic book superheroes and villains from the last six decades with tasty eats.
Located at Desert Ridge Marketplace in North Phoenix, ComicX offers the perfect adventure for a fun family night out.
Inside the 8,000-square-foot theme restaurant, you’re greeted by life-sized likenesses of Batman and Spider-Man, perched above in a city scene ripped out of a comic book. Among the 30 or so realistic-looking statues, get up close to Iron Man, Thor, and The Hulk, while checking out displays devoted to characters like Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and Captain America. Look up and you’ll see a full-sized Silver Surfer dangling above.
It’s hard to miss the Harry Potter display, complete with animated paintings and a display case filled with props from the films, while candles float overhead, recreating the dining hall at Hogwarts.
Fans of Star Wars won’t be disappointed either. The second level is devoted to the likes of Boba and Jango Fett, Yoda, and Darth Vader. You’ll also want to check out the patio to spy statues of Blood Raven Space Marine from Warhammer 40K and Po from Kung Fu Panda.
If superheroes weren’t enough to bring you to ComicX, the food is also worth mentioning. There is something for everyone at your table to enjoy––from burgers, to pasta, salads, sandwiches, and more.
At our table, we tried a variety of options to explore several different tasty dishes. One of the tasty appetizers we suggest is the mozzarella tower. This plate of gooey, yummy cheese-filled delights are sure to be a hit.
The burgers are cooked to perfection and juicy, so make sure you have plenty of napkins. All the burgers are at least two Angus beef patties (some have more) that you can customize with bacon, caramelized onions, cheese, and more.
If burgers aren’t your thing, we suggest the ultimate meatball sandwich. Delicious bread packed with meatballs, sauce, and cheese, this dish offers hearty Italian flavor.
Looking for lighter options? There are three salads: the blaze buffalo chicken, little gem Caesar, and the green goddess. There are also entrees such as sticky icky ribs, fish n’ chips, and one of our new favorites, Mr. Fettuccini Alfredo Carbonara. It’s a very delicious and filling pasta dish sure to curb any pasta craving you might be having.
Kids’ menu options include tenders of chicken, pocket burgers, grilled cheese, pasta, and more.
Save room for dessert! For any fan of Harry Potter, you’ll recognize butter beer. ComicX’s specialty dessert drink is Harry’s Butter Beer and it’s delicious. Other sweet treats include the incredible churro bowl and fluffy smore’s dip.
Desert Ridge Marketplace
21001 N. Tatum Blvd., Suite 95