Scorpion Bay Grill Receives Peoria Mayor’s Restaurant Award

Mayor Cathy Carlat and Councilmember Bridget Binsbacher are happy to announce and award Scorpion Bay Grill as Mayor’s Restaurant of the Month for January 2020.

Take a drive along State Route 74 and make a right on Castle Hot Springs Road. Follow the signs to the west entrance of Lake Pleasant. Park the car and as you walk along the water to the Scorpion Bay Grill, you immediately begin relaxing, shedding the stress of the day and becoming immersed in the mood of the peaceful waters. Exhale as you enter the Scorpion Bay Grill. You’ve arrived.

Desert Troon Companies, the owner of this marina restaurant, has created a get-a-way that perfectly balances dining that is casual, yet up-scale. Whether guests are looking to feast indoors, dine al-fresco with their four-legged friends on the patio built out over the lake, or paddle up for a meal on the water, this restaurant offers it all.

“It feels like paradise in Peoria,” said Heather Miles Austin on behalf of Desert Troon Companies. “What we offer is what you’d expect at a high-end resort and we are proud to serve up exceptional service and the highest quality ingredients.”

“Scorpion Bay Grill is one of Peoria’s best kept secrets,” said Mayor Carlat. “While the beautiful environment that surrounds this desert gem is hard to beat, Chef Joe David has created an extraordinary menu that is attracting diners from near and far. This is a place that invites you to stay longer and sip the afternoon away.”

David beams with pride when displaying various menu items including the Reuben and Joe’s Fish & Chips, which includes a unique zesty slaw. Although David protects these cherished recipes closely, one taste and it is easy to see how more than 120 lbs. of beer battered deliciousness makes its way through the kitchen at the height of the boating season. Everything is fresh-made daily and with an expert sous-chef on David’s team, known as the “Sauce Boss,” this one-of-a-kind restaurant has become a favorite destination for locals and visitors.

“Desert Troon Companies is known for perfecting the art of development and we are so grateful for how they have embraced our city,” said Councilmember Binsbacher. “They offer a lot of fun things to do, right in our backyards, and I’m proud of the amazing relationship that we have created with the Scorpion Bay team.”

Scorpion Bay offers a variety of amenities to create a day of fun on the water. Visitors can rent from a large fleet of pontoon and sport boats, kayaks, and water toys. Private events may be held on the restaurant patio or on one of the deluxe double decker private event boats, complete with a captain and crew, food and beverage options, and seating for 40 passengers.

Scorpion Bay Grill is located at 10970 Peninsula Blvd., Morristown, AZ 85342. For additional information, visit or contact 928-501-3440.

Scorpion Bay is Arizona’s premier floating playground, offering everything from daily pontoon and ski boat rentals to slips for harboring your yacht (or dinghy). Come for the fishing or come for the frolicking—either way, incredible mountain views, fantastic dining and world-class marina services await less than an hour out of Phoenix.