Dining Reviews of Tucson and Southern Arizona

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Dining in Tucson and Southern Arizona

Best DiningAn alphabetical listing by city or region of Dining Reviews of some of the best Tucson and Southern Arizona Restaurants. Click on the Review you would like to read or scroll on down to browse the reviews. To view a map of where the restaurants are located click here. For Dining reviews of the Best Dining in Southern Arizona by Cuisine visit us here.




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Overland Trout: Just How Good is it?

Overland Trout Chef Greg LaPrad.

November 2013 – Because it was a very rainy late fall Saturday afternoon, we didn’t expect Overland Trout to be all that busy. Apparently we had underestimated the buzz over this new restaurant in Sonoita. Fortunately, we had the foresight to make a reservation. We had first heard about Overland … Continue reading

Trattoria Pina

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I seldom go to an Italian restaurant the first time and not order lasagna. I love lasagna. And Trattoria Pena’s is as good as I have ever had.

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Sawmill Run Restaurant, Summerhaven: A Review

Patio Dining At Sawmill Run On A Fine June Afternoon.

June 2012 To escape the oppressive June heat a few weeks ago, we drove up to Mt. Lemmon for the day. Traveling with Ms. Karen & me were her brother & our sister-in-law, Cliff & Lynne, visiting from Florida for the first time. Another reason I wanted to go was that I had heard there […]

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Table 10 Bisbee: A Dining Review.

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The best thing about the Inn at Castle Rock is not the funky, yet comfortable rooms, nor the rustic café, nor even the view from the balconies. No, not even its history. These are all well & good. But the best thing about the Inn At Castle Rock is Chef Hazel.

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Cafe Roka – Bisbee

Cafe Roka, Bisbee

Is Cafe’ Roka the best restaurant in Baja Arizona? You decide. But I’ll tell you this little story. Mr. Woodry and I have been dear friends for well over 40 years. He was my first supervisor on my first job after I graduated. Since then we have traveled extensively together … Continue reading

Manor House & Rock ‘N Horse Saloon – Safford

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The following is a review included in our post about our Southeastern Arizona road trip which you can follow under Adventures and Back Roads. Now we were really hungry and getting desperate. The next possibility would be Manor House & Rock ‘N Horse Saloon. One obvious problem is that this … Continue reading

B Line on 4th Avenue, Tucson

The B Line Restaurant

The B Line is casual dining and a local favorite for good reason. For breakfast, their crapes, bagels, and pancakes are excellent.
For lunch and dinner, their menu is varied – from soups & sandwiches, to salads w/ or w/o chicken or fish; to carne asada burritos; to pan fried salmon – all very tasty.

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Brooklyn Pizza Company

As I usually do before I go to a dining establishment to write a review, I checked with the usual “real customer review” sites that contain some portion of “fake” reviews. Yelp & TripAdvisor customer reviews for Brooklyn Pizza are generally 3-4 Stars. And Tucson Weekly’s readers usually vote it … Continue reading

Jax Kitchen On North Oracle: A Review

Beet and Arugula Salad

January 2021. I had heard good things about Jax Kitchen on North Oracle and so, when I received a Groupon offering Lunch for 4, I was reasonably certain I could talk three friends into dining with me. With me for lunch last week were Ms. Karen, Ms. Sue, and Ms. Marcia. Always pleasant to dine […]

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Dining Near Tucson Museum of Art

Awesome Sunrise

This is what our eastern sky looked like a few minutes ago from our viewing deck. Just thought I should share. On another note, Ms. Karen & I had Sunday brunch yesterday at Agustin Brasserie in the Mercado just west of Downtown Tucson on Congress Street. What a magnificent interior. The food and service was […]

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Nimbus Bistro & Brewery: A Review

Nimbus Brewery Samples

Our review of Nimbus American Bistro & Brewery is #3 in our series on Southern Arizona craft breweries. Once again, my sampling partner, Michael Polletta, and I continued our arduous journey through Southern Arizona with the singular goal to sample all the beers brewed by our local microbreweries. We started several weeks ago at Thunder […]

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Dining at the Desert Museum

Terraces Restaurant at the Desert Museum

The Desert Museum offers 3 places to dine plus various snack bars around the property. The Coffee Bar in the Gift Shop opens early and offers snacks, coffee, ice cream sandwiches and pastries. If you’re a member, coffee is FREE! The IronWood Terraces is cafeteria style, but don’t let the … Continue reading

Reilly Craft Pizza & Drink: A Review!

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September 2013 – Reilly Craft Pizza & Drink is a Downtown Tucson newbie. However, the 3-story brick building in which this establishment is now located is fairly old by Tucson standards. Built in 1906, this was the Reilly Funeral Home from 1908 to 1990. Reilly opened just recently, but I … Continue reading

Dragoon Brewing Company: A Review.

Dragoon's knowledgeable, but mysterious Tristan White.

  Most of you know that I have reviewed a few established Southern Arizona microbreweries recently, including Thunder Canyon at Foothills Mall, Barrio Brewing Company downtown Tucson, & Nimbus Bistro on Tanque Verde. I always take my trusty beer expert, Michael Polletta, with me to explain the finer point of microbrewing. I didn’t even know […]

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