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Iron Door At Mt Lemmon Ski Valley

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10300 East Ski Run Road, Mount Lemmon, AZ 85619
520 576-1321
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good German Menu

After a wonderful drive up to nearly the top of Mt Lemmon we were ready for lunch. many other drivers had the same idea. We had to wait for about 20 minutes to get a table even though it was a weekday. But it was worth the wait. My wife had the "George's Gorge" (a turkey Rueben) and I had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Mikejack52
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Albuquerque, NM
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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Albuquerque, NM
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123 reviews 123 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

After a wonderful drive up to nearly the top of Mt Lemmon we were ready for lunch. many other drivers had the same idea. We had to wait for about 20 minutes to get a table even though it was a weekday. But it was worth the wait. My wife had the "George's Gorge" (a turkey Rueben) and I had... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We've been going to the Iron Door and taken guests there for the past 35 years and enjoy it every time. We especially like it in the summer when we get enjoy the cool mountain air and watch the hummingbirds from the deck. Great place to take out of town guests any time of year.

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Pleasant Hill, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Last year was my first trip to Mt Lemmon. I didn't even see the Iron Door restaurant (I parked 150 feet away but my interest was in other things) but we searched and found it this time. The food was close to excellent. Mike, the former cop, former golf course pro current waiter was hilarious. The atmosphere was nice and... More 

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Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Try the chili & cornbread! Great service. I love the old feel of this lovely little gem. A long stunning drive up Mt Lemmon for lunch but well worth it.

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Keene, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Food was warm. Atmosphere was cozy with a stone fireplace. When we were there, they had a minimum charge of $8.00 per person. That was at 1 p.m.

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Jackson, Ohio
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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

At the end of Ski Run Road the Iron Gate restaurant is a good place to stop and warm up. Their soup are meals and with the biggest piece of corn bread you have ever seen you will be ready to face the weather outside on any season. Good service too.

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tucson, arizona, USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Seriously, listen. Take the scenic, incredible drive 20 or so miles up and outside of Tucson to Mt Lemmon. The drive is unbeatable. You pass through the desert landscape that transforms itself into a mountainous dreamscape. Ponderosa pine, birch, aspen...and by the ski slopes you'll find The Iron Door. I take every friend that visits Tucson here for a slice... More 

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Tucson, AZ
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97 reviews 97 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My daughter and I had a wonderful lunch here a few weeks ago. We had to wait about 15 minutes to get a table (it was a Saturday afternoon with great weather). Our waiter was Nelson and he is pretty amusing. I had chicken noodle soup with cornbread and it was very filling and tasted homemade. My daughter had chili... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We go to the Iron Door for breakfast every Mother's Day for the last 17 years. And Nelson has been our server. He is a fun guy that quotes Shakespeare and dazzles the ladies with compliments. And the food is wonderful. German potato salad, crepes, sausage, it's all good! And their lunch sandwiches are excellent too!

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Georgetown, Canada
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16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Take the time to drive up Mt. Lemmon enjoying the awesome scenery and then arrive in time for lunch at the Iron Door. Be fascinated by the change in landscape from the bottom of the hill to the top and then take in the pictures of the skiers in the restaurant. Food was comforting with homey service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10300 East Ski Run Road, Mount Lemmon, AZ 85619
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Mount Lemmon
  • Phone Number: 520 576-1321

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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