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4907 South Highway 92, Sierra Vista, AZ 85650
(520) 378-4645
Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Good for:
Special occasions
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Dessert

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Visitor rating
  • 48
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
surprising gourmet food, for Sierra Vista AZ

Being new to Sierra Vista, my wife and I decided to take a drive around town...just to check things out. Saw the Outside Inn and decided to give it a try. From the outside, it doesn't look like much, a converted ranch style house. inside also looks like someone house, except it has numerous tables... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
John B
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Kelso
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Dessert
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Kelso
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Being new to Sierra Vista, my wife and I decided to take a drive around town...just to check things out. Saw the Outside Inn and decided to give it a try. From the outside, it doesn't look like much, a converted ranch style house. inside also looks like someone house, except it has numerous tables. The big surprise was the... More 

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Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I'd heard several positive things about this restaurant prior to going. Details about the quaint setting and an atmosphere that gives you the home cooked feel. I indulged on Valentine's Day when they had a special menu. I had the seafood risotto entrée with creamed asparagus soup and the crab stuffed mushrooms appetizer. A bit of a risk to order... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Outside Inn has been a hidden jewel in Sierra Vista for many years. I've had business lunches, friends lunches, and romantic dinners at Outside Inn many times. It's in my opinion the best restaurant in town. I love the chef salad, cobb salad, and too many of the sandwiches to list. The monte cristo is out of this world! Although... More 

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sunnygirlArizona, Owner at Outside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for this wonderful review. We really appreciate the kind words. We always suggest to people that they make a reservation if they think they are coming. Being so small has advantages, but it also comes with disadvantages as well. For your information, the kitchen will stay open later if we have guests waiting at our normal... More 

Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

My wife and I attended a farewell/thank you dinner for the retiring choir director from out church at the Outside Inn. This is probably the fourth time we've eaten there, and we have never had any complaints. Others in town have said the food is hit-and-miss. I have to agree. This time around I had the Shrimp Carbonara. The portion... More 

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I've been to Outside Inn for lunch and dinner several times. The service is always outstanding and the food is superb. This is one of the nicest, if not the nicest, restaurant in Sierra Vista. The wine and beer list is well organized. They have a nice selection of both, and also have a full bar. The menu is broken... More 

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Carbondale, PA
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This restaurant is sooo charming and the food delightful! We were quite pleased! This was our first time here and couldn't be happier. My husband said the clam chowder was the best he ever had and has had it in Cape Cod, but didn't compare. The service was excellent also. We will definitely return to this restaurant the next time... More 

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Yuma, Arizona
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This little place was recommended to us by the good folks at Lazy Dog Ranch and it did not disappoint. The food was great and the service was terrific.

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We normally go to the Outside Inn for birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions. Every meal that we have there is special, with host David Bain taking such excellent care of us! This meal was no exception; it was a dinner for one of our special friends. The food was truly exceptional, as was the service (thank you Sonja).

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Columbia, Missouri
Top Contributor
366 reviews 366 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I hadn't been to the Outside Inn for 5 or 6 years. Memories of good food and service enticed me in for lunch. It was even better than I had recalled. I had salmon with a cream sauce that truly was one of the best I've ever tasted. The salad and house dressing were excellent. Then came the dessert tray... More 

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We chose this place for our anniversary dinner because other reviewers raved about the food. When I called ahead to make a reservation I told them this was our anniversary. Most nice places will acknowledge a special occasion. While we loved the food, it was quite disappointing that no one even said "happy anniversary", much less the usual token cupcake... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4907 South Highway 92, Sierra Vista, AZ 85650
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Sierra Vista
  • Phone Number: (520) 378-4645

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?