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Outside Inn

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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, high prices

It would be easy to pass this place by; it's south of Sierra Vista in an unassuming, semi-industrial area. When we went for lunch it was really crowded, mostly with groups of senior women. Because it was so busy we were surprised there were only two waitresses, who were good enough but certainly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
JamaisVu
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Santa Cruz, California
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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Santa Cruz, California
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148 reviews 148 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

It would be easy to pass this place by; it's south of Sierra Vista in an unassuming, semi-industrial area. When we went for lunch it was really crowded, mostly with groups of senior women. Because it was so busy we were surprised there were only two waitresses, who were good enough but certainly not as attentive as they would have... More 

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Romantic place for a nice quiet dinner. Food is great and it is the nicest place for dinner in the entire Sierra Vista region.

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Been going here for years, friendly staff, great food. Don't like it that they take your plate away as soon as you are finished (while the other person is still eating)

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This restaurant was very nicely decorated and catered to all of the different diets at the table we had a paleo, and vegetarian. The food was delicious and decent proportions. We did have a little check shock at the end of the meal but totally worth it for our night out on the town. Great place for a special evening... More 

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I've been ignored by the staff at Outside Inn twice, until my growling stomaches forces me to seek lunch elsewhere. Both times, a harried server Bussels by my husband and I and cheerfully shouts they'll be right with us, but then 5-10 minutes go by with us standing in the reception area. Once, and I'll forgive. Twice, and I'd be... More 

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sunnygirlArizona, Owner at Outside Inn, responded to this review

Thank You for taking the time to offer a review of The Outside Inn. I am sorry that you were unable to be seated, but I am glad that the waitress responded in your words "cheerfully". Sometimes when our small restaurant is full and guests have to wait for a table to open up they encounter a wait. This is... More 

North Barrington, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Excellent food and service! Had a wonderful discussion two different nights with the owner who was very helpful. Saw couples coming here to celebrate special occasions. Very enjoyable. Went back twice.

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Kelso
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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?