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Lodge on the Desert

#161 of 1,604 Restaurants in Tucson
#181 of 1,779 Places to Eat in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Southwestern, International
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306 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711 (Alvernon and Broadway)
A SunTran stop is conveniently located less than one block from the Lodge's main entrance.
5203253366
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This restaurant is at Lodge on the Desert
Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 105
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Really good breakfast and dinner options

We had a wonderful happy hour meal here, including great "adult beverages." Their cocktails are fun, tasty and potent. They offer a good selection of wines by the glass - but they're "on tap" and therefore way too cold to drink immediately. Not bad if you're ordering white wine, but the reds... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2015
Luv2TravelFarNWide
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Phoenix, Arizona
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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English first
Tucson, Arizona
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77 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I found the menu an interesting collection of standard choice with creative twists. Its the kind of menu that helps me look forward to a return visit.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

If you are looking to a small, out of the way hotel which doesn't feel like a national franchise, come here. The staff are excellent, the food is exceptional and you will rest easy.

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North Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Liked the breakfast and dinner options. The meal choices were relatively minimal but authentic. This was not the typical 'free continental" breakfast, we sat and ordered from the restaurant which was quiet and nice.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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276 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We had a wonderful happy hour meal here, including great "adult beverages." Their cocktails are fun, tasty and potent. They offer a good selection of wines by the glass - but they're "on tap" and therefore way too cold to drink immediately. Not bad if you're ordering white wine, but the reds were too cold to taste. LOVED the mussels... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

You are better off trying to eat at other places. All you need to do is do a little homework, because Tucson has lots of amazing places to eat, especially for many different ethnic cuisines.

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Texas
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We liked everything about the place from first impression. Environment, design, people, rooms, firm beds, ambience, quiet/peaceful, would chill and hang if we had more time. Try this place!

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Idaho
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115 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 283 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Ate breakfast here twice and dinner one. Limited seating indoors but more seating in the courtyard which offers a fireplace with some tables near to take the cold edge off in winter months. Good selection of breakfast items from large omelettes to SW breakfast choices as well as bloody marys and mimosas if that is your breakfast thing. Dinner was... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Friends and I stopped for breakfast on the way to the airport. Our two calls to check on the restaurant's schedule and availability of seating went to voice mail. A third call to the hotel got the response that sorry the dining room must be busy. We arrived to find only one table of two guests. We were seated at... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The food was basic, and there were billing errors which we have been unable to resolve. During March 2015, we ate breakfast at the restaurant at Lodge on the Desert. The food was okay but not great. The plates were not garnished in any way and our table was sticky with syrup. Consequently, we did not eat at this restaurant... More 

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Miami, Florida
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

very limited menu, food was good but overpriced. Food was quickly prepared, hot and good sized portions. Service was ok, nothing great.

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Additional Information about Lodge on the Desert

Address: 306 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711
Phone Number: 5203253366
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
Cuisine: Southwestern, International

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 306 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711
    (Alvernon and Broadway)
  • Public Transportation: A SunTran stop is conveniently located less than one block from the Lodge's main entrance.
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: 5203253366

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: Southwestern, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?