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Lodge on the Desert

#172 of 1,604 Restaurants in Tucson
#194 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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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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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, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 106
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 16
    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:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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English first
Tucson, Arizona
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I have been in Tucson for 30 years, and the Lodge on the Desert was not known for its food ~25 years ago. In recent years, the Lodge on the Desert has gone through a transformation. New buildings have been constructed around the original Lodge. The dining room is inside/outside-- perfect for mild evenings in Tucson. We really enjoyed sipping... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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301 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Restaurant was terrible. Everyone had a complaint about their meal, whether the dish was ice cold or the meet was overlooked or the entree just came out wrong. Nice play to stay but find somewhere else to eat.

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Tucson, Arizona
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91 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 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
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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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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: Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Doing business
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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