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Lodge on the Desert

306 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711
5203253366
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Ranked #81 of 1,683 restaurants in Tucson
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Southwestern, Eclectic
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Alvernon and Broadway
Transit: A SunTran stop is conveniently located less than one block from the Lodge's main entrance.
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77% Recommend
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Tucson, Arizona
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This was our second visit to The Lodge for dinner, and the first time since the departure of chef Ryan. We found the salads to be ordinary and the entrees to be pleasing but not memorable. Although dinner was good, the wait service was slow, erratic and left a lot to be desired. We were only one of four tables... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Breakfast, lunch or dinner- consistently top notch- or just cocktails on the beautiful patio with outdoor fireplace.

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Green Valley, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Hearing various rumors regarding changes at Lodge on the Desert, my girlfriends and I decided to sample the fares of the new chef Marcus. After Iron Chef winner Ryan left to start his own restaurant, the ambience/innovation at the Lodge was initially missing. I am delighted to report, The Lodge is back! Service was superb: wait staff including Katy, Martin,... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The chef is great! 10 of us enjoyed many different menu items with no disappointments. The staff were great.

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Oakland, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Margaritas were $5, lamb sliders $10, great nachos. Excellent food - could make a dinner, as we did, just on happy hour food.

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Tucson, Arizona
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Wonderful dinner this evening at Lodge on the Desert. Soup was dee-lish -- chicken broth with rice and vegetables might not sound too exciting -- but it was seasoned really well, with the addition of fresh, perfectly cooked brussel sprouts as well as the celery, carrots, and other veggies you'd expect in a good broth. My partner had the beet-goat... More

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colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

I generally dont like hotel restaurants, except in some parts of Europe. This restaurant had that same Eurpean grace, and the staff were like cafe owners in the Greek islands, ready to share the private magic they experience as tuscon.

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Bellmawr, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Was recommended by the waitress to try the Best Sloppy Joe! and It was excellent. We also had breakfast there twice, the first time it was excellent; the second time my husband's eggs were not fully cooked and the waitress was very accommodating and when he did not eat them she adjusted the bill on her own.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We'd had a very bad service experience 2 years ago and vowed never to return, So glad that we did. This time our visit was amazing the food, service, managment and atmospher was all just perfect. The entire team lead by Justin has had training and carries out an amazing job, topped by the most wonderful food. We'll be going... More

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chicago
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

This historic hotel near the U of A exceeded all expectations. A friendly and knowledgeable staff, along with a updated room made for a memorable experience. The southwest style room had an updated bathroom, comfortable king bed and working fireplace. The restaurant served a great breakfast at a fair price. I also recommend the Happy Hour for great drinks served... More

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