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Catalina Barbeque Co. & Sports Bar

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3800 W. Starr Pass Boulevard, JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa, Tucson, AZ 85745 (Player's Club Drive)
520-670-0444
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Tucson BBQ restaurants don’t get any better than this! Featuring...
Tucson BBQ restaurants don’t get any better than this! Featuring competition-style house-made sauces and rubs, the award-winning Catalina Barbeque Co. serves succulent smoked meats and other Southwestern specialties. Open for lunch and dinner daily.
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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 6
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Expensive but very good

Read the TripAdvisor reviews, sounded expensive, but tasty. So bought a Groupon. Had to be used for lunch, so we made our reservation and had lunch. (The reservation was required by rules on the Groupon--but not necessary for getting a table--as least on the day we went. There were people at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
Barb M
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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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Naperville, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A lot of people will know about the incredible resort hotel known as the JW Marriott at Starr Pass. What you might not know is the great golf course (27 holes) and people like Mac and Eddie the starters. But check out the restaurant at the course, Catalina Barbeque. Award winning sauce (s) great lunch place with outdoor seating overlooking... More 

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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63 reviews 63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Read the TripAdvisor reviews, sounded expensive, but tasty. So bought a Groupon. Had to be used for lunch, so we made our reservation and had lunch. (The reservation was required by rules on the Groupon--but not necessary for getting a table--as least on the day we went. There were people at only a handful of tables.) The server was very... More 

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Conifer, Colorado
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Great outside patio facing the golf course. Had the sampler appetizer. Highly recommended! The barbecue meat had great flavor & was very moist. Good variety of food. Beer was ice cold. Service was ok.

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Oviedo, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We sat on the patio overlooking the golf course, for dinner on a Saturday night. Our server, Victoria, was wonderful. The food was delicious, creative and reasonably priced. There was a free shuttle from the JW Marriott for guests.

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Richmond
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

First and foremost, as someone who usually always passes on the BBQ sauce, Catalina's famous BBQ sauce was AMAZING! I recommend the Pulled Pork Sandwich, and you absolutely MUST try their mac & cheese, as well as their famous pickles. The blend of flavors in that one meal, are enough to make you want to go back every night of... More 

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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142 reviews 142 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Catalina BBQ is located at the JW Marriott Starr Pass. It is not at the main resort property, however, but located down the hill with the pro-shop for the golf course. There is a shuttle that gets folks to and from the main resort. It is basically the 19th hole for folks as they finish golfing. Not the best 19th... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Great bbq meal, service and view. Personable was our server Pedro. Enjoyed our experience and plan to come back. Baby backs were amazing!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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65 reviews 65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Big outdoor area looking out over 18th green, good food and beverage choices. We did golf, and the course of our stay we had all three meals here at least once. Limited choice for breakfast - burrito or bagels, but full menu for lunch and dinner. Recommend the burgers, brisket sandwich, and good local beers!

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Seattle, USA
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47 reviews 47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We went for dinner and then lunch after a hike. Dinner was a bit disappointing as our meats were dry. That was a bummer. Our server was attentive and kindly pulled one of our entrees off. Lunch was great with really moist meat. Had brisket and chicken. Was like night and day. Happy hour handy especially if you are stating... More 

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica
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51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

If I could say only one thing about this restaurant it would be that the dry rub chicken wings are INCREDIBLY GOOD! The ribs and filete are also notable and the sides are as well. The brisket doesn't quite measure up to this Texan's taste. That being said, we always eat here while staying at the Starr Pass Marriott. The... More 

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Additional Information about Catalina Barbeque Co. & Sports Bar

Address: 3800 W. Starr Pass Boulevard, JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa, Tucson, AZ 85745
Phone Number: 520-670-0444
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: American, Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3800 W. Starr Pass Boulevard, JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa, Tucson, AZ 85745
    (Player's Club Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: 520-670-0444

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

Tucson BBQ restaurants don’t get any better than this! Featuring competition-style house-made sauces and rubs, the award-winning Catalina Barbeque Co. serves succulent smoked meats and other Southwestern specialties. Open for lunch and dinner daily.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?