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Li'l Abner's Steakhouse

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8501 N Silverbell Rd, Tucson, AZ 85743-9513
(520) 744-2800
Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 67
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Still going after all these years!

When we lived in Tucson in the late 1970s, Li'l Abner's was out in the middle of the desert northwest of town. We loved going there because the meat was grilled outside on mesquite and the smell was out of this world. Forty+ years later, it still survives and although it is no longer out in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Rainbow6422
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Elliston, Montana
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The steak was fine along with the rustic setting, but the menu felt a little gouging. 30+ for the 16oz T-Bone and 40+ for the 2 lb. porterhouse....(not bad but a little high). The steak was good but not great. The beans were lacking in taste. The kicker......they charge $6 per person for splitting meals....in a place that is known... More 

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Cedar Park, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Some of my friends go there when they are on business in Tucson. Go there in October and eat under the stars on rustic picnic tables. they will cook the steak t your liking, (even Pittsburgh style, seared and cold inside)

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North Bay, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Every time we visit Tucson we make a point of coming here at least once. We have brought many friends and family members over the years and have always recommended to try it at least once because of the ambiance and the food. This past February we brought our friends who had never been to Arizona. While the meat is... More 

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Palm Desert
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38 reviews 38 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Left me full and wanting more. When I processed the thought I still was craving more. They are especially kind to our Beagle.

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Manchester
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167 reviews 167 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Much of the seating here is outside, menu very limited, did enjoy the ribs and steak dishes but value is not there. There is interesting history, but this place seems to be lost in the past without updating. Entertainment provided via guitar player who could not sing

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Elliston, Montana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

When we lived in Tucson in the late 1970s, Li'l Abner's was out in the middle of the desert northwest of town. We loved going there because the meat was grilled outside on mesquite and the smell was out of this world. Forty+ years later, it still survives and although it is no longer out in the boonies, its charm... More 

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Parker, Colorado
Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We've been to Li'l Abner's multiple times in Tucson. We typically go more for the setting and atmosphere than the food. It is pricey with a limited menu and the food is not great, but it's a fun atmosphere especially if you go after dark when the band is playing, the fire is burning and you can smell the steaks... More 

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NM
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70 reviews 70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Returned after reading mixed reviews on tripadvisor. Expensive entrees with sides of beans, garlic bread and some type of salsa. Skip the overcooked beef ribs. They really need to kick it up a notch. Especially the service.

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Kanab, Utah, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The ribs are great other items on the menu very so-so, And high end pricing. There are a lot of places that are better for the dollars spent. The cuisine and setting are great but the food falls short.

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Clive
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Excellent service, excellent ribs, super funky decor and good drinks, what else is needed?!? Can't wait to return next spring break.

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Additional Information about Li'l Abner's Steakhouse

Address: 8501 N Silverbell Rd, Tucson, AZ 85743-9513
Phone Number: (520) 744-2800
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8501 N Silverbell Rd, Tucson, AZ 85743-9513
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: (520) 744-2800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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