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Li'l Abner's Steakhouse

8501 N Silverbell Rd, Tucson, AZ 85743-9513
(520) 744-2800
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Ranked #332 of 1,684 restaurants in Tucson
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Steakhouse
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Tucson, Arizona
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We had not patronized Li'l Abner's in about 3 years. Last trip, my wife and split the large Porterhouse steak, and it was very good. This visit, we arrived around 6:15 on a Friday night fearing we would have to wait for a table, but there were less than 10 cars in the parking lot. I explained to the server... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I have eaten at this restaurant several times over a couple of years time and I have to say that the food here is amazing... I normally get the ribeye steak, which comes with a salad, beans, bread, salsa, and the option to get either a piece of corn or a baked potato. You need to dip the bread in... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

The people are nice and all but the dicore needs an up date. It 2014 for god sake! I don't know why we come here the food could be better and it staff needs hearing ads at times and It just looks dirty and run down okay end of story! The bathroom is old too. So yeah get an up... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

We went here thinking it may have gotten better over the years.. We were so wrong!!!! My husband and I split a rack of ribs..they charged us for an extra plate, we had to purchase the sides separately and the ribs came out upside down, no flavor at all, greasy and the "BBQ" sauce was given on the side, which... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Li'l Abner's is my favorite steakhouse for casual dining. The staff is very friendly, attentive and knowledgable. The atmosphere is rustic, and rustic in a real, old west fashion. Customers range from tourists to businessmen to ranchers to local folks with their families. One has the option of dining outdoors during the beautiful Tucson evenings. Meats are cooked on a... More

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Tucson, Arizona
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

If you have to sit at a picnic table and you have to pay ridiculous prices for mediocre food, the service should be phenomenal. This place used to be a Tucson tradition that has lost its charm.

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Reno, Nevada
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

If you're an atmosphere snob this place isn't for you. If you don't mind a limited menu, a hole-in-the-wall neighborhood bar setting, and simple, but well-done (no pun intended) carnivore fare then this place is for you. I'm giving this a "very good" rating simply because what they do here (just beef ma'am) they do very well. The steaks and... More

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Boonton, New Jersey
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We went to Li'l Abner's for dinner with friends from the area who recommended it and had one of the best burgers I've had in a long time. We ate outdoors, near the huge grill, and watched the sunset, and it was fun to see some of the guys eating these gigantic steaks down to the bone!! The food comes... More

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Toronto
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Maybe I am just more picky It is wood BBQ which is nice but that is more common now so not such a treat anymore. I am not huge on baked potato so no points there (although those who love baked potatoes seem to love these ones) their beans are amazing though! It is probably worth going as Tucson isn't... More

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Pittsford, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

This was our second visit and it did not disappoint! The building would never pass fire and health code in NYS, but that adds to its charm. Limited menu of the best steak I've had in years, sides of beans, salsa, and Texas toast were great. My husband had ribs that were great too, with an awesome sauce. Definite must... More

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