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Li'l Abner's Steakhouse

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8501 N Silverbell Rd, Tucson, AZ 85743-9513
(520) 744-2800
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Steak and fun Atmosphere

The sea, ribs and chicken include diner salad, pinto beans and garlic toast. The steak is grilled to order on a mesquite grill which gives it a wonderful flavor. The entrance to the restrooms are unique and fun. This restaurant has been at its location for a very long time and it is a crowd... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
jeanmorgan103
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Oracle, Arizona
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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Tucson, Arizona
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12 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I've lived in Tucson for 10 years and decided to eat at the famous Lil Abners. What a disappointment! It's very expensive , steaks are in the high 20's to 30 something dollars a plate with a bake potato being extra???? You get all the beans you can eat but you won't eat many, they are completely tasteless. The salad... More 

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Naples, Florida
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Since I used to live in Tucson 30 years ago, and frequented Lil Abners back then, I wanted to treat my friends to a great steak on our last night in town. The steaks here used to be the best! What a disappointment. I ordered the 16 oz t-bone. Tough and grisly with lots of fat. One of my friends... More 

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Oracle, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The sea, ribs and chicken include diner salad, pinto beans and garlic toast. The steak is grilled to order on a mesquite grill which gives it a wonderful flavor. The entrance to the restrooms are unique and fun. This restaurant has been at its location for a very long time and it is a crowd favorite.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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Suwanee, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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
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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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?