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Blue Willow Restaurant & Gift Shop

#20 of 1,696 Restaurants in Tucson
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2616 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719-3102
+1 520-327-7577
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Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
Description: Known for serving hearty breakfasts, wholesome lunches, and delicious...
Known for serving hearty breakfasts, wholesome lunches, and delicious dinners, the Blue Willow is a Tucson tradition. Enjoy year-round patio dining in the lush garden or a casual dinner by the cozy fireplace. Serving loyal customers since 1978, the Blue Willow is proud to offer American classics that comfort and gratify. Order our award winning desserts for any special occasion or just stop by to shop in our unique gift shop.
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  • 168
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    Very good
  • 38
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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Food and Fun Place to Eat

You enter and exit through the gift shop and it is a totally fun place to shop. The meals we enjoyed were wonderful and the service excellent. It is a place not to miss on your stay in Tucson.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Pultneyville, New York
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Pultneyville, New York
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You enter and exit through the gift shop and it is a totally fun place to shop. The meals we enjoyed were wonderful and the service excellent. It is a place not to miss on your stay in Tucson.

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Thank zdrwho
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We sat on the patio rather than inside. It was cool and pleasant. The drink server arrived immediately and took our orders. She brought the wrong wine but we drank it anyway. The food server was pleasant and helpful. We ordered a caesar salad and spinach lasagna. The salad was not very good. The lasagna was tasty but barely warm... More 

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Thank John A
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I like this place. Great food great service. In door seating is a little close together but I still enjoyed myself. If your in the area check it out!

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1 Thank VacheandRobert B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been coming here for many years, and can always count on having real food, prepared and served well. And at an affordable price. A Tucson Tradition

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1 Thank Donald Z
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped by on a Sunday evening and enjoyed the ambiance and our meal. This restaurant is fairly close to the University of Arizona and so the area can be pretty congested as far as driving goes. For this reason we opted for a Sunday when there were no Pac12 games on the schedule. I enjoyed one of the specials (Half... More 

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1 Thank 17emeralds
Warsaw, Virginia
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A local took four of us to lunch here. We passed our waiting time looking through the shop filled with tons of fun cards, socks, and items no home should be without. In almost no time our names were called and we were seared at a nice table. Four of us began with mimosas --a split of bubbly and a... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've loved Blue Willow for decades. Yes, decades. And seems like most of the staff has been there almost as long too, which is a good thing. Kinda like seeing an old friend every time you go. It's a relaxing and nourishing place in every way. You enter through the gift shop, which presents you with yummy baked goods, beautiful... More 

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Thank Kathleen K
Tucson, Arizona
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259 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The true definition of a good restaurant is one that has the correct condiments on already on the table and Blue Willow certainly does qualify. Having the original Tabasco makes this a real Tucson gem. Having a Bloody Mary or a Mimosa available as The Blue Willow does also helps the definition. When you add the outstanding service, the absolutely... More 

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1 Thank Paul G
Tucson, Arizona
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been here twice. Once on a busy Sunday morning and once on a slow weekday morning. On Sunday, the wait to be seated and the long wait for our food was understandable since it was the end of August. They were visibly packed. There wasn't any parking left in their lot, so we had to park across N... More 

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Thank Vwlove
Paris, France
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

The Blue Willow is a wonderful restaurant for a light meal with a friend or two. This is Tucson at its best - a great place to eat and relax. Service is excellent, food is reliably good. Gift shop is full of fun things.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2616 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719-3102
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-327-7577

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 12
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups

Description

Known for serving hearty breakfasts, wholesome lunches, and delicious dinners, the Blue Willow is a Tucson tradition. Enjoy year-round patio dining in the lush garden or a casual dinner by the cozy fireplace. Serving loyal customers since 1978, the Blue Willow is proud to offer American classics that comfort and gratify. Order our award winning desserts for any special occasion or just stop by to shop in our unique gift shop.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?