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The Settlement

5400 S. Old Spanish Trail, Tucson, AZ 85747
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Ranked #286 of 1,687 Restaurants in Tucson
Cuisines: Barbecue, Steakhouse, Gastropub
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65% Recommend
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English first
Tucson, AZ
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

WHAT A SUPRISE!!! Hubby and I decided to go on a motorcycle ride and came across this little restaurant. We didn't expect much even went through the door and asked the hostess if they were open for dinner. The place was semi empty so we were hesitant. They had Prime Rib for special but we just shared the Smokehouse Sampler... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

My husband and I love coming to this restaurant. After the El Tour de Tucson bike race, he and fellow Rotarian Tom wanted good food to eat, so we ended up at The Settlement! :) The food is always good, and the bartender makes the BEST Margaritas around! We also enjoy the live music they have on Fridays, and always... More

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

A good place to eat near Saguaro National Park. The homemade chips are outstanding and the food was very good as was the service. You won't be disappointed.

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Tucson, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We've been here three times in the last month for the entertainment. The food is good and the drinks are tasty, but when we have one specific server, we have to wait ...and wait ... and wait. I don't know that we will continue to eat here but we'll still come out for the entertainment and drinks. The atmosphere on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

The Settlement is my favorite Restaurant for these essential reasons : 1) The place is just Beautiful 2) The Staff is exceptionally Friendly and Professional with fantastic Attitudes ! 3) The Food is great in every way .. The menu is just right 4) The Prices Are in Order Thanks Settlement for a Great Culinary Experience... Terry O' Rourke

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No. VA
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256 reviews 256 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

The Settlement was really good. I've been here several time in years back, and it's still really good. The food is delicious, and the portions are generous. The service is really good as well. Lindsay was out server and did a great job. She made sure everything was right , and that we had plenty to drink. I'd highly recommend... More

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Tucson, Arizona
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Recently ate here for my birthday and had a great meal. Extremely diverse menu along with their well-known steaks and the sides are excellent. Highly recommend the BBQ chicken, Carolina pulled pork, salmon, mac & cheese and all of the sides. Everything is very fresh and the ambience is local with awesome outdoor views of the Rincon Mountains. Goin back... More

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77 reviews 77 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013 via mobile

We really liked the food here. We don't eat a lot of steak normally, but this is obviously what they do well. We really enjoyed what we got. The only reason we marked them down on atmosphere was that they had live music that we thought was just too loud for the size of the place (even though the guy... More

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new mexico
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158 reviews 158 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

The Settlement is way out on the east side of the city, set in the foothills of the Rincon Mountains. Word is that it's been here since the mid-1800's. The building is charming - aged saltillo floors, genuine adobe walls, and a courtyard with a working fountain. They are known for their smoke and rightfully so. You can smell it... More

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

My parents live in Academic Village, near Vain. We found this excellent restaurant at a (for us Europeans...) reasonable driving distance. Excellent smoked food, American amounts, 2 days food for a 1 day price.

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