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Chaffin's Family Restaurant

American, Seafood, Diner
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902 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85719-5728
520-882-7707
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6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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  • 4
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  • 9
    Very good
  • 6
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  • 1
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Food Piled High, OK Food, Good Service

Biscuits and gravy with scrambled eggs were surely a Tucson take, not great, but a Tucson attempt. The sausage was on the side, not in the gravy. The biscuits were good, gravy ok, scrambled eggs kind of bland, and the home fries passable. Weak coffee did not help. Service was friendly but the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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Tucson, Arizona
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Tucson
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Folks go 2 diners for 'comfort food' & this long established eatery fits the bill: large portions, reasonable prices & service w/a smile & no frills. It was originally "Sambo's" in 1964 & has changed owners a few times. I was introduced 2 this place by some close friends & I was impressed by the size & quality of their... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Biscuits and gravy with scrambled eggs were surely a Tucson take, not great, but a Tucson attempt. The sausage was on the side, not in the gravy. The biscuits were good, gravy ok, scrambled eggs kind of bland, and the home fries passable. Weak coffee did not help. Service was friendly but the kitchen a bit slow. Honestly, there are... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Best pancakes ever! Crispy on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside. Lovely staff and huge portions. Do get there before 2pm!

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Gleeson. AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Was looking for a traditional diner while in Tucson and stumbled across Chaffin's. The staff was very friendly and the food amazing. The portions were huge, everything tasted fresh and was presented very nicely. If you are near this restaurant give it a try, open only until 2PM.

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Chaffin's has a nice, dated 60's look to it and old style diner food and and service to match. The servers are friendly and the place is hopping most weekend mornings. The food is good, hot and comes in generous portions. We had several things and all were tasty.

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

If you like old style diner food, this is the place to go in tucson. There omletts are huge, pancakes are great as well. Very good service

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I'd been here for an early cup of coffee in the past, but this was the first time I ordered food. I'd been craving a good breakfast burrito so had one that was filled with bacon, eggs, hash browns and cheese. This was a monster! It filled me up until late afternoon however it was a bit dry. But on... More 

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Highland Park, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Came here with a fairly large group for some coffee and light breakfast snacks. It was certainly nice that they were able to accommodate our group of nine on short notice. Unfortunately the experience turns completely average at this point. Service while friendly was not close to exceptional. Quite frankly it was a bit slow. I shared a plate of... More 

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Mountain View, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This was an okay choice for a place to grab a cup of coffee with some family during a visit to Tucson... The staff was really friendly and it definitely embodied the concept of a 'family restaurant!' All I ordered was tea, so I can't comment on the food but the tea was a bit of a strange experience. They... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

They do a great job with eggs, waffles, french toast, and biscuits and gravy. My biscuit sandwich with egg, avocado, swiss, and tomato was delicious and light enough I could sample everyone else's choices. Yes it is plain inside like any real diner, no there weren't as many choices as the Hacienda del Sol Sunday brunch we went to the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 902 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85719-5728
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: 520-882-7707

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Diner
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm

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