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Arizona Inn - The Main Dining Room

#27 of 1,604 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
American, International
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2200 E Elm St, Tucson, AZ 85719 (Elm Street and Campbell)
(520) 325-1541
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6:30 am - 11:59 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 11:59 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The Arizona Inn is an historic resort spread over 14 tranquil acres of...
The Arizona Inn is an historic resort spread over 14 tranquil acres of gardens, flowers and lawns in the heart of mid-town Tucson. The Inn offers AAA Four Diamond Award winning dining in our Main Dining Room with cathedral-ceiling and fireplace as well as our more intimate Catlin Room with views of the gardens. The Dining Room provides legendary service in an elegant yet comfortable setting for breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Chef Allison combines classic cuisine with seasonal ingredients and innovative techniques. The menus change with the seasons to feature the freshest ingredients. Wine Spectator has recognized the wine list with an Award of Excellence. The Audubon Bar, with live piano music nightly and patio seating, provides a perfect setting for enjoying a classic cocktail.
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  • 109
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely Breakfast on the Patio

Everything we had was very tasty except for the blue corn pancakes. I found them very dry and tasteless. I would not order them again, but the breakfast potatoes were very good as were the other breakfasts of short ribs and biscuits and salmon benedict.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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La Jolla, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Scenic view
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
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La Jolla, California
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Everything we had was very tasty except for the blue corn pancakes. I found them very dry and tasteless. I would not order them again, but the breakfast potatoes were very good as were the other breakfasts of short ribs and biscuits and salmon benedict.

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Shoreline
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

You don't have to stay here to enjoy the wonderful restaurant. There are three areas inside (a bit more stuffy) bar area (well lighted and airy) and outside patio (beautiful flowers, colorful decor and covered patio. Our favorite?: the cheese plate. Beautifully prepared with several cheeses, breads and fruit. Love it! Also almost everything else we have tried on this... More 

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UK
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58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A delicious dinner and also breakfast eaten here. European style food. Amuse Bouche to start with. Good selection of wines too.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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301 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We had brunch at the Arizona Inn and we were not disappointed. The service was wonderful, the food delicious, and the atmosphere was perfect - elegant and quiet. Lots of history to the place. Highly recommend.

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El Paso, Texas
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89 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We chose this restaurant for its quiet dining room and broad menu. As expected, the food was delicious, wine menu excellent though over priced, and the dining room allowed us to have a very productive meeting over dinner. Great art and décor throughout.

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Tucson, Arizona
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This place is a rare historical venue in Tucson that we love. The Inn is wonderful as are the casitas and other lodging they own/operate in the historical neighborhood. The hotel, a delight and be sure to check out the library as you imagine what it must have been like back in the 1930's. From furniture maker to inn...Family owned... More 

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Marana, Arizona
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We met these friends from Scottsdale who drove down to spend 2 evenings at the Inn. We had been there 2 other times but had never eaten in the main dining room. It was wonderful, an elegant dining experience. Our waiter was Kiernan and he was most attentive. The atmosphere is exceptional. Tucson is fortunate to have such a place.

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Chula Vista, California
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Me and the husband came here for lunch. No reservations needed on a Wednesday. Service was good, fast and delicious. We shared the short rib poutine appetizer. It was excellent. Except....it was topped with cheddar cheese.? I had a Cobb salad, just a bit dry for my likes but was enjoyable. I was surprised that bread/butter was not offered. I... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Menus were creative, Chef is very talented and very Trendy! Staff is well trained and detailed and knows their menus, wine list and and how to serve guest in a luxury setting. Love this Place will be back in October!

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Huntington
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Wonderful meal. The Arizona inn has been in Tucson since 1930. t was on the outskirts of town, but the city has grown around it's original neighborhood. The dining room was 1039,s Tucson except, fortunately for the air conditioning. The wait staff was wonderfully trained and very knowledgable. This is definitely a place for an anniversary of business meeting. Take... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2200 E Elm St, Tucson, AZ 85719
    (Elm Street and Campbell)
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: (520) 325-1541

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 42
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children

Description

The Arizona Inn is an historic resort spread over 14 tranquil acres of gardens, flowers and lawns in the heart of mid-town Tucson. The Inn offers AAA Four Diamond Award winning dining in our Main Dining Room with cathedral-ceiling and fireplace as well as our more intimate Catlin Room with views of the gardens. The Dining Room provides legendary service in an elegant yet comfortable setting for breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Chef Allison combines classic cuisine with seasonal ingredients and innovative techniques. The menus change with the seasons to feature the freshest ingredients. Wine Spectator has recognized the wine list with an Award of Excellence. The Audubon Bar, with live piano music nightly and patio seating, provides a perfect setting for enjoying a classic cocktail.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 11:59 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 11:59 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 11:59 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 11:59 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 11:59 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 11:59 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 11:59 pm

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