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Tinderbox Kitchen

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34 S. San Francisco St., Flagstaff, AZ 86001
19282268400
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Tinderbox Kitchen is "American Comfort Food Redefined", located on the...
Tinderbox Kitchen is "American Comfort Food Redefined", located on the Southside of Historic Downtown Flagstaff, Arizona. We offer a fine dining experience in an unpretentious, courteous and lively atmosphere. With an often-changing menu, you can always find your old favorite meal twisted to showcase the season's freshest offerings. We offer a full bar and wine selection as well.
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  • 43
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
An accomplished restaurant

This was our first visit to Flagstaff in a few years. Our favorite restaurant, Cottage Place was fully booked, so we tried the Tinderbox Kitchen and were very pleased. We had a very good meal on the patio (actually a deck). The gazpacho was a great starter, followed by the bison meatloaf and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Newport Beach, California
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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Newport Beach, California
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This was our first visit to Flagstaff in a few years. Our favorite restaurant, Cottage Place was fully booked, so we tried the Tinderbox Kitchen and were very pleased. We had a very good meal on the patio (actually a deck). The gazpacho was a great starter, followed by the bison meatloaf and crispy duck. The restaurant owners have their... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The locals recommended this restaurant on a recent trip. We arrived around 6 pm and had no trouble getting a table on the patio which was delightful. The servers were very attentive and recommended some dinner options. We ordered the charcuterie plate which had house-made cured meats. It was excellent. I ordered the duck and my companion ordered the venison.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We had dinner here and wanted some privacy. We made reservations and received a nice table out in the patio. The service was excellent. We had a very nice quiet business dinner. All of us ordered the New York strip special. It had very good flavor. I highly recommend this restaurant if you are in Flagstaff. It is a good... More 

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North Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

It was our first dinner in Flagstaff and what a wonderful start to our trip! We were able to walk in around 6:30 on a Friday evening and get a table right away. The decor is very urban clean and simple. I loved the pictures on the walls! The menu had a great variety with too many wonderful items to... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Tinderbox changes their menu regularly, depending on what is in season. The menu is creative, delicious and satisfying. The chicken fried duck leg confit is like heaven on earth. Definitely one of the best restaurants in Flagstaff.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Took an out of town visitor here for dinner...each ordered different entrees and each was delicious...very personable and knowledgeable servers..

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The food was wonderful and so were the drinks! We walked in around 6:30 on Saturday expecting a wait. To our surprise we were seated right away on the patio. We started with the charcuterie plate. It was amazing! I mean really amazing...I have never had duck ham but it is something I will crave now. For dinner, I had... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This was my first trip to Flagstaff and i was happy to have found the Tinderbox.This smallish venue features an array of craft cocktails and a nice assortment of fresh ingredients that make up the menus American comfort food inspired listings. The offerings change frequently so return trips will most like ly bring something new to the table. The atmosphere... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

we went to their Annex, which is a bar and outside patio with a limited menu from the same kitchen! Had an awesome burger and one of the best ever orders of Mac & Cheese!

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We enjoyed a great evening of conversation and food with good wine and beer choices, an interesting menu well executed, and solid service. It was a great way to finish our day hiking in the Grand Canyon, driving to Flagstaff and mooching around town.

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Additional Information about Tinderbox Kitchen

Address: 34 S. San Francisco St., Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Phone Number: 19282268400
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Flagstaff
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 60
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 34 S. San Francisco St., Flagstaff, AZ 86001
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Flagstaff
  • Phone Number: 19282268400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 60
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Doing business

Description

Tinderbox Kitchen is "American Comfort Food Redefined", located on the Southside of Historic Downtown Flagstaff, Arizona. We offer a fine dining experience in an unpretentious, courteous and lively atmosphere. With an often-changing menu, you can always find your old favorite meal twisted to showcase the season's freshest offerings. We offer a full bar and wine selection as well.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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