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“Different” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Kingfisher Bar and Grill

Kingfisher Bar and Grill
2564 E Grant Rd, Tucson, AZ 85716-2712
520-323-7739
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Ranked #101 of 1,684 restaurants in Tucson
Price range: $12 - $28
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Tucson
Tucson, Arizona
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Different”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

We had a good meal but kind of expensive for this area. The service was good and so was the atmosphere. We enjoyed the bar afterwards as we met nice local people

Visited November 2011
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English first
Tucson, Arizona
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Great food, great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

Four of us ate here last night and the experience was exceptional. Attentive professional service was provided by Sampson. Ask to be seated in his section and you'll have great service. This is actually my third visit to Kingfishers Bar and Grill. I have enjoyed the Hawaiin fish twice. Last night I switched to the scallops. They were pumpkin seed crusted and very tasty. My wife had babyback ribs and, while not exceptionally meaty, they were flavorful and a large portion. Her avocado soup appetizer was delicious as was my clam chowder, This is a fine dining restaurant and not cheap. But for a special dinner in seafood-starved Tucson it cannot be beaten.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Awesome lobster roll!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012 via mobile

After reading the reviews, I opted for take-out, but wish I had stayed. Nice little place with really good food at a good price.

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Tucson, Arizona
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
“Always top notch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

I've eaten a number of times at Kingfisher over the years. I appreciate that they are open late for a post-movie meal, and they aren't afraid to seat a lone woman at a primo table or booth. They always have a good selection of beer, both bottled and on tap. During the summer they offer a changing "Road Trip" menu that celebrates foods from different parts of the country.

A friend and I recently celebrated our birthdays and as is our custom, we went to Kingfisher. We toasted each other with champagne cocktails, and shared a huge bowl of mussels in a delectable spicy broth; that and lots of bread to sop up the broth would be a meal in itself. But noo-ooo, we had to each order an entree. I ordered a fantastic plate of pecan-encrusted scallops, perfectly cooked and tender; it came with black beans and a slaw. My friend ordered the lobster roll; I'm not a lobster fan but the bite I tried was pretty good. We couldn't let our birthdays go by without cake, so we ordered the piñon pound cake to share, thinking it would be a single slice and not too filling. To our delight and dismay it was three or four slices, topped by ice cream and drizzled over with cajeta, a sweet caramelized goat's milk used as a sauce in Mexican kitchens. By now we were totally stuffed

Service is always professional and I appreciate the wait staff NOT introducing themselves. They are knowledgeable about the food and a companionable beverage to go with it. The booths and tables are far enough apart that even when the restaurant is busy, you can still have a conversation without having to shout.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Enjoyed it .... and pretty good seafood!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

I looked at the review by "Rusty S" who never made it through high school grammar, can't spell worth beans and dislikes most of the restaurants he reviews and figured if he hates it, it's probably a great place. Yep. Enjoyed it! Great seafood. Thanks Rusty.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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