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“NOISEY” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Tucson McGraw's

Tucson McGraw's
4110 S Houghton Rd, Tucson, AZ 85730-5033
(520) 885-3088
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Ranked #929 of 1,684 restaurants in Tucson
Price range: $11 - $11
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Tucson
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“NOISEY”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

May to crowded and loud the food was not cold and not very good price was OK for what you got would not return,

Visited February 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Decorah, Iowa
Top Contributor
211 reviews 211 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 77 cities Reviews in 77 cities
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
“What a View!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Hey folks....you don't go to Tucson McGraw's because it has "haute cuisine". But tuck in there an hour or so before sunset, sit outside, have a couple of "Fat Tires" on tap and revel in the gorgeous scenery to the south and west. You'll love it. The fries are great, and the tri-tip sandwiches are pretty good so just enjoy and don't whine about this not having a French chef preparing your fare.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Tucson
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“slow service and expensive”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

The prices have gone up, no more french fries with sandwichs, the menu is small - but the service never improves and the place is still dirty as ever. After 8 years of on/off visit and always poor service. We'll not visit again - we go to the New Settlement on Spanish Trail now.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Tucson AZ
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71 reviews 71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Great view, mediocre restaurant, ugly cactus”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Let me get this out of the way first - what's with the four stupid fake saguaro's? This drives me nuts every time I see the place. I've considered driving my car into them as a public service. As for the view, it is indeed one of the best in east Tucson. It is perched on one of the highest points in Tucson proper. On the patio, they roll back several garage doors and you can enjoy the fresh air as you look south over the lowland area. The generic Mexican food and service are nothing to write home about. If the weather is good, you're in the neighborhood and you just want some chips and salsa - then by all means give it a try.

Visited October 2012
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calgary
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169 reviews 169 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“A "True Tucson Desert Cantina"”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

McGraw's has been on the top of that bluff overlooking the stables and
"as far as you can see" southern desert seems like --forever!
Originally and partially owned by a Canadian who loved the location.
Sure, appearances and interior are quite rustic, but little change, other than
some paint and some exterior development has occured since its debut!
Great outdoor-indoor patio(with lots of visiting roadrunners)--try the
signature Tucson grilled cheese---margs by the pitcher, and all american
bar cuisine is to be expected.
Service has always been cordial and smiling. Sit at the bar during 100 plus
degrees and see if you don't enjoy their icicle cold beer!
This place is made to have fun--and to enjoy a great "Tucson Cantina"
experience.

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