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“Local mom and pop” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Chaffin's Family Restaurant

Chaffin's Family Restaurant
902 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85719-5728
520-882-7707
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Ranked #847 of 1,684 restaurants in Tucson
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Ulysses, Kansas
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Local mom and pop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013 via mobile

This diner has as good a breakfast as can be found in Tucson at half the price. We asked valet boys where the locals eat breakfast and they all said here. Fresh everything and super service.

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  • English first
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English first
Tucson, Arizona
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Friendly service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

This is an older place and needs a little bit of work done to spruce it up. However, their service and friendliness really makes a pretty big difference. Enjoyed my breakfast here. Nice amount served. Would love to try their early bird specials but hard to make it so early. Drinks could be less expensive.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Tucson, Arizona
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“I eat here every Friday with the Codgers (not really, we just call ourselves that)”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

Chaffin's is no five-star restaurant. It's a very large coffee shop, diner-like, with a reputation for basic food and lots of it. The servers are always in good spirits and quick to meet every need. Granted, it could use some interior remodeling to make it chic, but the owner and his son, who preside over Chaffin's, seem happy with the way things are. It's impressive sitting at the counter watching the cooks on high speed. It's a good place to hang, away from the bustle of downtown and the UA but not too far away from either. And wouldn't you know it, our current Mayor Rothschild, is dining with the Codgers on a coming Friday. He's a Native Son, he should know his diners.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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59 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
270 helpful votes 270 helpful votes
“Much better than Denny's or IHOP”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2011

I went here with a small group on a weekday for breakfast. The place was pretty empty, so it wasn't out of the ordinary to receive prompt service, but the waitress was also very friendly and prompt with all requests. The menu is huge! They offer just about anything for breakfast I can think of, with the exception of a large fruit selection. We ordered the food and it was delivered hot within what seemed like only a few moments. I thought the quality was fine and pretty much what you would expect from a nice little diner. The coffee was nothing special and the booths looked like they could use some TLC, but overall I'd choose this place over a personality-less place like Denny's or IHOP anytime.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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tucson, az
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Forever wait! Manager yelled at us when we complained.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

The worse restaurant we've ever been in! The manager handed us menus and pointed out where we could seat ourselves, then sat down at the counter by the cash register and continued reading his newspaper. We waited and waited. The manager never came to the table to explain they were very busy and we would need to wait longer. He did not perform as a "team player" helping out in any way. We knew we were in trouble when a waitress complained to a cook that some pancakes were not cooked enough (she served them anyway). We waited for 30 minutes and got ready to leave when our order finally came up. We asked them to put our food in a box to go. When we complained about the wait, the manager raised his voice and said with a snotty attitude "Don't say another word." We left and found they had shorted our order and the food was lousy. Stay clear from this place - poor service and too expensive for a pit stop! Does the owner and bank know why business is disappearing? You can't run a business like this and expect to survive.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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