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Sawmill Run Restaurant

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12976 N Sabino Canyon Pkwy, Mount Lemmon, AZ 85619-9997
+1 520-576-9147
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Fri 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Winterset, Iowa
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This rustic-looking restaurant boasts its own smoked meats and homemade desserts. Our reuben and smoked salmon BLT hit the spot as we looked out on the mountain and hillsides with trees and beautiful homes.

Thank Molly or Gordon C
Mesa, Arizona
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove to the top of Mt. Lemmon and this was the first place we saw for lunch (to the left). There were 6 in our group and rather than wait for a large table, we opted to break into two groups. Three of our group had meatloaf and mashed potatoes and two had the Tri-tip dip (similar to French... More 

Thank 4TRVLS
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here after a day of skiing and loved it. Granted, we were tired and would have eaten shoe leather if served, but we were more than pleasantly surprised how delicious the meal was. They smoke all of their own meats there, a definite plus! Our only regret was not saving room for what looked like amazing desserts. I... More 

Thank Carly N
Ontario, Canada
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459 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We headed up the Mount Lemon Scenic Byway for the first time and arrived in Summerhaven close to noon. The ski hill place was not an option (the road was closed), so it was this place or a pizza place - we chose here and are glad we did. We both ordered dinners which come with 2 sides and are... More 

Thank StanleyandMarie
Saint Paul, MN
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a long wait at the base of the mountain and an interesting and instructive drive up through several biomes, we reached the summit pf Mount Lemmon to find crowded streets and cars jockeying for parking spaces. Luckily we found one right in front of Sawmill Run Restaurant and went inside not knowing what to expect. We were seated immediately... More 

Thank STPtraveler01
Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
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340 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

OK, so you're at the top of the mountain and there aren't many choices, even if there were, this would be the place to go! It's a fun menu, the food is fresh and well prepared and the views are great! I mean, you're on a mountain top in the middle of the desert and you're having a good meal.... More 

1 Thank Michael S
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

The food is delicious and fresh and the portions are enormous. This is one of my most favorite restaurants ever. Big burgers, luscious thick sandwiches, fresh salads, and mountains of fries, And the service is terrific. Even if Mt. Lemmon was not one of the most fabulous places in the world (which it is), this restaurant alone would be worth... More 

Thank handsacross
Austin, Texas
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60 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

It was ok, not spectacular, the Iron Door was closed so this was our only option. Sausage tasted funny, fries were good though.

Thank cbell11austin
Seal Beach, California
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

The restaurant has short hours that vary. I suggest checking their hours for the day of week you plan on going. It seems to be family run. They have some unusual recipes and everything we had was superb. We sat next to a small group of people who all had different items and everyone walked away raving. It is a... More 

Thank 270Pat_C
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

The chef knows how to cook a hamburger exactly as you request it. Their homemade soups are excellent and the spinach salad was extremely fresh. The desserts looked great and were highly recommended by other diners.

Thank Marge H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $15
American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12976 N Sabino Canyon Pkwy, Mount Lemmon, AZ 85619-9997
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Mount Lemmon
  • Phone Number: +1 520-576-9147
The Sawmill Run is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner (depneding on the day) and is Mount Lemmon's restaurant. With a full bar and available patio dining the Sawmill Run provides everything you need daily on the mountain.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?