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Iron Door At Mt Lemmon Ski Valley


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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Served Saturday and Sunday
Eggs Etc
Two eggs, almost any style served with hash browns and toast
Woodsman Breakfast
Our hand dipped toast served with bacon or sausage with butter and syrup, three pieces of either sour dough or cinnamon raisin bread
Sonoran Desayuno
Egg our way (scrambled or over medium) with cheddar cheese, refried beans, salsa on a flour tortilla served with hash browns
Lorri's Pancakes
Two of our famous homemade buttermilk pancakes with sausage or bacon
European Breakfast
Two eggs almost any style bratwurst strudel and hash browns
Coronado Breakfast
Southwestern quiche with green chilies and cheese served with toast and fresh fruit
Bavarian Breakfast
Two potato‏ pancakes topped with sour cream and our homemade applesauce served with bratwurst
Sausage or Bacon
Cornbread and Honey
Hash Browns
2 Egg
Coffee, Tea or Soda
Milk Tomato Apple or Orange Juice
Hot Chocolate
Hot Special Cider
White Wine Mimosa
Hot Spiced Wine
The restaurant is located atop the Catalina Mountains and gives a warm home style feeling. With the fireplace crackling in the back round one might think they were in a lodge in a major skiing area. Casual dining, family friendly..
$9 - $12
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
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It was difficult but fun to choose a lunch selection from the Iron Door's vast menu! I enjoyed Walter's Chicken Salad Sandwich which was served on raisin bread; delish! The rest of our party shared the pulled pork sandwich with German potato salad, which was...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Alice F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made the beautiful trip up the mountain to have lunch at the Iron Door at Ski Valley. I had to have my usual, chili and cornbread. Their chili recipe hasn't changed since 1968 and it still as good as it was then! The cornbread...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Jrntucson
Reviewed February 19, 2019

Once you've driven the 20+ miles up from the Tucson base, the temperature will have dropped 15-30 degrees and there will be wind. The Iron Gate has a great menu with fresh soups, salads and entrees that are freshly made and very nicely presented by...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Jay W
Reviewed February 12, 2019

Many choices for lunch. We (4 of us) all ordered something different and were pleased with our meals. One ordered soup, and while delicious, it was barely warm, so she sent it back to be heated. I had a very generous portion of salad topped...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Maureen S
Reviewed February 10, 2019 via mobile

After a wonderful drive up the mountain we stopped for lunch. They offered plenty of food choices. We tried the tomato bisque. Not good! Too lumpy and definitely not a bisque. Should have had the chili. The sandwiches we ok. Tried the berry pie, mediocre...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank RalphL660
Reviewed February 8, 2019

Went here for lunch. Tried several different dishes. All were great. The Chili was excellent if you like a little spice. The baked potato was also great. The cornbread was heaven! Cute place too, old, built in the 1950s. Service was a bit slow, but...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank lucycan
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Excellent home made soups and chili as well as a good number of sandwich and entree options. Save room for home made mini pies ( think pot pie for 1 size) in yummy fruit flavors with either crust or crumb toppings. Served with ice cream....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Q5725HIandyc
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We visited as a family in mid November so the first sprinkle of snow on the ground. Stopped for food and the children’s meal was big enough for an adult. Cornbread was excellent, good hot chocolate and a roaring open fire. Good service and not...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank k_beeBucks
Reviewed November 5, 2018

No thought is put into the quality of the food currently being served at the Iron Door. On 11/4/2018, there was one table, three patrons and three different orders. Canned and tasteless was the consensus. The menu needs to be reviewed and revamped to incorporate...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Cheryl S
Reviewed November 5, 2018

We sat on the patio and had a wonderful meal overlooking the ski runs (no snow yet, beautiful fall colors). They said it might be slow as they were short on servers, but we thought the service was excellent and fast. Just a beautiful, relaxing...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Darlene A
April 4, 2017|
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Response from Graham D | Property representative |
We are closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Thursday, Friday, and Monday we are open 10:30-4:30 and Saturday and Sunday we are open 9-4:30.
October 15, 2016|
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Response from Linda P | Reviewed this property |
only open for lunch, not any later
Carolyn R
June 28, 2016|
Response from Juli T | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure if they are open, but Iron Door has a website so you can call or email them. They are normally open for breakfast and lunch, not dinner. Enjoy your 4th!
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