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Iron Door At Mt Lemmon Ski Valley

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10300 East Ski Run Road, Mount Lemmon, AZ 85619
+1 520-576-1321
9:00 am - 4:30 am
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Mon 10:30 am - 4:30 am
Thu - Fri 10:30 am - 4:30 am
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 4:30 am
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Rochester, Minnesota
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511 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was recommended we dine here, looked forward to it. We drove out to this restaurant, with gorgeous views of the valley below. When we got to the door, we found that they are only open four days a week, and Tuesday was not one of those days. Disappointed.

Thank traveltheworld012
Casa Grande, Arizona, United States
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A simple place. It had rained and was very cool so the outside deck was closed. Normally we sit out there and watch the humming birds, and look at the mountain. The food was good. I always love it up there.

Thank Linda P
Scottsdale, Arizona
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125 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Iron Door is a rustic restaurant across from the ski area at Mt. Lemmon. Ample parking in the lots on either side of the road. At 8300', this makes a nice summer getaway drive to get away from the heat of the valley floor. Food is just fine and the servers are friendly and efficient. Beer & Wine are... More 

Thank RioMountainMike
Middle Tennessee
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98 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are a lot of nice things about this restaurant. The food was okay, but the setting was great. There is no AC but at 8000'+ not really needed. Temp was 86 degrees but it was a dry heat. Down on the valley floor it was 115, which was a nice difference. We drove up there after church on Sunday.... More 

Thank eatmoresalmon
Tucson, Arizona
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

My parents, both in their 80's & life time AZ visitors had never ventured to Mt. Lemmon. With the Iron Door as a destination we decided to go for it! The drive was beautiful, & our meal was perfect! Great waitstaff, bottomless lemonade, delicious cornbread, chili and brats!

1 Thank Dee B
Kent, Washington
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329 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

After we rode the ski lift up and down we decided to head over here to get a piece of pie before we headed back down the mountain. They had after all advertised homemade pies. We had no clue when they closed and the open sign was still lit. We walked in and was greeted with we are closing in... More 

Thank Decemberborn
Phoenix, Arizona
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57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Service, beverages, and view were great. Great ambiance. Can't wait to come back for lunch. We sat on patio and watch local hummingbirds and enjoyed breathtaking view of ski area. Very relaxing. Worth the drive!

1 Thank Juli T
Phoenix, Arizona
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340 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

The Iron Door Restaurant in the Ski Area at the top of Mt. Lemmon is an all time favorite. They serve a wide variety of salads, sandwiches, homemade soups and feature their famous chili and cornbread. Most of these items are homemade. Every time I can get there, I do so and I have never been disappointed. It is 30... More 

1 Thank Violette54
Sutton, Massachusetts
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

The restaurant is a cozy place with awesome views and terrific homemade food. The chili is great especially with the homemade cornbread and honey! Nelson the waiter was very entertaining and prompt. The prices were very reasonable especially considering how tasty our meals were. Highly recommend especially with great scenery you see in driving up there!

Thank easttdav
Fountain Hills, Arizona
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286 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

Chef Lorri provides excellent interesting food. The Swiss cheese fondue on the fruit and cheese platter was outstanding as was the rest of the platter. Chile is homemade with chunks of sirloin instead of ground beef. Her proprietary homemade cheesecake is the best dessert I can remember having. The place is SUPER clean with a quaint lodge feel. Service at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $12
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
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
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 4:30 am
10:30 am - 4:30 am
10:30 am - 4:30 am
10:30 am - 4:30 am
9:00 am - 4:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10300 East Ski Run Road, Mount Lemmon, AZ 85619
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Mount Lemmon
  • Phone Number: +1 520-576-1321
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..

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