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Lodge on the Desert

$$ - $$$
American, Southwestern, International
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306 N Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711-2855 (Alvernon and Broadway)
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Wed 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tucson, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

As near-native Tucsonans who value fresh ingredients and innovative cuisine, we have happily discovered a fine addition to the Tucson culinary scene! Chef Andrew Larkin’s new menu at the Lodge on the Desert contains many notable treats. Last night, my grilled calamari appetizer (a special not on the menu) with cherry peppers and multicolored cherry tomatoes on a bed of... More 

Thank rabelais491
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55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

After travelling all day on a plane from England and then a drive down from Phoenix I was ready for a couple of beers and a good nights sleep. This was not to be. On arrival I was informed at 2205 hrs that the bar shut at 2200 and it was "impossible" to get a beer and I would have... More 

Thank Needagoodholiday_9
Milan, Italy
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107 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

What I liked most: - the lodge itself is very nice, typical Mexican small buildings in a very nice cactus garden - free parking - room was huge (but a bit empty) What I didn't like: - breakfast! Terrible. It is a complimentary breakfast but it would be better to pay and have a real breakfast. Ridiculous and small choice... More 

Thank saimonmays
Angels Camp, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

Sat on the patio and enjoyed drinks and dinner. The atmosphere was relaxing. Not what I expected. The food was fresh and delicious. Our server was very attentive. Will go back again and again.

Thank pjs1013
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Was really impressed with my room,the staff was friendly, ate at the restaurant everyone was great. I would definitely stay again.

Thank Marcy R
Springerville, Arizona
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

We spent one night this past weekend at this hotel. The unique desert landscape at the hotel was breathtaking; however, it was too hot to sit outdoors. We were disappointed to learn the cocktail lounge and restaurant were not open on Sundays. Restaurants are nearby. The room we were given was small and smelled faintly of dog urine; but, the... More 

Thank graychief
Bisbee, az
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

This is my go to hotel in Tucson. The rooms are extremely large and most of the rooms have fireplaces, so it is extra cozy in the winter. It has a contemporary southwestern decor and is quite comfortable.

Thank AnitaBisbee_az
Phoenix, Arizona
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493 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

Don't know if they've changed chefs or management, but the quality of the food just keeps going downhill. The mussels in broth used to be our favorite appetizer / happy hour treat. This visit the mussels were presented in a watered-down tomato broth studded with pickled green chili's and loaded with small cubes of ham. Ham?! Did not do a... More 

Thank Luv2TravelFarNWide
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

The resort satisfies the highest demands - paradies in the middle of the desert! Picturesque buildings, generously applied rooms with all facilities, wonderful swimmingpool surrounded by palms, dining underneath the stars - what a romantic atmosphere! The service is also consistently very good, friendly and professional. This resort is really worth a visit! Great tipp! Roland

Thank Roland B
Phoenix, Arizona
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140 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2016

The meals here were reasonable priced and very well presented. The staff was helpful with the wine selection.

Thank AZ85603

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $30
American, Southwestern, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 306 N Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711-2855
    (Alvernon and Broadway)
  • Public Transportation: A SunTran stop is conveniently located less than one block from the Lodge's main entrance.
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: 5203253366
  • This restaurant is at Lodge on the Desert

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?