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Li'l Abner's Steakhouse

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8501 N Silverbell Rd, Tucson, AZ 85743-9513
(520) 744-2800
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tucson, Arizona
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103 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unpleasant seating, low food quality, poor preparation and high prices. This may be a landmark but it is not a very good restaurant. Unfortunately this is typical of many of the older steak houses in Tucson before it became more of a foodie place.

Thank VerusX
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

I am normally really cautious about ordering steak out because it always seems to be over or under cooked, but that was not the case at Lil Abner's. We met a couple friends there and all 4 of our steaks were absolutely perfect. The service was outstanding and the garlic toast is ridiculously addicting. If your into craft beer then... More 

Thank Greg D
Tucson, Arizona
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

By now, this is a local landmark, and you mustn't miss it. Simply the best steak house anywhere in Northwest Tucson. It would be very hard to express just how much we love this restaurant, and you will, too! A true "western experience" with a modern flair.

Thank DianeWillsey
Edmond, Oklahoma
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Great steak, average service. The atmosphere is pretty rustic with an open mesquite pit used to cook the steaks, ribs,etc. the bone in ribeye was cooked wonderfully. It comes with salad, Texas toast and ranch style beans. Baked potatoes are extra. Craft beer selection is limited, however they had an Oak Creek Hefeweizen on tap that was pretty good. The... More 

Thank Scott T
Tucson, Arizona
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237 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

Steak lovers dream - large steaks cooked on an open mesquite fire. Simple menu with great meat options. All of our steaks were cooked right and tasted great. Service was lacking, had to ask a couple of times to get all the items we ordered. They were very slow in taking our order. Live music was a plus and it... More 

Thank Zack M
Tucson, Arizona, United States
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

If you're on the mood of eating like a cowboy eat years ago this is the place!! When you arrive the first thing you will get is the mesquite aroma and the sensation of time travel to the past atmosphere. About the food I have come this place many times!! with NO disappointments, my best plates are the beef ribs,... More 

Thank Ana S
Tucson, Arizona
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Was not blown away by the food or atmosphere. The food was good and decent portions, however not really for the prices. Patio was nice, with live music offered. Inside, the walls are covered in old licence plates and general "stuff".

Thank StripesMcGee
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Ribs and steaks are pricey but fairly good.Texas Road house has better ribs in my opinion but Lil Abners is an old Tucson blast from the past.BBQ sauce was odd tasting.I prefer having a choice of sauces and you don't get that here.It is a real authentic old road house atmosphere and the smell of Esquire will get your appetite... More 

Thank Elizabeth R
Tucson, Arizona, United States
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95 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

First timers here. Place is empty, like a sign it'd seen better days. Who knows maybe it fills up at other times? My ribs were so salty they literally stung my lips & mouth. My husbands steak, a little overdone. Presenting a basically empty plate is not so appealing. Lots of room for improvement guys. And you may be some... More 

1 Thank Betsy S
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

Little Abners was very good they cook with Mesquite so the steaks are excellent the small size the cowgirl size was plenty big in the cowboy size was huge and the rest of the fixings with the beans and everything was great .we sat outside on the picnic tables enjoyable

1 Thank Redelf

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
American, Steakhouse, Barbecue
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8501 N Silverbell Rd, Tucson, AZ 85743-9513
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: (520) 744-2800

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