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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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213 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We get to Li'l Abner's Steakhouse in Marana on the west side of I 10 at least once a year. There's nothing fancy. Just a rock solid effort for meat eaters......from cowboy steaks, to rib eyes, sirloin, ribs..........with baked potatoes, corn on the cob.....always prefaced by a lettuce salad with your choice of dressing. Photos of old western film stars,... More 

Thank baird t
Marana, Arizona
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is an old stagecoach stop. Very rustic but historic. A must visit at least once. Food is big and you eat on old picnic tables. Had the beef ribs and t-bone. Signature dishes, flavor is outstanding due to being cooked outside over open flames using mesquite wood. Great outdoor area with old folk music on the weekend. Give... More 

Thank Retired0316
Phoenix, Arizona
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Way overrated. Average food, expensive a la carte menu. IMHO you can get better steaks at The Texas Roadhouse. If you want an authentic western experience, you WILL get the ambience, but you will pay a lot for it.

Thank Anne C
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ordered the Beef ribs. I WAS DISAPPOINTED! This is supposed to be a wood fired BBQ steakhouse. There was absolutely no taste of smoke in my ribs. They appeared to have been deep fried to tenderize them. they were extremely oily and fatty at the same time. And the Price: $23 for four ribs. The only thing they have... More 

Thank Michael S
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

my sister and i remember going to Lil Abners over 25 years ago. We loved it. Loved the atomsphere, charm, and western feel. It still looks the same!. I am a vegetarian but my husband said it was the best steak he has had in a long time! The rest of my party enjoyed what they ordered, service was great,... More 

Thank Laura W
Tucson, Arizona
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103 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 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 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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

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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
$21 - $30
American, Steakhouse, Barbecue
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
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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