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Dakota Bar & Grill

#311 of 1,552 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Southwestern, Pub
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6541 E Tanque Verde Rd, Tucson, AZ 85715-3813 (Kolb)
+1 520-298-7188
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Tucson, Arizona
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1,765 reviews
657 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,109 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2015

I've been going to Dakota Cafe for years, mostly for lunch but a few times for dinner. The food and service have always been very good. Most recently, I stopped for lunch with a friend and was delighted with everything. We opted to sit on the outside patio at one of the wrought-iron tables and it was wonderful to be... More 

1 Thank Rumples
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392 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
Reviewed February 28, 2015

The Dakota Cafe has a pleasant indoor environment, but the outdoor patio is the real draw to this restaurant. Their garden has plenty of shade and it sits directly on the main street of the old Trail Dust Town movie set so that one can do a lot of people watching. The food is good too. My wife had a... More 

1 Thank 98502
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2015

We visit Dakota for brunch no less than twice a month and always have exceptional meals and excellent service. Beverages are also well made and to order if needed. Entire staff, including hostess and servers are quite attentive and friendly. Located in the area known as Trail Dust Town, the surrounding shops and eateries are very much Western in décor... More 

1 Thank Fred F
Tucson, Arizona
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2015

good food and good service we liked the place and had fun the place is with dust town We came back and liked it again

1 Thank Paul P
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46 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed February 15, 2015

We went there a week ago. I've lived in Tucson for 20 years and had not eaten there for 10, now I remember why. Terrible service and very mediocre food. It is a tourist trap. I don't know where these other reviews are coming from. The Ravenous Roofer

Thank jack h
Tucson, Arizona
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2015

get a table on the patio and bring your (well-behaved) pooch! The staff are great, the menu is wonderful, and the specials are worth it!

1 Thank Andy f
Emmett, Idaho
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71 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed February 4, 2015

Loved the indoor/outdoor seating although we chose indoor because it was a little cool. Not real busy and the service was friendly and great. Ordered a burger and it was excellent - loved the sweet potato fries. A plus to order a variety of sides including fruit or veggies other than fries (but loved the sweet potato fries! Dining companions... More 

Thank Susan P
Tucson, AZ
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637 reviews
371 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 302 helpful votes
Reviewed February 4, 2015

This restaurant is located in Trail Dust Town which is an interesting area to see. If you can't get into the restaurant right away there are shops to look at while you wait. The restaurant had good food and is a good place for a family visit though I've been there with friends as well. They have a variety of... More 

Thank EnjoyTraveling64
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I came to Dakota for our New Year's date! The restaurant wasn't too busy, and we were promptly seated at a table for two. The atmosphere was quiet and very romantic! I ordered the bow tie pasta with chicken, while my date ordered the same with shrimp. The only complaint we had was that the tails were... More 

Thank Elizabeth Ø
Monmouth, Illinois, United States
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed January 7, 2015

The sun was out and on a pleasant Tuesday noon, we opted to sit outdoors and enjoy a relaxed lunch in the Dakota patio. Food was excellent and there was plenty of it. My BBQ with carmelized onions was tasty and you had the nice option of ordering a fresh fruit side rather than fries. My wife had a salad... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $25
American, Bar, Southwestern, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6541 E Tanque Verde Rd, Tucson, AZ 85715-3813
  • Public Transportation: Public transportation is available in front of plaza.
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-298-7188

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?