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Cushing Street Bar & Restaurant

#155 of 1,608 Restaurants in Tucson
$$ - $$$, American,
198 W Cushing St, Barrio Viejo, Tucson, AZ 85701-2219
+1 520-622-7984
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good24%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Southwestern, American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
198 W Cushing St, Barrio Viejo, Tucson, AZ 85701-2219
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Reviewed April 18, 2018

The large orange tree was blooming when we were there wafting intoxicating aroma all around the patio. We all ate posole and different appetizers. Excellent food, and service in a historic building. Lovely spot, good food, and service!

Thank Maria H
Reviewed March 23, 2018 via mobile

The unique posole soup was delicious. Very rich and flavorful without being spicy. I was offered a sample to see if I liked it which is why I ordered it. The Happy Hour grilled shark tacos were delicious. The burger was good as was the...More

Thank WireWrapGems2
Reviewed March 21, 2018 via mobile

Have eaten here many times before concerts at the nearby Tucson Music Hall. Always liked the food and historic atmosphere of the place, but never gave them a “5” because...they had paper napkins! This trip we were presented with crisp white linen napkins!! Am happy...More

Thank Dave H
Reviewed March 10, 2018

We ate dinner here with a group of friends before attending a concert at the Tucson Music Hall. Our group was fairly large so we ate in one of the dining rooms off the main restaurant. It was very pleasant and quiet enough to carry...More

Thank George H
Reviewed March 9, 2018

This being our first time at The Cushing Street Restaurant, we didn't really know what to expect. What we found was a very nice, low key place that has been around for a while. Three guys having dinner before we went to a Tucson Roadrunner...More

Thank l1106410
Reviewed March 4, 2018

My friends and I all enjoyed an excellent meal after a ver good performance from Arizona Opera. We began with a very tasty aperitif IPA from Flagstaff Starter was a very tasty blue crab crabcake, which I really enjoyed but it might be a bit...More

Thank sheepdogGreenValley
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

We went for the first time to Cushing St for dinner and jazz on Friday night. We had a super waitress, good food, and a wonderful atmosphere. We couldn’t be happier. Crab cakes were good, their house salad was crisp and fresh with a choice...More

Thank Kathy W
Reviewed February 4, 2018

Went for lunch on a weekend. Seated promptly by a very aware and attentive staff. Professionally timed kitchen, crab cakes executed perfectly, with preserved lemon and quality ber blanc. The day we visited there weren't any cooks there, only well trained chefs. Rare for Saturday...More

1  Thank Hammytoss
Reviewed January 15, 2018

Very interesting building that was used as a brothel many many years ago. A fun setting. Nice Live Jazz music in the evenings. Great Margaritas. Nice food. Good friendly service.

Thank Rose F
Reviewed January 3, 2018

Went here for dinner and a little live jazz. Both the food and the music were enjoyable. Would go here here again. Atmosphere is nice and prices reasonable.

Thank dnreed
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$14 - $26
Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 198 W Cushing St, Barrio Viejo, Tucson, AZ 85701-2219
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-622-7984
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Cushing Street Bar & Restaurant is located adjacent to the Convention Center in an 1860's Landmark adobe. Guests enjoy uptown comfort food & classic cocktails while dining alfresco on garden patios or in 19th century interiors furnished with period antiques. The building was originally a country store and private residence. Party and meeting spaces accommodating 12 to 150 guests are available. Jazz 7-10 p.M. Saturdays. Family owned since 1972. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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