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Chaffin's Family Restaurant

American, Diner
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902 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85719-5728
+1 520-882-7707
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Tucson, Arizona
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

I went o Chaffin's, which has been in Tucson for years, for the first time Sunday. I must say I regret not stopping to eat here before! I had a breakfast burrito that was more of a bowling ball filled with egg, bacon, ham, and sausage, don't forget the cheese. I could not have been more pleased! It took a... More 

Thank rhsandne2016
Tucson, Arizona, United States
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417 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

The problem they have is there are twice as many tables as the kitchen can adequately handle. We were seated relatively quickly and our order went in smoothly. When I looked up I saw there were probably 15 tickets waiting for the cook to work on. It took probably 40 minutes to get our food. The food was good and... More 

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59 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2015

Folks go 2 diners for 'comfort food' & this long established eatery fits the bill: large portions, reasonable prices & service w/a smile & no frills. It was originally "Sambo's" in 1964 & has changed owners a few times. I was introduced 2 this place by some close friends & I was impressed by the size & quality of their... More 

Thank bocce69
Tucson, Arizona
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569 reviews
411 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2015

Biscuits and gravy with scrambled eggs were surely a Tucson take, not great, but a Tucson attempt. The sausage was on the side, not in the gravy. The biscuits were good, gravy ok, scrambled eggs kind of bland, and the home fries passable. Weak coffee did not help. Service was friendly but the kitchen a bit slow. Honestly, there are... More 

Thank zabriskibound
Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2015

Best pancakes ever! Crispy on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside. Lovely staff and huge portions. Do get there before 2pm!

Thank Anne M
Gleeson. AZ
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249 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2015

Was looking for a traditional diner while in Tucson and stumbled across Chaffin's. The staff was very friendly and the food amazing. The portions were huge, everything tasted fresh and was presented very nicely. If you are near this restaurant give it a try, open only until 2PM.

Thank Greg B
Tucson, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2015

Chaffin's has a nice, dated 60's look to it and old style diner food and and service to match. The servers are friendly and the place is hopping most weekend mornings. The food is good, hot and comes in generous portions. We had several things and all were tasty.

Thank Steve W
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2014

If you like old style diner food, this is the place to go in tucson. There omletts are huge, pancakes are great as well. Very good service

Thank Johnson43172
Tucson, Arizona
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97 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2014

I'd been here for an early cup of coffee in the past, but this was the first time I ordered food. I'd been craving a good breakfast burrito so had one that was filled with bacon, eggs, hash browns and cheese. This was a monster! It filled me up until late afternoon however it was a bit dry. But on... More 

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Highland Park, Illinois
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321 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2014

Came here with a fairly large group for some coffee and light breakfast snacks. It was certainly nice that they were able to accommodate our group of nine on short notice. Unfortunately the experience turns completely average at this point. Service while friendly was not close to exceptional. Quite frankly it was a bit slow. I shared a plate of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 902 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85719-5728
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-882-7707

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