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Arizona Inn - The Main Dining Room

#35 of 1,568 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
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2200 E Elm St, Tucson, AZ 85719 (Elm Street and Campbell)
(520) 325-1541
6:30 am - 11:59 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 11:59 pm
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Tucson, Arizona
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We picked Arizona Inn because we wanted an amazing experience for our wedding anniversary, and we got what we were hoping for. We both had the chef's selection of 10 delectable small servings, paired with three glasses of different wines. Everything was gluten-free and just wonderful. And the service was impeccable.

Thank Rick S
Tucson, Arizona
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141 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Opened in 1930, and maintained in excellent condition. This is a classic Arizona hotel, sprawling, lots of tile and Spanish accents, terrific art and artifacts everywhere. Located in a residential neighborhood, not on a busy street (am guessing the hotel was there first, with the big estates built around them later). Went for anniversary dinner. Started with drinks in the... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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628 reviews
346 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It doesn't get much better than the old Arizona Inn - the dining room is wonderful. The food is great. Service is fabulous. Very old facility, very updated and clean and I love it there. It is Tucson CLASSY. Full of history. Make reservations. Walk around if you have time outside. I love it there.

Thank SusieRussell
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately this establishment has been left in the previous century. Service is very good, the setting staid and conservative all in all acceptable because it is The Arizona Inn. The food however is heavy, lacks creativity and is expensive. They need a serious review and rewrite of their menu. It's no wonder the dinning room is frequently empty.

Thank ebenson777
Irvine, CA
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270 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After having had lunch here on a previous visit, we decided to try the main dining room for dinner with colleagues. The service was outstanding and the food was well-prepared. We had the tasting menu which was uniformly excellent and definitely showed the chef's talents. Recommended.

Thank bblumberg
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Went with family for breakfast, sat in the bar area, very relaxed atmosphere. We had the southwest Eggs Bennidict and regular Eggs Bennidict both very good along with a fruit salad that was very fresh.

Thank Sam L
port hadlock
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

I wanted to love this place. The cuisine is creative, but it doesn't quite hit the mark. The service is good, but not polished. Seems like there are mostly college students working in the dining room. The decor of the room is excellent, a pleasant meal, but not worth the money.

Thank Hadlock
Phoenix, Arizona
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340 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

A friend recommended this Restaurant at the Arizona Inn. Usually they require reservations, but this was midweek and they were not too busy. They also have unofficially relaxed the dress code. Men were wearing flip flops and shorts and ladies were also in casual wear. Some were also dressed up. I like dressing for dinner but this time, we were... More 

Thank Violette54
Rye, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Had a delightful dinner here with a friend visiting from the East. We started in the cocktail bar and had dinner in the Main Dining Room. Service was excellent with a tidbit from Chef....Wasabi macaroon with tuna! Wow, a true surprise! Had short rib tacos, very juicy so had to readjust my plate to avoid spills. Chicken with sausage could... More 

Thank Darleen C
Irvine, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

I ate her for lunch one afternoon with colleagues from U of A. This is a grand old hotel with an "old style" menu selection. I had a turkey sandwich that was well made, with actual sliced turkey, rather than a lunchmeat style of turkey. The sandwich was good, albeit a little on the dry side. A nice place for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $42
American, International, Gluten Free
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
6:30 am - 11:59 pm
6:30 am - 11:59 pm
6:30 am - 11:59 pm
6:30 am - 11:59 pm
6:30 am - 11:59 pm
6:30 am - 11:59 pm
6:30 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2200 E Elm St, Tucson, AZ 85719
    (Elm Street and Campbell)
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: (520) 325-1541
The Arizona Inn is an historic resort spread over 14 tranquil acres of gardens, flowers and lawns in the heart of mid-town Tucson.
The Inn offers AAA Four Diamond Award winning dining in our Main Dining Room with cathedral-ceiling and fireplace as well as our more intimate Catlin Room with views of the gardens. The Dining Room provides legendary service in an elegant yet comfortable setting for breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Chef Allison combines classic cuisine with seasonal ingredients and innovative techniques. The menus change with the seasons to feature the freshest ingredients. Wine Spectator has recognized the wine list with an Award of Excellence.
The Audubon Bar, with live piano music nightly and patio seating, provides a perfect setting for enjoying a classic cocktail.

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