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Arizona Inn - The Main Dining Room

#40 of 1,562 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
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2200 E Elm St, Tucson, AZ 85719-4332 (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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Abilene, Texas
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131 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch after reading great reviews. It was ok, nothing to rave about. The dressing on my Cobb salad was flavorless. The Huevos rancheros sort of tasted like they had marinara sauce on them. Not awful but different. The food is pricey so I expected better. The chicken salad was good. The atmosphere is nice. Maybe the... More 

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Central Arizona, Arizona
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

We had a family celebration over the Labor Day Weekend. We had been there many years ago and the beauty of the resort has been maintained. The restaurant retains its charm. The food was excellent. Individuals in our party had the steak oscar, salmon, lamb, and paella and each person raved about his/her dinner. The onion soup was excellent too.... More 

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Tours, France
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58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Nice restraint in Tucson, relaxed vibe and attentive service. Good varied menu and excellent wine list

Thank IntDev
Tulalip, Washington
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

This is a lovely dining room plus there is also out door dining, at least at lunch time. The menu had quite a number of entrees. The food arrived promptly, hot and tasted good. The waitstaff were extremely nice and very attentive. There is free parking just across the street (residential neighborhood). The dining room, outside dining have views of... More 

Thank Patricia G
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

This was my third visit to this restaurant, all different times over past 12 months. The gluten free fresh hot bread is an amazing treat. The menu is full of variety. The unique feature is anything can be prepared gluten free. Flavorful, fresh, absolutely delicious. The chef's sampler plate of deserts is out of this world! Excellent restaurant!

1 Thank dmckmac
Tucson, Arizona
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

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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144 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016 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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667 reviews
366 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016

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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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

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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275 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $42
American, International, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
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 85719-4332
    (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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