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“Love this little place”

Blue Willow Restaurant & Gift Shop
Ranked #30 of 2,003 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $12
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Known for serving hearty breakfasts, wholesome lunches, and delicious dinners, the Blue Willow is a Tucson tradition. Enjoy year-round patio dining in the lush garden or a casual dinner by the cozy fireplace. Serving loyal customers since 1978, the Blue Willow is proud to offer American classics that comfort and gratify. Order our award winning desserts for any special occasion or just stop by to shop in our unique gift shop.
Tucson, Arizona
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Love this little place”
Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

We eat at Blue Willow once a month or so. We've been in for both brunch dinner. For brunch, I love the French toast, although I wish they'd get more creative with their options. Gluten free, fruit, nuts, other toppings? Instead it's just a few plain pieces (albeit good ones) of your everyday French toast.

My favorite item on the menu is the sweet potato sandwich. It is absolutely delicious, and the uniqueness of it is what I'd like to see brought into breakfast items.

I love the quirky atmosphere indoors, and the patio is perfect in the morning or on a cooler evening.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank blackcattitude
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Level 6 Contributor
234 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Wonderful, As Usual”
Reviewed July 5, 2014

Whenever my husband and I go to Tucson, AZ, we always eat at the Blue Willow. This time we had breakfast, and as usual the food and service were excellent. We sat inside this time, because it was very hot, and even in Arizona, sometimes, it was muggy. Would recommend for breakfast or lunch.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank LuckyMesaAZ
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Tucson, Arizona
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great place for brunch!”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

Sat in the peaceful back patio, attentive service, great food selections, big vegetarian menu if that is important to you (it was for my visiting nephew and his selection was awesome he said!) I had the salmon cakes for a truly tasty lunch. My daughter had the cinnamon raisin french toast and ate every delicious bite. Although the inside part of the restaurant was quite cool, we really enjoyed the back patio, a bit warmer but still very comfortable with the fans. There was no wait on a Thursday about 11:30am, so we did not look around the cute little gift shop till after. Nice card selection and a little of something for everyone to browse through.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank OroValleyTerri
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Phoenix, Arizona
Level 5 Contributor
89 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Good brunch”
Reviewed June 23, 2014

Our family went here over the weekend for a late brunch. We've been here a few times so I will sum up my reviews from all the times we visited this place. We sat in the back patio so the kids can be loud without bothering others, not that they are really loud or anything. Since I wasn't that hungry, we got 2 orders on the kids' menu for our two girls (pancake, and the two eggs w/ potatoes and fruits). They are pretty big portion and the price is cheaper than the adult's order. My husband got an order of the two eggs and it's just as big as the kid's plate. I had their crepes before and wasn't impressed, the fruits and the crepes didn't go together and I dislike whipping cream from a can, just tasted badly. The omelettes are okay. Nothing superb but the portion and price are alright so give them a try :):.

Visited June 2014
Thank Lannie18
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Tucson, Arizona
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Very Good Lunch!”
Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

My wife & I had lunch at Blue Willow last Fri. We had a function to attend at the Univ of Arizona so we went to lunch early and the place was almost full! The waitstaff was very friendly and made a fan adjustment so our dining area was most comfortable. My wife had the Blue Willow Special breakfast that included eggs, chicken, salsa & avocado ... She said it was very good! I had the tomato - tuna fish salad w/ fresh fruit & cottage cheese ... This selection was very good as well! While the atmosphere is not special, we'll return for a hearty breakfast or a very good lunch.

Visited June 2014
Thank 305Ryback
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