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Pat's Drive In

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1202 W Niagara St, Tucson, AZ 85745-3165
+1 520-624-0891
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Eugene, Oregon
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While some may consider my review to be bias due to being from the neighborhood in which Pat's Chili Dogs is located. I had not had one of their chili dogs in over 10 years and I can attest that their chili dog was just as tasty as I remember it tasting. Not much in eating space, however, the nostalgic... More 

Thank Zeldie60
Green Valley, Arizona
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102 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Pat's wouldn't be for everybody-but for me it will be a great place to stop when my wife is busy doing something else-not her cup of tea so to speak. I like Chili Dogs (Ben's in DC is likely the best). These are good though I don't remember having Chili with Beans on a dog for a long time and... More 

Thank Alobar49
Tucson, Arizona
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100 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Best chili dogs in town!! Great fries! They offer hamburgers too. Does not have a large inside sitting area and its also a bit dirty.

Thank tbjones2017
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

This is a uniquely Tucson institution. Go here and order a chili dog and onion rings, heck order 2 dogs. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Sam M
Phoenix, Arizona
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83 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

I live near pat's and will stop by to pick up a pat's family hit dog special. 4 chili dogs with a huge amount of freshly cooked fries. Try the pat's family burger special as well. Favorite neighbor secret on grande. You need to visit if you love a good hot dog. Have them kick up by letting them know... More 

Thank azcheesefan
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Recommended by a local, this was a great stop for Chili Dogs. Best value and Great taste. The staff there was very pleasant and super fast service.

Thank Asaintatwork
Tucson, Arizona, United States
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100 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

I ate there last week with a buddy and we had the 4 pak of dogs and tons of fries. Growing up in Tucson, this was a fast food classic. Loved their hot chili. I had not been there in two years. The chili sucked. They use less meat and it just did not have that Pat's flavor. Service was... More 

Thank Dave G
Tucson, Arizona
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

I love chili dogs. So I was especially eager to try Pat's. What a disappointment. I ordered the family special which was 4 chili dogs with french fries. The fries were slightly greasy, but still tasted very good. The chili dog was the let down. Basically it didn't have much flavor. I ordered the mild version since I wasn't sure... More 

Thank vincent a
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73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Pat's is an institution on Tucson's southwest side. Charlie Hernandez has been serving up the best chili dogs and greasy fries for many years. Eat in, at a picnic table, or in your car.Yummm.

Thank docraceraz
Tucson, Arizona
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Yeah, any other part of Tucson they would be considered above average, but Grande has some other restaurants that are outstanding, like Mariscos Chihuahua and Taco Giro, El Rio, La Frescita, etc. and it should be noted that these are not "Sonoran Dogs" but chili dogs.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1202 W Niagara St, Tucson, AZ 85745-3165
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-624-0891

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?