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Arizona Inn - The Main Dining Room

#46 of 1,563 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
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2200 E Elm St, Tucson, AZ 85719-4332 (Elm Street and Campbell)
+1 520-325-1541
06:30 - 23:59
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 23:59
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Tucson, Arizona
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was there for Thanksgiving- great ambience and service but food was not pretty bland and did not match the expensive cost.

Thank 21mac88
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Arizona Inn's restaurant is a wonderful and delicious experience. The main dining area is a formal room, with excellent service and a calming ambience. There is also the choice of dining in the more relaxed, but equally delicious patio area, which has both indoor and outdoor seating. Both areas offer the same, delicious menu and supremely high quality customer... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Dinner is very pricey and I didn't love it, but breakfast was wonderful. The room itself has a lot of space between tables. It just feels so special. The coffee is wonderful. Fancy without the fancy price.

Thank myradalland
Abilene, Texas
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131 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 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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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 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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59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 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 29 July 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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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 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 3 July 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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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
USD 12 - USD 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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
06:30 - 23:59
06:30 - 23:59
06:30 - 23:59
06:30 - 23:59
06:30 - 23:59
06:30 - 23:59
06:30 - 23:59
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: +1 520-325-1541
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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