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8425 N. Cracker Barrel Rd., Tucson, AZ, US, 85743-8582

  • Phone: (520) 579-1099
  • Fax: (520) 579-6938
4.5 out of 5 (67 reviews)
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    »Li'l Abner's Steakhouse

    In days gone by, this rustic restaurant sported its own rodeo arena and an even more authentically Western atmosphere than you'll find today. But don't let that dissuade you from a visit. There's still plenty of cowboy charm to go around. The walls testify to the top quality of the meals and the creativity of the clientele. Nearly every inch is covered with graffiti-like rambling. For an even more authentic Arizona experience, dine on one of the patio picnic tables. The menu is big on meat from a petite 7-ounce filet mignon to a two-pound porterhouse. All are mesquite-grilled to perfection. Beef and pork ribs are also popular choices here.

    8500 North Silverbell Road
    Tucson, AZ 85743

    »Panda House Stir-Fry

    If you're looking for a place to eat healthy Chinese food in Tucson, stop here. Chef Danny Yee, who owns the place, tries to run it according to his high standards for quality, commitment and teamwork among his staff. The all-you-can-eat buffet is the big draw. It's considered the healthiest Chinese buffet in town, as no oil and only water is used in the stir-fry process. You choose what you want in your dish, and pass it over to the cook, who sautés it in front of your eyes in a huge Mongolian wok. The result can be a bit bland sometimes, but healthy it is.

    3725 West Ina Road
    Tucson, AZ 85741

    »Bob's Steak & Chop House

    Bob's Steaks & Chop House takes the concept of American steakhouse to another level with the finest steaks, exceptional service and unique atmosphere. Located at the gorgeous Omni Tucson National Resort in the far-North side of Tucson, this restaurant with its retro dining space and lovely outdoor patio makes for an idyllic venue to celebrate special occasions or just appreciate excellent steaks. Service conforms to high level while being friendly, and the ambiance is casually elegant and classy. Must-trys on the menu include the Prime Filet Mignon, Pork Chops, Fried Jumbo Shrimp and Maryland Style Crab Cakes. A bespoke wine list accompanies the menu selections adding a finesse to the dining experience. Reserve ahead to avoid disappointments.

    2727 West Club Drive
    Tucson, AZ 85742

    »Melting Pot

    Indulge in a fondue fare like never before at The Melting Pot. Part of a chain, famous as a fondue restaurant, this Tucson outlet serves scrumptious savories like Lobster Indulgence or a Traditional Swiss Cheese fondue. Pick from a choice of salad as accompaniments; wash it down with a chilled beer or have a glass of wine. For desserts try out a sinfully delectable chocolate fondue. Take Melting Pot home—buy seasonings, fondue bars and gift cards for your loved ones, so they may enjoy the Melting Pot experience as much as you did.

    7401 North La Cholla Boulevard
    Tucson, AZ 85741

    »Old Pueblo Grille

    Located in the Foothills Mall, this friendly family restaurant has long been a favorite for comfortable, casual dining with an inventive twist. The light, contemporary furnishings and color scheme make this a cozy, though large, dining space. Patio seating outside the mall is a good place for people-watching. House specialties include several seafood dishes as well as a wide range of chicken, beef and pasta dishes, salads and sandwiches. Everything has a bit of a contemporary southwestern kick, including the tequila-heavy drink menu at the full bar.

    7401 North La Cholla Boulevard
    Tucson, AZ 85741

    »Thunder Canyon Brewery

    This microbrewery and bistro's dining spaces are airy and comfortable, with light wood and high ceilings. Owned and operated by the same folks who run the Prescott Brewing Company in northern Arizona, this comfortable, contemporary cafe offers a full range of house brews that mesh well with the menu. Soups, salads, sandwiches and poultry, beef and seafood entrees, with fish and chips a house specialty and one of the many British-inspired menu favorites.

    7401 North La Cholla Boulevard
    Tucson, AZ 85741

    »The Steak Out

    The Steak Out is a country-style steakhouse tucked in Northwest Tucson at Dove Mountain. Opened by the Wystrach family in 2009 following the success of the Sonoita location, this restaurant has quickly budded into a neighborhood place where friends, families and tourists convene for good time and good food. The menu features the best prime cuts, char-grilled and seasoned to perfection; ranging from the Bone-in New York to the Sonoita Strip. A good choice of starters, seafood and sandwiches is also offered along with wines and beers to wash down the dishes. Live music and attentive service make the dining experience even more pleasurable. Reservations are recommended for large parties.

    3620 West Tangerine Road
    Marana, AZ 85658

    »Harvest

    Harvest brings a contemporary menu highlighting locally-sourced produce and fresh seasonal ingredients. The cuisine is a medley of international flavors and classic American standbys, a true treat for the taste-buds. Some of the regular favorites you will find on Chef Mario Ledezma's menu include the House-made Gnocchi, Tenderloin Medallions, Brandy Burger and Coconut Shrimp Salad. Wines and cocktails complement each course, adding a finesse to the dining experience. The atmosphere is upscale yet casual, perfect for every occasion and service adheres to a high level. Watch out for the happy hours and reserve ahead to make the most.

    10355 North La Canada Drive
    Oro Valley, AZ 85737

    »Tohono Chul Park Tea Room

    North Tucson's Tohono Chul Park provides one of the most stunning desert botanical spectacles in all of the Southwest and, within the park, this quaint tearoom offers a memorable dining-in-the-desert experience. Set amidst the lushness of centuries-old cactus and succulents, the brick building houses a slightly feminine looking (it is a tea room, after all) but not frou-frou cafe. You can also dine out in the splendid natural surroundings on a courtyard patio. The menu can't begin to compete with the setting, but it includes a good selection of breakfast items, quiches, salads, soups, sandwiches and a few hot entree specials.

    7366 North Paseo Del Norte
    Tucson, AZ 85704

    »Michelangelo Ristorante Italiano

    This popular venue is a classy, elegant Italian restaurant on the northwest side of town. Upon entering, to the left is a small dining room with plush leather booths and the bar. To the right you'll find a larger, lavish dining room and a shady outdoor patio, complete with a marble Italian water fountain, offering shelter from the often oppressive desert heat. The menu is abundant and original. The chicken and veal Parmesan dinner, served over a healthy bed of spaghetti and Sicilian Marinara Sauce, and the Pesce Platter, a massive combo of shrimp, clams, mussels and linguine.

    420 West Magee Road
    Tucson, AZ 85704

    »Mama's Famous Pizza & Heros

    The owners have made an effort to make this into a family-friendly place by putting in a few video games and toys, and your kids will love the place; it also means that it gets a little noisier here than in other eateries of the same type. If you prefer street noises to those created by children, you can always sit outside by the parking lot. The family pizza here is spectacular, as are the other pizza selections, such as the Sicilian-style one with its thick crust. Other items on the menu include pastas, salads, calzones, and deli subs. Domestic and imported beers are available by the bottle.

    7965 North Oracle Road
    Tucson, AZ 85704

    »Metropolitan Grill

    This casual mid-town grill, a member of the Metro Restaurants family, is a favorite for its specialty sandwiches, mesquite-grilled burgers, pastas, pizzas and entrees with a southwestern flair. Metropolitan Grill has won accolades including being Tucson Lifestyle Magazine's winner under the category of Best Grill. Internationally influenced dishes include Firecracker Shrimp, Santa Fe Chicken Salad, New Orleans Pasta, Mediterranean Shrimp Pasta and rotisserie meats.

    7892 North Oracle Road
    Tucson, AZ 85704
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