Catalina Barbeque Co. & Sports Bar
Catalina Barbeque Co. & Sports Bar

Catalina Barbeque Co. & Sports Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.catalinabbqco.com/
  • Phone: (520) 670-0444
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open daily for Lunch and Dinner from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm.

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Barbecue
  • Executive Chef: Danny Perez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: For private parties, our Palmer Room has seating for up to 40 and features a private fireplace and outdoor patio.
  • Special Events: Enjoy Happy Hour daily from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Player's Club Drive
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: 3 Level Parking Garage and Surface Lot Parking.
A word from Catalina Barbeque Co. & Sports Bar
Catalina Barbeque Co. & Sports Bar is located at Starr Pass Country Club. The difference at Catalina BBQ Co. is that we use fresh, never frozen meats with no artificial additives, just pure wood smoke. You don’t have to be a judge at a barbeque competition to get competition quality barbeque, just come visit us at Catalina BBQ Co. for lunch or dinner any day of the week. Enjoy Happy Hour from 4:00 pm To 6:00 pm daily. Catch all of the days action in sports on one of 14 HDTVs located throughout the restaurant.
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Catalina Barbeque Co. & Sports Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
3 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.3
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (3)scenic view (2)fit for foodies (1)good for groups (1)romantic (1)great for lunch (1)late-night find (1)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Not quite Texas brisket
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Catalina Barbecue is marketed as being "competition style" barbecue. However, the brisket was less than competition level. Unfortunately it was quite dry and not as flavorful as I had hoped. Chef needs to visit Texas for tips and training.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent BBQ
    mhkolmanVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We sat outside on a lovely evening, overlooking the 9th hold on the Coyote golf course, and had a lovely dinner. My ribs were meaty and tasty - with a ample portion. My wife really enjoyed the pulled pork sandwich - as good as any she has had. James, our server, was wonderful, accommodating and professional. Very nice evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 1 ratings-only review submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 125 reviews are from the Catalina Barbeque Co. & Sports Bar reviews archive.
  • Good BBQ
    foodie
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Restaurant is nice with a great view of the golf course. The barbecue is really delicious. Would highly recommend the wait staff write the orders down as it's easy to forget a thing or two or mix stuff up which happened, of course. Overall good quality though;-)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still very good!
    agoodeaterVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Since the brisket can be hit or miss (when it's good, it's the best anywhere!) the chef gave me a sample (which was a bit dry), so I ordered the fish and chips - always made with salmon, and always a moist, tender winner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brisket was flavorful
    agoodeaterVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    The brisket can be hit-and-miss: sometimes moist, sometimes dry. This time, it was a bit dry, but very flavorful. The chef was nice enough to send a sample out before I ordered - classy! The pulled pork was really good, too. Too bad we're always too full for dessert. Love the gratis cornbread and biscuits.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • To-die-for pulled pork!
    gazebo3e4
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Best pulled pork ever. Nice amount of smoke. Tasty sauce. But, more uniquely, a very nice crispy outside to many pieces. Yum! Yum!! We'll be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    The food is outstanding! The mac and cheese is the best in town! The wings are also amazing!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding!
    Cruisingcouple
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Couldn't ask for better service and food! As well as a nice scenic view!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You can't beat their soup, pickles
    agoodeaterVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    The chicken tortilla soup and the pickles that come with the burgers and sandwiches cannot be beat anywhere! And while their sweet potato fries are always good, they were extra crispy this time, and totally delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A delightful find
    2BsinSoAZ
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    How could you not have a good dining experience in a Marriott owned and operated restaurant? This upscale (without being snooty) restaurant has an exemplary barbecue menu. The portions are very generous (we took enough home to have two additional meals(which justifies the cost). The staff are accommodating and unhurried in making recommendations and describing the fare accurately. The Assistant Supervisor, Richard, was attentive but not overbearing. The view of the golf course in the fading sunset as it reflected on the landscape was peaceful. Diners outside and in seemed to enjoy the ambiance and this was finished off by the warm and inviting fireplace near our table.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Tucson dinner here
    BdowgialloVIP
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    I had the ribs. They were outstanding! I am from Chicago and have had my share of ribs but these were the best I have ever eaten. Cannot wait to bring our out of town guests here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Award winning bbq
    Chefontherise
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    This place has ranked in the top three in the Kansas City BBQ contest and it shows!!! Excellent food !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding baby back ribs
    GourmetGhettoGoerVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2013
    Outstanding baby back ribs with three tasty sauces and home-made potato chips. Our go-to place in Tucson for ribs. Incredible setting on the ninth whole of the Marriott's golf course.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scenic outdoor patio
    TucsonWes
    Dined on 5/27/2013
    We enjoy sitting on the outdoor patio and watching the golfers as they come by. Very relaxing and pleasant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rib Room with a View
    GourmetGhettoGoerVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2013
    The Catalina Barbeque Co. is our go-to place in Tucson for ribs. The ribs are meaty and tender and come with three sauces--we prefer the spiciest. The patio dining area has a spectacular view of the golf course and desert hills. It would be a particularly nice place to take out of town guests. Our server was friendly and efficient. Not the least expensive rib place in town but surely the best location!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I didn't give this restaurant
    BAppleb1
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    I didn't give this restaurant 5 stars because the decor and food don't go well together; however, both were great! Obviously, this is a BBQ restaurant, so you'd expect a casual atmosphere; in actuality, it was a pretty, dark, and upscale. The food and service were outstanding; our server was very knowledgeable, friendly, and outgoing. We've lived in Tucson for almost 44 years and this is the BEST BBQ we've had in town. If you like Burnt Ends, they don't get much better than this, and their ribs are delicious! It's pricey, but we will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The muffins and biscuits were
    agoodeaterVIP
    Dined on 4/8/2013
    The muffins and biscuits were warm this time, and the pulled pork sandwich was really good. Hamburgers were very good, as usual. The French fries really tasted like potatoes (most do not) and the sweet potato fries were also excellent. Someday I'll have to make room to try out the desserts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • top flight restaurant
    TravelingGal
    Dined on 4/7/2013
    We will definitely be back..this is a classy eating establishment, from the food quality to the service. I recommend sitting outside if it's nice, since there are great views of the golf course. We were able to talk, too; it was quiet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/3/2013
    Great service, great view, great food. What else is there to say.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Side dishes we had-Loaded
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    Side dishes we had-Loaded potatoe salad,Mac and cheese were somewhat bland. BBQ was good but Prime Rib cut on "special" was tough
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great breakfast burritos,
    agoodeaterVIP
    Dined on 3/5/2013
    Great breakfast burritos, and a very good brisket sandwich (brisket everywhere is hit-and-miss, but this time it was really good).
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The brisket and ribs are hit-and-mi
    agoodeaterVIP
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    The brisket and ribs are hit-and-miss, but the salads, cornbread, biscuits, pickles, burger, and soup are always terrific.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This a very nice place to
    noneVIP
    Dined on 1/10/2013
    This a very nice place to stop for a reasonably priced meal. The decor is very plain but it is comfortable. The barbecue items were all very good. One comment on the meatloaf entre was that it was the best they ever had. The baby back ribs were fall off the bone tender and very tasty. We would definitely return if we are in this area again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent barbecue and friendly
    MezvVIP
    Dined on 1/9/2013
    Excellent barbecue and friendly service. Brisket sandwich excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not many restaurants that
    nkdgolf
    Dined on 12/30/2012
    Not many restaurants that are located in golf course clubhouses can compare with this place. Great food, drinks, and service. Technically a "sports" bar but food is way above the quality of other sports bars. If you are in the area this is a sure don't miss.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Ribs and Wings
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/26/2012
    This was my second time coming and both times I received great service and even better food! I will definitely come back again and recommend it to my friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • This place is hit-or-miss:
    agoodeaterVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2012
    This place is hit-or-miss: sometimes it's really, really good, and sometimes it's just okay. Hamburgers are more consistent than the brisket and ribs, which sometimes are dry but sometimes are great. The spicy pickles are always outstanding, and along with the cornbread and biscuits, are worth the meal.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best BBQ ribs & pulled pork
    LashVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2012
    Best BBQ ribs & pulled pork in Az.! Sides are excellent also. Nice views of mtns. & golf course too. Just a great place to relax and enjoy the best BBQ in Az...
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My wife and I ate here with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/6/2012
    My wife and I ate here with some friends on a Saturday evening and were pleasantly surprised by the outdoor seating and view it had to offer. Food was great and had a variety of great choices. We all oredered somthing different and were all pleased with our food. I can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was awesome, but the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/30/2012
    Food was awesome, but the place seemed terribly short-staffed. Evident they were just waiting to increase staff until the snow-birds arrived from up north.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • We enjoyed the food, service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/1/2012
    We enjoyed the food, service and ambiance, however it would have been nice to have a vegetable or salad choice that came with the meal. The meat was tender and delicious and the mac and cheese was yummy.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The BBQ pulled pork is amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/1/2012
    The BBQ pulled pork is amazing - the best we've had! Enjoyed the creamed corn as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We've never been disapointed
    Strega
    Dined on 8/8/2012
    We've never been disapointed in Catalina Bargeque Co. & Sports Bar. The barbequed items and sauces are exceptional. A great find!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great atmosphere and excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/19/2012
    Great atmosphere and excellent food, the best BBQ I've had in the city - It equals any BBQ I've eaten in my wife's home town of San Antonio, TX. It is also the most expensive BBQ I've ever eaten, $63 total for dinner and a drink each for two people, about double what I would expect from past experiences here and in San Antonio. I assume this is due to the restaurant's location in a swanky golf resort. I'll definitely go back for more, but, due to the price, it won't be a weekly visit
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best BBQ in Tucson! Wonderful
    LocalGalVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2012
    Best BBQ in Tucson! Wonderful service and wonderful food! Pulled Pork Tacos, yummy!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ONE OF FEW OUTSTANDING IN TUCSON
    SueT
    Dined on 7/10/2012
    The only time we get the service and quality of food as we did last night, is when we go on cruises. Everything is always outstanding at your restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Imagine this. We drive 40
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/17/2012
    Imagine this. We drive 40 minutes to a Tucson resort just to eat barbeque. But it is outstanding. These guys do competitive barbecueing. The one mistake I made this time was to show up at 6:30PM on Fathers Day and they were out of brisket. So we made do with excellent pulled pork and smoked links. And they pay attention to the sides. They have a few good microbrews on tap including one that Thunder Canyon brews just for them. I prefer ales but my wife likes it. Its a great outside location and the staff is very accomodating. They go out of their way to show their appreciation for locals taking the time to drive up there in the off season.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brit & Malissa earned our
    papajoe
    Dined on 6/15/2012
    Brit & Malissa earned our praise! They made us feel right at home. Malissa had the right recommendations and the best humor. Food was outstanding! We'll be back for sure. Joe Riggs
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice casual restaurant with
    AZRetireeVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2012
    Nice casual restaurant with good service and view. Wish there had been more on the menu that was not so spicy. Some people can't eat spicy food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Setting was great, food was
    Gary
    Dined on 5/26/2012
    Setting was great, food was good, but 2 hours to eat was a bit extreme, we waited 15 minutes for our beverages and 30 minutes for our check.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate