HUB Restaurant & Ice Creamery
HUB Restaurant & Ice Creamery

HUB Restaurant & Ice Creamery

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.hubdowntown.com/
  • Phone: 5202078201x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturdays and Sundays: 10am-4pm
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm;
    Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - Midnight
    Late Night Friday & Saturdays: Open for drinks from Midnight until 1 am

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Ismael Rascon
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We love doing catering please ask a manager anytime.
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a private curtained area that can hold up to 10 people for celebrations, parties and meetings. For private parties larger than 10 please contact Randi Goldenberg at playgroundtucsonvip@gmail.com to inquire about our private rooftop seating!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 5th Ave & Congress
  • Public Transit: Ronstadt Transit Center
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We offer free validated 2 hour parking for guests in our south lot.
A word from HUB Restaurant & Ice Creamery
Hub offers American Classic Cuisine in a historic modern space in downtown Tucson. We feature meats, ice cream and beer. We are super kid-friendly and have something for everyone.
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HUB Restaurant & Ice Creamery reviews from OpenTable diners
18 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (9)great for lunch (8)good for groups (8)neighborhood gem (8)late-night find (8)hot spot (7)vibrant bar scene (6)kid-friendly (5)fit for foodies (5)romantic (5)great for brunch (3)notable wine list (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Loved the Hub!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Our experience with the you was excellent customer service! Delicious dishes! And tasty ice cream served with a smile! Good beats too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Took a group of friends visiting out of town and they all loved it. I mad a reservation ahead of time which made the dining experience much easier. The waiter was great and attentive. The food was good and tasty and the ice cream was fantastic. Only complaint was the music was a bit too loud
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food service so-so
    Raptor
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Food was good. Service was spotty. Main course and appetizer brought to close together. Felt rushed
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disillusioned...
    SouredOnTheHub
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I've been to The Hub many times before my most recent visit with my husband to celebrate his birthday on Saturday, August 2. Those previous visits are the reason I chose The Hub for our special celebration. Sadly, my ribeye was not medium, as I had requested, it was under seasoned, and the cut seemed of poor quality. My husband's fish and chips was also underwhelming. The tempura batter was rubberband-y in nature rather than crispy and light (as tempura should be). Even our hummus starter was sad and average at best. At least my cocktail (The Presidio) and the fries were good. Poor/mediocre food along with the service (dude seemed slightly annoyed at having to wait on us), and I'm not quite sure our next visit will be if ever. :(
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for a nice family meal!
    CZTAR
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Food is great and kids love the ice cream. Chicken pot pie tastes like its homemade. Quality food, great environment.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place and Great Service
    Tucsonfoodie
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We had a great experience at The Hub for a birthday lunch. The food was excellent, but the service was even better. Our waitress went out of her way to make sure we were well taken care of. The ice cream tasting was fun and tasty. I look forward to our next visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Date Night
    InterconnectedAZ
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Our first night out in years and Im glad I chose The Hub. We were seated immediately in a very comfortable area near the front door. Our server gets 5 gold stars for patience and superb timing. The music was a little too loud but the "din" overall was acceptable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great decor, but bland food
    My2Cents
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    I've been to Hub about 6 times now and always have had good service and the decor is great, but other than the mac and cheese, the food is quite bland. Both my husband and I had salads this time and felt the overall flavor was more suitable for a cafeteria in an elderly housing community.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 10 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 136 reviews are from the HUB Restaurant & Ice Creamery reviews archive.
  • The Hub
    tucsondinerII
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Great Ice Cream, average meal food, and service was noticeably slow. Noise level can get loud during busy times.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Pre-Show Spot
    Kanga
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Just a few steps from the Rialto this is a great spot to have dinner and a drink before the show. The servers were very attentive and gave great advice on menu items. We will definitely go back for Happy Hour now that we know about this spot. Oh- and the ice cream! Make sure you save some room for ice cream tasting!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Expectations Exceeded As Expected
    noregrets
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    For the past two years I have been a frequent visitor to the Hub. On this particular visit I brought two couples who winter annually in Tucson and had never been to the Hub for lunch. Both couples overwhelming expressed positive comments about the food and overall experience. They are looking forward to going again and bringing others. I have never hesitated to bring or recommend others to the Hub based upon the friendliness, service and quality of food which are trademarks for the Hub.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Early Dinner Review
    Dimbles
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    It would be nice if HUB would take reservations between 4:30 and 9 PM but it si their choice. They probably lose some business as a result. The food was very good but the waiter took one plate away to wrap for left overs and it never came back. Whoops!
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Good Food and Service
    GourmetGhettoGoerVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    I hadn't dined at Hub in a while, but I recently had another delicious lunch. I highly recommend the pulled BBQ rib sandwich, which was the special that day. I would recommend that it be added as a regular item on the menu, as it is quite tender and tasty. Our waitperson was very attentive and friendly. Hub continues to offer an eclectic beer-on-tap rotation. Last but not least, the homemade ice cream continues to be one of the restaurant's biggest draws. Keep up the good work, Hub!
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This place is awesome!
    Mark
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    I don't know what is better, the service or the food. Either way, they are both outstanding! Do yourself a favor and make a point of dining here if you haven't already. If you have, you know exactly what I mean. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great vegan entree!
    GMB1970
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Really delicious salad and vegan entrée, but it would be nice if they had more healthy food options and less fried stuff. Not really a vegetarian friendly restaurant.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stop here when u r in tucson!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    We love the food here and always stay for the ice cream. This visit was sea salt Carmel and rice crispie treat !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentines day
    geohamm
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We made reservations for early afternoon 4:15 only one available. arrived on time the place was empty. We knew what we wanted by checking the menu online beforehand. Food was great dessert terrific ( Bourbon almond brittle ice cream ). Happy hour is in the bar only, not in dinning room. Waitstaff is not afraid to tell the customer no, kinda irritating. Otherwise, excellent meal, and of course the dinner company made it all worth while.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy
    srcorb22
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    HUB was great. Super comfort food. Large portions. Very good choices. Easy and free parking. Fun vibe.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was ok
    Darthjay
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Macaroni and cheese with bacon was great as we're the cheesy tots. It was kind of loud and uncomfortable being seated by the walk through ice cream line which was busy. The waitress seemed to forget about us for a while which was annoying.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Attended from 4:30 to 6:00pm.
    BlackhawkBacker
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    Attended from 4:30 to 6:00pm. Bartender knew his beers and quickly served us. Great HH prices. Table was already available and waiter was quick to bring water & take drink orders. Fast service and quick delivery of food entrees. Mac-n-Chz w/ Bacon was awesome. Chz curds were the best had outside of Wisconsin but on the high side @ $9. Will definitely go back again and save room for the ice cream!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sometimes Change Isn't Necessary
    FoodDiva
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    Unfortuantely my favorite dish- the Thai Chicken salad went through an overhaul that doesn't come close to the original. I guess the newest trend is to keep changing up a menu, whether it was perfectly good as it was or not. Prices went up as well- and they say there is no inflation. The Hub is a great restaurant, and I've had other menu items are equally good, but might be a while before I return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    Meaning to go here for sometime so thought it was a good place to meet friends for lunch. Waiter was attentive without being overbearing. Food was excellent. The small salad was just the right size for lunch. And of course, the ice cream was to die for! Will definitely come back again. Want to try the crab cakes next time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey Ambiance without Service-
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    Waitress had 0 people skills & no hospitality. Seemed like she was "put out" and "inconvenianced" when we asked for set ups - not all of us had them. Either not versed on the menu or not willing to engage with the guest. Spent quite a bit on a party of 6. This was my 4th & last visit. Management needs to ensure quality service as much as they do the food they do. Mixed reviews on the food. Salmon good,didnt like pork sandwhich & the macncheese Isn't what it was before,
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Luch out!
    Nicole
    Dined on 11/27/2013
    Had lunch with my parents while in town. Dad loves microbreweries, mom loves a nice made sandwich and I wanted a real salad (not just leaves with crutons) so I picked The Hub; which they had never been to. Everything was great; especially the appetizer. The cheese curds were fabulous, but they have always been my favorite ... not greasy or oily like midwest ones, rather very lightly battered and flavorful. We all got beer and different types and they were all good. Of corse, the ice cream was a great way to finish off our meal. We had a great lunch out!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch with the ladies
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/18/2013
    Five other ladies and I celebrated my birthday at the Hub, and everyone of them enjoyed the experience. A few had not been there and wanted to take their husbands back to it , either for lunch or dinner. They all had salads , which everyone loved them. I had the cheeseburger and it was perfect, not to mention I had to share my tater tots as those were a big hit. We all saved room for dessert and had some ice cream, all different flavors and each one liked them ALL.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Undercooked veg
    Bussi
    Dined on 10/20/2013
    ,Pot roast had a good taste and tender meat but the brussel sprouts were raw,it took 10 minutes to get wine and bread after we sat down.Despite this we will try again.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fried Cheese Curds!
    RoadWarriorAZVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2013
    Really, the "glory curds" made the whole meal. I think they're still trying to figure out brunch, because they were a little slow starting. The brunch menu is not very extensive, but the fact that there are fried cheese curds and they are GOOD made up for everything else. Servings are generous, so be prepared to bring home leftovers or share with a group!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • out of town family visit
    ninjakitty
    Dined on 10/8/2013
    I brought my out of town family here for lunch and they were blown away. Food was great! Our server, who was the daytime bartender, was outstanding, very warm and welcoming. From the ambiance to the food, my relatives start to their Tucson visit started out great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday celebration
    familydining
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    The food service was excellent but for having a reservation we were not given a great table. We were a party of 4 and were sat at a table that used the bench that rounded into the bar area for one of our party. It was uncomfortable not to have a back to the seating area and there were other tables and booths available.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Greasy sandwich
    dickie
    Dined on 7/3/2013
    Sorry, but the Reuben sandwich was too greasy and the pastrami had too much fat. Fries and service were very good. The ambiance was not that great, probably because I would prefer brighter colors. If you wanted the HUB to look like old downtown, then mission accomplished.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Diverse menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/30/2013
    The menu was diverse enough to feed a 8 year old boy and a teenager with new braces and keep them both smiling (the ice cream finish also helped :-) ) as well as parents and grandparents!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/30/2013
    They were very accommodating when I made a large reservation, and also was happy to add additional seats to my party. The food was great and the server was friendly and attentive. The only issue we had was splitting the check. We let the server know up-front we would need separate checks. She told us, for parties larger than 8, they generally don't split the check. However, as long as we were a little patient at the end, and since there were couples/groups and not 13 separate checks, she would split the bill for us. She was very nice about it, but it made me wonder why the restaurant lists itself as "Good for groups."
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • comfort food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/25/2013
    If you are looking for comfort food, this is the place...a little bit of everything. No one should leave without ice cream..the choices change and there are always some interesting flavors to try!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • HUB's Great
    plovelis
    Dined on 6/7/2013
    The Hub is always a pleasure to go to. Never once experienced bad food or service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun and great food! We met
    Honey
    Dined on 6/3/2013
    Fun and great food! We met old friends there for lunch. They loved it, too! Soups are outstanding!, but the ice cream is over the top delicious! We will bring our out of town families there this summer! Honey
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Hub is a Tucson Must!
    PAB23
    Dined on 5/28/2013
    This place gives you good food, amazing ice cream, and exceptional service all while you enjoy the modern industrial and artistic environment.The glory curds are AMAZING, especially with the Hub's special dipping sauce. It's got its own private parking lot which makes this place a great choice for dining.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Get the Ice Cream
    Ke7vin
    Dined on 5/19/2013
    Food was fine, great steak and linguine, but the ice cream was the most memorable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a Winner
    FoodDiva
    Dined on 5/15/2013
    The HUB always provides great food and a wonderful atmosphere. The renovation when they took over the space is perfect. Haven't made it for dinner but I'm sure it's outsanding for that as well. When the weather is nicer, the patio should be great as it's sunken level screens the adjacent parking lot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great
    dcvisitor
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    The Hub has been downtown for a little bit now, and I have to say the entire experience is always great. The food is always prepared with great care, and the servers are always willing to fulfill whatever special request you may have. Never a bad moment at the Hub.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Second visit and not disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/29/2013
    Second visit and not disappointed at all. Great selections on menu. Accomodates vegans. Healthy fresh ingredients. Nice wine and bar selections. Service was friendly and prompt. Took early midweek dinner so not noisy. Would definitely return. Oh, at last but not least the ice cream is to die for!! Only con: the restaurant is had to get to and finding parking is a problem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate