McMahon's Prime Steakhouse
McMahon's Prime Steakhouse

McMahon's Prime Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.mcmahonsprimesteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: (520) 327-7463
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday; 5:00 - 10:30 Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Chef Jacob
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cigar Room, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Planning a party? We have two private rooms equipped with projector, screen, overhead speakers for microphone presentations and DVD player. Great for celebrating Birthday’s, Weddings, Graduation or any special event. Please call the restaurant for more details.
  • Private Party Contact: Manager 5203277463x
  • Entertainment: Enjoy live piano music 7 nights a week in our Ivory Lounge and join us for daily specials in the "Smoke" patio and bar, Tucson's premier cigar-friendly patio. Live local bands on the patio every Friday night February through November.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ft. Lowell / Swan
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample parking in front of restaurant
A word from McMahon's Prime Steakhouse
Locally owned McMahon’s Prime Steakhouse provides an unrivaled dining experience. USDA prime aged beef headlines a menu that includes daily preparations of the freshest fish available.

The ambiance is understated elegance, showcasing original Western artwork from area artists. McMahon’s proudly offers over 2,000 different wines, over 450 of which are half bottle selections, and boasts an inventory of 13,000 bottles. Enjoy entertainment in the Ivory Lounge seven nights a week. A selection of fine cigars is available for you to enjoy on the cigar friendly patio.

Planning a party or business gathering? McMahon's has two private rooms fully equiped with audio/visual.

**Complimentary Limousine Service Available. Let McMahon's Prime Steakhouse private limousine make your experience memorable. Distance restrictions apply. Please call 520-327-7463 to reserve. Seats up to 7 passengers - grautity suggested.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
McMahon's Prime Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
56 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (33)fit for foodies (23)romantic (22)notable wine list (21)neighborhood gem (17)good for groups (10)great for lunch (10)vibrant bar scene (5)great for outdoor dining (4)great for brunch (3)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    All food had great flavor without adding any extra condiments. Good sized portions. Friendly waitstaff. Even spoke to the manager who was also very friendly. Quiet pleasant atmosphere. Great place to have a nice peaceful meal for a decent price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Service a little disjointed. Salad came but w/o bread - then asked for the bread. The Chianti Classico was extremely chilled to point of not enjoying the real taste of the wine; The beef filet was exceptionally good, as well as the buttered squash and mushrooms. Caesar salad quite ordinary. Lovely restaurant and not noisy. Entrees quite pricey.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience!
    DLVLVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We and our friends took advantage of the $16 dinner special this past weekend. Both the salmon and steak entrees were perfectly and attractively prepared, and well worth the price. Bryan provided excellent service. Add in happy hour drinks, and it was a wonderful, worthwhile experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • As Expected
    MartyG
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Having dined at MacMahons on many previous occasions, all in our party knew what to expect. The food, service, & atmospere, as always, was top notch. An added bonus was the anniversary special that was being offered. We had a choice of four menu items at greatly reduced prices. What more could one ask for?
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    eatnOut
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We had a yearning for a good steak and McMahon's did not disappoint. I had the petite filet, cooked perfectly, comes with 3 sides and the portions were good size. I had to take some home. A very nice evening!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • McMahon's dinner excellence.
    KyleParker
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Wonderful steaks cooked brilliantly. A romantic place for your spouse's birthday or other occasion. Service is good and friendly. Price is high but ok for a splurge. Amazing selection of wines. High quality food, wine, and service is where they compete, but restaurant is not filled on a Saturday night. They may want to vary their approach if not enough high-end action.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Will be back
    Dootdah
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I had forgotten about Mcmahons. We used to go there now and then when we first moved to the area. We live in the north west part of Tucson and there are many good restaraunts out this way. A friend mention they had been recently so we decided to try it again. It was worth the 30 minute drive. Every thing was excellent and the calamari appetizer was the best!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our favorites!
    aztourist
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We absolutely LOVE McMahon's! My husband and I went for a belated anniversary dinner. The food is always spectacular and the service was great. We both had fabulous steak! I had the McMahon's potatoes, and my husband had the risotto. Both were equally yummy! For dessert, you MUST try the champagne strawberries!!! They are absolutely without equal! We have been to many restaurants in many cities, but this dessert is totally unique and a culinary masterpiece!!! Overall, we always enjoy dining here, whether alone or with friends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Evening
    Rich
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    We went to celebrate my wife's birthday. We both ordered the petite filet mignon which was quite delicious. The wait staff was exceptional and the atmosphere was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High cost low quality cut beef/veal
    Fianna
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Went to restaurant with my college kid and two roomates from U of A, got recommendation from web, service very good, nice ambiance for group of six, everything was very good except for food. High end steak house should purchase good cuts of beef if they are going to charge $45-49 for steaks and veal chops. I ordered the veal chop special at $49 and it was bad. Gristle just a very low grade cut, the steaks the lads ordered were low grade and the chicken dishes the chicken was dry and not over cooked but low quality. I was surprised, at the poor quality, poor grade, of the cuts, it was a thursday night and we were at dinner about 9:30. I have bought better graded cuts from Costco.
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  • Mcmahons
    MGPHAASVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Great lunch , had the prime dip sandwich and it was great tasting !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • notlike61
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Sent private note to restaurant. We love coming to McManns but this time we were dissaponted.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • rod
    Good2go
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    The food was pretty good. The entire experience was spoiled by a large group of cougars celebrating whatever cougars celebrate in the middle of the dining room. It was so loud and out of control that the hostess came to our table to apologize. It would have helped if the owner, who was in attendance, would have tried to quiet the group down instead of joining in the festivities. My date and I could not have a conversation without yelling to each other. The food was good but not that good.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice restaurant
    Goodfood
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The restaurant was a very nice place. It is decorated with great styling. The wiat staff was great. I really liked the staff. I rated the food lower because the Flat Iron steak I got, Med well was amazing. It was done amazingly as Med Well. However, the Filet Mignon done med well for my pregnant wife...(didn't want bacteria) was dried up and very tough. Sides were all amazing though as well. But a lot butter is used. Tates great though.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Locally owned Steakhouse
    AmyinTucsonVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    McMahons is a go-to place for date night. The tenderloin filets were tender and the sauces were delicious. The piano bar provided a romantic atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • $$$$ pricey but good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    you know the old saying.....if you want to play, you gotta pay...well same thing applies here at McMahons....if you want a good meal, it'll cost ya. It was pretty spendy , but if you consider everything, the food, atmosphere, the band, then I guess it was worth it. We went to check out the band so we sat in the patio. We could have ordered off the 'open table' menu but wanted to have a full dinner. Service was good, food was good, my hubby had the petite filet and there was not a speck left on his plate. I had the short ribs and they were a bit on the dry side, but it didn't stop me from eating them! the only negative was the cigar 'dump bin', we were very close to it. All in all. ....would come back again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Evening
    bwctiger
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    As always the dinner was excellent, cooked as ordered, and the service was also excellent. We had made a special request when making the reservation and that was prepared for us. Appreciate being able to do that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal
    DinerVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    You really should offer the veal chop more often. It was superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exceptional service!
    svcqual
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Absolutely exceptional service from the wait staff! Especially want to identify Eric and Alex for so graciously attending to all our needs. Their service and the outstanding quality of the food made our evening's anniversary celebration a night to remember. We'll be back long before our next anniversary!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • excelente place
    JoseOScar
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    If you want to have a great meal and a delicious cigar with friends its an excelent place to hang out. I was expecting the bar to be a hot spot on a thursday evening with nfl but it wasnt apart from that excelent food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch prices.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Our server was outstanding and both of our meals at lunch were excellent. The restrooms are spotless. We will certainly come again soon!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food disappointing, good service
    Tucsondiner425
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This restaurant advertises itself as a "prime steak house", but don't expect a great selection of steak or beef. They have three cuts of steak, flat iron, "ugly" (their word, not mine) and a filet. Where is the prime rib? How about a porterhouse? Or even a t-bone? The wine list was extensive, at $100+ a bottle. The drinks were reasonably priced. Compliments the staff. Very attentive and service was awesome. Manager came by three times to check our table. The piano was nice, a little loud. The appetizer list was extensive, leading me to believe the restaurant is trying to draw more of a bar crowd. Might be good for a happy hour event, not dinner. Overall we had a nice experience, but I won't go there again expecting a good steak!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BELEBRATORY LUNCH
    BANDG
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    IT WAS A WONDERFUL LUNCH TO CELEBRATE A 90TH BIRTHDAY.CARRIE WAS AN EXCELLENT WAITRESS AND ATTENTIVE. LOOK FORWARD TO MANY LUNCHES IN THE NEAR FUTURE
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SninVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food was excellent and the staff seemed more than willing to accommodate us. They have the best risotto anywhere!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Mother's 69th Birthday
    TheWhos
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I have been treated to McMahon's a few times by my husband and each time as been wonderful. I would have to say that my last visit 8/01/ was the best dinner yet!! I took my mother for her 69th birthday and she was in love with the restaurant as soon as she walked through the door. The service was awesome, they employees greeted her politely and everyone wished her a Happy Birthday. My mother had stated "This is the most delicious, beautiful place I've ever been and everyone made me feel special." To see my mother so happy was priceless and that was made possible by the amazing staff, environment and food of McMahon's. I look forward to many more good times and memories at McMahon's.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We were in town moving children into. Pledge exhausted and starving the service was phenomenal the food was delightful. the experience exceeded our expectations I will use the limo service next time so we can enjoy a bit more wine
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    PARJER
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Had the filet and lobster special. The filet was cooked perfectly. Lobster was very good. The pianist was very engaging and talented.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 785 reviews are from the McMahon's Prime Steakhouse reviews archive.
  • Michael
    AdmanVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Classy restaurant with great food and service great for romantic occasion
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • McMahon
    MGPHAASVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Great food good specials we had a great time ! Sign up for emails and you get the specials that are not offered to just everybody
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Roast New York Strip
    iliniav
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Good but not excellent......slightly "dry" Go back to prime rib........a much better cut
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing server, great food choices
    Foodies2
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We had a wonderful anniversary dinner at McMahons. Our server made wine and food suggestions that were awesome. The manager and the chef offered us anniversary congratulations. We enjoyed the petit filet which was perfectly cooked. They served us a complimentary dessert and we chose champagne strawberries, which were deep fried and served with creme anglaise. Very delicious and unusual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and great piano player
    SuburbaniteVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We enjoyed their summer special which is $30 for a three course dinner. We were with a group and all of us had different items and all were very good. The salmon was especially tasty. The pianist on Saturday night is very talented and we enjoyed listening to him play while we dined.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tender & Tasty Steaks
    AZHusker
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    One of the best steakhouses in Tucson. Staffed so well it was almost hard to have a quiet conversation. Daily wine selections but also a deep selection of your desired favorite.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleased with Limo Service and Food
    KingfisherFan
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Appreciated the complimentary limo ride. This is a great addition to the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thursday dinner
    foothillsVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We went to McMahons for dinner. My husband started with the chile soup & then had the meatloaf dinner. I had the wedge salad & sea bass. We both thought our meals were great. My husband ate both our desserts, something chocolate & a key lime tart. He finished them completely. We had drinks with our dinner; he had a Drambui & I had a glass of Sauvignon Blanc. Both pours were more generous than we've received at other restaurants which we appreciated. The service was perfection.
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  • One of Tucson's Best Steakhouses
    CLJAKOVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    McMahon's continues to be one of the best in Tucson. Service was outstanding, across the board.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    anc2202
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Great service, great food. Have been here before will definitely return. Next time for Happy Hour Specials
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place for Business Meeting
    Patriarch
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    We had a major family decision to make and needed a discreet, neutral place for the discussion. A meal always facilitates civil conversation and that is exactly what McMahon's provided. The meal was excellent; the service was superb, and the ambiance allowed us to conclude our business successfully, and our meal and each others' company.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Expensive
    MaggieVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    I thought the pricing was way out of line. When a place charges $50 for a strip steak it better be magnificent. It wasn't. I thought the service was lukewarm at best. Not a place that I would return to a second time.
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  • Anniversary Dinner
    Atexan
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    We go to McMahon's every year for our anniversary. This was the 36th and everything was perfect. The piano player played our wedding song plus some favorites from The Beatles. The filets were perfectly prepared at medium. We received a dessert for the occasion. We'll be back before a year for sure.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate