Kingfisher Bar & Grill

4.6
2642 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Kingfisher is an American Grill specializing in fresh Seafood. Menu changes seasonally. Winner of Wine Spectators Award of Excellence. Lunch - Early Dinner. A local favorite for 28 years running. Kingfisher is currently only open for curbside carryout. Visit our website at www.kingfishertucson.com for the entire carryout menu.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2642 people are saying
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Annimat
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great choice-excellent seafood dishes and appetizers. Service is always excellent. Highly recommended.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tucson
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good as always!

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TucsonToby
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An outstanding restaurant. It's one of our favorites in Tucson. An excellent variety of entree choices and wine list. Just YUMMY!

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JohnB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always reliable! Without doubt, best seafood in Tucson !
Great by-the glass wine selection.
Truly a Tucson original!

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RexE
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Ruby Trout order was so small, my wife was finished after a few bites. Not a decent lunch for her. Fish and chips I ordered were just OK. Clam Chowder was excellent, service was good. Desert was very good. Overall, a lunch for two that was $105. with tip was a poor value.

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RobertY
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Half dozen oysters, small but delicious, served with four "toppings". Oysters Rockefeller, most excellent. Fried calamari, served on top of a bit of chopped salad, also delicious. Bouillabaisse, quite good. Special of the day, Dover sole, stuffed with crab. Really, really good. Flourless chocolate cake, great. A bit pricey but worth it. Service excellent.

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WilliamI
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food selections were good, especially the seafood choices. Oysters Rockefeller were excellent but pricey for only 5. Why such an odd number, why not 6? Service was very good.

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vipVick
Tucson
38 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started with martinis which were perfectly prepared. Th Oysters Rockefeller were the perfect appetizer. The bouillabaisse was absolutely delicious. The Arctic Char special was also fabulous. We were too full to eat the carrot cake desert so opted to take them home for later. As usual our dinner was great.

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CynthiaP
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

One tiny fly stopped from a complete 5. This is my favorite restaurant the food is amazing although the French fries could use an upgrade. I had the ruby trout to start it was smoked to perfection. Amazing lunch.

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RickG
Tucson
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The Ahi Tower was superb.

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vipLindaG
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food snd service!

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DanielB
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Best seafood restaurant in Tucson. Prices are reasonable and the seafood is excellent. I have to admit the supporting dishes, potatoes, chips, sprouts etc ae good but not the best I have had. The monkfish more than made up for it though

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MicheleO
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for both delicious food and comfortable atmosphere!

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EricR
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Over cooked and under seasoned. Just mediocre all around

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MatthewP
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had such a wonderful meal at Kingfisher. The service and food were both excellent. We will be returning very soon.

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ShelleyB
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were happy to find a great place for fish in Tucson! The food is outstanding, service is excellent, and the atmosphere is comfortable and relaxed. Looking forward to bringing out of town visitors here.

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PaulS
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful meal of golden snapper. The dessert was a flour less chocolate torte and was a great way to finish the meal.

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nancyr
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you like fish, this is the place for you. Delicious, full plates. Wonderful service; typically the wait staff are "approachable' and helpful. Classy ambience.

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Carmelene
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Civilization ... in the form of good food, good service, great martinis, and excellent staff .... still lives!!!

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BradleyS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed several of the offerings from the oyster bar including the Ruby Trout. Absolutely delicious and the service outstanding. Kingfisher never disappoints.

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JimS
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was exceptional with excellent social distancing and masks by staff. Wonderful seafood menu with superb execution by the chef.

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MarjorieI
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Had not been in many years, Happy to get the same great service and lunch. The grilled Salmon Sandwich was amazing. Told all my friends about it.

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vipMarshaS
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the menu and like that there are specials that are aways interesting!

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Desertjo
Phoenix
76 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect evening from beginning to end! We arrived 15 minutes early for our reservation and was seated immediately. Samson took our cocktail and appetizer orders. These arrived very quickly. Both the Kingfisher Manhattan and the Rat Pack Manhattan were outstanding. The Oyster Rockefeller’s were small, but tasty. We each ordered a special of the evening. The steelhead with roasted artichoke topping and the Arctic Char were delicious. Both fish steaks were perfectly cooked. The pear tart was a lovely finish. Service from Samson was spot on! What a delightful night out. We look forward to returning. They did a very nice refresh to the restaurant during the months they were closed. The place looks great.

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Baba
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty fish!

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Mussy
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shrimp cakes the BEST AS ALWAYS...and the people we were with had their usual, oysters and Caesar salad.

We love Kingfisher.....always have (since 1972). Laura Brown

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ZANO
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was just two of us this night so we ended up ordering two appitizers and sharing one main dinner dish. It all was everything we thought it should be and more.....the two appitizers were served right after our dinner drinks and was exactly what we were hoping for..then without missing a beat here came out dinner they actual split our dinner dish onto two plates which was perfect . All in all our experience was great.....service was eceptional...food quality was above approval and more than worth the money.....location and the actual structure was okay.....could use a upgrade or a little more pazazz

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redbuzzy
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven't been here in a while...almost forgot how great Kingfisher is! Can't wait to go back!

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vipBetty
Minneapolis
31 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! It’s a new favorite. Fantastic service, good food and the ambiance is great/old school. Definite thumbs up!

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janeb
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

My seabass was very mushy inside-
would not recommend.

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MargaretD
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent! The food is consistently superior with the best fresh fish in town. Beverages are creative and satisfying, and the wait staff is the top of the line. Chef Murph knows how to prepare right sized portions - not too much, not too little, all with perfect flavor. My go to restaurant in Tucson. Especially when I'm craving oysters!

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Jayster
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb cuisine. The fresh Alaska halibut was perfect. I look forward to dining at Kingfisher again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Good service.

MB
vipMarkB
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food; the daily specials are noteworthy. Service is terrific but not overbearing. One of our favorite Tucson restaurants.

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Salty
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The food has gone down here unfortunately . The fish and chips are better at Culver's. My wife's dinner of fish, rice, and vegetables were very much on the small size. The food was bland especially the cole slaw which had no taste at all.

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vipBetty
Minneapolis
31 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved this place and the service was outstanding! Thank you! I’ll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

The food was delicious but the service was terrible. We felt rushed and he came by to check on us once.

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LindaS
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food taste and quality never disappoints but to my surprise, bread is no longer served with meals unless you order it, and our birthday celebration did not come with a complimentary dessert as in the past. I guess times are hard but I left rather hungry after my entree-only meal and had counted on the dessert for my boyfriend’s BD sweets

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Charlie
Tucson
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Consistently the best seafood in town. Service is also consistently good.

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vipKeegan
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

I was very impressed with the restaurant's attention to safety. Diners spaced and masks mandatory for all guests. Server was knowledgeable, personable and attentive. Nice variety in the menu and food is good.

FAQs

Kingfisher Bar & Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (520) 323-7739.

Kingfisher Bar & Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 2642 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.