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Kingfisher Bar & Grill

4.6
4.6
3048 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 open for dine-in and curbside carryout. Visit our website at www.kingfishertucson.com for the entire menu.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (520) 323-7739

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Please call for details.

  • Private party facilities

    Green Room will accommodate up to 20 people. Please call for details.

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown

  • Cross street

    Tucson Blvd

  • Parking details

    Parking available in lot behind or in front of building.

  • Entertainment

    Offered Monday and Saturday night from 9pm to midnight. Jazz format.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tucson

    Innovative

  • Tucson

    Great for fine wines

  • Tucson

    Innovative

  • Tucson

    Great for fine wines

  • Tucson

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  1. K

    Kasia

    Tucson

    26 reviews

    2.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    First time at Kingfisher since new owners arrived. Food was very good but service was a major disappointment. Soon after we were seated, a plate of oysters arrived-we had not ordered anything and server seemed confused! Once we did place our order, my husband was served the wrong martini (server said she forgot to garnish it), and then, after our oyster appetizer, we waited about thirty minutes-and then server asked us if we wanted to order dessert! I was stunned-we had never been served our entrees-and she finally figured out that she had never placed our entree orders with the kitchen! Eventually, we did get our meals-another server came by to our table-and several others-trying to figure out who ordered an order of salmon for take out! We did get a dessert on the house, but it seems like the staff are disorganized at this point.
  2. JM

    JohnM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is well prepared and tasty. The service was excellent, but maybe a bit slow due to the number patrons (most tables were occupied).
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tucson

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food1service4ambience3
    I have had some of the best dining experiences at Kingfisher. We often choose it to celebrate a special occasion once a year. Last night was one of the worst experiences at a restaurant. From the 20+ minutes it took to be greeted, an additional 20 minutes for drinks (mine was wrong- and it’s my favorite drink in Tucson). To well done Ahi that was ordered seared. Almost inedible steak due to the gristle throughout. And only one refill to our water in almost 2 hours. We tried so hard to make the most of it, and still enjoyed the company of our friends- but it was so bad, and in no way worth what we spent. I’ll probably never go back, it left such a bad impression.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    The ahi was overcooked but the ribs were good.
  5. C

    Corkie

    Tucson

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a very enjoyable evening. As always, the food was delicious and the service was perfect.
  6. PS

    PaulS

    Tucson

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great service and a very good menu with lots of variety.
  7. AM

    ArtM

    Tucson

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious Martini. Service was great. We had the Oysters Rockefeller as an appetizer. They were so good. For the entres I had the Arctic Char special. It was perfectly prepared and delicious. My fellow diner had the Bouillabaisse which was full of seafood. It also was delicious.
  8. S

    Steve

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding meal, excellent service
  9. HE

    HarveyE

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My wife had bouillabaisse. I had Hawaiian snapper coated with macadamia nuts. Both were excellent. Our server, Casey, was very attentive. We'll come back the next time we're in Tucson.
  10. LM

    LindaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    I was pleased that they could make me fried oysters which was not on the menu and they were delicious. I also was pleased with the coleslaw and the shoestring potatoes that came with my fried oyster entree. I will definitely ask for that again. We were disappointed that we had to order and pay for bread as it was nothing special.
  11. B

    Brewermhk

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff very friendly including host station, waiters and bus. Food and drinks came quickly. food cooked perfect. Old school seafood restaurant. Great Manhattan's! We shall definitely return!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. Noise level was a little high.
  13. V

    Vanny

    Tucson

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Menu has expanded with new owners. We enjoyed the food, atmosphere, the friendliness of the wait staff. However, like so many other restaurants these days, there seems to be a tremendous shortage of staff. Just guessing. Because the wait for the drinks, then the food, etc., was pretty extreme. I just hope The think to do is to re-regulate expectations and just not expect the kind of promptness of service that we used to be used to. Meanwhile, the entrees, appetizers, drinks and dessert were uniformly tasty, attractive, and worth it! Plus, the place was packed! Says something.
  14. DT

    DianaT

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Trout & Salmon specials were delicious
  15. E

    Erena

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the best fish restaurant ever! Great service from Ron...delicious food.The price is very reasonable for food/beverages. Lovely atmosphere.
  16. P

    Paul

    Phoenix

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife had the clam chowder as well as the Macadamia Nut Crusted Hawaiian Fish. Yellowtail was the featured fish. I had the 1/2 dozen seasonal oysters which were very good and then the Pan-Seared Shrimp Cakes. They were adequate. A lot of filler. We finished it off with dessert. My wife had Bluefin's Heath Bar Cheesecake and I had the hummingbird cake?!? It was delicious!
  17. BA

    BruceA

    Tucson

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good. Great food good service
  18. PB

    PaulB

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kingfisher is always good. Very inventive preparations and excellent fish always.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful
  20. m

    mrscrazyed

    Tucson

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I was told by a friend that Kingfisher's was a Tucson staple. After dining here, I absolutely believe it. From the outside, it really doesn't appear like much; appearances can be deceiving. Inside was warm and cozy; the food was amazing. I think it may have been the best clam chowder I've had. My friend and I both had fish: she the trout and I the "Hawaiian fish" (Mahi Mahi, which I haven't had since I left Honolulu 45 years ago). Both were seasoned well and cooked to perfection. Service was attentive. Will definitely go back and highly recommend.
  21. B

    Beady

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Dinner excellent ! Our seating location was right by an area with constant staff traffic through a doorway with a curtain…not too great.
  22. AM

    AnneM

    Phoenix

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love everything about Kingfisher! We love the space, art, food, the kitchen staff, Teddy, the wait staff. The place is special.
  23. S

    Srsgfood

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love kingfisher! We have been going there since it opened. Owners have just sold the Restaurant . Hoping the great quality and ambiance will remain. Murph and Jeff will be missed.
  24. D

    Desertjo

    Phoenix

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great place to celebrate! Delicious food perfectly prepared and presented. Spot on service. A true gem in the desert.
  25. S

    Scatman

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in Tucson. Everything is always beyond perfect, never an off night. Haven't gotten to repeat favorites yet as we are working through the menu & trying everything. Dare you to start with dessert!
  26. MB

    MarkB

    Phoenix

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always have a positive experience at Kingfisher's. Food is great, staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and it just always works out. New owners are doing a great job of modifying the menu. Great restaurant getting better!
  27. KO

    KevinO

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Water had no ice. Warm.. Food came out could. Never asked if we would like another drink. Never even asked if we would like desert.
  28. JG

    JohnG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, Kingfisher was top notch in every way.
  29. TB

    TomB

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Class Class Class... The service was outstanding as was the food. Artistic and visually appealing plate and a delight on the palate. Special cudos the the Chef and all the kitchen staff. I understand it is under new ownership and they are carrying on the quality the previous owner had demanded. Will return here!! Ask for Ron as your waitstaff.
  30. D

    Donna

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My mother was craving oysters and this place hit the mark 100%. Service and presentation were both impeccable. Oysters were scrumptious.
  31. PC

    PatrickC

    Phoenix

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    I love Kingfisher! The menu is creative. The staff is attentive.
  32. K

    Kimbo

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the best seafood restaurant in the area. First course was Apalachicola oysters that were very fresh with 3 types of dipping sauces. Traditional red seafood sauce, lemon sauce and an onion vinaigrette, which was very unique and my favorite of the three. Next course was a Caesar salad that was again, very fresh and included tasty croutons that I normally don't eat, but these were made in house with thin sliced sourdough. Also, had clam chowder that was brimming with clams and a good taste. Main course was the ahi tuna special seared perfectly and I had the trout. The trout was served with spinach that was slightly cooked and complimented the trout. Spectacularly good meal. Dessert was the hummingbird cake and the Kingfisher coffee. Yum Yum!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tucson

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    While the food was delicious be prepared to wait. Appetizers took 45 mins for chowder and ceviche and meals took at least another 45+ minutes.
  34. l

    liv2eat

    Chicago

    122 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    122 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great seafood and steak.
  35. SM

    ShelleyM

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible Seafood! Great Service too. Why did it take us so long to discover this gem of a restaurant that has been around for so long?
  36. CT

    CTD68

    Phoenix

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    Excellent seafood dishes as always, but service was very slow. If there is a wait for the host, you might consider getting your drinks at the bar before going to the table.
  37. CL

    CathyL

    Anchorage

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Kingfisher and are so glad it's staying open (we heard they recently [Oct/Nov 2022] changed ownership/management). We had the fish and chips (some of the best in town; we always ask for the shoestring fries) and ribs. Both are always excellent. The service staff are kind and thoughtful while maintaining a very professional demeanor. It was as always a lovely dining experience. My only wish: bring back the warm cabbage salad! : )
  38. A

    Arizona

    Tucson

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Lunch was very good.
  39. k

    karenw

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Kingfisher is one the best restaurants in Tucson. Great appetizers and fresh fish .
  40. J

    Jane

    Tucson

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    So very consistent with excellent drinks and solid menu choices.

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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

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 3048 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today
Google Map for Kingfisher Bar & Grill

2564 E. Grant Road, Tucson, AZ 85716

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Tucson Blvd

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking available in lot behind or in front of building.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Offered Monday and Saturday night from 9pm to midnight. Jazz format.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (520) 323-7739

  • Catering

    Please call for details.

  • Private party facilities

    Green Room will accommodate up to 20 people. Please call for details.

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