Kingfisher Bar & Grill

4.7
2389 Reviews
$30 and under
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 27 years running. Kingfisher is currently only open for curbside carryout. Visit our website at www.kingfishertucson.com for the entire carryout menu. All wines by the bottle are being offered at a 20%discount.
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4.7based on recent ratings
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NathanB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had was delicious!! Service was great!

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vipTucsonTaster
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious seafood. Friendly professional service. Old tucson atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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NaomiA
Tucson
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about Kingfisher. The food & service is amazing.

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vipDisappointed
Tucson
14 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

First time back to Kingfisher's in over a year. Overall disappointed. Very loud noises come from front area. Food fair. Prices high. Wine way, way overpriced. $45 for a bottle I can get retail for $12.

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OpenTable Diner
Tucson
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have been here many times in the past 7 years. This was the most enjoyable experience we have had pretty much any restaurant. The food was great, the service was outstanding and we drove home very happy that we went out that night. Looking forward to returning.

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Ronderful
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It kinda reminds me of a place that people would come back to again and again. This was our first time there, we were visiting from Phoenix. I would go back again if in the area.
Unfortunately with the COVID-19 rules the atmosphere is probably less interesting than normal.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I recently had the opportunity to visit Kingfisher while in Tucson visiting family. For years I’d heard nothing but great things about “The Fish” and I’m so glad I finally got a chance to come in for lunch. It definitely did not disappoint! Annie was our server and she was both friendly and extremely knowledgeable, providing some excellent recommendations. We started with the shrimp cakes as an appetizer which paired beautifully with the Adelsheim Chardonnay. My sister and I both had the grilled sea bass tostada which was phenomenal—both delicious and creative. I will definitely come back to Kingfisher the next time I’m in Tucson. It truly is a special place!

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Evan
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Kudos to Chef Murph & Team.
Thank you

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MichaelL
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best in Tucson.

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SandraJ
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy that one of my favorite restaurants is open. Always great food,service and ambiance

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DickA
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time visiting and we'll be back. Good food and fair prices. Service was great. Seafood fettuccine and the Grilled Sea Bass we're good choices and filling.

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Bridget392
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One word "Amazing"....Trout, Oysters Rockefeller and Seabass was great. I'll definitely be back!!

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vipInFromSF
Phoenix
67 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

There must be a reason why I come back here besides great fresh oysters or the generous portion of mussels or was it the great fish & chips. I could go on but suffice to say if you're looking for fresh fish this place is always near the top of my jaded list of places to dine.

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vipDavid
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I have had in a long time at a restaurant in Tucson

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always both food and service were excellent. Had my usual trout. My companion had the sea bass. Mussels and oysters rounded out a great meal.

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vipHaardrock1141
Phoenix
122 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best restaurant for fish at lunch or dinner in all of Tucson. It has been a neighborhood gem for quite some time with the ownership and staff having been there for a long time. The consistency of the food and service is what sets Kingfisher apart from many of the other eating establishments in the Tucson.

It is easy to find and I would suggest reservations.

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rwvt
Tucson
8 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Fresh WA. State oysters , striped bass and red snapper were all exceptional.
Service is always exceptional.

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vipDick
Phoenix
83 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

LUNCH WAS VERY GOOD. SERVICE THE SAME. FISH AND CHIPS AND MACADAMIA NUT CRUSTED MAHI MAHI WERE REALLY GOOD.

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TerriW
Tucson
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always excellent, service is great and friendly. Tried the Killer B's cocktail, which contains a beet mixture they make themselves. If you like Bourbon, try it, you will like it

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judyr
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The service was excellent, friendly and attentive. No problem getting seated in a nice banquette and drinks were served promptly. I can't speak for my friends but the presentation of their food was lovely. My salmon caesar was very good, the fish was cooked very well, just a tad on the dry side. The coffee was excellent. A nice, quiet place.

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vipRobertC
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So, so, so glad that "Kingfisher" is back open. And nothing has changed. It's still superb!

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CSXX
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as usual!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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JohnB
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS GREAT SERVICE AND FOOD! Eric and Diamond Jim are first class bartenders....always with great suggeations!

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vipCindyT
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was slow. Food was okay. Ambiance was cool.

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ThomasB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time, won’t be the last.

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richardv
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always enjoy kingfisher 123456789012345678901234567890

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1av8trix
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I think the food was just good but not outstanding. Seasonal oysters were ok. Ive had better, and expensive, market price was $3.00 each. Had to buy bread if you wanted it with your meal. It was a couples 43rd anniversary and two birthdays and didn’t receive any complimentary dessert. Disappointed. Probably won’t go back in the future. A shame since i was expecting a good experience. Waitress was nice tho.

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DavidL
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kingfisher is always a great dining experience. The food is fresh and menu selection available for all guests. Enjoy going to a Tucson Original and always having a good meal.

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SophieM
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service and food! Oysters were so fresh and delicious we had to order more!

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vipMikeZ
San Diego
114 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent drinks...excellent food....excellent service. The Ahi Tuna was fabulous

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very good food (fish & chips, salad w/salmon, crusted Hawaiian fish, tuna). Terrific server. Atmosphere kind of blah.

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Pits
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A MUST for seafood. Gulf coast oysters were the best!

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NadineE
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic ambiance, seafood was fresh and delicious, and service was outstanding. They follow all covid protocalls as well. I love this locally owned restaurant.

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BJPW
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Kingfisher is a great seafood restaurant. Do not let the older exterior and interior sway you. The food is top quality, the portions are generous, the service is great, and the prices are reasonable. Highly recommend!

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ErykaJ
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dining experience we've had in Tucson, the food was delicious and the ambience quiet and not overwhelming.
We will definitely be back!

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KarenJ
Tucson
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kingfisher is definitely Tucson’s finest seafood restaurant and one of top overall. Our guest said the Caesar salad was the best he has ever had. We all ordered the macadamia encrusted Hawaiian fish but substituted for sea bass. Excellent as always! The service is professional and prompt. So glad to have them back after Covid shut down. We will be back very soon!

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LoriL
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner

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Photodadaz
Tucson
17 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Covid-19 protocols were in place with reduced capacity. In fact, once a table was finished, they sat the next guest at an adjacent table, closing off the one that was occupied. It's an old establishment with few updates. Brick walls make it a bit noisy even with acoustic tiles on the ceiling. Food was very good but a bit salty. First choice of wine was out but the replacement was good. The occasion was an anniversary celebration that was on the reservation but never recognized by the restaurant. It's still one of the few places in Tucson for seafood.

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vipDeborah
Tucson
51 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The fish was outstanding. Our waitstaff happen to be the bartender and he was wonderful as well.

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vipFood4thought
Phoenix
51 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

So glad they're open again! Loved our dinner at an old favorite (we are seafood lovers). While I was planning to have seabass, which they always prepare quite well, when the waiter rattled-off the list of specials, it threw everything off! Great specials, including Maine lobster (how can a Boston-native resist?). It was so delicious! Service was excellence, tables were well-spaced. I marked down for ambiance because we weren't in the main dining room, but in the expansion/private dining room area that they have. Lighting there is a little brighter, and the atmosphere is less inviting, but, again, for the sake of distancing, it's good that they have the extra space, and I was happy to dine there.

FAQs

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

Kingfisher Bar & Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 2389 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.