Kingfisher Bar & Grill

4.6
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$30 and under
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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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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Vince
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in town for all things seafood along with excellent side dishes. Also, a unique cocktail menu and friendly service. Simply, our favorite place to dine, overall.

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OpenTable Diner
Tucson
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we were greeted at the door the staff were awesome, the food outstanding and the evening a total pleasure. We will be back soon!

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RickS
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, an incredible experience. Thank you

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ChristopherA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal! We have to save up a little extra to eat here, but you get what you pay for!

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pauls
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Mostly empty dining space because of the dreaded covid, so the noise level was very low :)

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vipSteve
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Social distancing and safety observed. Same great food and service!

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BethB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the ahi tuna dinner special, grilled medium rare. It was fabulous! The service was great, too. I will be back, for sure.

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vipCarrieW
Tucson
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both outstanding. Kingfisher never disappoints. So glad they are doing dine in again.

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Eileen
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so great to have Kingfisher open again. We had a great dinner. Started with their bread with a pesto spread and the cesar salad. Had the ever amazing grilled then chilled shrimp as a starter!! Enjoyed entrées of the lobster roll and the fish and chips. We finished off the meal with the incredible toffee cheesecake. Everything was perfect. Our only complaint was that the serving staff was wearing gloves, which is incredibly unsanitary. Just have them was their hands often, it's far more effective. But the service was great, as usual and GM is awesome with guests. It was great to dine there once again.

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vipBruceG
Tucson
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcome back! Great service, food, and value; what else can one ask for.

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GaryC
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best place we have found for fish by far in Tucson, and among the best fish waitstaff very careful with masks and handling issues. Waitstaff friendly and helpful, great service. Not very busy for an early lunch just after reopening; hope it gets busier quickly since I want it to survive. Not inexpensive but worth it. Our 2nd trip here (first was pre-pandemic and very busy but acceptable noise level then and still good service). Food great both times.

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vipInFromSF
Phoenix
63 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Some of the best little-necks and mussels west of Provincetown. If you're looking for fresh fish and/or shellfish expertly prepared & delicious look no further & you won't be disappointed. No its not the Tadich Grill but then again you don't have to drive 13 hours for great seafood.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tucson
9 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be able to dine-in here! Lovely meal with very conscientious social-distancing.

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vipErnestoB
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner! I recommend this place for a date or just casual dining.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Shady looking restaurant. Food was just okay.

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JaniceC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious food, flexible menu, prompt and excellent service

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JamesL
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salmon and sea bass were extraordinary
Desert too.

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JoyceK
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent: service, food, ambiance and we can hear each other speak!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first-time experience! We enjoyed the food. We did mark on the reason for our visit that we were celebrating a birthday on the OpenTable app; yet no one asked us about that. We ordered dessert. We did see lots of birthday candles on other desserts going out to other tables.

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MichaelR
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a local favorite restaurant, healthy food and filling portions. Left full with a feeling of having ate a balanced meal.

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ZoeJett
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was awesome, table was cozy and had a great vibe. Table next to us was loud and drunk but that's not Kingfishers fault. Waiter was Sampson, he did an excellent job and was very knowledgeable. He made excellent recommendations on the special as well as a wine pairing for the meal. Would highly recommend for exceptional meal.

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Robert
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service; parking can be difficult

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DougW
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent seafood and service. It was not a busy night so very quiet experience which was just fine by us. Tried the warm cabbage salad and it was very tasty with bacon, Gorgonzola and pecans .

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vipMikeZ
San Diego
106 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great warm cabbage salad. A little pricey but worth it.

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ScottB
Tucson
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There aren't words to explain how much we love Kingfisher. First, FISH in the desert? Yes! The fish is always perfectly prepared and so fresh! My husband and I have been going to Kingfisher for years. We brought our teenage daughter for the fist time a little over a year ago, now we aren't allowed to go without her. We go before our reservation, we have clams and a cocktail in the bar before dinner. We have a fabulous dinner in our own time, never rushed, the service from the bus boys to the servers is exceptional. The food is spectacular and we try to order different dishes but we do have our favorites. We just love Kingfisher!

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vipArloaB
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Thanks to Samson, the chef, and to the entire staff, we had another great dinner at Kingfisher Saturday evening!

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vipAnneM
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Why eat anywhere else? Great food, service and atmosphere.

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TucsonCactus
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a party of 4. The food was excellent. The cocktails were on the expensive side but were very well mixed. A little on the noisy side. Would we go back? - Absolutely.

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vipJandP
Tucson
42 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was good, our server was very knowledgeable and friendly. The food was excellent and the Hawaiian fish was exceptional. I can't eat the spinach that comes with the fish and asked for the coleslaw, it was the best I have ever had. We had a wonderful meal.

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CalvinK
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service, good atmosphere. The only problem was finding a parking place.

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vipBabs
Chicago
70 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Love this place, but asked for my salad (entree) to have the dressing on the side. It came fully dressed. Mentioned it to our server who semi acknowledged it but then asked “well did we do the rest of it right ?” and listed several items I had not wanted included. I said ”yes you did, but you had the dressing on it not on the side”.. His response, but the rest of it was right, correct? Anyhow I didn’t know it was a contest!

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Kristine
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finding excellent seafood in Arizona is pretty difficult, now my go to restaurant is Kingfisher!

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michellea
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all the way around with great service, great food in a great atmosphere.

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OnceAweek
Omaha
9 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The menu isn't as extensive as with some fish places, but this is certainly your place if you're an oyster person. Both of our fish entrees were excellent and we loved the oyster stew as well. Service was OK, but this is a good place to eat because the food is excellent.

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FrankF
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food overall was outstanding except for part of my guest's meal. She ordered fish and chip based on my own pass experience and recommendation. I was embarrassed that her french fries which dry and/or over cooked. The waiter was very responsive and accommodating and brought her a separate order. Unfortunately we had finished our meals by the time they brought her additional fries.

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Tusean
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a pleasure to visit the Fish

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Live2Eat
Tucson
10 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Been here many times, mostly special occasions, the oysters (seasonal) was great as always, my wife's grilled whole ruby trout was excellent too. My grilled sea bass on the other hand was tasteless, even with all the lemon thyme aioli • gold beet scallion salad • roasted potatoes • butternut squash • rainbow Swiss chard which was a big disappointment, so I recommend another dish. We've had many, many great experiences here and my wife still enjoyed it enough to take home leftovers, so I just made the wrong choice. The bread and wine were also excellent.

JM
JackM
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very nice. Little recognition of our anniversary.

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OroValleyLady
Tucson
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We truly enjoyed our dinner. Each one of us had a different dish and it was extremely tasty and cooked perfectly!
It was difficult to get a drink from the bar as we waited for our table to be ready but otherwise was an excellent experience once again.

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vipSuzanneC
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner with friends. The guys did the chicken dinner( they don’t care for fish ) The girls did the crab cakes (delicious ) and the special fish dinner. We also shared the warm cabbage salad... so yummy! And then we did the special goat cheese cake for our ending and it was just right...not to sweet and light. Our evening was perfect.

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 2339 OpenTable diners.

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