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Kingfisher Bar & Grill

4.7
4.7
2982 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 4 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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What 2,982 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tucson

    Fit for Foodies

  • Tucson

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Tucson

    Fit for Foodies

  • Tucson

    Neighborhood Gem

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  1. J

    Judith

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a wonderful time at the Kingfisher, ordering Macademia Nut encrusted fish. It was one of the best experiences I have ever had eating fish. The fish fillet itself was very thick and accompanied by rice pilaf and sautéed spinach. We came at 1 p.m. because we were 91 and 72 years old and wanted to avoid the crowds. We were able to converse and the restaurant was not crowded. The serving staff was very attentive and it was a great time of day to be there. Overall we were very satisfied and would recommend this restaurant for anyone.
  2. DN

    DateNiteWin

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Would highly reccomend the food and the service was ex ellent. Parking is tight. If there are any loud/obnoxious patrons, it can be very noisy.
  3. RH

    RhodoraH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    It's a nice place,food is amazing, no waiting too long,staff are wonderful
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Tortilla soup and “bread service” were mediocre at best . If you can’t nail an item remove it from your menu. Everything else was great. The smoked tuna on the oyster bar tasting was mind blowing, super impressed. Our server was pleasant and efficient, but lacked personality, she did nothing above and beyond. She made zero attempts to upsell and never engaged in any conversation aside from taking our order. Again, she was pleasant and delivered good service. The room was charming but felt slightly dated. Some fresh paint in more current colour pallet and some updates to the artwork and lighting would go a long way.
  5. NY

    NYCFoodLover

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Always a positive experience. We return frequently. The char special was delicious.
  6. MC

    MichaelC

    Tucson

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in Tucson! From the friendly staff to the delicious food, always a good time!
  7. D

    Donna

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly enjoyed efficient unobtrusive service from Beau, excellent food and quiet ‘able to a conversation’ atmosphere. Varied menu, excellent selections and yummy food.
  8. SE

    SteveE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The menu had a good selection of various foods besides fish. I ordered the Grilled Sea Bass tostada which had a tremendous amount of flavor. Good service as well.
  9. JC

    JaniceC

    Tucson

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place for great seafood. The service by the wait staff is wonderful and attentive.
  10. KK

    KirstenK

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything from appetizers to dessert was well prepared and delicious. The seafood was cooked to perfection. Tasty cocktails. We will definitely go back. One of the best restaurants in Tucson. Highly recommend.
  11. JV

    JohnV

    Tucson

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Fabulous as always
  12. HH

    HannahH

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great dinner and there was no rushing us out to turn over the table.
  13. TM

    T2MTucson

    Tucson

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In over 20 years I’ve never had a disappointing meal. Last night was exceptional. The flavors and presentation of both the Sea Bass and Crusted Macadamia Nut special were wonderful.
  14. M

    Midnightred

    Tucson

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best Seafood, just returned from San Diego and ate at the best places there. Guess what? Kingfisher is better! Elegant and a place that time forgot.
  15. KH

    KathyH

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious but restaurant was noisy and hard to hear each other.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. Great service with very good seafood!
  17. SM

    ShannonM

    Tucson

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Service was fantastic, with great attention to detail. The BBQ ribs were AMAZING, and I loved being able to order a French 75 (not on the menu) and have a bartender deliver a stellar cocktail! The chocolate cake was a bit underwhelming, but still good. Our server was kind enough to offer to bring us a different dessert, but we declined.
  18. TM

    TriciaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good was great. We had a reservation & were seated right away. Service was very good.
  19. RH

    RichardH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were excellent. Decor a bit dated, but the place has been around forever, so that was fine. A comfortable place to dine with really excellent food. There's a reason they have been around so long.
  20. YA

    YasmeenA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Our server was awesome 👏 would definitely came back!
  21. VM

    VistaM

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The oysters were shucked well, icy cold and fresh. My ceviche was delicious, in a spicy tomato broth and the grilled jalapaño was brilliant. The service was impeccable - helpful, timely and gracious. No one used that terrible phrase "...how's your food tasting."
  22. LW

    LarryW

    Tucson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kingfisher cannot be beaten for food, service, and atmosphere.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect. Great food, service and music
  24. LG

    LizG

    Hawaii

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious fish dip and bread appetizer, with a lovely lemon aide cocktail, plus Cesar salad and clam chowder for dinner. Took lemon cheesecake with blueberries home for dessert.
  25. CM

    ChristopherM

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent seafood. Menu not the most extensive but focus is clearly emphasis. High quality food, excellent service, pricing as expected.
  26. BL

    BobandLynn

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent - choice of 3 types of oysters. Waitress brought extra portion of cod since she thought the original serving was not enough! Now that's service.
  27. G

    Georgiel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time at Kingfisher and it was a wonderful experience. Everyone was friendly, not overly obsequies, the food was outstanding and we never felt rushed or ignored, which is something I have noticed since the end of quarantine. I had the special venison and shrimp cooked to perfection and the sides were luscious. My my friend had the salmon and was equally as happy. Thank you
  28. TB

    ThomasB

    Tucson

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Started with calamari. That was a mistake. No flavor and all the pieces under an inch in size. The aioli that came with it was good though. We had fish and chips -very good. Light breading and lots of cod. Salmon entree also quite good. Had chocolate cake for dessert-also very good. Retro mid century decor. Very clean. Server very friendly.
  29. JR

    JohnR

    Tucson

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service. Chilled and Grilled shrimp was outstanding! Can’t wait to return, highly recommended!
  30. ND

    NinaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Fresh seafood very well prepared
  31. DB

    DBtucson

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic, the server was fabulous, the drinks were awesome. Hard to find great seafood in Tucson but Kingfisher delivers in a big way.
  32. MB

    MarkB

    Phoenix

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food as usual--one of the best restaurants in Tucson. Everyone is pleasant and seems intent on ensuring you have a great experience dining at Kingfisher. Meg is an absolute treasure!
  33. MA

    MabAZ

    Tucson

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the Sea Bass and Ahi Seared Tuna - both prepared to perfection!
  34. GB

    GailB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant has by far the best fish in town. The people that work there are helpful and friendly.
  35. P

    Princess

    Houston

    87 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful lunch. Great service. The whitefish dip was very full of salt. The fish and chips were excellent!
  36. JB

    JoniB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Was a fav… feel quality and presentation/ thought are missing pieces in regards to the food. It’s a staple. But may not recommend for seafood anymore. :/
  37. KH

    KenH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and dining experience. Seafood was first rate.
  38. m

    mab19

    Phoenix

    104 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience1
    Having not been to Kingfisher in sometime, I looked forward to celebrating our 58th anniversary. The restaurant was dark and rather dingy (needs a visit from Restaurant Impossible). Service was pretty good; they are probably short handed. Even after speaking with one of the chefs, my cioppini was severely over cooked. Rubber bands for squid and rubbery shrimp and fish. The taste was good, good recipe: terrible texture. My husband's ahi tuna was excellent.
  39. AS

    AmberS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our first time here - enjoyed it and will be back! The “road-trip” menu drew us in, with the California-Hawaii menu enticing us to finally make the 45-minute drive to the restaurant. It was worth it! Food was fresh, with interesting and unusual pairings that went well together. Service was top-notch (Ron was our server). Cocktails from the bar were superb. In fact, the Rye Smile (a delicious take on the Old Fashioned) was a 5-star drink! The bread was freshly made and served with soft butter and a tasty, fresh pesto. Dragon egg appetizer was a pleasant surprise and the Paella was the best we’ve ever had. The tuna was good but had a disappointing tough skin on one edge which was impossible to cut or chew, hence the less-than-5-star review. Atmosphere was good - a little louder than we expected for the small size of the restaurant. Decor was mid-century-ish, dress was “smart casual,” and staff were attentive, polite, respectful, and knowledgeable. The locals rave about Kingfisher for the seafood (not easy to get in the desert!) and now we know why. We will definitely be back to try more - next time we will order the smoked trout appetizer- it looked mouth-watering! Finally, the bar, cleverly designed, seemed like an intimate scene and worth exploring during another visit. Overall, an excellent dinner choice in downtown Tucson!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service!

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 4.7 stars by 2982 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 4 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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