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Kingfisher Bar & Grill

4.6
1436 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Creative Cuisine
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Kingfisher is an American Grill specializing in fresh Seafood. Menu changes seasonally. Winner of Wine Spectators Award of Excellence. Lunch Dinner, Late night. A local favorite for 14 years running.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(520) 323-7739
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
Green Room will accommodate up to 50 people. Please call for details.
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Catering
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Tucson
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Parking details
Parking available in lot behind or in front of building.
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Entertainment
Offered Monday and Saturday night from 9pm to midnight. Jazz format.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1436 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.3
ambience
4.3
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 21 hours ago

We loved the Napa cabbage salad. The shrimp skewer that came on top of it had the best flavor! The sole special was very good, and they accommodated my dietary needs (no starches) beautifully!

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Kingfisher is always excellent. The food is creative, but simple. Had the special dover sole in lobster broth, excellent on a bed of butternut risotto. Great combination. Good wine list.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Had a lovely round table in the back. Had great oysters and ribs! Wonderful server.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

The bar was loud at happy hour. It was a nice experience overall. Service and food were above average.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

The food was wonderful and the service perfect We had a great meal and a great evening.

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Nice lunch, the staff was great. My guest and myself were treated with respect.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

We had dined here a number of years ago and were delighted we retuned. Both of our entrees were excellent and the oysters on the half shell were excellent as well. The service, which was attentive , prompt and professional,complimented the food. We look forward to returning on our next trip to Tucson.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Excellent service and great food!

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2.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Given that we read glowing reviews for this restaurant we were disappointed particularly as
It was a special occasion dinner. The Caesar salads we ordered were not the same size. Anchovies were non-existent while the dressing was nothing special. We have had better in lower priced establishments. We both had the Macadamia crusted Hawaiian fish which lacked any sort of distinctive flavour. Again, a sad disappointment.
The dessert, we chose Tiramisu, was a hit and made up a little ground for the generally underwhelming dining experience.
The final bill was more befitting to a high priced esrpstablishment in New York or London rather than Tucson.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Cabbage salad, sea bass, trout, and chocolate torte all fantastic! Great ambiance, service, and value.

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Cievche was best part of the meal, snapper was over done, sea bass just ok, desert was not fresh. 3 stars is generous.

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Had Sunday Easter Dinner, it was great. The best seafood in the city. Had reservations but arrived a bit early so we were seated immediately. Food delivered promptly with spacing for appetizers. Delicious dessert. We recommend for special occasions.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

We were seated right away. We always get Oysters when we go and as always they were delicious. We tried every kind they had that night. My husband and I both had a special which were excellent - one was lamb and one was halibut. Our daughters also enjoyed their dinner. We have never been disappointed at Kingfisher.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The Hawaiian fish was heavenly! Our waitstaff was very good. Thank you Kingfisher, for a delightful evening.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Took my 94 year-old grandad out. The evening was perfect!

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Had not been there for quite awhile as I moved out of the midtown area and am surrounded by very good restaurants. But, it was all great, so, I will be back with some frequency!

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

I love the restaurant. The food is always delicious and Sampson is the most gracious server.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

My wife and I had an excellent experience there visiting from out of state.The atmosphere was superb and our attendant was very courteous and professional.My wife enjoyed the Sea Bass and I was very impressed with the Arctic Char.For dessert, my wife loved the pecan pie and I enjoyed the apple crumb cake.When we return to Tucson, we will definitely make reservations to eat there again.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Oysters were excellent. Service was great. Only minus the back room was a tad to cool for my wife.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Seafood is the main reason to dine here. Always pleasant, a local favorite.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The staff went out of their way to provide a memorable Birthday dinner. We will return!!!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We heard Kingfisher had great seafood and it lived up to its reputation. My husband and I split the macadamia-crusted fish and the sea bass as well as the Caesar salad. Our friends also enjoyed their fish dishes, including a nightly swordfish special. Our waiter was attentive and made sure we got beverages and food at the pace we wanted and then kept our coffee and water refilled as we visited with our friends after our meal. Will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Delicious fresh fish items, said to be sustainable, with additional daily specials.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

It is not often that I wake up the next day thinking about a dish I had the day before. The sea bass tostada at Kingfisher is one of those dishes. Perfectly executed, great balance of flavor, creative and just delicious! This one is a keeper!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

We were early and the greeter got is in right away. Parking was a little troubling but it worked out. Food was great and the drinks were top of the line.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Waitress and staff did an excellent job considering the circumstances. Thank you.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We were seated at 5:00 pm on a Saturday, and the room became inordinately noisy even that early. The warm cabbage salad was a great, good surprise, and the St. Patrick's corned beef, cabbage and soda bread were remarkable. The service was less than comfortable, perhaps because of the noise. Overall, bravo to Kingfisher; please use the profits to retrofit the acoustics.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great food, service

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Kingfisher is a good comfortable restaurant. The food is quite good and service is also good. It’s a little bit of a trip from where we live so we don’t get there often, but when we go it is always worth the trip.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We all had fish. All three items were excellent! The service was also excellent. Will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Delicious food, excellent attentive service! We both had the swordfish special and it was delicious! We'll be back!

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Terrific fish and chips and outstanding scallops. Service was friendly and attentive, cocktails were icy cold and perfectly done. One of my favorite restaurants, consistently excellent.

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4.0Dined on March 12, 2018

On vacation and always looking for a good food so we took a flyer on a seafood restaurant in the desert. The Kingfisher did not disappoint. Interesting craft cocktails that were well thought out. The selection of fresh oysters was good and the ones we selected were fresh and tasty. The entrees were great as well. The restaurant was a little noisy and may be a problem if were crowded. Over all a good experience.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

We were a group of six gals but Open Table put our reservation in for 2 people which might have been a problem as the place was packed...but quickly the manager steered us to the bar where there were two tables which we pushed together and had our dinner there....delicious trout, lobster roll, fish and chips, drinks and a very pleasant place to be.....everyone was very polite and friendly. We were appreciative as we only get together once a year (for Book Festival) and know we will return next year. Thank you so much!!

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Can't believe how this place has gone down hill in the last decade. This restaurant used to be one of the top restaurants in the Old Pueblo. It is now billed as Tucson's only real "seafood" restaurant, but don't count on all the selections being well-prepared. Took a friend there for a "welcome to Tucson" dinner and we ordered steamed clams and mussels to start. Mussels were okay...nothing great. The broth was bland. Clams were so full of sand that I sent the order back after trying 3 clams and spitting them out. The second batch they brought was no better. There was still grit in every clam I tried, plus the clams were so salty and tough I couldn't eat them. Salmon was overcooked, but not horrible. The $7.00 Caesar salad would have fit easily into a 1-cup measuring cup, with room to spare, and the dressing had no hint of anchovies. Clam Chowder was 85% mediocre liquid. Bread was okay--it passed for bread. $8.50 bourbon praline torte was pitiful, and that's all I'll say about that. My guest said she enjoyed her dinner, but I think she was just being polite. Thank God we ordered a nice wine ($40.00). They at least still know how to buy and store wine. All in all, an extremely disappointing $180.00 dinner for two people.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Very good dining experience. Will stop again next time we are in town.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Food was fantastic - Oyster Rockefeller was outstanding as always. The Scottish salmon was prepared perfectly and the rest of the items within the dish delightfully complimented the salmon. The martinis were spot on - not overpowering with sweetness or booze, but definitely did the job. Amazing experience all around.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

This is a favorite spot when we visit Tucson for a break from Chicago winters. The service is always gracious and efficient. Wine list is good. Seafood is outstanding, fresh and well prepared. It is well worth a visit, no matter how far you have to drive.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Only complaint was clams were very sanding and hard to eat. Told waiter but no response. Rest of meal was great

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4.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Had the Ebi special. Fish was okay but slightly over cooked. Should have removed the blood line. The sauce saved the dish. Excellent service although the bus boy removed my not empty wine glass while I was in the restroom apparently thinking I had left.

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