Kingfisher Bar & Grill

4.8
2412 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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vipJohnB
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual. The Oysters Rockefeller are the best anywhere! The lobster roll is the best anywhere but Maine.

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GinoG
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

one of the best meals of the trip. we were very happy with teh entire experience.

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TRS1
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere. Highly recommend!

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AndreaE
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

All of the food was awesome, from fresh oysters to dinner to dessert. Wine was great. Martinis were watered down, bummer. Overall service was great, but a strange long gap from the end of dinner to dessert.. oh well, the dessert was worth the wait.

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XeriFool
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Have been dining at Kingfisher for many years on special occasions (birthdays and anniversaries. Excellent seafood and service. Just reopened on 2/23/21.

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OpenTable Diner
Tucson
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant, and staff! Never disappoints!

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AlegreM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don’t be fooled by the facade. The food and service were excellent! We were a little curious how the quality of seafood in Tucson would be but we needn’t have worried. Everything was outstanding.

LS
vipLorettaS
Tucson
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad to have Kingfisher open for indoor dining. Great food and great service.

LE
Lv2Eat
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We can always count on Kingfisher for great seafood. Had the Macadamia Crusted r
Red Snapper. Very tender. The vegetables were grilled and everything tasted good. The server was knowledgeable and could describe how dishes were prepared. Great experience!

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Pakyie
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

It is a great place!
I love the service, they have the best martinis in town .

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Jantastic
Grand Rapids
31 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Melt in your mouth goodness! Gulf Coast oysters delicious. We had Hawaiian Fish and FlounderSpecial. Warm Cabbage Salad. Everything perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipDiner
Denver
44 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Kingfisher remains the go-to restaurant in Tucson for fresh seafood and inventive specials. Service is always great with great wine list and cocktails.

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JohnS
Boise
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The bouillabaisse was fantastic and seabass cooked to perfection.

LM
LilaM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the lobster rolls with chunks of lobster and great skinny fries. Drove 45 minutes to have the pleasure of this fine restaurant.

RJ
RichardJ
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and even more excellent service. The best that I have experienced.

DP
DesertPorter
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday differ with friends on a weeknight (during Covid.) Kingfisher did a great job with the safety protocols. All four of the meals were very good. We have never been disappointed with our food or service when we have dined here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Just ok. Not special. Not Open Table quality.

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vipDeShawnS
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service, the drinks were perfectly crafted with the right mix strength and flavor and the desserts were the perfect ending. This is one of Tucson’s best kept secrets and I took the time to be so detailed because the secret needs to get out. I wish I could bring this experience to Phoenix!

LF
LindaF
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. As expected, the menu is mostly seafood.

DC
DavidC
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful treat, juleps and oysters for days

MM
MMBman
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The only was it was too quiet due to virus protocols. I miss the feeling of enrgy that usually permiates a really good restaurant. NOT Kingfishers fault.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre Thanksgiving together with my husband. First time we did that. Kingfisher is one of our favorite restaurants. So we chose it from corner pleasant times there.

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NathanB
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had was delicious!! Service was great!

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vipTucsonTaster
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
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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vipTucsonFoodie
Tucson
15 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.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Tucson
8 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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 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.

SJ
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
74 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

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
17 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
125 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.

FAQs

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

Kingfisher Bar & Grill is rated 4.8 stars by 2412 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.