Kingfisher Bar & Grill

4.7
2604 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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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JamesC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

I didn't specifically care too much for my dish but my wife enjoyed hers and the appetizers were very good
I had the grilled sea bass was a little mushy for me

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RandL
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were impressed with the way Kingfisher is handling social distancing. They require masks for entry and are seating people at very nicely situated, social distanced tables. Thanks for that social conscientiousness.

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vipSandraJ
Tucson
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to relax and have conversations while enjoying great food and drinks.

JP
vipJohnP
New England
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was absolutely fantastic. I am from the coast of Massachusetts so pretty particular about seafood. This place is amazing for quality and taste.

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OpenTable Diner
Tucson
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is my opinion that Kingfisher is the very best restaurant in Tucson. I say that as a well-travelled experienced fine diner. I’m unimpressed with what Tucson considers/provides as fine dining. Kingfisher, however is an exception to that.

Dine here. You’ll be pleased.

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LarryF
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Kingfisher is our favorite seafood restaurant in Tucson. We always look forward to coming and we particularly look forward to the road trip menus. However this menu was overwrought and over cooked. My wife’s scrod was rubbery. My lobster tails and the salmon mousse on top did not go together and was a discordant taste. This is the one time that I have been dissatisfied with the food. We will be returning but we were disappointed.

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vipTucsoneater
Phoenix
35 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Kingfisher never disappoints. I wish they had had baby backs, but chest la vie. Everyone enjoyed their food.

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Pluto
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Simply presented, competently prepared, our dinners and evening in general was satisfactory. A little heavy with salt, otherwise very good salads and mains. Dessert, though, was outstanding. I'd go back just for the dessert course.

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Kingfisher
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The waiter in our area was overwhelmed. While other staff did step in, the wait time for service was noticable.

LF
LocalFoodie
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Excellent food. Excellent enforcement of social distancing made a Friday evening dinner with friends from out of town perfect. We have been to many Tucson venues maxing their occupancy limits on a Friday evening and conversation across the table was almost impossible without yelling. K/F, keep the limited seating! The food and service is totally worth whatever the ticket ends up. P.S. Our OoT friends LOVED your tour of the U.S. menu. THANK YOU!!!

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RobertR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience3

The fish was excellent and the staff totally customer oriented.

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CarlaW
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and overall experience ! Noise level is much better with fewer tables.

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vipSouthactor
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Fried octopus was decent. Chilled shrimp were lacking in presentation. My ribs were 2 out of 10, hardly any meat. My friends fish was fine. The chocolate cake was really bad. And the lavender cookies on the side of creme brûlée were horrible

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Anna
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, drinks, and service are always amazing! If you have a chance to come during their summer menu definitely get the lobster tails with risotto.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, server was very familiar and helpful with my gluten free requests. Will come back!

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SusanF
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good fish - A rare treat in the desert! We had a lovely meal and can't wait to go back.

NL
vipN2LH
Phoenix
67 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eric and the team always do a fantastic job. This our favorite place in the Southwest.

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EricN
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to back at the Kingfisher. Food and ambiance excellent.

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Beady
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oysters were excellent as was the rest of the meal! A lovely evening.

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Mijac
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was wonderful, wait staff a bit overwhelmed, but looks like they were short a person...all in all, excellent.

MW
MichaelW
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Awesome place ,food and service was first class and I am looking forward to going back.

BB
vipBillB
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Noted we were celebrating birthday when reservation made - no mention of birthday made by anyone. We realize restaurants are having difficulty getting people to work; however, service was not good. The only one who did come by was the ‘bus person’ who quickly took our plates away and did respond to a request for salt and pepper. Food was average at best (potato salad was excellent).

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DaveD
Tucson
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Slow service

GK
GloriaK
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant. Great food, excellent and inventive cocktails, extensive wine list, you can’t go wrong here!

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Greg
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food, service, ambience just not good enough to justify the price.

GD
GrandDelight
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The service was good but since we didn't order all at once we got a little left behind for ordering the main course. The food was decent but not great. We had 2 appetizers and 2 entrees. Oysters Rockefeller and Calamari. The oysters were a little tired. The Calamari was good but didn't knock me over. Some pieces were a little overcooked. We had a sea bass that came with a salsa, beans, and rice. Again it was decent. I had the bison ribeye med rare which was very good. It had crispy potatoes and asparagus. The asparagus was not the highest quality and there was very little of it.

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vipDiner
Denver
51 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kingfisher remains the go to location for seafood in Tucson. There is an extensive and varied menu, with great appetizers as well as well executed entrees.

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vipAZJS
Phoenix
47 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and service was excellent. In the time of COVID, we appreciated their requirement to wear masks when moving throughout the restaurant , that the staff were masked, and that the tables were distanced with every other booth left empty. We value restaurants that are being responsible and will be back

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PaulaV
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Good menu and prices
Reception kindly let us park in carry out designated parking as lot and street were totally occupied
Appetizer order was slightly wrong, ordered clams and got mussels but we kept both and paid for both
Dinner order was slightly reversed and kitchen quickly corrected
Overall, another restaurant that’s very busy and probably understaffed in kitchen and wait staff

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GuyK
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect all the way. The food,the service, the ambiance with soft jazz playing in the background. Topped off with strawberry pound cake. Our server Annie was knowledgeable about the menu and the cocktails. She also had a great personality.

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KarenK
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Loved the jazz music which was such a relief and wasn't so loud that you can't talk to others at your table. Wonderful to have fresh fish prepared just right in Tucson. I have so missed eating pike. We will return again and again.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, excellent food and superior service!

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Oldster
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

little disappointed with the variety on your menu. The best dish was the fried cod, as in fish and chips.

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vipTeehouse
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals we have ever had! My husband had the trout and I had the Walleye from the special menu. The wait staff was excellent. Ambience is the best, as usual! It was my birthday and I wouldn’t spend it anywhere else!

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Corkie
Tucson
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I really like this restaurant. The food is excellent and even with all the current issues, the service was very very good. Another feature is it was quiet and you could enjoy talking with your guests.

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Donna
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Too loud for we old folk but we have come to terms with that

SG
SantosG
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No complaints,good food good service,very nice ambiance,would recommend and will return

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DeDe
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, exemplary service. Good wine selections. Extra points for the piped-in jazz, displayed art, general setup and overall ambiance. The best meal I have had in weeks. Will definitely return with friends. A wonderful, relaxing, and delicious experience.

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JimA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was outstanding and our waitress guided us through the summer menu and we were thrilled. The oysters Rockefeler were outstanding and the shrimp cake was delicious.
Our only complaint was we went to the resturant because the website indicated they had lobster rolls. No lobster at this time (too expensive).

Great Experience!!!

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Quincy
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Smoked Ruby Trout was outstanding. My companions reported Steelhead Trout, Fish and Chips, and New York Strip all delicious, as well.

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 2604 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.