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About Kingfisher Bar & Grill

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.

2564 E. Grant Road
Tucson, AZ 85716
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Tucson

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(520) 323-7739

Website:
http://kingfishertucson.com/

Entertainment:
Offered Monday and Saturday night from 9pm to midnight. Jazz format.

Catering:
Please call for details.

Parking Details:
Parking available in lot behind or in front of building.

Private Party Facilities:
Green Room will accommodate up to 50 people. Please call for details.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Kingfisher Bar & Grill Ratings and Reviews

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3
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (39)
Good for Anniversaries (33)
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Creative Cuisine (32)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
Romantic (24)
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Worth the Drive (23)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Authentic (16)
Healthy (16)
Business Meals (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Good for Groups (14)
Cozy (13)
Notable Wine List (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Seasonal (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Fun (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Tasting Menu (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
People Watching (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Meal after meal one of the very best dining spots in Tucson. Seafood is second to none!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 6 days ago

Kingfisher never disappoints. Informed and attentive service, great selection and quality of fish, and great drinks.

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 (Dallas)·Dined 6 days ago

Great meal and service !
The staff did a great job with everything and also remembered it was my sister's birthday which made it even more special ! Awesome seafood !

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·Dined 6 days ago

nice evening but can not understand how a seafood restaurant like this runs out of Mussels !

Makes you wonder who is looking after their food inventory

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

The service was attentive and friendly,and the bass was delicious.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Noisy and too dark for a restaurant (we cannot read menu)

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 7, 2017

We have dined at Kingfisher several times and go there for the great sea food menu. Our last visit seemed like the food was a little off from the usual. My fish cakes were not very flavorable but the accompanying salad was very good. Also the oysters Rockefeller were very small and on the dry side. Disappointing. However my dinner guests had the swordfish special and they like it very much.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

We love Kingfisher. The retro sign and booths are fabulous. AND they always accommodate our plant-based (vegan) needs. All food delish, AND if you are vegan, just ask the chef to create a vegan plate. Also, love their cocktails.

Tags: Vegan
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Service is very good. Menu and food are very good. We would go more but it is a distance from where we live.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Sunday Lunch
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 (Naples)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food is always good service is slow needs to expand their menu

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great food, always. Parking is a challenge. Restaurant feels crowded.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Twice in one week...did not disappoint in anything. Prices on the higher end for Tucson but the quality is always there. Going again soon!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Kingfisher is an all time favorite. The place and people are great. Love the staff!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 18, 2017

I always go to Kingfisher for my birthday. It waas excellent, as it is every year. The food was delicious and the service was timely and un obtrusive. Jim Murphy has created a Tucson Gem. Thank you, Murph (Jimmy)

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We visit this restaurant at least once a month for several years and this time it was disappointing. After being seated it took at least 20 minutes for anyone to come by for our drink order, then another 10 minutes for our waiter to finally show up. Meanwhile he was attended to other tables. He did apologize for the mishap. Then we ordered a dozen oysters, which came without any sauces, he did bring the sauces after we had almost finished half the service. My wife ordered the sea bass which was done nicely, I figured I would splurge and get the Alaskan King crab legs.
Now what comes to mind when you see Alaskan King Crab legs? I picture those things that you see at Von's or Safeway. You know, they are about 12 or 15 inches and 3/4 of an inch in diameter. What I got was about 7 or 8 tiny legs about the diameter of my little finger. It took me more labor to extract the meat that the whole plate was worth. My wife had already finished her fish while I was still sitting trying to pick up the meat using the end of a cocktail fork. I would rather had two nice size legs, that this dish. This may have been Alaskan Crab but King it was several years of growth still required.
I probably should have asked exactly how much meat I was to expect from the order, after all the work and little yield it is probably not their best seller. After many visits here, this is the first time we walked away with a hohum experience which is sad since I know they can do a much better job. I guess everyone had off nights, this was definitely ours.

Tags: Casual
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 (Tucson)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Our recent dining experience at the Kingfisher bar and Grill was wonderful. Our waiter Elijah was very accommodating and always checking on us to make sure our needs were satisfied. Without hesitation I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys a good dinner. Both my wife and I enjoyed the mahi-mahi dinner, the fish was cooked perfectly, it arrived on hot plates which few restaurants do in this day an age. The sides were very delicious presentation was beautifully designed.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Casual, Romantic
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Good, sometimes unusual seafood options. Broth with steamed clams was very good, took the rest home with me, not my usual practice. Lamb shank cassoulet was also tasty, though without the dark top crust some aficionados insist is obligatory. Somewhat pricey, but once or twice a year for a special occasion, what the hey.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

As a long time patron, my husband and I often celebrate at Kingfisher! We love the service, the personnel that wait on us and the cuisine is very delicious whether we have lunch or dinner.
Thanks for making our special occasions so very memorable!

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Healthy, Seasonal
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Terrific food, nice ambiance. A little pricey for just going out for fun on a weekend night, but on our A-list as a place to bring visitors. Highly recommend it.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Consistently one of the best restaurants in Tucson. Great food and wonderful service.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 8, 2017

We go there for their seafood. Their fresh oysters can be awesome, but they usually have entree fish preparations that are excellent as well.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Fun, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 6, 2017

For a second time, we have seen this restaurant allow regular pets (not service animals) to be SEATED AT A TABLE - and they do not have outside seating. Last evening they allowed a group of people to put a dog in their restaurant high-chair for children. At another time they allowed a dog to be seated in a regular seat with it's paws on the table - although we left before we found out if they served the dog food. When I approached the host about this practice, they would only reply that the patrons were "very good customers". Apparently you have to eat there on a regular basis in order to commit a health code violation. Won't go back, and I don't really see how Open Table can continue to promote this restaurant. Wish I had taken a picture so I could upload the photo for your website.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 6, 2017

The food and service was outstanding.....The restaurant's
Location is not particularly attractive from the outside But parking is easy . Old style charm
Very busy ...even on a Sunday evening

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Awesome as always. Best and freshest oysters and seafood in Tucson.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

You cannot go wrong choosing Kingfisher for any special occasion. The service is always excellent and the food! The food is second to none. Try to leave room for dessert.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Cozy, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I scheduled a surprise Birthday Dinner for my wife. Our friends showed up before us and were, in the middle of a busy restaurant, hiding their faces behind their menus. It was one of the funniest things I have ever seen. The food was outstanding and the our server was spectacular.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This was our first return to Kingfisher after a couple years. They completely lived up to their reputation as Tucson's best seafood restaurant. Superb dishes, great menu options, friendly and efficient service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 31, 2017

One of the best local restaurants in town! Come here as often as we can!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Kingfisher is one of our favorites, and we try to have friends join us there for dinner. We are all always happy with our choice.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Casual
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Excellent food and service. It was cold in the room (SE corner) so we had to change tables. They were very accommodating on this request.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Birthday dinner date was perfect! My favorite seafood in Tucson (originally from NJ, so I know seafood and am very picky here in Tucson). Clam chowder was on point, lobster roll was delicious, salmon was excellent. Nice wine selection, reasonably priced. Quiet, warm atmosphere, classic jazz. Nailed it!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Good food and service, with a varied selection of options. Same goes for the beer menu. Only downfall was the noise. The tables are closely spaced and we happened to be there during a U of A football game, so there was a lot of noise (including from one of the TVs, which had its sound on quite at high volume).

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great Beer
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Great experience as always. Had the swordfish special which was prepared perfectly. The lamb cassoulet was great. And the Mexican Hot Chocolate torte was fantastic!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 22, 2017

This restaurant was a gamble. I looked up seafood restaurants in Tucson and this popped up. I believed there was a good chance that this place would be mediocre at best. Boy was I wrong. The place was packed, the wait staff were very friendly, and the food was phenomenal. For being in the desert, the seafood was incredible. I will highly recommend this place to all my friends and will definitely be coming back.

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 (Tucson)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We've visited Kingfisher on a number of occasions and have always been satisfied. This latest dinner was true to form.
All meals were enjoyed. Service was prompt and knowledgeable. Drinks were good though I wasn't overly excited with the reds offered by the glass.
The first time we dined here my wife fell in love with their house warm cabbage salad. As usual it was excellent!
Will certainly bring guests here without any qualms!

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

It's always just great! I love this place, and, always remember I had one of my top 5 meals ever, shortly after they opened years ago.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Excellent, creatively prepared seafood, attentive staff, warm ambiance. Nice wine list. Visited frequently their now closed sister restaurant, Blue Fin, so now drive an hour to Kingfisher infrequently, regrettably.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Hard to find good seafood in Tucson. It was great. Only concern was the noise level. The room is built well to hold the number of folks with noise reduction built into the overhead and walls. But it was still very difficult to hear my bride on our 28th wedding anniversary. That might be more due to my age then their atmosphere. But it was hard to have a nice dinner. Bring the noise level down 20dB and it wold have been a five star experience.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Wyatt was an excellent server. He gave us great recommendations for wine and food, both of which were delicious. He was attentive but not 'hovering.' Wonderful birthday dinner with friends!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Good for a Date, Authentic, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Kingfisher deserves its reputation of the best seafood in Tucson. We had grilled sea bass tostadas and the smoked rainbow trout for lunch entrees. We had the peeled shrimp apetizer. There were great daily fish specials selections. The exterior of the restaurant is not impressive, but once inside, the atmosphere was transformed. It was our first time here and our waitress was very helpful in explaining the specials and the preparation of various dishes. Great job. The wine list is excellent, featuring fine wines by the glass as well as a variety of half bottles. We look forward to returning.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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