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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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (45)
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Good for Anniversaries (33)
Fit for Foodies (33)
Good for Birthdays (33)
Neighborhood Gem (28)
Romantic (27)
Casual (24)
Cozy (23)
Worth the Drive (23)
Healthy (22)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Authentic (21)
Business Meals (21)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Bar Seating (18)
Good for Groups (17)
Notable Wine List (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Seasonal (11)
Late-night Find (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Fun (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Live Music (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
People Watching (4)
Kid-friendly (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 3 days ago

I first visited Kingfisher 20 years ago and loved every meal. Now when I return to Tucson I always check to see if the restaurant is still functioning and am always elated that it has stayed the inevitable restaurant wars which in itself is a tribute to the quality of the food and service. This visit was more of the same: excellent food, well prepared and served pleasantly by knowledgeable wait staff. I am looking forward to my next visit the next time we are in Tucson.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 5 days ago

My husband and I love Kingfisher. It’s where we go for delicious fish.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Lovely experience, out server was very enthusiastic about the specials and we loved every dish, from appetizer to dessert. However, our Mexican hot chocolate torte was cold when it arrived at our table and we had ordered it because we thought that it’d be warm...nevertheless, we very much enjoyed our experience at Kingfisher and will be back again!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Service was unacceptable. We were ignored many times. Asked to see a dessert menu at end of meal and after 20 minutes, we just flagged down a waiter (not ours) and asked for the check. Lous, large party next to us and it was so noisy. No one from the restaurant asked them to be quiet although both we and the people on the other side of them complained. the people on the other side of them asked them to please "keep it down". very unpleasant. Will not return. Only went to the restaurant because our guest liked the ribs there. Skip it, if you can avoid it until they get their act together.

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·Dined on January 14, 2018

This was likely due to whoever was the chef that day. But the food came out lukewarm and my mother's Wasabi encrusted tuna special that she got didn't have Wasabi on it and was undercooked on one side and overcooked on the other.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Very good service, delicious and generous cocktails. We had the calamari as a first course; it was very good and the portion was generous. We both ordered the fish special was lenguado (sole), which was served with asparagus and goat cheese polenta; again, generous portion and really excellent flavors and the fish was cooked to perfection. We enjoyed a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc with dinner which complimented the meal really well. For desert we had the pecan tart and creme brule, which were both good although not exceptional. Overall a very nice dinner and we would definitely return.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Had a great meal. The salmon was done just as we ordered! The Caesar salad was wonderful! I did feel my glass of wine was a little short for $10, but it was a good Chardonnay.

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

We have been going to the Kingfisher for over 5 years and have found it a wonderful dining experience. Teddy Hall, the manager offers excellent service both within the dining and bar areas. His staff have been there for sometime and for frequent customers such as us they always greet us with hugs and smiles. The fresh seafood cannot be beaten anywhere in the Tucson area. After a meal we enjoy a cocktail or two in the cosy bar area. Jim Diamond, Payton and Eric all great waiters offer excellent service and may also offer their expertise for a wine or cocktail. If you are a frequent customer the waiters will usually have your beverage of choice ready before you are seated. We definitely recommend the Kingfisher to all our visitors or friends. We will continue to make the Kingfisher our first choice if dining out. Thanks again to all the wonderful staff.
Richard K Hall (Tucson) and Penny McClure (British Columbia, Canada)

Tags: Live Sports, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Special Occasion, People Watching, Vegan, Tapas, Live Music, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The lobster roll was spectacular as usual. There were plenty of options for wine accompaniments by the glass or bottle.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 11, 2018

They have the most outstanding desserts! The food is consistently good.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 10, 2018

We celebrated my wife's birthday with excellent food and service at a reasonable price. Dining at Kingfisher is always a great experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 9, 2018

We began with shrimp cakes as an appetizer. I enjoyed a perfectly prepared king cosmo, tasty and not overly sweet. My husband had a perfect vodka martini. Outstanding! I had the linguado, serves over a delicious risotto. My husband enjoyed the fish and chips, some of the best fish and chips in town.

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Tucson)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Incredible value for meal.
Knowledge of cuisine and origin of seafood excellent.
Everything was fresh and cooked seafood tender.
Even the lemonade was fresh squeezed.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Overall just excellent, good wait staff and great food

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Oysters Rockefeller are not to be missed. The diver scallops were phenomenal, as was the salmon. Would skip the pecan tart next time as it was underwhelming.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Food and service excellent as always—————————————-

Tags: Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Healthy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Celebrated my birthday and though we were so content after dinner, decided to take free slice of cake home. Great to have a quiet, peaceful place where we could just talk without screaming at each other. Definitely an adult place with all the good things that implies.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Excellent food, perfect service and nice atmosphere. Will surely come back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 1, 2018

It was a busy New Year's Eve but we were seated immediately. Service was good despite a small mix-up over fresh oysters. All the courses were delicious, especially the clam chowder and lobster lasagna. Very noisy however.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Our server Ryan was top-notch. Our appetizers were lobster bisque and Caesar salad, as well as the Pacific Northwest oysters..Everything was wonderful but the oysters were barely there. (I'd read this on previous posts so I wasn't surprised but still disappointed.) For our entrees we had the sea bass and the mixed grill which were fantastic. The portions were a nice size, cooked right, and tasted great. Our dessert was the creme brulee and Mexican hot chocolate torte which were also very good. Great service, food, and wonderful ambiance.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great dinner!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Best seafood in Tucson, a "seafood desert" city. Good private room for groups, also.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The menu at Kingfisher is varied and interesting and the food is superb. Portions are generous - the desserts are large enough for two. Although the restaurant is very large the service is attentive and the noise level low to moderate. Somewhat pricier than where I usually eat but well worth the extra cost as the food is excellent. Loved it! and we even had live music on New Year's Eve which rounded out the evening.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great seafood for New Year's Eve. The musical group was also great.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Seating was prompt, service was friendly and outstanding to include the waiter, the food presenters and the attentive busboy and the food was fresh, tasty and very attractive. And that was on a busy New Years Eve. Well done Kingfisher!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food is always top notch - and Samson is the best server in town!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great seafood wonderful service every time we go. The staff is well informed regarding how dishes are prepared 😊

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Fresh and inventive menu and very friendly wait staff. Number one favorite fish restaurant in Tucson

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent meal! Great service. The Oysters Rockefeller were delicious. The oysters themselves were very small, but the flavor was so good. We each had that evening’s specials and enjoyed both. Very quality ingredients perfectly cooked. We enjoyed having a wide variety of Manhattans to choose from. Both were well crafted. We look forward to returning very soon.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Not up to their usual level of excellence Food was good but not what we have come to expect from Kingfisher. Hope it will be back to excellent soon. Will try again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Kingfisher is one of, if not the, finest restaurants in Tucson. Great in all regards. Varied menu with several fine fresh fish offerings. Check out their menu.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Healthy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Server had very good knowledge of the menu and the dishes ingredients. She also was very familar with the wine list and made some excellent recommendations.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 25, 2017

I found Kingfisher on the internet when looking for a restaurant to be open on Christmas Eve. We came from Sun City to a golf resort for the holidays. We are from the Pacific Northwest and are always looking for a decent seafood restaurant. Kingfisher really filled the bill. I had Steelhead and my wife had Scallops. Both were excellent and served cooked to perfection. We will definitely come again when in Tucson. However the road in front is a mess but under construction.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Your food is always excellent. We took my 97 year old mother-in-law on Xmas Eve and she loved everything including the architectural features of the restaurant. Now she does have dementia!
The waitstaff were all attentive and helpful. Kingfisher continues to be our favorite restaurant in Tucson.

Tags: Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We requested a booth using Open Table and it was ready when we arrived, even though the restaurant was at capacity. Service was very good and the meal was paced very well

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Gluten Free Options
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Have never had a disappointing meal at Kingfishers. There is a variety of selections for every palate, but the seafood is always fresh and prepared with expertise and skill. I love the summer 'road trip menus' but also find great comfort in the winter 'old faithful' menu.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Authentic, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 22, 2017

This was our first visit to Kingfisher and were not disappointed! The fish was very fresh and the portions were excellent. The service was likewise outstanding! We will definitely be back!

Tags: Cozy, Seasonal, Fun, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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 (Tucson)·Dined on December 21, 2017

fantastic fish options. good happy hour. The service is excellent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 18, 2017

One of our very most favorite restaurants when only great fish will do. And when we want to un-buzz, talk and relax. Always fresh (or they’ll tell you it’s been frozen if you ask), and prepared deliciously so you can actually tell what fish you’re eating, in spite of the lovely and yummy preparations and sauces.
Oh yeah. Talented and careful bar too!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We had excellent service and delicious food as we celebrated two birthdays

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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