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Dakota Bar & Grill

252 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem

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A hidden original Tucson gem located in a quiet corner of Trail Dust Town. We offer an eclectic array of American grill options, fresh seafood or brunch on weekends. Enjoy indoor seating or relax outside in our beautiful garden and patio.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary American, Seafood, Southwest
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Hours of operation
Tuesday thru Thursday 11:00am to 9:00pm
Friday 9:00am to 10:00pm
Saturday 8:00am to 10:00pm
Sunday 9:00am to 8:00pm
Monday 11:00am-3:00pm
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Phone number
(520) 298-7188
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Cesar Corral-Rueda
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Private party facilities
We are able to host large parties in the garden and patio.
We can also cater parties off premise.
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Private party contact
Amy: (520) 298-7188
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Tucson's premier catering specializing in exquisite attention to every detail. Tasteful presentations and delectable food providing all types of services to meet your catering needs.
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Cross street
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Parking details
We have a private parking lot as well as a large event parking lot for events in the plaza.
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Public transit
Public transportation is available in front of plaza.
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Check our website, for upcoming events!
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 252 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.1  based on all time ratings
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KellyJ (Phoenix)
4.0  Dined on January 8, 2017

Food was fantastic as usual. Love the atmosphere in and outside of the restaurant. The wait staff is always spot on with meal choices and side choices. Courteous as usual.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 7, 2017

We went out for a family night. It was a night with live entertainment (we didn't realize ahead of time) and it was loud (the music wasn't bad, just loud). The service was great and the food was very good.

OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on January 2, 2017

Shrimp enchiladas are always fantastic. The other dishes are excellent also but the shrimp enchiladas are the best.

vipbats057 (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on December 10, 2016

It was our first time there, the service was fantastic and the food was great, we will be back.

vipBloodyLegion (Charleston)
4.0  Dined on December 3, 2016

Menu a little limited but good food and an attentive staff. We would go back.

OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
4.0  Dined on November 24, 2016

Very good Thanksgiving meal. Everything was hot a nd fresh. Great options for sides and desserts.

vipOpenTable Diner (Tucson)
5.0  Dined on November 20, 2016

Our first time here and it was really great. We sat out on the patio and it was very comfortable. The waitress was very nice and accommodating. Food was delicious! They had the best sweet potato fries I've ever had!

vipEllenTH (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on November 15, 2016

Such a great restaurant. Why did it close?

AdventureBus2011 (Tucson)
3.0  Dined on November 4, 2016

Everything was fine except for two things: the server, Mary, snapped at me in front of the other patrons when I asked for two cups of water for the third time; while our group had been sitting for quite a while and even after we placed our orders. Secondly, for the prices paid for meals and drinks and automatically taking 18% gratuity (not allowing us to decide what the server rightly deserved), there should be an expense that goes to cleaning up all the dirt and cobwebs on the walls, Windows and ceilings, above our heads on the outdoor patio to make it a more inviting experience.

OpenTable Diner (Tucson)
1.0  Dined on October 18, 2016

Inside eating was impossible due to no air-conditioning and a musty aroma in the air. Outside eating had no misting system by table. Reservation did not accomplish anything except undesirable eating location. Then we had to go hunt up someone to obtain our bill. Then we had to watch people feed their dog. Dogs should not be allowed .

DianeH (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on October 13, 2016

Dakota Cafe is a great find. Whether you're stopping in for happy hour or a nice relaxing meal, you're going to love this place. Beautiful patio seating and cozy seating areas inside, it's a comfy place with wonderful food and drinks. The bartender and our server were top-notch, totally going above and beyond to ensure we had an enjoyable time. And we did! We'll definitely be back. Highly recommend!

Maggie (Adelaide / SA)
4.0  Dined on October 8, 2016

I had a confirmation from O.T. but when I got there they said they didn't have my reservation but it was okay because they weren't busy. I expected to get a ding from Open Table for not showing up for my res. I had stated on the res that I was taking my friend birthday lunch. Turns out they have a new brunch menu which was very good. Only problem was we ordered decaf, didn't come, asked...told forgot to add coffee, waited....asked for refill, waited, went in to ask again so other waitress brought barely warm coffee from carafe. Our waitress ran up with 2 cups of freshly brewed decaf - said she'd made another fresh pot. Not that big a deal - maybe they were new staff .

vipGramDeb15 (Las Vegas)
4.0  Dined on August 21, 2016

Dakota is long known for its southwestern flair on several dishes, and the quality of the food was delicious as always. Service for a slow Sunday afternoon was rather disappointing and frustrating at times but overall we will definitely come back.

vipThesarg (Phoenix)
4.0  Dined on August 17, 2016

Consistent food and service with a recently updated menu improvements. Pleasant atmosphere and grounds (Trail Dust Town)

vipEllenTH (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on August 15, 2016

We so enjoy dining at Dakota, especially on the patio. Great service, always. Delicious food.