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Gentle Ben's, Tucson, AZ

Gentle Ben's

4.5
4.5
17 Reviews
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
Casual Dinning Restaurant with covered Patio, that provides Great Food options, Wonderful Craft Cocktails and Large selection of Local Beers on tap, just steps away from the University of Arizona.

Parking is free after 5pm M-F in the Tyndall Garage with a parking Validation, Free Sat/Sun.

Walk-Ins are welcomed.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, Mexican / Southwestern, American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–11:30 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–11:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (520) 624-4177

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown

  • Cross street

    Euclid Ave/ University Blvd. <br /><br />One Block North of Tyndall Parking

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 17 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tucson

    Good for groups

  • Tucson

    Hot spot

  • Tucson

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Tucson

    Lively

  • Tucson

    Good for groups

  • Tucson

    Hot spot

  • Tucson

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Tucson

    Lively

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  1. g

    gunderso

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    At 5pm on a Friday during busy season in Tucson, we were able to use Open Table to book a 5:45 reservation for 4 on the Rear Patio. First time there. Gentle Ben's has been in that block since 1971, which speaks to its popularity and longevity right next to the U of AZ. The Tyndal parking ramp is a half block of University Blvd on Tyndal, so parking was a snap even in prime time. We started with a shared Spinich & Artichoke dip, served in a sourdough bread bowl that everyone loved, even me, who is not a spinach fan. I asked our waitress what were the favorite among repeat customers in the entre section of the menu, and she replied the Shrimp Tacos and the Carnitas Quesadilla. I chose the quesadilla which was good. The others had a pulled pork sandwich, a California burger and a French dip. All seemed happy with their food. The staff were great. Very loud. Warm enough outside even during a cold snap.
  2. m

    macntucson

    Phoenix

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Food is fine. Noise level is outrageous. Worst martini I have ever received in the U.S.
  3. DA

    DAveO

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Minor issue with food that was resolved satisfactorily
  4. FH

    FrankieH

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great, friendly service. Prompt, even though it was busy due to the nearby Broadway in Tucson show.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    good food, good service , good experience
  6. WA

    WANDAR

    Tucson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu variety. Outside dining was relaxing, pleasant atmosphere.
  7. t

    tommyb353

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere. We sat on the patio close to street. Great for people watching. Food was good, what I'd expect from brewery. Drinks were really good. Service was great.
  8. DW

    DavidW

    Tucson

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside and really enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere. We ordered burgers and salad which were all delicious.
  9. JG

    JeffG

    Denver

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Megan our server was exceptional - great food & we will be back!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here for my graduation dinner. The service was quick and amazing. Our server was a goddess!! The food was amazing. Everyone loved their food. Will definitely be back.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Outstanding Service and the food was great!
  12. CL

    CLAUDI

    Tucson

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Nice to dine outdoors while staying warm. The heaters work very well. Even crowded, seating was quick, service was excellent and efficient. They were out of spoons for our soup, but immediately offered plastic, if we would accept them! Wow! All items had some heat, so ask for garnishes and sauces on the side.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun experience due to ambiance and waiter (Samson W). Food was great. I had mahi mahi tacos and my husband had a burger.
  14. LB

    LynneB

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Definitely room for improvement. The reservation worked perfectly and happy they take them on a busy night. Service was poor. I had to fine the server to request an appetizer (brussel sprout) and they were pretty hard (undercooked) though the flavor was good. My friend and I ordered soup and salad. We were served our salads when the rest of the table got their food, but no soup. The server never came to ask how our food was or if we needed anything. Again, we had to hunt the server down to get our soup. We've eaten here before and not had any issues, so maybe just a bad night?
  15. DP

    DavidP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Elizabeth provider awesome service as usual. Fantastic atmosphere.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    goodness very good food

    Gentle Ben'sResponded on November 13, 2022Great to hear, we hope to see you again soon!

  17. P

    Peach

    Phoenix

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Gentle Ben's is a great place. This time, however, we felt the food was not up to it's usual perfection. When the food was served, it was not hot, so the french fries could have been fresher. The refried beans were not good at all. We will be back though!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Gentle Ben's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (520) 624-4177.

Gentle Ben's is rated 4.5 stars by 17 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Gentle Ben's

865 E University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85719-5046

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Euclid Ave/ University Blvd. <br /><br />One Block North of Tyndall Parking

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–11:30 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–11:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, Mexican / Southwestern, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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