Within about a dozen broad categories (various kinds of flesh, seafood, vegetarian, Italian, comforts, classics, etc.), you can customize your sandwich down to the type of mustard. The results can be terrific, if you choose wisely. Don't pass up the thick shakes and warm, soft cookies. (6-4-09)
The food is competent and dirt-cheap; the service is friendly and super-fast; the place is casual and welcoming. The food wont win any awards, but you still may have a short wait for a table if you visit Tonis on a weekend for breakfast; that should tell you something. (5-22-08)
Despite its odd location, Roma Imports manages to draw a crowd. Why? Its food rocks. The sandwiches and pasta specials are almost perfect for a causal meal to eat at La Taverna, Romas in-house dining area. If you want some prepared goodies to take home, or are looking for the perfect ingredients to make your own Italian meal, you cant fail. And the desserts are amazing, too. (3-8-07)
Tucked into a skinny corner on Fourth
Avenue where there's a whole lot of
smoking going on. Meat is a treat when
hickory smoked, à la Kansas City-style.
Rod's caters and smokes wild game.
A friendly, neighborhood diner with
outstanding homemade breads and
pies. The staff is genuinely glad you
came. The prices cant be beat,
especially if youre watching the old
The microbrewed beer is tasty, cheap
and plentiful; the food is quite satisfactory
and likewise inexpensive; and the
close-up look at a microbrew operation is
as entertaining as the live music that can
frequently be heard there. What's not to
Great breakfasts are served all day with double-yolk eggs, golden hash browns and fluffy bread made from scratch. The lunches are for those who miss Moms cooking, and the waitresses are all professional mama-surrogates.
Good, clean fun for the kids, with classic burgers and fries along with golden oldie tunes from the '50s and '60s.
If you’re looking for good eats and lots of them, this may just be your ideal place. The food is made fresh from scratch, and the portions will blow you away. Breakfasts include everything from biscuits and gravy to Belgian waffles. At lunch, both salad-lovers and fried-food fanatics will be happy. Service is down-home, just as one would expect. (9-10-09)
Enjoy a hearty breakfast in the grand tradition of eggs fried in butter and french toast made with large slices of white bread. The prices are beyond economical, the service warm and friendly and the coffee cups bottomless. Be sure to try the pies and cinnamon rolls.
Here's one place that can lay claim to the diner heritage. Breakfast, lunch and simple dinner work well at Grill. But late night is when this beacon diner shines bright, drawing an eclectic, vibrant and entertaining crowd. Try the burgers or a big bowl of Capn Crunch. There is also a full bar in the Red Room.
This is one of those secret little places that you might not want to share with everybody. Old-fashioned, damn good Mexican fare is served up with a smile. The tortillas are made specially for El Sur and definitely add an extra touch. The décor is funky and down-home, and the servers treat you like family. With prices and flavors that remind of a simpler time, the place attracts a crowd. Try the flan if you have any room for dessert! (12-29-05)
While not matching the level of Bay Area Chinese restaurants, the crowded Dragon Village is perfectly fine by Tucson standards, with remarkable walnut shrimp and a good way with broccoli. (4-10-08)
Bubby’s offers true Chicago street food in northwest Tucson. With a simple menu of hot dogs, Italian beef sandwiches, burgers and fries, Bubby’s has a passion for authenticity that shines through. It’s definitely worth the trip—and make sure you drag your dog through the garden! (7-8-10)